Saudi EDM producer to perform in Dubai’s Sandance festival

Updated 10 September 2012

Saudi EDM producer to perform in Dubai’s Sandance festival

JEDDAH: Omar Basaad, a Saudi-Turkish DJ, producer, remixer, record producer and record label owner, will perform the closing set at one of the biggest music festivals in the world on Oct. 12 at Sandance, Dubai. The music festival will open a new season on the beach at Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah. The lineup includes The Fray in concert, Mat
Kearney live at sunset, Example and DJ Wire, Chuckie, DJ Fresh and many others.
Sandance is reported to bring out the biggest names in the music industry to Dubai every year. Guests will be greeted by the chill out sounds of hand picked local DJs, before DJ Krafy Kuts. Mat Kearney will play at sunset led by The Fray in concert. Coming back by popular demand is Elliot Gleave, aka Example, performing live alongside DJ Wire. DJ Fresh will play followed by a house music legend, Frankie Knuckles, DJ Chuckie and electronic dance music (EDM) producer Basaad, who will be playing the closing set. Tickets are available online at TimeOut, Virgin Megastore, Atlantis and Platinum list.


Italy’s Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

Updated 06 December 2019

Italy’s Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

  • Matteo Salvini: I found out that Nutella uses Turkish nuts and I prefer to help companies that use Italian products
  • Ferrero is one of the world’s bigger buyers of hazelnuts, but Italian production is not enough to sustain Nutella’s manufacturing

ROME: Italy’s right-wing opposition leader, Matteo Salvini, says he is no longer a fan of Nutella after discovering that the chocolate-and-hazelnut spread contains Turkish, rather than Italian, nuts.
Salvini, who heads the nationalist League, has previously posted selfies on social media while enjoying slices of bread covered in Nutella, which is made by Italian company Ferrero.
But at a rally Thursday evening in the northern city of Ravenna, Salvini said he had changed his mind about the product.
“I found out that Nutella uses Turkish nuts and I prefer to help companies that use Italian products. I prefer to eat Italian and help Italian farmers,” he said after a woman in the crowd suggested he eat a Nutella sandwhich to stay warm.
Ferrero had no comment. The Alba, Italy-based company is one of the world’s bigger buyers of hazelnuts, but Italian production is not enough to sustain Nutella’s manufacturing.
Salvini’s League is known for its “Italians first” motto and its defense of Made in Italy products.