DATES REVEALED: Wireless Festival Abu Dhabi will have all the biggest names in hip-hop


Mark your calendar for 11 March 2023 for Wireless Festival Abu Dhabi 2023.

You’re not going to believe this! Guess what’s coming to the capital?

It’s the incredible Wireless Festival no less, which is set to debut in Abu Dhabi on 11 March 2023 and we can hardly wait!

Wireless, the UK’s urban music festival, is a rap and urban music festival taking place every year in London that focuses on hip hop and other urban music with headliners including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Stormzy among others.

The Wireless Festival 2023 is just one of the several huge music events heading to the capital as part of the recently announced Abu Dhabi Calendar spanning an incredible 180 days by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) during a TV talk show-style launch event. Keep an eye on this space to spot your favourite rap royalty!

Although the festival will showcase some of the biggest international hip hop stars, a platform will also be provided for local artists too.

On the Abu Dhabi debut of Wireless Festival, James Craven, President of Live Nation MENA, said: “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.

“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 festival will showcase some of the biggest international hip hop stars but will also provide a platform for local artists too.”

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Derek Issacs

A Brit in the Middle East for 25 years and counting, Derek loves scouring the streets for those under-the-radar cultural gems. And when he’s not putting Yalla – Abu Dhabi magazine to bed, you’ll find him working out at the gym.