UNTOLD Dubai: Who’s headlining Dubai’s first mega-music festival?

The festival takes place from 15 to 18 February at Expo City Dubai.

Grab your glowsticks and prepare for an epic weekend because UNTOLD Festival is taking over Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February. Brace yourselves for four days of non-stop raving as UNTOLD Dubai becomes a playground for the biggest names in the music business. With over 100 artists bringing the beats, let FACT be your guide to who’s performing and when they’re taking to the stage.

Thursday: 15 February
Armin Van Buuren

Dutch maestro Armin Van Buuren, a festival veteran, brings his electrifying beats to UNTOLD Dubai. Renowned for his trance prowess, he even kicked off the UNTOLD Dubai announcement from the Burj Khalifa. A trance pioneer, Armin’s highlights include multiple DJ Mag Top 100 wins and hosting his radio show A State of Trance. Other notable tracks from the music maestro include Blah Blah Blah and This Is What It Feels Like.


Iranian-American techno titan, Dubfire, is ready to set UNTOLD Dubai ablaze. Born in Iran and raised in the US, he co-founded the Grammy Award-winning duo Deep Dish. Known for groundbreaking performances and a techno mastery that transcends borders, his anthems include the likes of Roadkill and Exit.

Ellie Goulding

British singing sensation Ellie Goulding is set to grace UNTOLD Dubai with her unique blend of electropop and folk-inspired sounds. Known for hits like Anything Could Happen, Love Me Like You Do, and Your Song, Goulding’s ethereal voice and stage presence make her a festival favourite.


Polish DJ and producer Kasia graces UNTOLD Dubai, bringing her unique flair to the festival. Hailing from Poland, Kasia is known for her versatile mixes that traverse various electronic genres. Her highlights include residencies at top clubs and international festivals. With a reputation for seamlessly blending house and techno, Kasia ensures a dynamic and engaging performance.

Paul Kalkbrenner

German techno maestro Paul Kalkbrenner is all set to drop the beats at UNTOLD Dubai. Hailing from Berlin, Kalkbrenner has been a driving force in the electronic music scene with his pulsating techno sound. With highlights including headlining festivals like Tomorrowland, his infectious tracks such as Sand and Sky have become anthems.

Sven Vath

German techno pioneer Sven Vath brings his legendary presence to UNTOLD Dubai. With a career spanning decades, Vath has been at the forefront of shaping the techno landscape. Hailing from Frankfurt, he is known for providing unforgettable performances at venues like Amnesia in Ibiza.

Friday: 16 February
Bebe Rexha

American singer Bebe Rexha, a powerhouse of talent, has also joined the UNTOLD Dubai lineup. With her roots traced back to her memorable performance at UNTOLD in Romania, she’s known for bringing fans on stage for an unforgettable rendition of Hey Mama. Rexha’s chart-topping hits, including I’m a Mess and Meant to Be, guarantee a night of energetic and soulful performances.


Hardwell, the Dutch electro-house maestro, is set to bring his high-energy beats to Dubai. A former World’s No.1 DJ, Hardwell has shaped the EDM landscape with tracks like Apollo and Spaceman. His performance promises a relentless dance experience, making it impossible to stand still.


Born in Switzerland and raised in Chile, Luciano is a prominent figure in the EDM landscape. He’s been a fixture at top festivals and clubs and is renowned for his blend of techno and house. Highlights include his residency at Ibiza’s Pacha and hosting his own Vagabundos parties. His set promises a fusion of rhythm and melody, with tracks like Celestial and Rise of Angel.


Tiesto, the legendary Dutch DJ hailed as the Godfather of EDM, takes the stage with a reputation for groundbreaking performances. Born Tijs Michiel Verwest, he’s earned accolades like The Greatest DJ of All Time by Mix magazine. Anthems like BOOMDon’t Be Shy, and The Business defines his genre-defying style.

Saturday: 17 February
Don Diablo

Born Don Pepijn Schipper, Dutch DJ Don Diablo is a firm favourite in the electronic dance scene. Known for hits like Chemicals and On My Mind, Diablo has headlined major festivals like Tomorrowland. His unique blend of future house and electro influences promises an electrifying night.


American rapper and songwriter G-Eazy is set to heat up UNTOLD Dubai’s stage. Born Gerald Earl Gillum, this West Coast artist hails from Oakland, California. Known for his smooth flow and charismatic stage presence, G-Eazy’s chart-topping albums like When It’s Dark Out and collaborations with industry heavyweights make him a renowned star. Anthems like Me, Myself & I and No Limit have become staples in his repertoire.

Hot Since 82

British DJ and producer Hot Since 82 is bringing his house music prowess to UNTOLD Dubai. Born Daley Padley, he has a reputation for delivering immersive and energetic sets. His tracks like Buggin’ and Like You have become anthems in the world of electronic dance music.

Major Lazer

Founded by American DJ and producer Diplo, Major Lazer pulsates with the soul of Jamaican dancehall and reggae, infused with the electrifying energy of EDM. This potent musical cocktail has made them global superstars, igniting stages worldwide and collaborating with diverse artists across the musical spectrum. The trio’s music is a captivating blend of pulsating basslines, catchy melodies, and infectious Jamaican rhythms. Tracks like Cold Water with Justin Bieber and Lean On featuring MØ and DJ Snake became global smash hits. 


South African DJ Shimza is set to represent the vibrant sounds of his homeland at UNTOLD Dubai. A key player in the Afro-house scene, Shimza is known for his dynamic sets and original productions. Tracks like Faith and MSC showcase his ability to seamlessly blend African rhythms with electronic beats.

Sunday: 18 February
Mahmut Orhan

Turkish DJ and record producer Mahmut Orhan, with a career starting at the age of 15, brings his melodic tunes to UNTOLD Dubai. With hits like 6 Days, Feel and Fly Above, Orhan’s ability to blend genres has earned him recognition. As a past winner of Best DJ at GQ Man of the Year, his set promises a captivating musical journey.

Nicole Moudaber

Prepare for a sonic journey with the Queen of Techno, Nicole Moudaber, as she takes the stage at UNTOLD Dubai. Born in Nigeria and raised in Lebanon, Moudaber has become a global force in techno, renowned for her dark, pulsating beats. Tracks like See You Next Tuesday and The Whippin’ I’m Dishin’ showcase her prowess.


Seoul’s sensation, PSY, graces UNTOLD Dubai with his globally celebrated track Gangnam Style. The South Korean icon’s infectious energy and catchy tunes, including DaddyGentleman, and Hangover, promise an evening of dance and revelry. Psy’s cross-cultural appeal, showcased by his viral dance craze, makes him a standout addition to the festival’s eclectic lineup.

Sebastian Ingrosso

Swedish maestro Sebastian Ingrosso, a luminary of both Swedish House Mafia and solo fame, brings his dynamic beats to UNTOLD Dubai. Known for his progressive and electro-house mastery, Ingrosso guarantees a sonic spectacle. With a reputation for boundary-pushing performances, his set promises an immersive experience, marking him as a must-see artist at the festival.

Timmy Trumpet

Australian powerhouse Timmy Trumpet, a DJ and instrumentalist, is set to inject UNTOLD Dubai with his signature blend of electronic and brass elements. Known for tracks like Freaks and Oracle, Timmy Trumpet’s energetic stage presence and trumpet-infused beats ensure a night of electrifying performances.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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