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The names of the star perfomers for the opening act at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2014 on February, 13 has been announced.
One of the leading successful rock bands of the 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots together with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, has been confirmed to be the fifth of the eight main performances for the 12th edition of this annual music festival.
Anthony Younes, Co-Founder and CEO of Chillout Productions says, “By popular demand, the Alternative Classic Rock Band Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will headline the opening night.
“Just like the Dubai Jazz Festival, the band is upholding their legacy while keeping up with the new age”.
He added, “We will be revealing a Legendary Multi-Grammy Award Winning Artist soon. The rest of the other artists will be unveiled in the coming weeks, along with the announcements of our new presenting sponsor and new hospitality partner.
It goes to show how we are raising the bar for music festivals everywhere.”
Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will perform on February 13th 2014 at Festival Park, Dubai Festival City. The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2014 will run from 13th to 21st of February 2014 at Festival Park – Dubai Festival City.
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Hailed for being a truly unique music festival in the Middle East, the organizers continue to add more excitement for next year.
According to Younes, “Complete details will be shared to the public soon about the new event that will take place during the Main Gigs.
“Through this introduction, we can better promote the growth of jazz for music fans in the UAE. We will be providing a full night lineup complete with diverse and talented performers across multiple genres – it will be an incredible mix of Jazz, Pop, Rock and more.”
Source: Emirates 24/7
Yesterday Chester and his bandmates from Stone Temple Pilots, Dean and Robert DeLeo, visited the Cardon Children’s Hospital. Chester also said that this event is a highlight for him – every year. Bennington has been performing on three of the four events that have been taken place so far. He and his wife Talinda are great and passionate supporters of the Cardon Children’s Hospital ever since it’s opening.
The 5th Annual Stars of the Season, on which Chester & Stone Temple Pilots, headlined took place last night. Check our Ted Stryker’s twitter page – he hosted the even’t and posted some great pictures. As well as Chester’s bandmate Mike Shinoda and his wife Anna.
The rock band Stone Temple Pilots visited with kids at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa. That included the band’s new lead singer Chester Bennington, a Phoenix native formerly of the rock/rap band Linkin Park. Band members toured the facility, and hung out with patients and their families. “My wife and I have been involved with the children’s hospital since its opening,” said Bennington in a media briefing. The 90′s hard rock band is headlining the hospital’s “Stars of the Season” event Oct. 26 at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley. “I’ve had the pleasure of performing at three of the four Stars of the Season events,” said Bennington, “and it’s one of the highlights of my year every year.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. For more information, visit the Banner Health website.
Chester said to AZCentral:
“It’s a beautiful place,” the singer said during a press conference. “The parents we met today were great and they’ve had a great experience here today. We saw a baby that was a little over a pound all the way to another baby that was born here with the same weight and now a full eight pounds and is ready to go home soon hopefully.”
Bennington, a father of six, was especially interested in the neonatal intensive care unit because he and wife Talinda have twin babies that were born premature. During his visit, he met children who were also born before full-term pregnancies and spoke with parents and staff members who were clearly touched by his dedication to the community and hospital.
“We live a very blessed kind of life and we get to do things that require very little effort in a lot of ways, so giving back for me has always been an obligation to give my thanks to the communities that supported what I do in my bands,” Bennington said. “I feel that when you reach a certain level of success, I think that it becomes imperative that you do things for the community. Bennington’s positive attitude and desire to help others may have impacted the DeLeo brothers to bring him on board as STP’s new singer.
“We spent some time together back around 2000 and I had a pretty good inkling of as to what was ticking inside of him,” said guitarist Dean DeLeo.
Bassist Robert DeLeo added, “That was really one of the main reasons we wanted him in the band because we knew what kind of human being he was and that means a lot to Dean, Eric, and myself.”
Bennington has been involved in the Stars of the Season from the beginning, performing with his other side project, Dead By Sunrise, and members of the Los Angeles all-star cover band Camp Freddy.
Although previous years have found him going easy on the volume, Bennington reported, with a laugh, “This year with STP, we decided that we are not going to play acoustically and that we are going to play full volume.”