OneRepublic to headline UAE Amplified Music Festival in November 2022

A world-class music festival is coming to Abu Dhabi in November…

Just when you thought Abu Dhabi’s event calendar couldn’t get any wilder, the emirate has pulled out the crossfader for another epic beat drop – Amplified Music Festival will be heading to Abu Dhabi between the 11th and the November 13 this year.

Taking place at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, headliners for the event include OneRepublic, Ministry of Sound and Cigarettes After S** (if you know, you know) and tickets for this first massive regional event will go on sale. , today Monday October 3 from noon and will be available via the livenation.me website.

Day access tickets are priced at 149 Dhs, the Golden Circle from 249 Dhs, and a Weekend Golden Circle Festival pass will be available for just 499 Dhs.

Live Nation sits on a throne of world-class fiesta credibility, a brand whose work includes such prestigious global festival phenoms as Lollapalooza and the Electric Daisy carnival. They are also the team responsible for bringing Sting to Abu Dhabi in January 2023.

The inaugural Abu Dhabi Amplified festival takes place over three days, with the three headliners mentioned above – who deliberately mix the musical genres of pop rock, funk and soul – taking the lead each day.

OneRepublic: November 11

Built on a platform of poetic lyrics, musical craftsmanship, catchy hooks, instrumental mastery, impeccable vocals and a back catalog of unequivocal sing-a-long-bangers – stadium rock outfit , OneRepublic is the perfect candidate to headline a music festival. We can’t wait to hear their gargantuan hits Apologize, If I Lose Myself, Counting Stars and I Ain’t Worried blast out of the “wall of sound” style speakers.

Ministry of Sound Disco: November 12

No, that’s not the boomer term for a “club,” or the popular circular salt-and-vinegar crunchy snack. This nightclub is the sonic experience of one of the oldest dynasties in vibrant music, Ministry of Sound – landing in the capital with a 15-piece Funk and Soul band paying for that most craving for dance, feel-good genre musical — disco. Expect live renditions of famous disco and house music entries like Ain’t Nobody, Music Sounds Better With You, One More Time and Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough. Issa non stop bop store.

Cigarettes After S**: November 13

Fresh off their sold-out two-night stint at Dubai’s Hard Rock Cafe, bubblegum-emo and indie pop-rock trio Cigarettes After S** will bring down the curtains at Abu Dhabi’s first amplified music festival – in the the most ambient soul way. Their first single, Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby, was covered by cult series The Handmaid’s Tale and their most streamed track Apocalypse, has (at the time of writing) enjoyed nearly half a billion streams.

Other Abu Dhabi entertainment on the horizon over the next 6 months are: Post Malone, Wireless Music Festival, Westlife, Disney on Ice, Andrea Boccelli, The Lion King Stage Show, Sting; Festival Club Social with Liam Gallagher, Kaiser Cheifs and Clean Bandit; Kendrick Lamar, Swedish House Mafia and more artists yet to be announced for F1 after-parties; Black Pink, the UFC, a WBA championship fight, current F1, Mubadala Tennis, Mother of the Nation Festival; and comedies: Jimmy Carr and Kevin Bridges.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi, November 11 and 13, tickets from 149 Dhs. livenation.me

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Gerald R. Schneider