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Wegz to Share Stage with American Rapper Travis Scott at Abu Dhabi Festival

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Wegz to Share Stage with American Rapper Travis Scott at Abu Dhabi Festival

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Rapper and songwriter Wegz will be among the main headliners for the Wireless Festival to be hosted on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, later in March 2023.

Wegz, a key figure in the hip-hop and trap scene in Egypt, also constituted the most streamed artist in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) several years running, according to Spotify.

Accompanying Wegz is industry superstar Travis Scott; despite embroilment in recent controversy due to mass casualties at his 2022 Astroworld concert, Scott remains one of the most prominent American rappers on the global stage.

The festival also promises an appearance from fellow American rapper Lil Uzi Vert, in his first-ever performance in MENA.

While the complete lineup has yet to be released, the Wireless Festival has a history of showcasing some of the world’s most decorated performers, including the likes of Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Rihanna, The Strokes, Daft Punk, among others.

The festival initially launched in 2005, with London’s Hyde Park as a venue. Since then, it has become one of the most influential rap and urban music festivals in the world.

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With a heart for radio and an appetite for culture, Mona is a writer and illustrator based in Cairo. At the Erasmus University Rotterdam, she obtained a BSc and MA in Media, Culture, and Society, while actively writing for the faculty magazine. After graduating, Mona was an academic advisor at the American University in Cairo, as well as Managing Director of a small, campus-based advertising firm. Gears shifting, her knack for cultural research took over - enter: Egyptian Streets. Mona’s focus is tapered to issues of identity politics, culture, and social architecture.

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