50 Cent and Rita Ora to headline RedFestDXB
Rap megastar 50 Cent will top the 2016 edition of RedFestDXB, along with Rita Ora. The festival takes place on February 11 and 12 in Dubai Media City, and more acts are expected to be announced over the next few months.
Other confirmed performers include UK Radio 1 DJ MistaJam and Dutch singer Eva Simons.
50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, was last in Dubai at 2012’s Atelier Festival. Since then, the once mega-rich rapper has filed for bankruptcy and starred in blockbuster film Southpaw. Despite the ups and downs of the last few years ‘Fiddy’ remains at the top of his game, regularly joking about his financial situation as he continues to perform across the world. Possibly most famous for his 2003 breakout single “In da Club” from his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, he now runs his own record label G-Unit Records, which has seen him work with artists such as LL Cool J and Rocka-A-Fella.
Leading lady Rita Ora is racking up the number ones. In fact, she was crowned the artist with the most number one UK records in 2012, and went on to be nominated for three Brit Awards in 2013. Her hits such as “R.I.P”, “How We Do” and “I Will Never Let You Down” have crossed continents. As if she wasn’t busy enough, she also had a small part in Southpaw, which will no doubt secure her bigger roles in the future. She also portrays Christian Grey’s sister, Mia, in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
Dutch singer Eva Simons is also on the bill, and if you don’t recognise her as a solo artist, you may have heard her vocals on Will.i.am’s This is Love, and Afrojack’s Take Over Control. UK Radio One DJ MistaJam is a Dubai regular who promises a mashup of musical genres. As for the rest of the line-up, all will be revealed soon.
Februaruy 11 and 12, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Pre-register for tickets at www.redfestdxb.com