By Time Out Dubai staff
Weekend-long festival at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre is one of the most popular events on the Dubai music calendar
50 Cent, Rita Ora and Eva Simons have been announced as the first three names on the bill at the 2016 installment of RedFest DXB in February.
Now in its third year, the weekend-long festival at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre is one of the most popular events on the music calendar and organisers say it will be "even bigger and better than ever before" in 2016.
"The line-up we have organised is very exciting and once again we have surpassed ourselves in attracting some of the biggest, best and most exciting current artists," Done Events said in a statement.
Rapper 50 Cent has sold 30 million records worldwide and scooped numerous awards, including Grammys, Billboard Music Awards and BET awards. Tracks like In Da Club has passed into the hip hop hall of fame.
Rita Ora will be returning to the scene of her first Dubai show two years ago. Growing in popularity since 2013, she is now permanently set in the minds of millions thanks to plenty of work outside of music, such as fashion design, modelling and TV presenting for The Voice and, currently, X Factor in the UK.
Previous years have seen the likes of Iggy Azelea, Kid Ink, The Script, Jesse J, Kiesza, Bastille, Rixton, Cris Cab, Ella Eyre, Tinie Tempah and John Newman all take to the stage in front of a sell-out crowd.
Taking place next year on February 11 and 12, tickets aren't available yet, though pre-registration has opened at www.redfestdxb.com.For all the latest art news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.