Regional and International Hip-hop and EDM Artists to Headline BRED Abu Dhabi presented by Hypebeast
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Omar Souleyman and Saliah to kickstart celebrations at the BRED opening party on 26 April
In partnership with Def Jam, globally renowned artists 2 Chainz, Dave East and Armani White set to take the stage on 27 April
In partnership with Def Jam, 6LACK, Lina Makoul, Ahmed Santa to take the BRED Arena stage on 28 April
Live performances by Big Sean, Giggs, Freek to follow on 29 April
Balti, Tagne, Synaptik, El Rass to wrap up celebrations at the BRED closing party on 30 April
Some of the biggest names in hip-hop and electronic music are set to take the stage at BRED Abu Dhabi presented by Hypebeast, the region’s first ever neo-culture festival. Spread across five days, the festival will showcase the influence and impact of urban culture on music, fashion, sports and art by bringing visitors exclusive streetwear, bespoke art, street food, basketball showdowns, and more.
The region’s ultimate celebration of neo-culture will kick off with an opening party on 26 April at THE BRED ARENA, bringing visitors an electrifying performance by DJ Jazzy Jeff. The Grammy-award winning DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur whose career spans more than three decades will perform hits including “Summertime”, “Boom! Shake The Room” and “Just Cruisin’”. Visitors will also experience the musical sounds of Syrian singer Omar Souleyman. The electronic music icon will make his debut UAE appearance at BRED, bringing his unique festival-styled act and performing his popular hits like “Wenu Wenu”, “Warni Warni” and “Ya Bnayya”. Kicking off the night for music aficionados is British-Lebanese electronic music producer and DJ, Saliah. Renowned for her unique blends of acappellas, UK bass, Arabic classics and a range of electronic genres, Saliah will bring unparalleled vibes to light up the evening.
Celebrating 50 years of hip-hop with Def Jam Recordings, visitors are in for an unforgettable night at THE BRED ARENA with performances by 2 Chainz, Dave East and Armani White live on 27 April. Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning artist 2 Chainz, who first made his mark on the music scene in 2007, will be headlining the Arena stage and delivering top hits from his repertoire, including “It’s A Vibe”, “Champions” and “4 AM”. The party doesn’t stop there, with Grammy-nominated American rap artist Dave East taking the stage to perform chart-topping numbers including “Handsome” and “Pablo & Blanco” amongst others. American rapper Armani White will open the international line-up, hyping up the crowd with his major hits including “BILLIE EILISH.”, “Baazigar” and “GNARLEY!”.
On 28 April, the BRED ARENA stage will be home to an explosive live performance by 6LACK. The three-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist who first landed on the scene with the arrival of his debut album, “FREE 6LACK” in 2016 has since amassed over 7.8 billion global streams across platforms and collaborated with some of today’s biggest names of the past decade. BRED Abu Dhabi will also bring the unique sounds of indie-pop Palestinian singer, Lina Makoul. The singer-songwriter who first made her mark in the music scene after taking home the winning title at “The Voice,” will perform her hit tracks including “Ll Abad”, “3 Sneen”, and “Shway Shway.” Hip-hop enthusiasts are in for more foot-tapping beats with Egyptian artist Ahmed Santa, who will perform tracks from his debut album, “Santa El Gded”.
The party doesn’t stop there, with international acts lining up the BRED ARENA stage on 29 April. Beloved multi-platinum artist, Big Sean, who has garnered five Grammy Award nominations and received seven BET Awards, will bring the audience an electrifying performance testament to his long-standing career as one of this generation’s elite rappers. Taking the BRED ARENA stage by storm, Big Sean is set to perform some of his biggest hits including tracks from his critically-acclaimed album, “Detroit 2”. Grime British rapper and songwriter, Giggs, will also take the BRED ARENA stage on 29 April, performing numbers including “Peligro”, “Talkin the Hardest” and “The Essence”. Rounding out the night will be a performance by UAE-based Somali rapper, Freek. Regarded as a key figure in the conception of Arabic drill rap music, Freek will perform catchy hits that propelled him onto the international music scene including “Walma Kilma, “Aslan ‘adi” and “Mush Fadi”.
The BRED Closing Party on 30 April will open with a performance by Lebanese rapper and music producer, El Rass. As one of the Arab world’s most recognisable names, El Rass has put out more than 200 singles in collaboration with other artists from across the region, carving a name for himself thanks to his versatile music style and profound lyrical content. The BRED ARENA stage will also be home to a headlining performance by Moroccan rapper, Tagne, who will enthral visitors with some of his biggest hits including “J’en ai marre!”, “MAAK” and “Nadi Canadi”. Palestinian-Jordanian rapper, Synaptik, whose distinctive voice and potent lyrics have cemented him as one of the pioneering artists of the Arabic-speaking world, will captivate audiences with his infectious beats. A night of non-stop entertainment on the BRED Arena stage will end with a performance by Tunisian artist, Balti, who will bring visitors some of his most popular releases including “Ya Lili”, “Ya Hasra” and “Ghareeb Alay”.
Tickets are on sale through BRED’s official website at www.bredabudhabi.com, Ticketmaster and platinumlist. Visitors can get their hands on tickets to the BRED Opening Party on 26 April for AED 150. Access to concerts on 27 April includes BRED Plus passes at AED 195, BRED Fanatic passes at AED 295 and BRED VIP passes at AED 345. Offered exclusively on a first-come first-serve basis, visitors can also pick up their Festival Pass at AED 495, guaranteeing them access to the complete festival experience. THE BRED ARENA doors will open at 8 pm.
Concert tickets available now via bredabudhabi.com
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