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Major acts announced for Wireless Middle East 2024: SZA, 21 Savage, Yeat, Karan Aujla, and more



Wireless Festival returns to the capital on 23 November 2024, with a line-up of incredible artists. The festival will take pace at Etihad Park on Yas Island, with hip-hop, urban, rap, R&B, grime, dance, and many other genres of music on stage.


Here’s a list of the artists unveiled so far:

 

SZA


SZA, a standout in contemporary R&B, is known for her poetic songwriting and emotive voice. She established herself with three EPs and collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna. Her “Ctrl” album earned five Grammy nominations, followed by more for her work on the hit “All the Stars.” Her “SOS” album topped the Billboard 200, produced four Top Ten singles, including “Kill Bill,” and won three Grammys. This summer, she will debut as a Pyramid headliner at Glastonbury.

 

21 Savage


Born in London, 21 Savage burst onto the scene with his 2015 mixtape “The Slaughter Tape,” blending Atlanta's trap and Chicago's drill. His latest album, “American Dream,” debuted at number one in 2024, and he'll soon make his regional debut at the highly anticipated Wireless Middle East festival.


Yeat  


Since his 2015 debut, Yeat has captivated audiences with his low-fi melodies, clever lyrics, and mysterious persona. Earlier this year, his album "2093" debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, amassing over 150M streams in its first week. Set to make his regional debut, Yeat will soon take the stage at the iconic Wireless Middle East festival.

 

Karan Aujla


Jaskaran Singh Aujla, known as Karan Aujla, is a Canadian-based Indian singer, rapper, and songwriter renowned for his mastery of Punjabi music. Relocating to Canada in 2014, he quickly became a sought-after songwriter for top Indian artists. His 2021 debut album "Bacthafucup" garnered over a hundred million streams and secured a Top 10 spot on Spotify’s Global Chart.

Karan’s latest album "Making Memories" has solidified his status as one of India's fastest-growing artists, and his recent collaboration with DIVINE achieved multiple Billboard chart positions. In 2024, he made history as the first Punjabi artist to win a Juno Award.



Other Artists


Wireless Festival Middle East promises a stellar lineup with global artists, ensuring something for every music fan. Haitian-American singer Fridayy, known for his 2023 hit "When It Comes To You" and collaborations with stars like Lil Baby, DJ Khaled, and Chris Brown, will bring his lyrical wit. Flo Milli, viral on TikTok and nominated for Best New Artist at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards, will perform hits including "Never Lose Me." Raf Saperra will showcase his unique blend of grime and Punjabi folk.

Other confirmed performers include Pakistani rapper Faris Shafi, "Hummer" singer Dina Ayada, Egyptian-American rapper Mazen, British rapper Lancey Foux, and the energetic Indian hip-hop duo Seedhe Maut.


Homegrown Talents


Bringing local flair to the proceedings, Stick No Bills is a collective curated by DJ Jeff and Aaron Ferns for third-culture South Asians in the UAE. DJs Jeff & GT will showcase their unique blend of South Asian and global sounds. The group, known for their exclusive invite-only events drawing 650 attendees, has recently launched dynamic collaborations and filled their calendar with performances at venues like Al Quoz Arts Fest, Iris, 25h, Electric Pawn Shop, and Soon DXB.


Get ready to grab your tickets once they become available for pre-sale on June 12th and general sale on June 13th at www.wirelessfestival.me.


Those who buy tickets before July 20th will also be in with a chance of winning a trip for two to the UK edition of the Wireless Festival.


When: 23 November 2024

Early bird on sale dates: Pre-sale on June 12th, 12PM GST and general sale on June 13th, 12PM GST

Early bird prices: General entry for AED295 per person; Golden circle for AED795 per person

*Early bird tickets available until July 1st

*To buy your tickets, head to www.wirelessfestival.me

    

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