EDM BEATS AND KHALEEJI TUNES
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.