EDM BEATS AND KHALEEJI TUNES

Friday - - The Leisure Charts -

Home-grown mu­sic and arts fes­ti­val Groove on The Grass is back at Emi­rates Golf Club in Dubai to­day. This open-air EDM fest boasts a line-up in­clud­ing Ger­man DJs Ben Klock, Mar­cel Dettmann and mu­si­cal group Mind Against. Tick­ets from Dh210 at plat­inum­list.net. En­try for over 21s only; from 5pm-3am. Call 04 380 1234.

Who says elec­tronic mu­sic is just for glo­be­trot­ting mil­len­ni­als? An­other out­door mu­sic fes­ti­val, Piknic Élec­tronik, is mak­ing the most of the UAE’s fleet­ing spring sea­son and open­ing up the elec­tronic mu­sic genre to fam­i­lies. Along with a dose of EDM by DJs Charl Chakka, Pierre Ra­van, El Mundo and Chloé, there will be fam­ily-friendly activities, food trucks and stalls. It’s at the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Ma­rine Club. Tick­ets from Dh100 avail­able at piknic­elec­tronik.com/dubai.

Touted as Dubai’s big­gest EDM fes­ti­val, The Sound Col­lec­tive is on at Barasti Beach Bar (top right) un­til to­mor­row. To­day, DJ and vo­cal­ist Am­trac will per­form from 8pm. To­mor­row, Dutch producer R3HAB (aka Fad­hil Al Ghoul) gets the party started from mid­night. Free en­try; visit barastibeach.com

Party the day away into night at Zero Grav­ity’s One Big Fri­day. The round-the­clock (well, half of it) party kicks off again to­day with non-stop mu­sic from Sigma, Gor­gon City (top right) and DJ Sam Devine from 12pm-3am. Free en­try be­fore 7pm, Dh150 af­ter. Call 04 399 0009. Tick­ets avail­able on plat­inum­list.net

If your ears are yearn­ing for the tra­di­tional strains of Khaleeji mu­sic, leg­endary Saudi singer Mo­ham­mad Abdo (left), fresh off his ground­break­ing con­cert in Jed­dah, per­forms at Dubai Opera on April 2. Tick­ets from Dh750 at dubai­opera.com

Stephen Devassy per­forms at Eti­salat Acad­emy to­day. The com­poser and key­tar player (left) has toured with the likes of A.R. Rah­man and Zakir Hus­sain, and will be joined by singers Naresh Iyer, Syam Prasad and Ramya Vi­nayaku­mar, per­cus­sion­ist Ghatam Girid­har Udupa and sitar player Pur­bayan Chat­ter­jee. Tick­ets from Dh50 at plat­inum­list. net; show starts at 7pm.

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