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Sole DXB 2023 Roster has Dropped

The annual music festival is being headlined by none other than Busta Rhymes, as well as an exciting line-up of other acts.

The news as we get it! The line-up for Sole DXB has been announced, with chart-topping rapper, songwriter and award-winning record producer Busta Rhymes leading the stage on December 10th.

Guests can also expect to see lyricist Joey Bada$$ and Turkish rapper Lil Zey, plus Soulja, the Sudanese-born artist who is well known throughout the Middle Eastern region for his performances. 

Lyricist Joey Bada$$

Also performing on the 10th will be Sampa the Great and Syrian-American rapper and spoken word poet Omar Offendum, as well as Palestinian-Egyptian Ma-Beyn, promising an eclectic mix of international and local artists. 

Meanwhile on Saturday December 9th Jadakiss is scheduled – who is set to make his UAE debut on the festival’s main stage – in addition to Tobe Nwigwe and Big Daddy Kane, plus Sudanese American ODDISEE, who is known for his fusion of hiphop with jazz and funk. There’s also a live set from DJ Shadow and Nadine El Roubi, a Sudanese singer, songwriter, and rapper based in Cairo.

This year also brings UAE Mixtape, a showcase of the region’s rap artists including; The Recipe, Tac, Tayeb Santo, A’Y, Maxi Zee and Moh Flow, hosted by Mazzi of Def Jam.

In previous years the festival has hosted performances from Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Jorja Smith, Koffee, Sho Madjozi, Bas, Stormzy, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Petra Collins, Scottie Pippen, Kerby-Jean Raymond, Central Cee, Bas, Marwan Pablo, Khadija El Warzazia, Rapsody, Mumu Fresh and more.

First launched in 2014 in Al Quoz, the festival is one of the region’s longest running, and celebrates fashion, music, art, and represents a chance for the city’s musical community to get together in a creative space. 

Tickets are AED 349 for a weekend pass, AED 695 for a front stage weekend pass, and it’s hosted at Dubai Design District (D3) from 8th-12th December. 

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