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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

G-Eazy and Jess Glynne to open next year’s RedfestDXB

The pair will return to the UAE for the two-day festival in February on the back of strong new albums

US rapper G-Eazy will entertain on opening night of RedFestDXB in February. Courtesy AFP 
US rapper G-Eazy will entertain on opening night of RedFestDXB in February. Courtesy AFP 

Hip-hop star G-Eazy and British pop sensation Jess Glynne are the latest acts to have been announced for the next edition of RedfestDXB.

Both will perform on the two-day festival’s opening night on February 14 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

G-Eazy and Glynne join ex-Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello, rapper Macklemore, and DJ Jack Jones - the trio will close the festival.

The latest additions to the line-up have a history of performing in Dubai. The former was responsible for a memorable set at the 2017 RedFestDXB event when he performed during a torrential downpour that turned into a storm, forcing the festival management to suspend the following night’s performance.

Meanwhile for Glynne this will be her biggest UAE performance yet. She previously played at the Dubai Design District as part of the 2016 Meet d3 Festival but that was when she was on the rise after coming to attention as a guest vocalist on two of the biggest tunes in 2014 - Clean Bandit anthem Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love. She followed these with solo hits Hold My Hand and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself in 2015.

This time around Glynne’s set will be bolstered by songs from her latest album, Always in Between. Released this year, the second album includes the fan favourite All I Am which you can listen to here:

G-Eazy also has some new tunes. His latest album The Beautiful & Damned, is – alas - not inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated 1922 novel, but more modeled on the double lives celebrities live due to fame. That said, for such a heavy topic G-Eazy still knows how to make us move courtesy of album’s biggest single No Limit, which you can sample here:

For ticketing information and further details go to redfestdxb.com

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