DXBeach is back for a brand new season, announcing two 15-hour music festivals at its postcard-perfect home of Zero Gravity on Friday October 21 and Friday November 18.
The now-established and much-anticipated event has consistently seen crowds flock to Dubai’s most-talked-about entertainment venue since its birth in April 2015, with more than 6,000 revellers attending the last DXBeach in April 2016, which was headlined by Tiësto.
With the UAE summer heat on a steady decline to idyllic beach party weather... October 21 is a date to lock down right now. This huge DXBeach line-up is led by superstar DJ Fatboy Slim, and will also see global giants MK and Benny Benassi take over the state-of-the-art stage on the sand, alongside what is set to be a mesmerising DJ set from Zero 7, as day blends into night.
Undisputed king of the beach party – thanks to his mega successful Big Beach Boutique events attracting hundreds of thousands of people to the seafront of his hometown of Brighton, England – Fatboy Slim has been a DJ enjoying world domination for decades. Also known as Norman Cook, he is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’, which will be re-issued on September 23, along with rare, unreleased material.
At the age of 53, the British ‘big beat’ dance legend is worshipped for his own patented brand of “party acid house”, plus mega tunes including ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and ‘Praise You’, and prides himself on giving fans not just great music, but a complex audio-visual production – now more than ever. “I’m technically a video jockey. We write scripts for all the tunes, we make films and we push new limits,” he describes. “It’s a show. It’s my job. I love doing it.” And with every Fatboy “show” a unique experience, the Dubai crowd can prepare to be wowed.
Revered DJ/producer MK (Marc Kinchen) has roots that are “pure Detroit” – but a career that’s seen him seamlessly transform house, techno, hip-hop, R’n’B and pop music. Since garnering worldwide respect with his remix of Nightcrawlers’ ‘Push The Feeling On’ in 1995, MK has become the ‘go-to guy’ for a killer club mix, with versions of Wankelmut’s ‘My Head Is A Jungle’ and Lana Del Ray’s ‘Blue Jeans’ and ‘Summertime Sadness’ keeping him firmly in the spotlight for 2016.
From gaining overnight acclaim with his smash hit, and head-turning music video, ‘Satisfaction’ in 2003, Benny Benassi is an Italian DJ who has done nothing but skyrocket to stardom in the past decade. Working with chart-storming artists including Kelis, John Legend, Chris Brown and Skrillex, Benny’s talents are behind the huge success of tracks including ‘Beautiful People’ (with Chris Brown) and ‘Cinema’ (with Gary Go), and make him a man guaranteed to bring the party.
Zero Gravity’s awe-inspiring beach-side location – complete with a 2,000sq/m pool expansion that takes the venue into a unrivalled UAE domain – couldn’t be more suited to Zero 7. With ultimate chillout tracks including ‘Destiny’ and ‘In The Waiting Line’ in his repertoire, Zero 7’s Sam Hardaker will provide the soundtrack to sunset – guaranteed to be a pivotal moment for this DXBeach.
Zero Gravity will once again be offering a special DXBrunch package, priced at AED 495 per person (aged 21+), and including free-flowing food and premium drinks from 12pm to 3pm, plus access to DXBeach. DXBrunch is a lively, fast-selling package with limited availability, so those keen to attend are advised to book early by contacting Zero Gravity on the details given below.
Full details for DXBeach ticket pricing and structure are detailed below. The full line-up and details of DXBeach on November 18 will be released shortly.
DXBeach takes place on Friday October 21, from 12pm to 3am. A further DXBeach event will take place on Friday November 18, and details of this will be announced to follow.
DXBEACH TICKET PRICES (all options 21+)
Early Bird = AED 225
Regular = AED 275
Poolside = AED 400 (includes private pool-side lounge, bar and changing facilities)
Tickets are available online at www.platinumlist.net
DXBrunch = AED 495
Zero Gravity has created a special DXBrunch package for AED 495 per person, which includes free-flowing food and premium drinks from 12pm to 3pm, plus access to DXBeach.
VIP poolside day bed packages are also available, and prices are available on request. For reservations, contact Zero Gravity on +971 4 399 0009 and +971 55 500 9111.
For information, visit www.dxbeach.ae
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ABOUT DXBEACH: DXBeach is a large-scale day-to-night beach festival, created by DGT Events and Zero Gravity. It was launched in April 2015, and the October and November 2016 festivals will be the fourth and fifth events, respectively. Headlined by a series of huge international artists including Mark Ronson, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Idris Elba, and Tiësto, DXBeach features back-to-back entertainment across 15 hours, and has attracted 5-6,000 people with every event.
ABOUT ZERO GRAVITY: Zero Gravity is a unique beach club, bar, restaurant, pool and large-scale event space located next to Skydive Dubai Drop Zone in Al Sufouh, making waves in the sparkling city of Dubai. Guests go From Day... To Night at Zero Gravity, where they can enjoy laid-back lounging on the pristine beach and pool, lunch or dinner in the ultra-modern restaurant and a full-on party vibe by night.