There’s great news for everyone eagerly waiting to hear about the music lineup of this year’s Sole DXB. Popular American hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan is all set to make to their way to Dubai to headline the region’s biggest cultural, art, music and streetwear festival. The legendary group will take the stage on Saturday, December 7, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their groundbreaking album ‘36 Chambers’.
The three-day festival will take place at the Dubai Design District (d3) from Thursday, December 5 to Saturday, December 7 and will celebrate the coolest and latest in street culture from the region. Also headlining the festival is UK hip-hop and grime star Wiley who will take the stage to perform his biggest hits.
Besides Sole DXB’s signature activations on all things fashion: clothing, footwear, and accessories, festival-goers can expect a lively celebration of the sights and sounds of Jamaica. Genres of music like reggae, Dancehall, and ska will breathe life into the festival which is also known for championing the best of music in the hip-hop scene.
Here’s everything you need to know about the confirmed acts:
Wu-Tang Clan — One of the most influential hip hop groups of all time are having a revival that many peers could only dream of. Celebrating 25-years in the business with a sold-out tour, a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival and two incredible TV series’ they head to Sole DXB to perform the lyrics and beats that make up the soundtrack of so many rap fans’ lives.
Wiley — Presented by Adidas Originals, The ‘Godfather of Grime’ will take to the main stage to smash out a back catalog of epic tunes that span the last 15 years and culminate in the highly acclaimed 11th studio album: Godfather. The East London MC, rapper, songwriter, DJ and record producer has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to music, by everyone from the mainstream and alternative music press, to the British monarchy and empire: picking up an MBE in last year’s New Year’s honors.
Rico Nasty– This rap queen from New York City knows how to rock a live show: Will you get sweet and cute Rico? Or punk-rock Nasty? Whatever surprises are in store: seriously solid rhymes (without an autotune in earshot) and heavy, jumping beats just asking for a mosh pit, are 100% percent guaranteed.
Protoje– Presented by Fred Perry, The Grammy-nominated songwriter from Jamaica became an international name when single Who Knows featuring Chronixx topped the global chart in 2014, and amassed over 70 million+ views on YouTube. His star has risen ever since and he has now been given the moniker of the ‘figurehead of The Reggae Revival’. Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, has sold out headline UK, US, and European tours, performed at Glastonbury, Coachella, Reading & Leeds, Boomtown, Summer Jam, Afro-Punk, Canada’s Pemberton Music Festival, and now adds Sole DXB to that prestigious list.
Pre-sale tickets to Sole DXB are now available on virginmegastore.me. Weekend passes cost AED295, while individual passes for each day can be purchased for AED245 and weekend passes for AED375 October 22 onwards.