Idris Elba will be the star attraction at the second installment of Zero Gravity’s DXBeach on Friday October 23rd. British electronic group Clean Bandit, French house duo Klingande, Dutch music producer Mike Mago and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ MistaJam are also on the bill.
The 43-year-old Londoner is best known for his roles in hit TV series 'Luther' and 'The Wire', as well as Hollywood blockbusters 'American Gangster', 'Thor' and 'Pacific Rim'.
But Elba also comes with plenty of musical pedigree. The Golden Globe winner, hotly-tipped to become the next James Bond, has been shaking and stirring up the music scene for almost a decade, under the moniker 'Driis'.
His appearance comes as Star Trek Beyond, the actor’s next big blockbuster movie, also roles into town, with the British actor widely expected to star as the picture’s main bad guy.
Joining Elba are fellow Brits Clean Bandit, an electronic house group consisting of members Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith. The band are known for their unique mixes of electronic music mixed with classical pieces by composers such as Mozart and Shostakovich.
Next up, British DJ and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Pete ‘MistaJam’ Dalton. His multi-genre sets includes hip hop and grime, and his broadcasts are considered to be the pre-eminent slot for urban music in the UK.
The one-day concert in Dubai Marina will also see French producers Klingande - who are known for their hit saxophone groove song 'Jubel' - take to the stage, as well as Dutch producer Mike Mago.
Daytime entertainment includes live music, local DJ sets, water sports and complimentary spa treatments. Doors open at noon, with the concert running through until 3am.
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