Idris Elba to DJ at Gotha Dubai

EXCLUSIVE: Luther actor returns to Dubai to DJ at the Business Bay nightclub

Nightlife & Music

If you’re a fan of Luther or The Wire, you might recognise a certain DJ spinning the decks at Gotha early in May.

That’s right – Idris Elba is coming to Dubai to perform a live set at the new superclub.

The British actor has been stirring up the musical scene for almost a decade under the name Big Driis in addition to his stellar TV and film career. It’s safe to say he’s a busy guy.

Gotha Dubai at the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront only opened last month, but it’s already hosted top names including Ludacris, Tiësto, Diddy, Conor Maynard and Martin Solveig.

Now, Time Out Dubai can reveal that Elba is set to join that list as he plays at the French superclub on Wednesday May 2.

Ladies will get free drinks from the 11pm opening time until 1am, while guys will need to pay a Dhs150 cover charge after midnight (although one drink is included).

Elba’s influences can best be described as eclectic, with the star often drawing on rare grooves, dancehall beats and hip-hop during sets.

The 45-year-old is perhaps best known for hit track You Give Me Love featuring Maverick Sabre, and has even shown off his rap and dance skills in the past.

Gotha was founded by Patrick Tartary and David Barokas in 2011 in Cannes and it’s fast becoming a popular party spot in Dubai too.

It is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, meaning you can get your groove on all weekend.

We’ll see you on the dancefloor.
Wed May 2, 11pm-late. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay (055 193 4934).

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