Seven-gig festival to showcase different music genres, with Cairokee and Afroto kicking off in Alternative Rap Night at the Dubai World Trade Centre on July 16.
Anghami has announced a new indoor concert series to be held over the coming weeks in the UAE.
Titled “Beat the Heat,” the seven-concert festival — staged in collaboration with the UAE’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing — runs throughout July and August and will showcase some of the best talent in the region, including Egyptian band Cairokee and trap artist Afroto.
As part of this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises, Beat the Heat will see up-and-coming artists from across the region perform live at Sheikh Rashid Hall at the Dubai World Trade Centre organised by Spotlight Live Events – Anghami’s newly acquired company for live events and concerts.
The first gets underway on Saturday, and the series is set to feature performers from the worlds of alternative rap, Khaleeji pop and hip-hop, Filipino, North African, indie and mainstream alternative. The announcement comes just days after Anghami announced the acquisition of Spotlight Live Events, a move that will see the region’s streaming platform further expand its footprint in the music and entertainment ecosystem while unlocking opportunities between the physical and digital worlds.
Beat the Heat is the first series in a full calendar of live concerts and events from Anghami and Spotlight Live Events that will take place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Cairo and Riyadh in the coming months. The series will kick off with the Egyptian band Cairokee and trap artist Afroto, who will headline Alternative Rap Night on Saturday, July 16. The concerts will be sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, Xtra Vape, Lay’s Maxx and Western Union, and media partners Channel 4 104.8 and Radio al Rabia 107.8.