• 29 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017

    Unite with Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland, the world’s most prestigious electronic music festival held at Boom, Belgium, brings Unite with Tomorrowland to Dubai for the first time on Saturday, 29th July 2017 at the new indoor venue Dubai Festival City Arena.

    Dubai Festival City Arena will be designed, developed and assembled in the indescribable and mesmerizing Tomorrowland vibe. The magical experience will begin from as early at 2pm at the indoor venue, with an exciting line up of international and local artists taking the stage, along with a live satellite connection from Tomorrowland in Belgium. Guests at Unite with Tomorrowland will be able to experience 3 DJ sets of Tomorrowland headliners, live from the legendary Mainstage.

    Grab your Magical passes via now and be part of the magic at indoor Festival City Arena on July 29!

    You can buy your ticket online at: platinum List

  • 20 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017

    Tomorrowland Belgium 2017 Live Stream

    Dance FM 97.8 are broadcasting LIVE from Tomorrowland: Belgium ! Tomorrowland is the fastest selling music festival on the planet with over 180,000 dedicated fans having the time of their lives each year.

    Daily update…..

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    – – – – – –  Day 2 Saturday 7/22/2017 – – – – – –


    – – – – – –  Day 1 Friday 7/21/2017 – – – – – –

    – – – – – –  Thursday 7/20/2017 – – – – – –

    The Rude Awakening team are heading to Tomorrowland in Belgium tonight!

    Not only will they be on Facebook live with interviews and behind the scenes, but make sure you follow them all on Instagram to keep up with their instastories as they take you backstage and upfront & centre at one of the world’s biggest dance music festivals.

    They will also be broadcasting all the action live from Friday! Tune in on 97.8FM, and make sure to follow us on Instagram: @dancefmuae

    – – – – – –  About Tomorrowland – – – – – –

    Dance FM 97.8 are proud to announce that we are the official radio partner of Tomorrowland: Belgium! Tomorrowland is the fastest selling music festival on the planet with over 180,000 dedicated fans having the time of their lives each year.

    From the 21st to the 23rd of July, the 3 day-long festival features over 150 of the world’s finest DJs from every genre imaginable, across 16 stages of pure electronic music.

    This year and for the first time ever in the region, Danny Cee and The Rude Awakening team are travelling to Belgium to broadcast Tomorrowland — LIVE!

    They’ll be getting the low-down on all things Tomorrowland, with live interviews and feedback on the truly electric atmosphere.

    There’s more…

  • 27 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017

    We Are Official Partners With Fiesta De Los Muertso!

    We are proud to announce that Dance FM are official partners of 117 Live’s 2nd Edition of Fiesta De Los Muertso!

    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!

    About Gorillaz

    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.

    About Massari

    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’.

    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.

    Stay tuned to 117Live’s social media channels @117Live on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and www.117live.com for all other information.

    It’s going to be a fantastic day and we can’t wait to see you there!

  • 29 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017

    Interview with DJ Whoo Kid

    Tune in to Dance FM 97.8 tonight from 7pm to 8pm for an EXCLUSIVE interview with none-other than DJ Whoo Kid!

    Yves Mondesir, p/k/a DJ Whoo Kid, has been a staple in the Urban & EDM community for over two decades. In the two decades that Whoo Kid has been dominating the Music Industry, he has deejayed for Royalty, Celebrities, the World’s Largest Venues, and more.

    Each Saturday and Sunday there are roughly 12 million listeners that tune into his radio show, The Whoolywood Shuffle, on Eminem’s Radio Station Shade 45, heard on Sirius XM Channel 45.

    All of these accolades had caught the eye of Harvard University, and they had Whoo Kid deliver a symposium to the student body in April of 2014.

  • 25 Mar 2017 - 27 Mar 2017

    Ultra Music Festival LIVE On Air

    The Ultra-Music Festival is almost here.

    More than one hundred thousand fans come together in Miami for the ultimate sell-out weekender.

    Three heart-pounding days of non-stop, dance music from over 100 of the world’s greatest DJ’s and live acts, including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, The Prodigy, Hardwell, Underworld, David Guetta and Tiesto.

    But you don’t need to fly there to be part of the action. From 3am on the 25th to 3am on the 27th of March, we’re bringing the experience here, to Dance FM.

    So tune in, turn up the volume, and let the music take control with Dance FM 97.8.

    Exclusive UAE Partners with Ultra Music Festival.

    Find our broadcasting schedule below:

    UAE Transmission Times

    Saturday 25th 3am to 6am (Ultra Day 1)  (Miami – Friday Late Night)

    Sunday 26th 1am to 5am (Ultra Day 2)    (Miami  – Saturday Late Night)

    Sunday 11pm to Monday 3am (Ultra Day 3)  (Miami – Sunday Night)

    Here’s a list of festival headliners:
































  • 15 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2018

    Interview with Raxon

    Raxon’s fan base and reputation continue to grow around the world, DJ Mag Middle East have been quick to recognize his efforts by placing him at No 7 in their Top 100 DJ Poll in 2010 and he was voted Best Dubai DJ in 2013 and 2014 by Time Out Dubai.

    – residentadvisor.net

    Dance FM 97.8 gets a chance to sit down and catch up with one of the best DJs to come out of the Middle East: Raxon.

    The interview airs at 7:30pm tonight!