Zones

Main Stage & Signature Events

The stage design is a mix of different technical elements and features that combine to create a unique feature piece of lit scaffold and trussing structures.

The stage showcases the best of youth talent, female and UAE performers, fire artists and acrobats.

Fire Blowers

Fire Blowers

Specialized fire acts perform for the guests.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

After sold out performances in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and selling 5,000 tickets in Philadelphia, fans across the UAE will soon get the opportunity to see and hear Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in Abu Dhabi.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet up with friends of all ages to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from your favourite games.

The unique concert is a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years. The concert series serves as a ‘thank you’ to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories with the brand. Fans of all ages are invited to enjoy this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.

PixelPyros

PixelPyros

PixelPyros is a digital firework display controlled by you. This large-scale light installation from award winning artist Seb Lee-Delisle sees computer generated fireworks projected onto a large state of the art screen using projectors and lasers.

Each firework is then set off by members of the audience using motion sensors. Up to thirty people can participate at once, and each show is uniquely choreographed by the crowd.

Lords of Lightning

Lords of Lightning

Fusing jaw dropping science with mesmerizing spectacle, the Frequency Rider harnesses 2 million volts of electricity into a spellbinding symphony of controlled energy. Shooting lightning bolts at different sonic frequencies from hands, head, legs and metal staff alike, the show is an extraordinary union of fluid human movement, the physics of music and the volatile power of white hot electricity. As the lightning fires musical notes, an electric concerto begins to build.

Drawing on elements of modern dance, martial arts and Tesla electricity, the Frequency Rider explores the rhythm and tone of lightning as sizzling arcs of energy crackle through the atmosphere. With appearances as far afield as London, Macau, Miami and Bangkok, the Frequency Riders have established themselves across the world as a unique performance show, drawing in crowds of all ages and backgrounds to marvel at the seemingly impossible.

Abu Dhabi Big Band

Abu Dhabi Big Band

The Abu Dhabi Big Band was formed at the end of 2007 to provide a medium through which locally resident jazz players could perform as a group. The intention is also to introduce the Big Band Swing, Jazz and Latino repertoire to audiences in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

The project includes the constitution of a Cultural Jazz Association with the intention to coordinate jazz events, such as concerts, festivals, jazz stages, and of course to have a permanent Big Band in the multicultural city of Abu Dhabi.

The ADBB numbers over twenty multinational professional and amateur musicians among them five saxophonists, five trumpets, four trombones, piano, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Players represent countries like Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, USA, Lebanon, India, France, and Venezuela. Formed by a group of enthusiastic Jazz lovers, the band plays a variety melodies composed by well-known Artists and musicians such as Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Neal Hefty, Chuck Mangione, Tito Puente and Santana among others.

Ensijam - 17 Piece Arabic Orchestra

Ensijam - 17 Piece Arabic Orchestra

This phenomenal orchestra, ‘Ensijam’, is the first of its kind in the Gulf region.  It consists of full-time professional Arabic musicians, all of whom play in backing groups for the region’s leading singers.  Based on heritage, exploration of the Arab world, whilst also adventuring into more western sounds, the orchestra has a broad repertoire and unique soundscape created by gifted musicians, including solo Oud, Violin, Rabab and Qanoon. 

Funk radius: Hamdan Al Abri

Funk radius: Hamdan Al Abri

ABRI is a Dubai based Funk Reggae Neo-Soul R&B Band was founded by Emirati singer Hamdan Al Abri and keyboardist Julian Symes in 2005. The band has recently released their second album, “Blank Notes” and has been performing internationally and in Dubai and Bahrain, sharing the stage with Kanye West, Mika, Joss Stone, and Ziggy Marley among others.
The band is composed of 7-piece ensemble from different origins gathered to play jazzy funk tunes.

Lulu Project

Lulu Project

Lulu is a collaboration between Jordanian guitarist Kamal Musallam and Emirati band Sokoor Al Magabeel, creating a fusion of jazz, soul and Arabic Emirati traditions.
Kamal Musallam is a pioneer of Arabic fusion since 1999 with three releases “On A Jordan River‘s Side”, “Out Of My City” and “Songs For Seung-eun”. He transports audiences to a magical world of music through the dulcet tones of his traditional Arabic Oud, and the newly invented instrument “the Glissentar”. Famed for his exotic musical combinations of traditional Arabic tunes with flamenco and jazz, he has performed with international artists such as Billy Cobham, Bobby McFerrin, Randy Brecker and Stanley Jordan among many others. Kamal Musallam and his group members have previously played at International Jazz Festivals and have also performed internationally in UK, France, China, Japan, India and Indonesia.

Mohammed Al Shehhi

Mohammed Al Shehhi

Mohammed Hilal Zaid Al-Shehhi was born in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, and his ambition to become an artist began in childhood where he practiced his hobby at school.

Mohammed Al-Shehhi was born on February 25, 1993 and began his career with his first songs “Hirati” and “Samti” which were hugely popular in the Arab world.

He often incorporates western sound within his Emirati songs to form a contemporary fusion. His YouTube channel has amassed more than 350,000 subscribers.

His song “Kachf Al Mahaba”, released in 2016, has achieved more than 25 million views and was on the list of best songs of the year.

Sadiq Jaafar Band

Sadiq Jaafar Band

Sadiq Jaafar is a successful Iraqi musician, specialising in solo Oud, but also playing with bands and orchestras. Now a shining star in the Arab world, he is revered as one of the region’s finest Oud musicians.

He curated his own band, drawing in some of the Arab world’s most accomplished musicians, to produce original compositions with his signature elegant touch of blending Oud with complementary genres, such as jazz and flamenco.

Renowned for his musical compositions and recordings, Sadiq originally launched his career performing at many International and Arabic musical festivals. He cites as a career highlight his participation in the Sharjah International Music Festival, where he delivered a breath-taking performance with his signature Oud Night.

Sadiq’s unique style of playing the Oud is acknowledged in various tracks by many well-known Arabic artists, including Kadim El Sahir, Mohammed Abdo, Rashid El Majed, Hussain El Jasmi etc.

In 2012, Sadiq launched his successful CD Arabian Oud Nights (which remained in Virgin Megastore’s top 10 chart for over 10 weeks) and more recently he released Oud Vibes.