By Tahreem Niazi
Redfest DXB is one of the biggest yearly pop festivals in the region. It is a 2 day music event which features some of the biggest music artists from the US. Over the last 3 years, Redfest has had artists such as Demi Lovato, Sean Paul, Mike Posner, The Script, Iggy Azalea, Tinie Tempah, Bastille, Rita Ora, Adam Lambert and Fifth Harmony. Closing set DJ’s included some of the world’s biggest, like Mark Ronson, Zane Lowe, Gorgon City, Wilkinson and Steve Aoki.
This year, the festival was back again with the most amazing music artists line-up.
On Day 1:
The Chainsmokers (An American DJ/production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song “#Selfie”, which was a top twenty single in several countries.). Russ (an American hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter and record producer known for his singles “ What They Want” and “Losing Control”). Kelli-Leigh (a singer and songwriter from South London best known for being the uncredited vocalist in the UK number one singles “I Got U” by Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones and “I Wanna Feel” by Second City, as well as the credited vocalist in the UK top 10 single “More Than Friends”). Anthony Touma ( A Lebanese pop star and a former participant on ‘The Voice’ in France, with his latest single Walk Away.)
On Day 2:
Kesha (is an American singer, songwriter, actress and rapper with the hit singles, “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R” as a solo artist, “Timber” as a featured artist and many more. She returned to music in 2017 with the release of her third studio album, Rainbow, and its lead single “Praying”; both of which were nominated for Grammy Awards.) Bebe Rexha (an American singer, songwriter and record producer is best known for her collaborations with other artists, such as G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself & I”, David Guetta’s “Hey Mama”, Martin Garrix’s “In the Name of Love” and featuring on songs by Cash Cash and Louis Tomlinson). Marshmello (an American electronic dance music producer and DJ with the recent hits Summer, Alone, Silence and Wolves). Craig David (an English singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer who rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single “Re-Rewind” by Artful Dodger. He returned to music in 2018 with the hit single “I Know You”).
RedFest DXB took place on the 8th and 9th February in Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.