Singing star John Legend to perform at UAE festival

John Legend is famous for his songs “Glory” and “All of me.” (AFP)
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Updated 14 January 2020

Singing star John Legend to perform at UAE festival

  • The 41-year-old artist will take to the stage at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Jan. 31

DUBAI: American singer and songwriter John Legend is to perform in the UAE as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival’s closing celebrations.

The 41-year-old artist will take to the stage at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Jan. 31 for what will be his second appearance in the city.

Legend headlined the 16th Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival in 2018, playing alongside singing star Ricky Martin and British pop band Duran Duran, and is famous for his songs “Glory” and “All of me.”

In 2015, Legend won the Golden Globe Award for co-writing “Glory” from the film “Selma.” He is also an actor and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his role in NBC’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which he also produced.


Virus forces Belgium’s Tomorrowland dance festival online

Festival co-founder Michiel Beers said they hoped to capture the spirit of the event while “re-inventing the festival experience.” (AFP)
Updated 05 June 2020

Virus forces Belgium’s Tomorrowland dance festival online

BRUSSELS: Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival, one of the world’s biggest electronic music events, will be held online this year because of coronavirus restrictions, organizers said Thursday.

While Belgium is slowly lifting the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, music festivals are banned until at least the end of August.

Tomorrowland, which usually draws some 400,000 people to the small town of Boom, will this year take the form of a two-day “digital music festival experience.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Revellers will be able to navigate eight different “stages” through a computer, smartphone or tablet, with organizers promising “the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music and the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects.”

Weekend tickets for Tomorrowland Around the World on July 25 to 26 cost 20 euros.

Festival co-founder Michiel Beers said they hoped to capture the spirit of the event while “re-inventing the festival experience.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“We hope that hundreds of thousands of people will unite in a responsible way and that small Tomorrowland gatherings at people’s homes – from Canada to Australia, from Japan to Brazil and everywhere in between – will be organized,” he said in a statement.

“Especially during the weekend where normally Tomorrowland Belgium would take place, we really have the power to unite the world.”

It is not the only major event to be hit by coronavirus – Britain’s Glastonbury festival was forced to cancel the 50th anniversary edition.