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Saudi Gazette, Thursday, July 19, 2018


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By Mariam Nihal

Saudi Gazette


T’S growing and is better than ever. Tomor-

rowland, one of the biggest and most celebrated

festivals, will be connecting with the rest of the

world on July 28 “with live local and internation-

al DJ’s on the UNITE stage and the unique, magical

Tomorrowland atmosphere.” The flagship festival will

UNITE with one massive live-streamed event, which

varies from locations across UAE, Italy, Lebanon, Tai-

wan, Malta, Mexico and Spain. Tomorrowland returns

to its home in Boom, Belgium, for two weekends back

to back from Friday, July 20, to Sunday, July 29. The

theme of this year’s Tomorrowland is The Story of

Planaxis. The festival boasts several stages, each with

a unique vibe: MainStage, CORE, Harbour House,

Leaf, The Arch, Theatre Formidable, Freedom, House

of Mask, Atmosphere, Cage, The Rave Cave, Eupho-

ria, Organ of Harmony, Garden of Madness, Rose

Garden and the Tulip stage. Last year’s Tomorrowland

reportedly sold more than 400,000 tickets.

In less than a week,

Atif Aslam’s

latest single ‘Paaniyon Sa’ has

garnered over 26 million views. The song is the highlight of John

Abraham and Aisha Sharma starrer Satyameva Jayate that will

be released on August 15.

In related news, the superstar will be performing in South

Africa from 20-22 July.

Sam Smith

has been announced

for Abu Dhabi Formula 1’s after-race

concerts and will be performing on

Saturday 24 November. Smith joins

the incredible line up which includes

The Weeknd on Friday 23 November,


Guns ‘N’ Roses

on Sunday 25

November. However one final name

remains a secret. “2018 marks a very

significant year for us as we celebrate

the 10th anniversary of the Abu Dhabi

Grand Prix and with three great acts now revealed, we are

looking forward to

announcing the final

artist who will take to

the stage as part of an

incredible weekend of

racing and live music

and entertainment for

all ticket holders,” said

Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO

of Yas Marina Circuit.

Yasalam After-Race

Concert will be held

at the du Arena, Yas

Island. Early Bird tickets

are available until the end of July for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,

with 20 percent off the standard ticket price. Ticket holders can

also take their weekend up a gear by purchasing ‘Golden Circle’

upgrade tickets for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts.




has more hot

100 no. 1

hits than any

rapper ever.

It’s nothing

new for Drake

to absolutely

own the Hot

100 chart.

Currently, his

Scorpion viral

smash, “In

My Feelings,”

is number

one on

the list after

previously sitting at sixth.

This accounts for the second time this year that Drake has

replaced himself at number one, as “Nice For What” has been

bounced my the aforementioned “In My Feelings.” Back in

April, “Nice For What” overtook “God’s Plan” to become number

one. As it stands, Drake now has more Hot 100 number one

hits than any other rapper, surpassing Eminem, Puff Daddy,

and Ludacris, who each have five. The Canadian musician still

trails the likes of Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, The

Beatles, and Elvis Presley. -Billboard

In related news, Drake has reportedly been shooting music

videos in New Orleans and London.

Compiled by Mariam Nihal




Weekend 1

Carl Cox, Nora En Pure, Paul Oakenfold, Axwell /\

Ingrosso, San Holo, Vini Vici, Alison Wonderland,

Armin van Buuren Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Andrew

Rayel, Martin Garrix, Fedde Le Grand, Diablo, Jauz,

Brohug, K?d, Oliver Heldens Fatboy Slim, Virtual

Self, Sebastian Ingrosso, and more can be found

at the Freedom stage. Meanwhile the Monstercat-

curated Rose Garden will see some heavy hitters

like Dion Timmer, Kayzo, NGHTMRE, Rezz, Slander

and more. 

Sunday’s Organ of Harmony lineup in-

cludes KSHMR, Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki and

more. Closing out the MainStage Sunday will be,

Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, David Guetta, Alan

Walker and many others.

Weekend 2

Erick Morillo, Markus Schultz,

Paul Kalkbrenner, Hardwell,

Slushii, Tiesto, Bassjackers,

Nervo, Above & Beyond, Alan

Walker, David Guetta, Steve

Angello and more. A State

of Trance will take over the

Freedom stage with Armin

van Buuren, Vici Vici, Cosmic

Gate, Marlo, Andrew Rayel

and more. Netsky, Alison Won-

derland, Fox Stevenson, Jauz,

Ookay, Fox Stevenson and

more will be found at Netsky

and Friends.

Saudi Arabia At Tomorrowland

Omar Basaad marked a new milestone for the country’s rapidly expanding music and cultural

scene, as he becomes the first DJ/Producer from the Kingdom to perform at Tomorrowland.

“It’s a milestone for sure. I’m grateful for the opportunity to everyone at Tomorrowland and Envie

events. Saudis have always been part of that community but it’s good to be embraced, as this is

somehow an official stamp of approval and acceptance for the world to see,” Basaad told Saudi


Tomorrowland announced that it will be streaming a full 6 days of live music via its official website.