Free-to-attend for all SummerFest Abu Dhabi general ticket holders, this year’s Show World at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) features an action-packed line-up of seven blockbuster acts performing a total of 98 shows over 47 days.
Raising the Show World curtain is Cartoon Network’s LAZY TOWN LIVE ON STAGE - ROBOTICUS show, which get kids up and active throughout its June 27– July 3 run, with daily performances at 4.30pm and 7.30pm.
Show World’s second week sees much-loved BANANAS IN PYJAMAS duo, B1 and B2, take-over for their side-splitting Banana-rific production from July 4-8 - again performing in daily shows at 4.30 and 7.30pm. For the final July 9 performances, to coincide with the start of Ramadan, timings change to 9pm and 11.30pm.
The evening performances continue into week three as Sesame Street’s IFTAH YA SIMSIM LIVE: TREASURE HUNT - featuring loveable Muppet favourites, Bader, Anees, Elmo, Khokha, Ka’aki and Gharghour also known as Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover – embark on a mega dance and musical show from July 10-13 and 15-19.
Week four sees the major characters from four hit Cartoon Network shows - Ben 10 Omniverse, Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien – perform the BEN 10 LIVE: TIME MACHINE in evening performance slots from July 20-21 and 23-27.
Local sensation, FREEJ, closes out the final week of evening Ramadan shows from July 28-30 and August 1-4. Hero character Abood goes on a fantasy adventure while looking after one of the grandmother’s pet canary – a bird that lives in a fish bowl.
From August 5 and 7-12, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES picks up the Show World mantle with big musical numbers - including the cartoon’s classic theme song, ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’. The August 5 shows keep the 9pm and 11.30pm Ramadan timings, before returning to the earlier slots of 4.30pm and 7.30pm from August 7-12.
Rounding out the Show World line up, from August 14-17, is BEN 10 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE – a live game show pitting the region’s biggest Ben 10 fans against each other in four rounds of intense competition. The made-for-TV special runs three-times-a-day at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.
General tickets to the ADNEC extravaganza are priced at AED 40 (US$ for adults and AED20 (US$ for under-12s. Kids under two-years-old enter free.
For more information please visit: www.summerfestabudhabi.ae
Show World schedule:
June 27 to July 3 – shows start at 4.30pm and 7.30pm
Bananas in Pyjamas:
July 4 to 8 - shows start at 4.30pm and 7.30pm; July 9 – shows start at 9pm and 11.30pm
July 10 to 13 / July 15 to19 – shows start at 9pm and 11.30
July 20 to 21 / July 23 to 27 - shows start at 9pm and 11.30pm
July 28 to 30 / August 1 to 4 - shows start at 9pm and 11.30pm
August 5 - shows start at 9pm and 11.30pm; August 6 to 7 (Eid) – shows start at 4.30pm and 7.30pm; August 8 to 12 - shows start at 4.30pm and 7.30pm
Ben 10 Ultimate Challenge:
August 14 to 17 - shows start at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm