March 29, 2017
Manama – Economic Development Board, 31st March 2017; Bahrain is gearing up to host the legendary British reggae band UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO AND MICKEY VIRTUE. The anticipated concert will take place at Bahrain Bay on Friday 31st March at 8:30pm as part of the Spring of Culture.
Over 30 years, Ali, Astro, and Mickey have racked up plenty of hits; all of which are expected to be played, along with their twelve-piece band. The band will be performing greatest hits such as “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”, “I want you” and many more from a rich classic rock and reggae discography.
UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO AND MICKEY VIRTUE has sold over 70 million records worldwide, and is famous for its unique tunes that represent all humanity; from political ethics to pure human love. Since the eighties, UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO AND MICKEY VIRTUE have followed in the footsteps of the late Bob Marley – the artist responsible for taking reggae music into a mainstream musical genre.
The UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO AND MICKEY VIRTUE concert at the Spring of Culture 2017 has been organised by the EDB as part of its support to the annual festival. The Spring of Culture contributes significantly to Bahrain’s tourism sector each year and tourism is a key priority sector for the EDB as part of its development plans for the Kingdom.
Tickets for the upcoming concert will be sold at the Spring of Culture stand at City Centre Bahrain Entrance Four and online here at www.springofculture.org.
The Gold Sponsors of this year’s festival are the National Bank of Bahrain, Huawei and GFH Financial Group, while Silver Sponsors include Bahrain Airport Company, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, DHL and Bahrain Duty Free. Additional support has been provided by the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), Investate, the National Oil and Gas Authority and Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International (BMMI) and the embassies of Italy, Japan, USA and Mexico in Bahrain.
For the latest news and updates on events, follow the official Spring of Culture account @springofculture on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
For more information, please contact:
Economic Development Board
Telephone: +973 17589966
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About Spring of Culture
The Spring of Culture is an annual festival recognised as one of the most significant cultural events in Bahrain. The festival is organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) in cooperation with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research, Al Bareh Art Gallery, Al Riwaq Art Space and La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art.
The Spring of Culture has offered up a multitude of exciting and distinctive experiences over the past twelve seasons. The annual festival has brought an array of talented artists from Bahrain, the Arab world and beyond, covering theatre, art, music, poetry and literature. The festival also includes a host of other cultural activities held throughout the Kingdom that highlight Bahrain’s rich heritage and unique cultural and historical landmarks, entertaining and educating local citizens and overseas visitors.