Wireless Festival, one of the world’s biggest festivals for hip-hop and urban music, has just announced the first wave lineup for its second MENA edition, taking place in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island on November 28th. 

The initial wave of the star-studded lineup features renowned global R&B and hip-hop artists like SZA, 21 Savage, Yeat, Lancey Foux, Flo Milli, Fridayy, Stick No Bills and Raf Saperra. Meanwhile, a slew of talented acts from the MENA region and Asia are also slated to perform, such as Indian rapper Karan Aujla, Pakistani rapper Faris Shafi, Egyptian-American rapper and producer Mazen, Moroccan-Belgian rapper Dina Ayada, and Indian hip-hop duo Seedhe Maut. 

Initially launched in London’s Hyde Park in 2005, Wireless has quickly become a prominent fixture in pop culture, garnering acclaim for its unparalleled lineups. Earlier last year, the festival made its MENA debut, bringing some of the biggest names in the music scene to the UAE, including US rap stars like Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert, as well as the Arab world’s leading hip-hop artist Wegz, Egyptian rap trendsetter DizzyTooSkinney and Sudanese rap icon Dafencii. 

The rest of the lineup will be announced very soon. Early bird tickets are now available for purchase on the Wireless Festival Middle East website until July 1st.