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Dubai to host EarthSoul music and arts festival dedicated to UAE’s Year of Sustainability

DUBAI, 16th October, 2023 (WAM) — EarthSoul Festival 2023, a first-of-its-kind eco-conscious music festival to the UAE, is set to take place from 8th to 10th December at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre in line with the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability.The three-day event will feature an electrifying line-up of over 20 international and local artists who will perform and present music, art, creativity and entertainment to deliver a powerful message on marine conservation and the fight against plastic pollution.Internationally acclaimed artists such as English popstar Anne Marie, renowned Moroccan singer, songwriter, record producer RedOne, Prinz, Turkish sensation Mustafa Ceceli, Emirati artist Arqam, Filipino alternative stars December Avenue, Indian Hardrock supergroup Girish and the Chronicles, Benny Dayal and Funktuation, Nouaman Belaiachi, Punjabi Star Riar Saab, Coke Studio stars Shae Gill from Pasoori fame and Young Stunners, among many others will perform during the festiva
l.Commenting on the festival, Pragna Vaya, Managing Director at Orbit Events, the festival organiser, said, “We are happy to announce the EarthSoul Festival, where music, art, and sustainability converge in celebration of our planet. The festival embodies the idea that the change process starts with us and showcases sustainable practices. We believe in the power of art and music to inspire and drive positive change, making EarthSoul Festival a catalyst for a sustainable world for all.”The event beckons eco-conscious individuals, music and art enthusiasts, and advocates to unite, while upholding the leave ‘no trace policy’, entailing a deep commitment to the sustenance and preservation of our Earth. It serves as an inclusive platform, bridging communities, initiating crucial conversations, and empowering individuals to make a tangible impact on our planet,” she added.Arqam, one of the renowned Emirati Soul singers in the UAE whose music embodies the values of environmental stewardship, peace, tolerance, love a
nd understanding, shared his profound excitement, saying, “I’m supremely honoured to represent the UAE at Dubai’s first Eco-conscious music festival. Eagerly anticipate the opportunity to craft a truly unforgettable experience in this celebration of Earth, art and music.”Engaging workshops, wellness sessions and panel discussions centred on marine conservation and plastic pollution will enlighten and empower festival-goers, fostering a deeper understanding of environmental challenges and solutions. The festival’s immersive art and decor installations, meticulously crafted from recycled and upcycled materials, promise to captivate the senses and serve as educational tools, inspiring a greener way of living.The festival will also host the University Art Contest, where talented students from Dubai’s top universities and design schools will showcase their creative works in line with the theme, ‘Oceans of Change.’ This contest aligns with marine conservation and plastic pollution reduction and echoes the focus of
COP28 in Dubai, offering a platform for emerging artists to shine and contribute to the festival’s message of sustainability.

Source: Emirates News Agency