John Newman to perform in Dubai

John Newman will hold a gig in Dubai in April

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

You can see John Newman live in Dubai next month and best of all, the 24-year-old singer’s gig will be free.

British artist John in coming to the United Arab Emirates on April 2 and can be seen performing at the Meet d3 event by the Dubai Design District.

It makes a great kick-off to the gathering - which is being held over three days – as John’s success includes achieving a UK no.1 single aged 23 with Love Me Again and selling 3 million worldwide.

The concert is completely open to the public, meaning those who aren’t familiar with his work can get a glimpse of the soul star’s talent without having to spend a dirham.

The inaugural event will “showcase a sensational programme of local, regional and international artists, designers, musicians, concept retailers and unique dining experiences,” according to the official website.

Fans of British group Rudimental will remember he also featured on their 2012 tracks, Feel the Love and Not Giving In. While more recently his voice can be heard on DJ Calvin Harris' Blame.

John has been nominated for three Brit Awards, including British Male Solo Artist last year, and has since sold over 4 million records across the globe.

Dubai is a stylish place, such luxury, high fashion and culture all in one amazing city,” he said. “The last time I played in Dubai it was a brilliant experience and I can't wait to come back. I'm really looking forward to playing Meet d3 and it's great that there is a now dedicated venue in Dubai that will cater to and nurture creative talent.”

He’s currently in Los Angeles recording his second studio album said in a statement about his forthcoming show and his enthusiasm for fashion and design: "Music and fashion have always gone hand in hand and designing my own clothes is part of the creative process that I really enjoy. I often have a vision of what I want to wear but can't find it in store so I love bringing my ideas to life. One day I'd love to be have my own fashion line for my fans to enjoy."

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