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Sole DXB, the highly anticipated youth and contemporary culture festival in the region unveils additional artists joining its already impressive line-up.

Among the notable additions is the elite lyricist, Joey Bada$$ who is set to captivate the audience on the main stage on Sunday, December 10th. Additionally, Sole DXB will proudly feature Lil Zey, the first Turkish artist to grace the festival’s stage and the first female rapper in Turkey’s trap scene, who will also perform on Sunday, December 10th.  Both of these remarkable artists are presented by Les Benjamins, the renowned Istanbul-based luxury streetwear brand which serves as a catalyst for cultural storytelling through the prism of design.

Lil Zey

On Sunday, December 10th, the line-up will also welcome Soulja, the Sudanese-born artist who has established himself as one of the most successful and charismatic artists in the region. Fluent in a range of genres and adept at rapping in his native Sudanese Arabic, Soulja’s appeal extends beyond his stage presence and lyrical mastery. His magnetic personality has cultivated a dedicated fanbase across the MENA region and led to collaborations with some of the industry’s most talented artists.

Also on the roster for Sunday December 10th is Ma-Beyn, the Palestinian-Egyptian multidisciplinary creative. Her unique artistic perspective promises to contribute an additional layer of richness to the line-up, ensuring a dynamic and culturally resonant experience.

Central Cee at Sole DXB 2023 by Maxwell Aurelien James

Sole DXB tickets are now on sale at and Sole DXB will be the opening event of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 29th edition. This exciting addition enriches the already bustling calendar of events during the festive season, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy every single day in this unparalleled city.

Stay tuned to Sole DXB’s social media channels or sign up for their newsletter at, for further announcements on programming, and what to expect at this year’s edition.

Previous Music Lineup Announcement

This year Sole DXB commemorates 50 years of Hip Hop with an incredible line up of regional and international artists, featuring some of the genre’s most iconic figures. Legendary American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, Busta Rhymes, who will be headlining the festival on Sunday, December 10th. Known as a pioneer in Hip Hop since the 80s, whose discography includes records with Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lil Wayne.

Busta Rhymes

Joining the legendary Sole DXB lineup on Saturday 9th December will be Jadakiss, who is set to make his UAE debut on the festival’s main stage, in addition to the enigmatic Tobe Nwigwe, true legend Big Daddy Kane. Sudanese American ODDISEE who is known for merging elements of jazz, funk, and go-go into his hip-hop rooted production will be performing as well as the master of instrumental hip-hop and composition DJ Shadow. Also gracing the main stage is Nadine El Roubi Sudanese singer, songwriter, and rapper based in Cairo, one of the region’s most prominent hip-hop and neo-soul forces.

Sunday 10th December welcomes, the global artistic visionary Sampa the Great, Syrian American rapper and spoken word poet Omar Offendum who are part of the masterfully curated festival’s lineup.

This year also brings UAE Mixtape, a showcase of the region’s rap artists including; The Recipe, Tac, Tayeb Santo, A’Y, Maxi Zee and Moh Flow, hosted by Mazzi of Def Jam.


The highly anticipated festival, with the invaluable support of its strategic partners – Dubai Design District (d3), and Dubai Calendar, the official guide to events in Dubai – continues to hold its place as the catalyst of culture, community and commerce in the region. Through various mediums, Sole DXB has grown to become an international stage, known for spotlighting emerging ideas and concepts alongside well-established names. Each year the festival proves itself as a specially curated platform for businesses to connect and speak to the youth. In addition to an impressive line-up of international and emerging talent, fans can expect an eclectic selection of global brands, from sportswear and contemporary giants to the best of independent fashion and design from the region and beyond.

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