Heads up, people! Sole DXB festival will return to Dubai Design District for three days in December.
And if you haven’t checked it out already, we strongly recommend you don’t miss out this time around.
The festival celebrates everything that is great and good about street culture and takes in a cross-section of fashion, music, art and design. Last year’s event brought incredible artists like Skepta and DâM-FunK to town, along with DJs like Clark Kent and Stretch Armstrong.
English grime icon Skepta won the Mercury Music Prize last year for his critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Konnichiwa, while Californian vocalist and producer DâM-FunK is widely regarded as this generation’s finest champion of funk.
Sole DXB is also a magnet for sneaker freaks with pop-up shops allowing trainer aficionados to get their hands on kicks from hot independent brands, as well as more established brands like adidas, Nike, New Balance and Puma, to name a few.
Another key aspect of the festival is the many panels and discussions that take place over the event. Last year, guests were invited to question Henry Chaflant and Carlos Mare after the screening of Style Wars, a movie that captures key moments of New York street culture in the ’80s. Chaflant is an authority on subway art and urban youth culture in New York City and Mare is an NYC-based sculptor and painter who pioneered urban graffiti as modern sculpture.
The event will kick off on Thursday, December 7 and run through until Saturday, December 9. Details of this year’s programme are still under wraps but expect it be über cool as standard.
Photos: Farel Bisotto