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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

RedFestDXB 2018: When the musical acts will appear on stage

From hip-hop and RnB to dance and pop music, RedFestDXB's line up is a breakfast radio playlist performed live.

Bebe Rexha. AFP
Bebe Rexha. AFP

In addition to Kesha, The Chainsmokers, and Kelli-Leigh, here are other acts performing at the weekend festival. They include American rapper Russ, Craig David, Lebanese singer Anthony Touma, singer Bebe Rexha, and Marshmello.

Anthony Touma

The Lebanese singer is aiming to announce his arrival at RedFestDXB. The semi-finalist of Season 2 of The Voice in France recently signed with major label Universal Music Mena and released his breezy new single Walk Away.

Thursday, 6.30pm

Kelli-Leigh

Read our interview with the singer here.

Thursday, 7.30pm

Russ

The American rapper is a one-word, one-man band. Russ hits the UAE on the back of his debut album, There’s Really a Wolf, which is home to hits Do It Myself and Losin Control. In a welcome change from some of his contemporaries, the 25-year-old composed and wrote all the lyrics himself.

Thursday, 8.30pm

The Chainsmokers

Read our interview with the American dance-duo here.

Thursday, 9.30pm

Craig David

He has become a UAE staple courtesy of his (at least) annual DJ-ing gigs. But this time should be different, because the 36-year-old, known for the hits 7 Days and Fill Me In, is playing live on the back of his latest album The Time Is Now.

Friday, 6.20pm

Bebe Rexha

The American singer, of Albanian origin, has been bubbling underneath the surface for a while now, and 2018 is shaping up to be the year she breaks out as a full-blown pop star. She is currently riding high in the charts with country tune Meant to Be, and she returns to Dubai for her biggest show here yet, with a new batch of pop tunes from her two-part All Your Fault EP series.

Friday, 7.35pm

Marshmello

The American producer and DJ, who wears a smiley-faced bucket on his head on stage, will take to the decks to deliver his blend of hip-hop beats and progressive house. But don’t let the looks fool you: the 25-year-old is a hot commodity on the touring circuit, making more than US$20 million (Dh73.5m) last year.

Friday, 8.30pm

Kesha

Read our interview with the pop star here.

Friday, 10pm

RedfestDXB at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6pm with the first act at 6pm. Tickets begin from Dh395 from www.ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores.

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Read more from RedFestDXB:

The Chainsmokers on taking their music in a new direction

Kesha opens up about putting the past behind her

Kelli-Leigh is bringing her own sound

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