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It’s Showtime! Top Concerts to Catch at Expo 2020

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Updated 15 October 2021

Expo 2020 Dubaiisn't just about illuminating country pavilions, showcases of innovations, and lucrative business opportunities, it's also about having a good time and catching scintillating live performances and concerts set to grace the many stages of the world fair.

For the duration of the mega event, prepare yourself for a stellar lineup of performances that will overwhelm your senses through varying musical styles and expressions courtesy of the world's most renowned performing artists.

Here are our top picks for Expo concerts you can catch from October 2021 to March 2022.

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October

Kadim al Sahir (invite only)

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The Arab superstar commences the Infinite Night series, an event that will feature a host of artists performing live from Al Wasl Plaza. Kadim al Sahir is scheduled to perform live from the heart of Expo 2020 as the show is live-streamed connecting millions of fans in an unforgettable music experience that will capture the world's imagination.

Date and time: 15 October 2021, 10 PM - 11.30 PM
Venue: Al Wasl Stage | Al Wasl Zone

Fono Band

Enjoy a delightful performance from a group of musicians dedicated to performing and teaching traditional Hungarian folk music. Their repertoire consists of Magyar and other Carpathian-Basin peoples' instrumental and vocal music, with authentic arrangements.

Date and time: 16 October 2021, 5 PM - 6 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Troker Music Concert

Fancy a distinct sound of Jazz, rock, and hip hop? Get your groove on by catching the band perform live at the following time and place.

Date and time: 17 October 2021, 4 PM - 6 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Flangr: Music with Space Sounds

Chilean pop extraordinaire, Flangr, is set to take you on a celestial journey with space sounds coded from the Orion Nebula by the Observatory ALMA.

Date and time: 17 and 21 October 2021, 7.30 PM - 8.15 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Exposonix

Old skool rock fans will enjoy the night away with the international 9-piece Exposonix Band set to shred Expo 2020.

Date and time: 19 October 2021, 9 PM - 9.45 PM
Venue: Jubilee Stage | Jubilee Zone

The 20-piece Exposonic on the other hand will cater to a much wider audience featuring hits from the 70s up to the present day.

Date and time: 20 October 2021, 8 PM - 9 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

November

Miguel Trápaga "The Spanish Guitar"

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The master of the Spanish guitar will showcase his dazzling skills for visitors to Expo 2020. Don't miss the chance of seeing the live performance of this musical royalty!

Date and time: 5 November 2021, 6 PM - 7 PM
Venue: Terra Auditorium | Terra

What's The Hype Concert

Enjoy a colourful and culturally explosive collection of Afro-Fusion performances by a host of A-list Nigerian acts and new, emerging hot young talents across the unique Nigerian music scene. Artists include Buma Boy, WizKid, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade.

Date and time: 6 November 2021, 8 PM - 10 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

La Sonora Santanera

Sonora Santanerais is a hugely entertaining orchestra playing tropical music its own style. This dynamic ensemble hail from Mexico, with over 60 years of history, having been founded in 1955 by Carlos Colorado in the state of Tabasco. Get with the rhythm!

Date and time: 9 November 2021, 9.30 PM - 11 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Francesco De Gregori

A Renaissance experience awaits as Italian music royalty Francesco de Gregori is set to grace the stage bringing with him a piece of Italy's musical heritage.

Date and time: 14 November 2021, 9.30 PM - 11.30 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Szilvia Agárdi

The immensely popular Hungarian singer, Szilvia Agárdi, will delight the audience with a set of songs including the hit It Is Love. This visually impaired singer has served as a symbol of courage and inspiration for many Hungarians, and indeed, the world,

Date and time: 17 November 2021, 11.30 AM - 12.00 PM / 4 PM - 4.30 PM
Venue: Earth Stage | Sustainability Zone

December

Nicola Piovani

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Nicola Piovani, an internationally renowned Italian artist as well as Oscar-winner, invites the audience to a world where music and words are intertwined. In the process, the Italian maestro will form an exquisite collaboration with De André, Fellini and Magni.

Date and time: 14 December 2021, 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM
Venue: Jubilee Stage | Jubilee Zone

Jalsat Nights

Reimagining Jalsat as a vibrant Khaleeji-led jam session, our Jalsat Nights will give visitors an exciting introduction to Arabic tradition as we showcase a lively formation of 25 local musicians who are joined by special guest artists from other cultures

Date and time: 6 December 2021, 8.30 PM - 10.30 PM
Venue: Jubilee Stage | Jubilee Zone

Tank and the Bangas

Check out this eclectic and magnetic New Orleans band. It's a hip-hop/soul/everything outfit that's a real genre-buster with boundless creativity, generous groove and unique spoken-word-meets-scat soulful vocals. It's led by Tank herself.

Date and time: 12 December 2021, 4.30 PM - 6 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Piacere dei Traversi

Delight in a truly masterful performance by this world-renowned, multi-award winning all-women early music ensemble from Spain. They play one of the most refined, and now rarely heard, music combinations; the Renaissance traverse flute consort.

Date and time: 25 December 2021, 6.30 PM - 7 PM
Venue: Earth Stage | Sustainability Zone

Moroccan Electro Wave

The end of the year promises a truly electrifying performance. Mehdi Nassouli and Abderrahman Elhafid (Mr ID) combine to present Maroctronic, a powerful fusion of traditional and electro music which is choreographed with video imagery synonymous with Moroccan culture.

Date and time: 31 December 2021, 10 PM - 11.30 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

January 2022

Stray Kids

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In celebration of Korean National Day, the boy group Stray Kids is expected to perform live at at Jubilee Park. The eight-member group was selected as Korea Pavilion's star ambassador which may grant them an invitation to perform a concert outside of their pavilion.

Date and time: 16 January 2022, TBD
Venue: Jubilee Park (subject to change)

Piazza Vittorio Orchestra

Formed in 2002 in Rome's multi-ethnic Esquilino district, the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio has gathered a host of musicians from across the globe. This is the story of their journey from their native countries to Rome, share their incredible experience.

Date and time: 31 December 2021, 8.30 PM - 10.00 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Eugenia Leon Concert

Eugenia León defines herself as a singer committed to people. She has rich expressive capabilities at performing tango, norteño, bolero, Hispanic, and ranchero genres, contemporary music, and Mexican popular composers Silvestre Revueltas and Cri-Cri.

Date and time: 20 January 2022, 2 PM - 4 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Tania Libertad Concert

Prepare to be moved by this internationally acclaimed Peruvian-Mexican singer. Her deeply emotional style has earned her a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in music. She has more than 44 albums and over 12 million sales to her name.

Date and time: 21 January 2022, 2 PM - 4 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Sounds of Aotearoa - Sol3 Mio

Enjoy opera music with a twist. Sol3 Mio is an operatic pop vocal trio from Aotearoa (that's New Zealand for you folks without a dictionary). Its Samoan-descended brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, both tenors, sing with their baritone cousin, Moses Mackay. It's a musical fusion that nods to their heritage.

Date and time: 31 January 2022, 7 PM - 7 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

February 2022

Jose María Gallardo del Rey

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Ready to experience the Arabic world on the Spanish guitar? Then book your calendar to Jose Maria's scheduled performance where he will demonstrate his firm command and mastery of the Spanish guitar!

Date and time: 4 February 2022, 6.30 PM - 7.45 PM
Venue: Terra Auditorium | Terra

Performance of the Folklore ensemble of Slavic Songs

Become immersed in this captivating performance by the Folklore ensemble of Slavic Songs. The concert programme will include traditional Belarusian folk music, plus contemporary songs by popular Belarusian authors and Slavic peoples.

Date and time: 31 January 2022, 7 PM - 7 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

This is Bulgaria

Nadejda Tsanova and Petar Makedonski have been performing as a duo, on piano and trumpet respectively, for many years and have won numerous awards. But the award they are most proud of is a 'Musician of the Year' 2017. Now it's time for you to judge

Date and time: 9 February 2022, 8 PM - 9.30 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

Myanmar Harp (Musical Instrument)

The Myanmar Harp (Saung-Gauk) is the national musical instrument of Myanmar. Evidence exists of it being played since the 8th century, exclusively used for chamber music within the royal court. It will indeed be a privilege to hear it here.

Date and time: 18 February 2022, 9 PM - 9.30 PM
Venue: Earth Stage | Sustainability Zone

Al - Mas Folkloric Kuwaiti Band

Al-Mas band is regarded as one of the great folkloric acts representing Kuwaiti folk art. Its traditional approach preserves Kuwaiti heritage and originality, whilst at the same time, its youthful membership ensures its music reflects contemporary life.

Date and time: 25 February 2022, 2 PM - 4 PM
Venue: Jubilee Stage | Jubilee Zone

March 2022

Havasi Symphonic Concert Show

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World-famous Hungarian pianist and contemporary composer Balázs Havasi brings his show, part of the Hungarian National Festival event series, to thrill the Expo audience. His concert at the Shanghai World Expo Center was seen by 200 million viewers.

Date and time: 19 March 2022, 8 PM - 10 PM
Venue: Jubilee Stage | Jubilee Zone

Starovinsko singing

A rare chance to see traditional 'old style' singing from Dalmatia and the Dalmatian Hinterland. This concert is performed by 2 female singers, and the style of singing is listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

Date and time: 6 March 2022, 1.30 PM - 2 PM
Venue: Sea Stage | Mobility Zone

A cappella singing

Marvel in a double-bill event. To kick off, A.K.A., Croatia's only contemporary Acappella band, perform their famous covers, followed by the Lado ensemble, comprising 10 musicians and 17 dancers in authentic national costumes, in a journey through Croatia

Date and time: 6 March 2022, 3.30 PM - 4 PM
Venue: Jubilee Stage | Jubilee Zone

Concert of NÖEP

Celebrate Estonian National Day with indie-electro pop act NOËP (Andres Kõpper). With almost 7 million Spotify hits for his debut song, he's amassed huge acclaim across Europe, such as Positivus Festival in Latvia and Waves Festival in Slovakia.

Date and time: 19 March 2022, 8 PM - 10 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone

National Baroque Orchestra: The Season in Music

Enjoy the music of one of the greatest Italian Baroque composers as it should be heard; played by an Italian orchestra. The highlight of this event is the 'Four Seasons' the world-renowned concertos dedicated to Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Bravo!

Date and time: 23 March 2022, 7 PM - 8.30 PM
Venue: Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre | Al Forsan Zone