The UAE’s most style-conscious will be out in force this weekend as the urban contemporary culture festival Sole DXB returns for its 10th anniversary.
Photo courtesy of Farel Bisotto, Sole DXB_Basektball
Back after a three-year hiatus, this year’s festival will feature international performances, an exciting lineup of events and exclusive product drops from a vast selection of global brands.
Taking place at Dubai Design District (d3) from 9th to 11th December the anniversary edition of the event will bring together a stellar line-up of talent from the worlds of music, fashion, visual art and sports.
Sole DXB will host some of the biggest names in hip hop, soul, R&B and dance music and guests can expect to see explosive performances from Jorja Smith, Central Cee, Ari Lennox presented by PUMA, Amine presented by New Balance, Bas, Marwan Pablo presented by PUMA, Rapsody, Coast Contra and Anik Khan, as well as Mumu Fresh, Khadija El Warzazia, Muzi, Felukah, Freek and Tac.
Live DJ sets from Khalil, Snips, Dijok, DJ Moma, Diamond D, Dan Greenpeace, Frezidante, Andre Power, Sasha Marie, Stretch Armstrong, Natasha Diggs, AHADADREAM (presented by Dialled In), Doowap, DJ MOCITY, Sotusura, DJ Sadcat, 1takennandos, DJ Ranger, Tom Crane, Dave Lubin, Teejae, House of Yanos, DJ Brooklyn, Vzline and Deeplay Inhaylin will also add to the airwaves over the weekend.
And in fashion, attendees will be able to get their hands on exclusive Sole DXB collections and product drops from a highly-curated selection of global brands, sportswear and contemporary giants, as well as the best of independent fashion and design from the region and beyond.
The festival will host experiential installations and exclusive product drops from PUMA, New Balance, The Giving Movement, Les Benjamins, Crocs, Crep Project, Hugo, Fred Perry, Kappa, Sephora, 2K, Freedom and adidas originals.
The d3 Marketplace at Sole DXB has been created to promote and support independent fashion brands from around the world. Visitors will be able to discover and buy limited edition products and pre-season drops from breakout brands.
Sole DXB has teamed up with festival host and Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj, who will officially launch his Andy Wahloo brand at this year’s event in a recreation of the eccentric creative’s riad in Morocco.
Sole DXB will feature its first ever skatepark activation and football pitch this year. Working with Precious Trust, the Sole DXB skate park is open to all and will feature a Shake Shack cookout on 10th December and guests will be able to get their hands on a limited edition Sole x Precious Trust skate deck too. The festival will also debut its first community football tournament, the Kappa Community Cup, on its new for 2022, Sole DXB football pitch.
One of Sole DXB’s most popular events, the Sneaker Swap in partnership with YouBetterFly, is also back for 2022, giving people the opportunity to buy, sell and trade footwear from leading collectors.
Tickets are available through Virgin Megastore Tickets https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/ae, Dubai Calendar App, and www.soledxb.com.