Hip-hop star 50 Cent is perform in Dubai in October.

The 'In da Club' star will headline the Atelier/Festival on Friday October 19 at Meydan.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, will bring his band G-UNIT, made up of Tony Yayo, Kidd Kidd and Paris.

The rapper was scheduled to perform at a Shoppiesta gig in Dubai last year, but pulled out at the last minute.

He is sure to be joined on the bill a raft of US music stars, following on from the first Atelier festival in April, which featured Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, Jay Sean, Natasha Bedingfield, Taio Cruz, Skylar Grey, Edward Maya and the Sugababes’ Amelle.

Organisers are expecting up to 20,000 people at the festival to see 50 Cent perform tracks including his latest release, New Day.

Atelier founder Mac.S.Far said: “50 Cent is a legend in urban, hip-hop and rap, and is a brand himself. All people of all ages know him and are familiar with his music, which is perfect for this all-ages music festival. Without exaggeration, in my opinion, he is the most popular hip-hop/rap artist that lives.”

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