Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

Hip-hop stars Migos coming to Abu Dhabi

The Atlanta rap trio is one of the genre’s leading lights

Migos is made up of rappers (L-R) - Offset, Quavo and Takeoff. Courtesy of Yas Marina Circuit
Migos is made up of rappers (L-R) - Offset, Quavo and Takeoff. Courtesy of Yas Marina Circuit

Migos, one of hip-hop’s biggest groups is coming to Abu Dhabi as part of the Rallycross of Abu Dhabi racing event.

The Atlanta trio will perform the after race concert on April 5 at Yas Island’s du Arena and will cap off a family friendly day of racing action.

In a similar case to the Abu Dhabi F1 after-race concerts, only those who purchased a ticket to the Rally Cross of Abu Dhabi – held from April 4 to 6 at the Yas Marina Circuit – can gain entry to Migos’s performance.

That said, to ensure the younger fans can see the show without breaking the family budget, organisers have launched a Kids Go Free campaign, meaning up to four children under the age of 12 can get free entry to the race and show with every adult ticket purchase.

Why is this a big deal?

Because with the exception of Drake, the Migos is arguably one of the genre’s biggest stars. With all three members – Quavo, Offset and Takeoff – also finding success as solo artists, the Migos can now be considered a hip-hop super-group.

Courtesy their two blockbuster debut albums 2018’s Culture and last year’s Culture II, the group’s played a major part in taking the trap-music – with its minimal beats and subdued keyboards – from clubs to arenas with the hits Bad and Boujee, Motorsport and T-Shirt.

Another reason why this show is worth noting is that a full hip-hop concert in the UAE is increasingly becoming a rarity.

This is down to the growing number of clubs snapping up rappers to perform 20-minute sets at 2am and artists responding to that demand. The Migos concert will be a full show and a chance to appreciate the genre in the large stage that it deserves.

How do I get tickets?

The Rallycross of Abu Dhabi runs on April 4 to 6 at Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island. Weekend tickets begin at Dh395 from www.yasmarinacircuit.com

Updated: March 20, 2019 12:10 PM

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