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Big Sean, Giggs, and Freek join the BRED Abu Dhabi lineup

by Out and About Mag.

BRED Abu Dhabi, presented by Hypebeast, the region's ultimate neo-culture festival, will see more regional and international acts take the stage at the BRED ARENA this April. The five-day celebration of the region's urban scene brings visitors a packed agenda of entertainment and bespoke experiences, from live performances to exclusive fashion and retail drops, street food concepts, basketball showdowns and much more on Yas Island from 26 to 30 April.

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On 28 April, the BRED ARENA stage will be home to an explosive live performance by 6LACK. The three-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling artist first landed on the scene with the arrival of his debut album, "FREE 6LACK", in 2016. He has since amassed over 7.8 billion global streams across platforms and collaborated with some of today's biggest names of the past decade. BRED Abu Dhabi will also bring the unique sounds of indie-pop Palestinian singer Lina Makoul. The singer-songwriter, who first made her mark in the music scene after taking home the winning title at "The Voice," will perform her hit tracks, including "Ll Abad", "3 Sneen", and "Shway Shway." Hip-hop enthusiasts are in for more foot-tapping beats with Egyptian artist Ahmed Santa, who will perform tracks from his debut album, "Santa El Gded".

The party doesn't stop there, with international acts lining up the BRED ARENA stage on 29 April. Beloved multi-platinum artist Big Sean, who has garnered five Grammy Award nominations and received seven BET Awards, will bring the audience an electrifying performance testament to his long-standing career as one of this generation's elite rappers. Taking the BRED ARENA stage by storm, Big Sean is set to perform some of his biggest hits, including tracks from his critically-acclaimed album, "Detroit 2". Grime British rapper and songwriter Giggs will also take the BRED ARENA stage on 29 April, performing numbers including "Peligro", "Talkin the Hardest", and "The Essence". Rounding out the night will be a performance by UAE-based Somali rapper Freek. Regarded as a key figure in the conception of Arabic drill rap music, Freek will perform catchy hits that propelled him onto the international music scene, including "Walma Kilma, "Aslan 'adi" and "Mush Fadi".

The BRED Closing Party on 30 April will open with a performance by Lebanese rapper and music producer El Rass. As one of the Arab world's most recognisable names, El Rass has put out more than 200 singles in collaboration with other artists from across the region, carving a name for himself thanks to his versatile music style and profound lyrical content. The BRED ARENA stage will also be home to a headlining performance by Moroccan rapper, Tagne, who will enthral visitors with some of his biggest hits, including "J'en ai marre!", "MAAK" and "Nadi Canadi". Palestinian-Jordanian rapper, Synaptik, whose distinctive voice and potent lyrics have cemented him as one of the pioneering artists of the Arabic-speaking world, will captivate audiences with his infectious beats. A night of non-stop entertainment on the BRED Arena stage will end with a performance by Tunisian artist, Balti, who will bring visitors some of his most popular releases, including "Ya Lili", "Ya Hasra" and "Ghareeb Alay".

Tickets are on sale through BRED's official websiteTicketmaster and platinumlist. Visitors can get tickets to the BRED Closing Party on 30 April for AED 175. Access options to concerts on 28 and 29 April include BRED Plus passes at AED 195, BRED Fanatic passes at AED 295 and BRED VIP passes at AED 345. Offered exclusively on a first-come, first-served basis, visitors can also pick up their Festival Pass at AED 495, guaranteeing them access to the complete festival experience. The BRED ARENA doors will open at 8 pm.

For bookings and more information, call + 971 4 426 2626 or visit the website



BRED: The Region’s Ultimate Neo-Culture Festival takes over Abu Dhabi this April

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