Catch Up with Kris Fade: Virgin Radio's Fest Festival

Catch Up with Kris Fade: Virgin Radio's Fest Festival

26 Sep 2013

Kris does the big reveal on what to expect

We unveiled some exciting news recently on Virgin Radio Dubai. We’re having a festival! RedFestDXB will be on 13 and 14 February at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The headliners are acclaimed American folk-rock band The Lumineers from Chicago. They’ve just performed at London’s iTunes festival so they’re pretty hot right now! But as for the other acts, well, that’s up to you! You can nominate online who you want to perform and we’ll try and get them out here! It can be anyone – a celebrity, a band or a singer. It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this. So far we’ve had everyone from Sean Paul to Michael Bublé and One Direction suggested! There’ll also be a dance stage, The RedHouse, where local club DJs will be performing. Who would I most like to see? I’d like to get Canadian rapper Drake over.
It got me thinking that six years ago when I moved to the UAE we got one or two gigs a year. Now we get so many artists coming here. Over the next few weeks we’ve got Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, Jason Derulo, Will.i.am and The Killers! My top three UAE gigs from the last few years though have to be Enrique Iglesias, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez. They were all awesome!
INFO: Visit www.virginradiodubai to nominate your fave act. Tickets go on sale 1 Oct at www.redfestdxb.com