Written by: Amardeep Singh
VIRGIN MUSICFEST PAINTS THE TOWN RED IN DUBAI
The city of Dubai reels in a slumber usually as the weekends draws closer and closer but something was different last weekend when the city became awestruck at a trove of musicians and artists that wrapped the audience in a frenzy of music and performances.
The country’s number one hit music festival was back for its 5th edition on Thursday 8th and Wednesday 9th at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre held by Virgin Radio 101.4. Among the big names that studded the stage were The Chainsmokers, Russ, Kelli-Leigh and Anthony Touma on Day 1. Day 2 saw the crowd going crazier as artists Kesha, Marshmello, Bebe Rexha and Craig David took on to the stage ascending the profile of the festival to a whole new level.
Popular DJ Dany Neville performed for the closing set as the audience gathered to wish the local radio’s most popular figure-Kris Fade, a very happy Birthday.
Last year, the lineup consisted of Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Chris Brown who had made his sixth No.1 album entry on the Billboard R&B and Hip-Hop chart with the album titled ROYALTY.
Supporting him was artist Daya with her debut single “Hide Away” and the Australian band-The Veronicas. Electropop, a pop rock duo from Brisbane also made their debut in Dubai last year.
The Virgin RedFestDXB marked a milestone in the country’s history of connecting stellar worldly performances with modern music. The events attracted a massive crowd from both neighboring as well as local regions, full of people dying to catch a glimpse of their favorite social icons and artists.
The Amphitheatre ground was teeming with stalls and sponsors who spent a great deal of time interacting with the attendees, engaging in competitions, drink offs and several other festivities with loads of prizes to give away.
Fans are eagerly looking forward to what the radio group has to offer next year as the performances came to another end.
This is merely the first step. Ricky Martin will be arriving this Valentine’s Day as will Dua Lipa performing some of her biggest hits.
For those in the UAE, the party has just started.