Indo Pak Music Festival. Courtesy: Dream Advertising and Ministry of Events
Indo Pak Music Festival. Courtesy: Dream Advertising and Ministry of Events

Indo-Pak Music Festival in Dubai

Seven Indian and Pakistani stars will be in Dubai on April 10 for a special concert.

The line-up for the evening includes Kanika Kapoor, Meet Bros featuring Khushboo, Abrar-ul-Haq, Ankit Tiwari, Aman Trikha, along with DJ Shadow and DJ Scorpio.

Kanika Kapoor is a UK-based model and singer known for her track Baby Doll Mein Sone Di from 2013’s Ragini MMS 2. Meet Bros are a music producer-duo behind the Baby Doll song, besides other hits including the title track from Akhsay Kumar’s Boss (2013). Also performing are the vocalist Khushboo Grewal, who also is an actress. Abrar-ul-Haq is a Pakistani musician known for his Bhangra music.

Then there is Ankit Tiwari — known for his track Sun Raha Hai Na Tu from Aashiqui 2 (2013), alongside Aman Trikha (Hookah Bar, Go Go Govinda); and the DJs Shadow and Scorpio, two of the top names in the electronic and club scene in Dubai.

The Indo-Pak Music Festival — Part 1, organised by Dream Advertising and Ministry of Events, is on April 10 at 8pm at Wonderland Theme & Water Park. Tickets cost from Dh30-Dh250; visit for details.


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