Abu Dhabi Showdown
International bands, musicians and DJs are heading to the UAE capital for Abu Dhabi Showdown, a week long festival celebrating what the city has to offer.
Major global talent from three continents are due to converge on the emirate for the ultimate week-long entertainment blockbuster in support of the mega UFC 242 event on September 7
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
"The band is expected to play a set comprising of a selection of tracks such as ‘Dark Necessities’ lifted from their current and eleventh studio album, The Getaway, plus greatest hits and classic album tracks such as: ‘By the Way’, ‘Can’t Stop’, ‘Snow (Hey Oh)’, ‘Otherside’, ‘Californication’, ‘Under The Bridge’ and ‘Give It Away’.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - singer Anthony Kiedis, Melbourne-born bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer - have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards.
These include "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for ‘Dani California’, "Best Rock Song" for ‘Scar Tissue’, and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for ‘Give It Away’."
Following the Chili Peppers’ historic gig, Colombian reggaeton sensation J Balvin will take-over The Arena stage on Thursday, September 5. J Balvin will be supported by Flipperachi & Daffy, the Arabian Gulf hip hop duo behind official Abu Dhabi Showdown Week song.
On Thursday, September 5, Las Vegas’ Drai’s Beach Club will move into the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr with an epic pool party headlined by British Drum & Bass (DnB) legends, Rudimental. The ‘Waiting All Night’ stars are expected to perform ‘These Days’, which featured none other than fellow Abu Dhabi Showdown Week artist Jess Glynne. The UK’s DJ Sigala will join Rudimental at the pool party.
On Friday, September 6, Iris Beach Club from Lebanon will move into Yas Beach with guest DJ sets by Colombian-American DJ and producer Erick Morilloand British DnB duo Sigma, before a DISTURBING event featuring the UK’s grime and rap star Tinie Tempah and DJ Charlsey is unleashed at MAD Yas Island in the evening. Tempah, who claimed an historic double at the 2011 Brit Awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single for ‘Pass Out’, has released three hit albums, the first of which has been certified as double platinum.