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Wireless Festival Middle East: M.I.A. announced to join the lineup on 11 March, 2023



British rapper M.I.A. is the latest addition to the line up set to descend on the capital for the Abu Dhabi edition of one of the UK’s biggest urban music festivals, Wireless.


Taking place at Etihad Park, Yas Island on March 11th, the global rapper will be joining a growing list of sensational musical acts that includes Travis Scott, Lil UziVert, Wegz, Black Sherif, Ali Gatie, King, Divine, and Young Stunners.


You can look forward to an eclectic mix of alternative, dance, electronic, hip hop and world music with electric instruments and samples whenM.I.A.takes to the Wireless stage. The multi-award-winning artist, who has collaborated with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pharrell, and Lil Wayne throughout her illustrious career, will be performing an array of her smash-hits including “Bad Girls”, “Borders”, “XXXO”, and “Paper Planes” as part of her unmissable set list. Guests will also be treated to a taste of her most recent album “Mata”featuring the singles “Babylon”, “The One”, and “Popular


The festival which has been a staple at London's Hyde Park (and Finsbury Park in its early years) since 2005, has hosted some of the biggest acts from across the globe including Rihanna, Jay Z, Cardi B, Calvin Harris and Snoop Dogg. Wireless festival has hosted a lot of Indie acts too, such as The Strokes, Graham Coxon and The White Stripes to name a few.


Adding to the exciting announcement of M.I.A.’s inclusion at the groundbreaking festival, another iconic female American rapper, songwriter, and singer,Raja Kumari, has also been confirmed to bring her powerful vocals to the Wireless stage. Best known for her collaboration with notable artists including Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Fifth Harmony, Knife Party, and Fall Out Boy, fans of the Californian born artist can expect to be treated to her extensive array of widely praised singles including “N.R.I.”, “City Slums”, “Shook”, “Roots”,and much more. To top off the recent additions to this unmissable festival, $kinny, Dizzytooskinny, Dafencii, and Casa Vince have all also joined the line up to bolster this already star-studded selection of musical virtuosos. Completing the festival of musical mastery, festival goers will be treated to sounds byDJ Nico, and DJ Liutik, to top off all the excitement







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