Taking place between February 15th and 18th, UNTOLD Dubai will be an otherworldly experience, featuring 5 magnificent stages and over 100 global artists who will descend on the incredible venue for an eclectic fusion of modern musical mayhem
As the debut of UNTOLD Dubai is edging ever nearer, musical anticipation is at an all-time high across the city. Having started the year with Break the Block, Dubai’s vibrant block party experience, the city is now gearing up for the thousands of souls coming to witness the historic performances expected at UNTOLD Dubai. We, at Katch International, are absolutely thrilled to be the PR partner of this spectacular event, and we can’t wait to see it illuminating the city with an impressive lineup of global artists, promising an unparalleled musical extravaganza that will be remembered for a lifetime.
From Europe to Dubai: Leading Up to the Region’s First Mega Festival
Debuting in 2015 in Romania, UNTOLD is one of the world’s most significant musical festivals. Focusing on electronic styles and modern genres, the festival is a wild ride through a kaleidoscope of contemporary music. With live acts that defy boundaries and rhythms that radiate passion, UNTOLD continues to be the ultimate playground for those who crave the thrill of musical unpredictability and unabashed fun.
After its 1st Chapter, UNTOLD was recognised as the Best Major Festival from the European Festival Awards and as Brand of the Year by the International Advertising Association Romania. Following a string of triumphant editions that were held exclusively in Europe, UNTOLD is leaving the continent’s shores for the first time to hold its 9th Chapter in Dubai, ushering in a new era of musical brilliance in the heart of Expo City Dubai.
UNTOLD Dubai will be a unique addition to the UAE’s vibrant musical scene, as the country has recently been setting the benchmark in the region by hosting some of the world’s most grandiose musical and entertainment events.
A Musical Journey Like No Other: 5 Spectacular Stages at Expo City Dubai
Expo City Dubai, the world-renowned locale that welcomed millions of visitors during EXPO 2020, will transform into an energetic hub where thousands of souls gather to witness UNTOLD Dubai’s musical brilliance. As a melting pot of cultures, this dynamic city is the natural progression for UNTOLD, where the vibrant blend of diverse influences mirrors the festival’s spirit that unites music lovers from around the globe. Boasting a plethora of facilities, including 5-star hotels, fine dining venues, and modern amenities, Expo City Dubai caters to everyone’s needs for 4 days of unforgettable melodic experiences.
The 5 stages within Expo City Dubai will transform the atmosphere into a sonic tapestry, with each stage bringing its own flair to an area spanning over 170,000 square meters. The MAINSTAGE, which promises to be a world of eclectic sounds, will feature global artists, who will give electrifying performances that transcend genres, while the GALAXY STAGE, the techno home of the festival, will transport you to the stars with video-mapping projections, astronomical objects, energy particles, portals, and space-time tunnels, expanding musical horizons one beat at a time.
For something more eccentric, festivalgoers can head to the ALCHEMY STAGE, a one-of-a-kind platform and a dedicated laboratory for alchemists, those artists who manage to subtly blend different genres, from trap, hip-hop, drum & bass, to a touch of colour and dynamism with representatives of the Bollywood genre. Another stage where the sense of time will be lost is the TIME STAGE, an immersive concept that will set you on a journey among hourglasses and star maps, as local artists and special acts provide a unique soundtrack to this realm of temporal wonders. Those seeking a trip down memory lane can find their bliss at the RETRO FANTESIA STAGE, perfectly curated for fans who find joy in nostalgic music.
Over 100 Artists to set the Stage Ablaze
What sets UNTOLD Dubai apart is not only its magnificent stages and sophisticated setups but also its impressive lineup of artists coming from every corner of the globe. Over 100 singers, DJs, and musicians will grace the festival’s stages with a spectrum of modern genres. From house, techno, and hip-hop, to pop, K-pop, dance, and beyond, UNTOLD Dubai will leave you breathless with its unparalleled diversity and incredible performances.
As the festival is only a few days away, the names of the top talents have already been unwrapped. Some of the most remarkable headliners include TIËSTO, a Dutch DJ and producer known as the godfather of EDM and voted "The Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mix magazine in 2010/2011, Sebastian Ingrosso, the house master celebrated for his collaboration with the Swedish House Mafia supergroup, Mahmut Orhan, a Turkish DJ and expert in deep house and Nu-disco, while lovers of K-pop will get their fill of Korean beats with the energetic performance of PSY, the global sensation known for his groundbreaking hit single “Gangnam Style”.
Fans can also look forward to a plethora of European DJs who will descend on the stage to mix and spin the most electrifying and creative tracks, including Armin Van Buuren, a Dutch DJ and record producer renowned in the world of trance, Hardwell, another Dutch icon who was voted the world’s number 1 DJ by DJ Mag in 2013 and 2014, and Hot Since 82, a talented British DJ and producer who has mastered house music and added his creative touch to deep house and tech house.
A global celebration of modern music, UNTOLD Dubai will also feature Timmy Trumpet, an Australian star known for mastering the trumpet and fusing jazz with dance music, along with two female pop icons, Bebe Rexha, an American talent who constantly breaks the mould on stage to redefine music norms, Ellie Goulding, a singer and songwriter who will leave the audience in awe with her expertise in electropop, synth-pop, and folktronica. To make sure no contemporary music lovers are left behind, the stage will also welcome the magical Major Lazer Soundsystem, a Jamaican-American trio who will elevate the atmosphere to another level of euphoria. Kasia, the timeless Polish icon performing R&B and soul since the late 90s, will also strut her stuff and bring her timeless songs to life on the stage.
Dozens of other incredible artists with an eclectic repertoire will also showcase their prowess across multiple stages, such as Paul Kalkbrenner, G-Eazy, AP Dhillion, Martin Garrix, and so much more, weaving together the beats and rhythms that define the unparalleled experience of UNTOLD.
More Incredible Entertainment Events Coming Soon
This year, Dubai’s entertainment scene is cranking up the excitement more than ever. Kicking off the year was the second edition of Break the Block, Dubai’s first block party offering underground music and celebrating the vibrant spirit of the city’s youth. Held on January 26th, Break the Block defied the mainstream and rode a new wave of music with a series of international artists, including Jungle, Nightmares on Wax, and Shadi Megalla.
This vibrant extravaganza has set the tone for what lies ahead on the city’s entertainment landscape, including UNTOLD Dubai and beyond. Among the highly anticipated shows that will continue the excitement of UNTOLD Dubai is the upcoming live concert for Scorpions, the legendary rock icons who have long been a disruptor in hard rock and heavy metal. Lauded for their timeless classics like “Wind of Change” and “Rock You Like a Hurricane”, the legendary band will electrify the stage at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena on May 17th.
Beyond the beats and rhythms, the UAE is also home to a diverse array of entertainment events taking place in the coming weeks, from hilarious comedy shows to jaw-dropping circus acts. Taking the laughs to another level of hilarity is the Dubai Comedy Festival, bringing together some of the world’s funniest individuals. Kicking off on April 12th, this 10-day phenomenon promises an uproarious blend of wit, humour, and side-splitting performances. Another spectacular show happening between April 25th and May 5th is Cirque Du Soleil Crystal, presented by Live Nation Middle East. Featuring a series of stunning ice and fire acrobatic performances, Cirque Du Soleil Crystal is set to redefine the limits of circus acts.
As the entertainment journey in UAE unfolds, with UNTOLD Dubai on the horizon, the country’s status as a global hub of unrivalled events becomes even more pronounced. The convergence of these diverse events contributes to the cultural vibrancy and excitement that defines the UAE’s position on the world stage of entertainment. Taking place from February 15th to 18th, UNTOLD Dubai promises an unforgettable musical experience, making it the perfect chance to be part of history at the city’s first mega festival.
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