Over 185,000 Fans Immersed In The Magic Of Dubai’s First Mega Festival: UNTOLD Dubai Wraps Up With Record-Breaking Success In UAE

Over 185,000 Fans Immersed In The Magic Of Dubai’s First Mega Festival: UNTOLD Dubai Wraps Up With Record-Breaking Success In UAE

The inaugural UNTOLD Dubai festival, a globally recognised brand born in Romania, Europe has just etched its mark on the international festival landscape, attracting over 185,000 music enthusiasts from around the world with 45,000 attending the final day. Over four days and four nights, UNTOLD Dubai transformed Expo City Dubai into a sprawling musical utopia, delivering a seamless blend of real-world experiences and boundless imagination. This scintillating festival not only fulfilled its promise to bring world-class entertainment to Dubai but also firmly positioned the UAE as a premier festival destination. 

The Mainstage, a focal point of the UNTOLD Dubai experience, witnessed a myriad of awe-inspiring performances by an eclectic lineup of global superstars. The festival’s final day was littered with talented artists, including the K-pop sensation PSY, renowned for the global phenomenon “Gangnam Style.” PSY’s live show on the fourth day was nothing short of legendary, infusing the Mainstage with unparalleled energy, dancers, video projections, and a spectacular fireworks display. PSY’s invigorating performance was one of the enduring symbols of UNTOLD Dubai’s ability to deliver unforgettable moments. 

The final night was not short of engaging electronic music either, featuring the iconic Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia, Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet, and Romanian pop sensation INNA. Ingrosso’s DJ set, featuring the premiere of his collaboration “Skip” with Steve Angello, showcased the Swede’s mastery in creating an electric atmosphere. Timmy Trumpet, ranked 6th in the Top 100 DJ Mag, captivated the audience with two worldwide premieres, contributing further to the festival’s dynamic energy, while INNA, a Romanian music icon, crafted a unique live show where festivalgoers became an integral part of the performance, singing and dancing in unison. 

The journey through UNTOLD Dubai’s musical universe unfolded over four extraordinary days, featuring headliners such as Armin van Buuren, Ellie Goulding, Tiesto, Hardwell, Badshah, Major Lazer, G-Eazy, Don Diablo, DJ BLISS, Kris Fade, and many more. Each day brought its own unique set of highlights and emotions, transcending the boundaries of conventional music festivals. Tiesto’s live set, one of the most anticipated moments for lovers of trance and progressive house, saw the Dutch maestro expressing his excitement at the fans’ overwhelming reaction to his performance.  

Hardwell, a wizard of the big-room house sound, raised the bar once again with an exclusive, high-energy show, featuring a premiere collaboration with Armin van Buuren. Major Lazer, a powerhouse trio comprising Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, showcased a groundbreaking live show, engaging the audience as active participants and unveiling a collaboration with Don Diablo for the first time globally.  

G-Eazy, the American artist, lit up the penultimate day, delivering a captivating show and performing a selection of songs from his latest album “These Things Happen Too” alongside some of his top-charting hits, including his latest single “Random.” Badshah, a multi-award-winning artist at the Punjabi Music Awards, brought further levels of elation to fans, as he became the first Indian to perform at the festival. Showcasing his repertoire of rap anthems, guests were treated to a plethora of his hits including “Let’s Nacho,” Genda Phool,” and “Gone Girl.” 

Throughout every moment of the festival, the Mainstage became a sanctuary of joy and entertainment, including when Kris Fade, one of the Middle East’s most loved media personalities, curated a special back-to-back session alongside Dean Curtis. DJ BLISS, a staple of the UAE’s DJ circuit, also stirred the festival audience with a captivating mix, showcasing his passion for electronic music. 

Reflecting on the overwhelming success, Edy Chereji, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UNTOLD Universe, said, “UNTOLD Dubai has exceeded our expectations, and the response from attendees has been phenomenal. We are grateful for the support and enthusiasm from fans around the world and we are delighted that everyone shared in the joy of this exceptional musical experience. UNTOLD Dubai was not just a festival, but rather a global celebration of music, connection, and pure emotion. As we bid farewell to 2024, we eagerly anticipate returning in 2025 with even more magic and surprises. See you then!” 

UNTOLD Dubai has undeniably raised the bar for international music festivals, creating an unparalleled experience that seamlessly blends entertainment, innovation, and the magic of music. The festival has left an indelible mark on Dubai’s cultural landscape, setting the stage for future editions that promise to be even more extraordinary. 

As the curtain falls on the inaugural UNTOLD Dubai Festival, festivalgoers are reminded that unused funds from the festival wristband can be refunded online until February 23rd at 11:59 PM, accessible through the festival app and official website.