Travis Scott and Wegz to Headline at Wireless Middle East Festival

The opening show will take place at Etihad Park, Abu Dhabi on March 11.

  • Publish date: Monday، 09 January 2023
Travis Scott and Wegz to Headline at  Wireless Middle East Festival

American rapper Travis Scott is going to headline performances at the inaugural event of the Wireless Festival Middle East 2023 that will take place on On March 11. Scott is going to perform multiple international and regional hip-hop acts during the one-day event at Etihad Park. 

Joining him in the festival will be fellow US-rapper Lil Uzi Vert. He will be performing at the Yas Island venue for his debut concert in the Middle East. 

From regional artists, Egypt's Wegz will also take the main stage. He is one of the most famous artists of the Arab World and the most streamed artist in Egypt and MENA in 2022. He received this accolade mainly because of his song El Bakht, which received more than 167 million views only on YouTube.

Iraqi singer Ali Gatie will also be performing at the festival. The Toronto-based artist is well-known for the 2019 hit-It's You. Gatie's song appeared in the US BillBoard Top 100 and garnered more than 100 million views on YouTube. 

From the flourishing Indian hip-hop scene, audiences will receive the taste of Mumbai rapper Divine. His rag-to riches story inspired the 2019 Bollywood film Gully Boy. Divine will be joined by fellow Indian rapper King, who has released his album Champagne Talk.

Also, from the South Asian region, audiences will see Pakistani hip-hop group Young Stunners perform. The duo is the pionneer of Urdu rap and they also performed at the Coke Studio Live in Dubai concert.

From the African region, Ghanian singer and rapper Black Sherif will perform at the festival. He rose to fame withe the release of his debut single First Sermon in 2021. Sherif's single blended the sounds of highlife, reggae, hip-hop, and UK drill, which brought something fresh to Ghanian music. 

Travis Scott Returns to Stage After Tragedy

Wireless Festival Middle East 2023 will be Travis Scott’s biggest appearances since the Astroworld Festival tragedy in 2021. During Scott's concert, 10 people were killed and more than 300 injured.


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Authorities have reported that the accident occurred because of a huge "crowd surge". Scott reportedly settled one of the lawsuits relating to the event in October, and the artist has gradually returned to the stage since then.

In 2022, Scott performed a series of club shows. He also performed at the Billboard Music Awards, before playing two sold-out concerts at London's The O2 Arena. Scott finished the year with his first pair of festival performances, headlining sets at Primavera Sound in Argentina and Chile in November.

Scott's last regional performance was in 2016's Beats on the Beach Festival, also in Abu Dhabi.  

What is the Wireless?

First held in 2005 in London, the festival’s debut had New Order, Basement Jaxx, Keane and Kasabian headlining the four-day concert at Hyde Park.

The festival was also held at London’s Finsbury Park. Here, its performances evolved from electronic indie-rock roots to focus on hip-hop, grime and Afrobeat genres.

Wireless 2023 returns to Finsbury Park from July 7 to 9. Wireless Festival Middle East begins on March 11 and tickets can be booked here from Friday: https://www.ticketmaster.ae/

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