DJs Sam Feldt and Nicky Romero will headline the annual Sunsets Festival at Barasti beach on October 25 and 26 respectively.
Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh , Dubai
25 October 2018, 12:00 AM
27 October 2018, 12:00 AM
Glastonbury may have been off this year, but there is a Dubai-based eco-music event to help fill the void. Summer is over. First on the agenda is this month’s Corona Sunsets Festival which is returning to Barasti Beach
Following the huge success of the region’s first ever Corona Sunsets Music Festival in 2015, Barasti is bringing this global beach festival back to the UAE. Taking place from Thursday October, 25 to Saturday October, 27 the free entry Sunset Festival will see two top house DJs fly in to perform. Show Me Love hitmaker Sam Feldt will headline on Thursday night, while on Friday, Nicky Romero will take up deck duty.
While guests can expect a more chilled-out vibe of acoustic sets, art and an open BBQ will be on offer in the day, once the sun goes down, expect an upbeat party on the Marina shores as the international artists take to the decks. A first for the festival this year will be a focus on sustainability. The beach will be transformed into an organic, open-air gallery by using bamboo to create artistic structures. Fashion brands that use recycled fishing nets and plastic collected from the ocean, as well as sunglass brand Wildwood, made from reclaimed wood, will be among exhibitors.
As well as a sustainable pop-up bar focusing on serving zero waste cocktails, there will be short workshops for a glimpse of how a zero-waste bar can run and live demonstrations from eco-warrior Ryan Ingram on the zero-waste trend. Ryan will be joined by cocktail designer and zero waste advocate, Angus McGregor to form the Clean Waves Collective in their debut at Sunsets Festival, where they will be guiding festival-goers on how to create eco-friendly drinks from the recipe to the vessel they’re served in.
Leading the line-up is Sam Feldt, the Dutch house DJ and producer, perhaps best known for his rendition of "Show Me Love", which has racked up more than 12 million YouTube hits, and also has one of the most touching videos around. He is a big supporter of sustainability and having made eco-positive changes to his own lifestyle — a nice little tie-in with sustainability underlying this year’s Sunsets Festival. You can expect a properly energetic performance from this lively, fun-loving DJ on the Thursday night (October 25).
On Friday October 26, 'Tolouse' hitmaker superstar DJ Nicky Romero is going to be headlining, with his way more aggressive style of house-meets-EDM (with some whopping-great basslines) set to hit the stage.
Don’t forget, entry to the whole weekend is free, and Sunsets 2018 will also be bringing a 100 percent sustainable bar to proceedings, so you can make sure your heavy night of dancing on the sand doesn’t leave a footprint.
Get ready for a big weekend; this is going to be a huge one.