8 Music Festivals Rocking Dubai in the Next 6 Months

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 26 September 2023 Last update: Wednesday، 04 October 2023
8 Music Festivals Rocking Dubai in the Next 6 Months

Dubai has become a hotspot for music enthusiasts throughout the years with its thriving music festival scene. This desert city has not only embraced its own cultural heritage but also welcomed a diverse range of music worldwide.

However, it's not solely the music genre that captivates guests in Dubai. It's the immersive festival experience complete with dazzling light shows, interactive art installations, and a rich variety of culinary delights that truly captivate visitors. With its blend of modernity and tradition, Dubai has firmly established itself as a must-visit destination for music lovers, promising unforgettable memories under the Arabian stars.

List of Upcoming music festivals in Dubai

Here's the list of eight upcoming music festivals in Dubai:

Stay tuned for the dates, and don't miss out on the next best music experience of your life!

1. Seaside Groove, September 23

8 Music Festivals Rocking Dubai in the Next 6 Months

Set the date for a fantastic beachside music festival at Seaside Groove on Saturday, September 23. It's a celebration of local musical talent with homegrown DJs spinning tracks from noon to 9 P.M. During the event, DJ Kwen, DJ Tbass, and the Gasper Bros will keep the music vibes flowing. Tickets cost 200 AED, which already includes mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine and refreshing mixed drinks. For inquiries and ticket purchases, call (050 523 9731).

2. Ibiza Beach Festival Dubai, September 30

Get ready for the ultimate beach music experience at Ibiza Beach Festival Dubai on Saturday, September 30, from noon to 1 A.M, hosted at Soul Beach, JA The Resort. This day-to-night festival boasts tech house sensation DJ Mochakk as the headliner and promises to attract 4,000 guests. The event will feature a spectacular pyrotechnics stage set against the iconic backdrop of Jebel Ali's sandy shores. Tickets start from 250 AED and include an exciting lineup with acts like Stasi Sanlin, Jixo and Danz, Clint Maximas, Sug, and SoMuchHeat. Dress in your beachwear and enjoy beach access before 6 P.M.

3. Defected Dubai, October 13-15

House music lovers, mark your calendars for Defected Dubai, a three-day house music festival from October 13 to 15. The event begins with a Warehouse Party on Friday, October 13, followed by a Beach Party at JA Resorts, Jebel Ali, on Saturday, October 14, and concludes with a Pool Party at Soul Beach on Sunday, October 15. Tickets start at 200 AED, and the lineup boasts renowned artists such as Roger Sanchez, Groove Armada, Hannah Wants, Dunmore Brothers, Alex Mills, Catz n Dogz, Syreeta, and many more.

4. Loaded Music Festival, November 4

Prepare for a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic journey on Saturday, November 4. Four iconic '90s bands, including Dodgy, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Stereo MC, Toploader, and DJ Andy Buchan, will grace the stage at The Irish Village, Al Garhoud. The show begins at 7 P.M., and tickets are priced at 175 AED. Please be aware that this event is restricted to guests aged 21 and above.

5. Butterfly Carnival Music Festival, November 11 

Ever wondered what it's like to dance amidst a carnival? Find out at the Butterfly Carnival Music Festival on Saturday, November 11, starting at 2 P.M., in Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, as it promises to feature a festival with a carnival atmosphere. Tickets begin at just 75.50 AED, granting you access to an incredible lineup featuring Frsh DXB, House of Yanos, Rampage Sound (UK), Rewind, B018 DXB, and over 30 international DJs and artists. Each stage offers a unique blend of music and culture with hand-picked food partners.

6. Cele Retro Fest Dubai, November 25

Do you miss the nostalgic sounds of the '90s and 2000s? Join the party on Saturday, November 25, at 6 P.M. at Emirates Golf Club. The show starts at 7 P.M., and tickets are available from 150 AED. Prepare to groove to classic hits with German rapper Nana Darkman, British rapper Ice MC, Swedish singer Dr. Alban, and Italian singer In-Grid. Casual attire is a must and leave your cameras behind for this throwback night because recordings are not allowed.

7. The Ibiza Orchestra Experience, December 16 

Experience The Ibiza Orchestra like never before on Saturday, December 16, with a special 50 percent off ticket offer. Let the 26-piece orchestra serenade you with iconic tracks from 808 State, Massive Attack, Daft Punk, and more. This beachside symphony extravaganza will also feature live performers and a DJ to keep the party going. The location and ticket price are yet to be announced. So, stay tuned for further details, or visit their website at ibizaorchestraexperience.co.uk/dubai.

8. Untold Dubai, February 2024

Are you ready for Dubai's first mega music festival? Untold Dubai is heading into the city this February 2024 at Expo City for the world’s most epic festival experience. This massive event promises a star-studded lineup of international live acts and DJs. Register for early-bird access and exclusive offers at untold.ae.

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