Wasla, the music festival dedicated to alternative Arab artists, has joined forces with Live Nation to host its latest edition at Burj Park. Prepare for a day of performances by Lebanon’s indie quintet Mashrou’ Leila, Egypt’s rock stars Massar Egbari, 47Soul and a scrolling set list of underground acts from around the Middle East.
Wasla brings together heavyweight emerging artists to share a stage and celebrate the diversity of sound, culture and alternative Arabism. It is one of the largest platforms dedicated to Middle Eastern and North African musicians, showcasing talent often overlooked by the mainstream. The first-ever Wasla took place in 2016 with live sets by returning guest Mashrou’ Leila, Souad Massi and Jadal.