Street art, sport and cool kicks… Sole DXB is back.

Dubai’s very own fashion and culture festival Sole DXB makes a welcome return to d3 this weekend, with a spotlight on contemporary Japanese design.

Now in its sixth year, the three-day festival brings together top street culture across art, food, music, sport and style.

It’s kicking off tonight with the international premiere of Word is Bond, a documentary examining the transformative power of lyrics in hip hop in collaboration with Cinema Akil. It’s free entry, with an intro from 6.30pm and the film set to start at 7.30pm on the main stage.

On Friday and Saturday, there’s a whole host of talks, performances and pop-ups to get stuck into.

Award-winning British grime star Kano will headline the festival, alongside Goldlink and Serious Klein, with Manchester urban jazz singer IAMDDB – dubbed one of this year’s breakout acts – also joining the line up.

Add to that Puma bringing in Nxworries, Knxwledge and H.E.R, and it’s a solid Sole bill.

Other highlights include appearances from Fragment Design founder Hiroshi Fujiwara, style icon Jeff Staple of Staple Design, and David Fischer, founder of the online culture platform Highsnobiety.

There will be big brands including Kenzo, Reebok and Timberland all present, plus make sure you make it to the new Andy Warhol exhibition; Letters to Andy Warhol, which is running until December 16.

Dubai Design District, Dubai, 6.30pm to 10pm, Thurs, 12pm to 10pm, Fri and Sat, Dhs125. Taxi: Dubai Design District (there is also ample parking at Dubai Design Distrcit if you get there early enough it shouldn’t be a problem).

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