Following the news of Dido’s live gig moved indoors at the Coca-Cola Arena due to weather concerns, the organizers announced it has been cancelled because she’s suffering from illness.
Dido concert cancelled due to illness
Coca-Cola Arena issued a statement last night about cancelling the event. Unofficial sources claim her band and crew are already in Dubai but the 47-year-old decided to back out from the gig because her doctor advised her to. She was making a return to the UAE after 15 years.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to illness, Dido Live In Concert at Coca-Cola Arena scheduled on Friday 13th December is cancelled. All tickets will be fully refunded through the original point of sale. pic.twitter.com/Vn7O90eOOw
Event initially moved indoors due to weather concerns
Dido’s concert was supposed to take place at
the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday, 13th December. However, with the
winter season in full swing, organizers announced moving the event indoors at
the Coca-Cola Arena. The organizers issued a statement saying:
“The change in venue is subject to some unforeseen weather changes and potential strong winds and rain on the day of the event.”
Dido concert organizers
Ticket refunds available within ten days
While the event has been cancelled, ticketholders will receive their refunds “through the original point of sale,” reimbursed to the “same debit/credit card used for the transaction.”
Ticketholders are also advised to contact their bank if they don’t receive their refund within ten days.
Photograph credit: Dubai Media Office
Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Arena has a huge line-up of events this season, including concerts by Ellie Goulding, Boyz II Men, Louis Tomlinson and many more. Click here to check the line-up.