What’s On pals Hype preview the latest event and new music festival in Dubai, Piknic Electronik Dubai Sports City. Get ticket information.

The Piknic Electronik festival is settling in well on the UAE’s musical landscape. And the third event on April 18 sees one of the My Favorite Robot trio racing from the massive Californian festival Coachella to play in Dubai the very next day, as our pals at Hype report.

My Favorite Robot are DJs and producers Jared Simms, James Teej and Voytek Korab, known for their deep and moody synth tracks and their record label of the same name. After Coachella, Voytek heads to the UAE, where hopefully he’ll play Glass To The End and Magneto, at the family-friendly festival.

Piknic Electronik Dubai, at Dubai Sports City

Piknic Electronik Dubai, at Dubai Sports City

Those two tracks form the trio’s new EP, released at the tail end of last month on their My Favorite Robot Records label. Already chalking up impressive dance chart positions and support from scene heavyweights, the EP is the first from the lads in a while, after releases on Crosstown Rebels, No.19 Music and Life
and Death.

The buzz of its release was heightened for Jared, James and Voytek with confirmation that they’ll also be back at their “favourite Ibizan home” this summer, playing multiple dates for Circo Loco at DC10. And they’re also promising lots of new music via their record label over the coming summer months.

Piknic Electronik Dubai, at Dubai Sports City

Be sure to check out Hype’s own Mark Pickup performing as part of Arcade 82 at the event, which also boasts Manik, Josephine De Retour and Toyboy on the line-up.

Sports Village, Dubai Sports City, Saturday, April 18, 3pm to 11pm, Dhs130 in advance, Dhs150 on the door, under-12s free. Taxi: Dubai Sports City. facebook.com/PiknicElectronikDubai

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