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Grammy-winning group Blackstreet and R&B legend Dru Hill are set to have the capital singing along as Sunset Music Festival returns to Zayed Sports City. Offering up non-stop music across six hours and four acts, Abu Dhabi’s favourite music festival features R&B and hip-hop performances that ensure the show outdoes last year’s success.
Characterised by its casual atmosphere, complete with blankets on the grass and popular food trucks, the relaxed ambiance encourages the crowd sing and dance along to their favourite songs from sunset and into the evening. Held al-fresco as the sun drops behind the national stadium, it will provide yet another an unforgettable experience for music lovers into the night on Friday 16 February.
Multi-platinum performance group Blackstreet will headline the festival, injecting some hip-hop nostalgia into the evening with their #1 hit ‘No Diggity’ and top singles ‘Don’t Leave Me’ and ‘Before I Let You Go’. The band was awarded a Grammy in 1998 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Dru Hillis also certain to conjure up memories with their smooth sounds. The Baltimore-based quartet is slated to have the crowd on their feet with ballads such as ‘In My Bed’, ‘These Are the Times’, and ‘Never Make a Promise’ during their 45-minute set. Also likely to be heard is ‘Thong Song’, a notorious hit from frontman Sisqo’s time as a solo artist.
Helping to support the local music scene, the festival will also showcase original music by top local performers. Amongst Dubai’s most loved home-grown artists, the highly talented and incredibly popular Moh Flow(@mohflowmusic) will get the audience warmed-up with his rap/R&B set alongsideThe Recipe (@therecipedxb), one of the UAE’s most recognisable hip-hop groups, who will play their fast-flowing raps and catchy beats ahead of the main acts.
Partners for this event include Arjaan Rotana Capital Centre Abu Dhabi and Hertz.