“I like to pinch myself just to take in everything going on. This has been my dream forever.” Dua Lipa
Award winning British artist Dua Lipa is set to perform her first concert in this region at Du Forum later this month as part of her Self-Titled Tour, her biggest tour to date and also her first to headline arenas. Lipa, who was the UK’s most streamed artist on Spotify last year, will be performing hits from her gold selling self titled debut studio album including favourites such as Be the One, New Rules and IDGAF.
Although still in her early twenties Lipa is already an established and successful singer, songwriter and model. She will be performing in Abu Dhabi on 24th February after her first performance on the upcoming 2018 Brit Awards in London on 21st where she is nominated in five categories; British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, MasterCard British Album of the Year (Dua Lipa), British Single of The Year (New Rules) and British Video of The Year (New Rules). This is the first time a female artist has received five Brit Award nominations.
Lipa was born in London to Albanian parents from Kosov, her music career was most likely inspired by her father who is Kosovan rockstar Dukagjin Lipa. Lipa, whose first name Dua translates as love, rose to fame when she started posting covers of her favourite female artists like P!nk and Nelly Furtado on YouTube aged just fourteen after she was told at eleven that her voice was too low and she could not sing. In 2015, Lipa, who is part of the dark-pop genre (along with the likes of Lady Gaga and Duran Duran), started work with Warner Music Group on her now incredibly successful debut album, Dua Lipa.
The British artist has dueted with Sean Paul (No Lie), Martin Garrix (Scared to be Lonely) and is one of the opening acts for the current Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour. She performed on the charity single Bridge Over Troubled Water with fellow artists to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. 2017 was an extremely successful year for Lipa who had four singles reach the top 10, released her first album, performed at Glastonbury music festival and New Rules became her first number one in the UK (first British female since Adele in 2015).
Lipa will be performing at Du Forum on Saturday 24th February presented by du Live! and brought to you by FLASH Entertainment. Tickets for the event are available through www.ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE. Nirvana Travel & Tourism, the official Travel Agent Partner, is providing packages for the show available at www.ntravel.ae
The very generous folk at FLASH Entertainment have teamed up with anexpatabroad to give one lucky reader the opportunity to WIN two Golden Circle tickets (worth AED 950) to see Dua Lipa perform live on Saturday 24th February 2018 at Du Forum.
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The giveaway will close at midnight on Monday 19th February 2018. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the Facebook page on Tuesday 20th February 2018. The competition is open to UAE residents only. Good Luck!
FLASH Entertainment is the region’s premier live events company based in Abu Dhabi. The company delivers world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events such as F1 and megastar music concerts.
For more information about Dua Lipa visit her website here or her social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Self Titled Tour began in October 2017 in Brighton, UK and is set to conclude in NYC in July 2018. Listen to Lipa’s music on Apple Music and watch her music videos on YouTube.
All views are my own. Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this page © Jo Brett 2018. All rights reserved. Photos kindly provided by FLASH Entertainment and Dua Lipa