We are proud to announce that Dance FM are official partners of 117 Live’s 2nd Edition of Fiesta De Los Muertos!
This year the festival will be headlined by the one and only Gorillaz; performing their first ever live set in Dubai! Also feauring Massari and The Mariachis.
Just a few of the amazing acts performing at what is set to be an unforgettable day!
Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010) and The Fall (2011). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognised by TheGuinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
The 14-track album Humanz is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring additional alternative versions of all 14 album tracks is available. Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.
Before becoming an international pop-R&B act, Massari, migrated to Canada with his family after fleeing the civil war in Lebanon. His entrance into the music industry started with a grade school performance and a case of stage fright that eventually evolved into a career, where he teamed with his former classmates artist Belly’s older brother, and Sal, who co-manages The Weeknd and also manages Belly and French Montana.
About The Mariachis
The Mariachis are the official band of the Doritos TV commercials. Commencing June 2012, the campaign featured them singing pop classics with a Mexican twist, with their versions of the Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’, East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ and Joan Jett’s ‘I Love Rock & Roll’. They received over 13.5m online video views and 500,000 facebook likes. The four band members all hail from South America and have appeared at major music festivals including Glastonbury, Wireless, Henley & Cambridge, along with international events such as the Autostadt festival in Germany. 2016 saw them play at UK festivals including The Lunar Festival, Grillfest, Bedford River Festival, The Chilli Festival and alongside Major Lazar at the Fiesta De Los Muertos, Dubai. 2016 also saw them chosen by Rod Stewart as support act for his UK stadium tour, performing to over 1,000,000 people. The band can also be heard performing on Tinie Tempah’s single ‘Mamacita’.
Best known for his top 10 UK hit single ‘Shut up’ which rapidly rose up the charts at the end of 2015 having been initially released as a freestyle on YouTube, Stormzy has been cited as redefining the British music scene. His debut album Gangs Signs & Prayer, launched earlier this year, was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Album Chart which debuted on BBC radio channels to much acclaim. No stranger to the festival scene having played a successful set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, 2017 saw the rapper collaborate with the Californian Nu metal band, Linkin Park on ‘Good Goodbye’ elevating the track to be one of the strongest on the entire album.
Such is his energy, Stormzy commands collaborations with industry heavyweights including Ghetts, Chip and Wretch 32 and has performed on numerous occasions with the multi-award winning British singer-songwriter, Ed Shereen for their remix of the chart-topping hit ‘Shape of You’. He was also among the 50 stars featured on Simon Cowell’s recent Grenfell Tower charity single in tribute to the victims of the fire disaster.
About Carly Rae Jepsen
Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets – including TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, People, Stereogum, Vulture, Complex, and Noisey- declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum selling single “I Really Like You.” One year later Jepsen released E*MO*TION Side B as a gift to her fans and saw it immediately rise on the charts.
Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss featured the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States. It earned Jepsen 2012 Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the lead role in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Jepsen also starred as the iconic Pink Lady, “Frenchy,” in FOX’s four time EMMY award winning musical GREASE: LIVE. Jepsen is currently working on a new studio album.
About 117 Live
117Live is Al Ahli Holding Group newest subsidiary, launched in December 2015. From concerts and shows to corporate events, 117Live will manage all live events for Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) and its brands, bringing international standards not only to the Middle East region, but to Far and South East Asia, and the Americas. With its very own purpose-built arena (The Autism Rocks Arena) and dedicated team that specializes in live entertainment booking and concert management and promotion, 117Live looks to revolutionize the face of live entertainment in the region. The Autism Rocks Arena opened it’s doors to the public in March 2016 with a show from the princess of pop herself Nicki Minaj , with the following weekend playing host to the Autism Rocks Fest featuring Tyga and Florida. The new season will kicked off with Dubai’s biggest Halloween party featuring Major Lazer, DNCE, All Saints and many more, as well as the launch of Dubai’s first ever popular culture festival ‘PopCon’ starring an array of beauty, fitness, gaming and Cosplay stars-across the same weekend. 2017 has kicked off in style with shows from Guns N Roses, Bryan Adams and Justin Bieber.
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It’s going to be a fantastic day and we can’t wait to see you there!
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