Gangnam Style will meet Dubai style on March 28 when South Korean rapper Psy– the first person to get a billion views on YouTube — performs in the UAE as part of My Music X, a new three-day music festival launched in Dubai on Monday. The My Music X opening party will take place on Lebanon Island.
Psy will be joined by UAE regular Sean Paul at the concert on Atlantis the Palm, before the DJs take over the next night, with ATB and Sander Kleinenberg at a night celebrating electronic dance music.
The festival also includes workshops, Q&A sessions, a fashion event and networking, over three days from its base at the My Music X Village at Dubai International Marine Club, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, from March 27-29.
Festival founder Darrell Bell said the event aims to bring together performance and education in a place where music professionals — or those aspiring to be — can meet and get creative. “We will be creating a uniquely vibrant and exciting hub of activity at the specially created My Music X Village in Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) in addition to hosting showstopping headline acts,” he said at a press conference, aptly held at one of Dubai’s newest nightclubs, the VIP Room at the Marriot Marquis hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road.