Monday, 27 Jan 2020

Winter at Tantora to Welcome A Group of Singers to Perform Greatest Hits

Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, Winter at Tantora has announced that golden-voiced tenor Jose Carreras will headline the festival's Spanish Prestige weekend (9 11 January), bolstering the festival's towering opera programme, which already includes the operatic pop quartet Il Divo (January 17th)

and the legendary Andrea Bocelli (January 31st).

The festival also announced a double bill of musical acts for its Modern Legends weekend, with the disco-soul-funk legends Kool and the Gang, supported by Sister Sledge, headlining on February 27th ahead of much-anticipated performances by Lionel Richie and Craig David on February 28th.

Jose Carreras will perform some of his greatest hits during his appearance at the festival on January 10th as part of the Spanish Prestige week.

The festival will also welcome the soul and funk music of Jamiroquai and Nile Rodgers and CHIC (January 24th) as well as the Latin Pop beats of Enrique Iglesias supported by The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo(February 21st).

Fans of classical music will also have much to cheer with one whole weekend (January 2nd 4th) dedicated to Beethoven.

One of the greatest composers of all time, the German maestro's work will be feted with performances by Renaud Capucon, Kit Armstrong, Edgar Moreau, Guillaume Chilemme, Adrien La Marca and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. In addition to the magical notes of Beethoven, Al-Ula will also play host to the compositions of Omar Khairat (December 27th) and the genre-defying music of Yanni (February 7th).

The festival will celebrate A Love Legend from the Oasis of AlUla - the enduring love story of Jamil and Buthayna, performed

by Caracalla.

With much to experience, visitors can map out a one-day or weekend-long trip in line with their time and budget preference. For fans short on time,

the One-Day Gold, Platinum and Diamond packages offer return flights from Riyadh or Jeddah, transportation around AlUla, a visit to a heritage site and reserved seating at the headline performance. Prices for the one-day packages start from SAR 3,155 per person, including flights.

The weekend packages, divided into Gold, Platinum and Diamond based on budget, include two nights' accommodation, return flights from Riyadh or Jeddah, transportation around AlUla, excursions to heritage sites and reserved seating at the Maraya Concert Hall for headline performances. Prices for the weekend packages start from SAR 6,600 per person. Weekend guests can also bolt-on themed experiences in line with their interests, such as AlUla from Above (adventure), Authentic AlUla (culture) and Gastronomy (cuisine).

Bookings for weekend and one-day packages are now open on experiencealula.com, holidaysbysaudia.com or almosafer.com/en/winter-at-tantora

Starting on December 19th, visitors can also choose from a number of awe-inspiring experiences, from ranging from vintage aircraft flights and vintage car experiences to traversing age-old routes as part of the AlUa Trails or heritage sites experiences.The festival also brings the local community alive with Farm experiences, the Winter Park and the luxury restaurant and cafe pop-ups, which includes La Cantine du Faubourg, Annabel's and Sass Cafe.

The Winter at Tantora festival will take place from December 19th, 2019 March 7th, 2020 in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Details about the festival, its line-up and exceptional surroundings can be found at experiencealula.com with tickets on sale now.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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