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Our Guide To RedFestDXB Headliners And Set Timings

Get to know who’s performing in the sixth edition of RedFestDXB with our handy guide to this edition’s lineup and set timings.

Jess Glynne

Performing on: Thursday, 14th February. From 6:45 pm

About: In the gallery of pop, Jess Glynne is someone who everyone’s familiar with. Following on from the massive pop success of “Rather Be,” with Clean Bandit in 2013, the English pop songstress earned huge solo success in the charts, thanks to hit singles like “Don’t Be Hard On Yourself,” “Take Me Home,” “Hold My Hand” and “Real Love” from her debut album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh.’ She’s also featured in A-list collaborations like “These Days,” with Macklemore and Rudimental, “Not Letting Go” with Tinie Tempah, as well as “She Knows How To Love Me” with David Guetta.


Performing on: Thursday, 14th February. From 8:30 pm

About: G-Eazy burst on the rap scene and quickly became a force to be reckoned in hip-hop, since he first captivated fans with his debut album, ‘These Things Happen’ in 2014. The album peaked at number three on Billboard Top 100 it was just the beginning of an evolution in rap. His second album, ‘When It’s Dark Out’ stormed the charts with hit singles and A-list collaborations like “One of Them” with Big Sean, “Drifting” with Chris Brown and Tory Lanez, and the Billboard Hot 100 Top ten hit, “Me, Myself & I” with Bebe Rexha. It’s all gas and no breaks for the 29-year-old rapper, with hit singles “Good Life,” “Power” and “Drop.”

DJ Snake

Performing on: Thursday, 14th February. From 10:15 pm

About: As many fans know all too well, DJ Snake has created a musical niche that has fans obsessed! The French DJ has been pumping out catchy, kick-the-doors-in party anthems after finding success from the viral 2013 hit, “Turn Down For What” with the loud-mouthed Lil Jon. Even if you haven’t heard that chances are you would hear his expansive list of club bangers, such as “Get Low,” “Lean On,” “Let Me Love You,” “Middle” and “Magnet Riddim.” His most recent release, “Taki Taki,” a bilingual collab with Ozuna, Cardi B and Selena Gomez, was among 2018’s biggest smash hits, amassing over a billion views within four months and debuting at number one on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

Lea Makhoul

Performing on: Friday, 15th February. From 5:40 pm
About: Known for bringing her unique blend of Lebanese and French backgrounds to her music, Lea Makhoul is one of the region’s top-rising singing talents. She rose to prominence after signing a deal with Universal Music MENA, releasing songs like “Paradise,” Je Veux Danser” and “Ya Lebnan,” amassing over millions of views. Expect a high energy set from the Lebanese-French artist.

Jax Jones

Performing on: Friday, 15th February. From 6:25 pm
About: With hardcore creative determination, Jax Jones carved out a niche name for himself on the DJ circuit. The British Multi-Instrumentalist became the name on everyone’s lips in the mid-‘10s after he burst on the scene with the 2014 club track, “I Got U’ with Daft Punk. He followed the success with releases like “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” “House Work” and “You Don’t Know Me.” His big breakthrough in the mainstream came in 2017, after collaborating with Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don for the song, “Instruction.” Last year was another successful year for the 31-year-old DJ, delivering hits like “Play,” “Breathe,” “Ring Ring” and a live set at Tomorrowland.


Performing on: Friday, 15th February. From 8 pm

About: In recent years, Macklemore has become one of the most sought-after and recognizable rappers on the scene. The Seattle native rose to fame by joining forces with producer John Lewis and took the world by storm after the success of “Thrift Shop” in 2012, peaking at number one on Billboard Hot 100 charts and remained there for six weeks! Their success on the charts continued with hit-singles “Can’t Hold Us,” “Downtown” and “Wings.” There’s no stopping for the 35-year-old rapper after deciding to pursue a solo career, delivering chart-topping tracks like “Glorious” with Skylar Grey, “Marmalade” with Lil Yachty, “Good Old Days” with Ke$ha, and “These Days” with Jess Glynne and Rudimental.

Camila Cabello

Performing on: Friday, 15th February. From 9:30 pm

About: One of the hottest musical genres of late has been Latin pop, and there’s a wave of Latino artists rising to fame. Camila Cabello is no exception, the 21-year-old found fame as a member of the now-defunct girl band, Fifth Harmony. After parting ways in 2017, she went on to pursue a solo career that brought massive success in the charts, with hit-singles “Havana,” “Crying In The Club,” “Never Be The Same” and “OMG.” The Cuban-American artist was also featured in J Balvin’s 2017 track, “Hey Ma” and Machin Gun Kelly’s “Bad Things.”

RedFestDXB takes place at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from this Thursday. Click here for tickets.