We are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking the best festival in the region. With a wealth of events continuously springing up across the Middle East and North Africa, there are always any number of fresh options such as MDLBEAST Soundstorm, as well as the long-running and established events like Morocco’s Oasis Festival to enjoy. Now, we have another music festival to get excited about as the UAE is set to host Wireless for the first time ever in Abu Dhabi next year.
The music festival, which launched in 2005 at London’s Hyde Park, is one of the most popular hip-hop events in the world, attracting superstars such as Drake, A$AP Rocky, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, and more, to its stage in recent years.
Wireless Festival 2023 is set to take place in March, President of Live Nation MENA James Craven announced, though there are no details about the exact dates, location, tickets, or the lineup yet. However, Craven did reveal that festival-goers can expect performances from international superstars in addition to local talent.
“With more than 200 nationalities living in the UAE, it is important we constantly track changing music tastes that are reflective of such a diverse population,” Craven said via a released statement. “Hip hop remains one of the most popular genres throughout the region and the launch of Wireless Festival in Abu Dhabi next March will be a huge draw to urban music fans throughout the region.”
The forthcoming event joins a stellar line-up of performances and concerts hitting the UAE capital over the next few months, including shows from Blackpink, Kendrick Lamar, Sting, and Swedish House Mafia.