Music is a blessing. No one can deny that. But do you know what’s even better than listening to your jams on the radio while you’re going to work? Yup, that’s correct; listening to music live on the stage and enjoying every bit of it as the songs are flowing out of the singers’ lips.
Many people in Middle Eastern countries complain that the region isn’t getting enough attention when it comes to live musical events compared to Western countries. After all, you always hear about ‘round the states” and “European tours” all the time, but you rarely find anything interesting in countries like Dubai, right?
Wrong. Middle Eastern countries have some of the biggest festivals in the world, and the RedFestDXB event is the best example of that.
This year, the sixth edition of the music festival is taking place on February 14th and 15th at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, headlined by big names such as the Beautiful and the Damned G-Eazy, the world-renowned DJ Snake, and Jess Glynne, the lead singer in Clean Bandit’s hit song Rather Be.
Are you interested in knowing more about the fest? Here’s your Complete Guide right from EPURI, the official Presenting Partner of the event.
What Is the RedFestDXB Event, Anyway?
RedFestDXB is a yearly music festival that began in 2013 and has been going strong ever since in UAE, where it’s organized at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The event lasts two days, which happen to coincide with Valentine’s day this year, on February 14th and 15th.
Has Any Big Name Performed in the RedFestDXB Before?
Many A-list performers have been in the event, including The Chainsmokers, Jeremih, Iggy, The Script, Steve Aoki, Fifth Harmony, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Dawin, The Veronicas, Sean Paul, and many more.
The festival also featured some of the most famous DJ’s in the world such as Marshmallow, Wikinson, Mark Ronson, Danny Neville, Gordon City, Trevor Nelson, and Zane Lowe.
Who’s Headlining This Year?
Many big names will perform on the stage of the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre this year, including G-Eazy, the world-renowned American rapper and record producer, DJ Snake, the Grammy-nominated French DJ who has collaborated with some of the biggest singers in the world, and Jesse Glynne, the lead singer in Clean Bandit’s hit “Rather Be”.
The second day of the vent isn’t any less appealing, with massive names lining up on the stage, such as former Fifth Harmony member and the Havana singer Camila Cabello, the thrift shop rapper Macklemore, UK DJ Jax Jones, and the French-Lebanese singer Lea Makhoul, with a Closing DJ Set by Dany Neville to end the fest on a good note.
Where Can You Get the Tickets?
Official ticketing partners for the RedFestDXB fest include PlatinumList.net and Virgin Megastores, with the latter offering both online and retail tickets. Additionally, you can get your tickets at the venue on the event day, although it’s improbable that you’re going to find any by that time.
Who Can Attend the Event?
Everyone! The RedFestDXB is an open event that anyone can attend. Keep in mind that children of 12 years and under must have a parent or guardian present. Also, children under 2 can get a free entry provided that you can show a valid ID.
Furthermore, a disabled viewing platform will be installed for people with disabilities to enjoy the event as well!
Is It Just About Listening to Music?
No, of course not! It’s about meeting people with similar interests, enjoying eye-catching interactive installations across the street, dancing all night, going crazy, and having a ton of finger-licking food! You read that right. There will be a food-trucks galore in the RedFestDXB, with big yummy brands all over the place showcasing the wonders of both the Western and Middle Eastern cuisine. Want even more good news? EPRUI stands will be all over the place for you to enjoy the event with full energy throughout the night!
No need to bring anything with you, just come and have fun!
Can You Meet Your Favorite Singers?
If you’re in the right place at the right time, you might get your once in a lifetime chance to meet one of your faves and maybe, just maybe, they’ll allow you to snap a pic or two.
Many of the performers will hang outside after their interviews, which presents a perfect opportunity for die-hard fans to rub shoulders with their idols.
Where Can You Stay When Attending the RedfestDXB 2019?
It’s Dubai we’re talking about here, so the choice is basically limitless. From traditional guesthouses to some of the world’s most luxurious resorts, there is something for every preference and budget.
You can even find a number of Airbnb’s that provide a pleasant stay for reasonable prices, which may come as a godsend for people who cannot afford Dubai’s exotic hotels and resorts.
How to Get Around Once You’re in Dubai?
The best way to get around Dubai is through the Dubai Metro, as the country’s rail system is clean, efficient, fast, and fully automated, making it the ideal mean of transport for foreigners. Keep in mind that the route map isn’t so extensive, which may bother those who want to enjoy the entire city, not only the RedFestDXB. Nevertheless, the bus system is well-extensive and cover all the regions that the rail network doesn’t, and they accept the Nol cards as a form of payment.
Book Your Tickets Before It’s Too Late!
The RedFestDXB 2019 is a no-brainer for every music lover who can attend the event. It’s a celebration of the creative community, and with EPURI presenting the fest, you’re bound to get an energy boost whenever you need one. Besides, Dubai is a charming city, so there will be no room for boredom if you decide to hop on the plane to join EPURI’s team in the RedfestDXB 2019!