A celebration of UAE talent
The ‘Happiness Stage’ spreads smiles using various performances to engage you through art, dance, skill and music.
Acts include local home grown performers putting up special shows tailored to the festival.
As Per Casper
As Per Casper, is comprised of a singer-songwriter Carla, aka Casper, creating music by collaborations with various talented performers and musicians, most recently forming a band with Moustafa Abdelhamid on guitar, Zachary Darrow on cajon, Wadeeah Al Meshkhas on guitar and the beat boxer Farah Medhat.
As Per Casper formed with a love of music at the core of all ideas and with a purpose of linking music with people to allow them to feel the energy and the power within a song, not just to sing a catchy lyric. Their musical genre is described as symphonic pop/folk, with a hint of Arabic.
Carla is also one of the co-founders of the Rock Camp for Girls UAE.
Ayoub is a fresh new Arabic talent to the local scene. He has recently wowed audiences at Riverland with his charismatic and mesmerising close-up magic
Emir Corbo Magic
Emir Corbo is one of the most versatile entertainers of our time. As a juggler, magician and acrobat he astonishes his spectators with unforgettable moments. As a renowned performer, he creates a link between charming entertainment and professional service.
Emirati singer Khalifa’s love with music led him to learn different instruments. Singing is a passion of him and he loves sharing it with people. Khalifa is quickly growing in popularity within the local scene.
New Orleans Jazz Band
This vintage-inspired ensemble play pure New Orleans Jazz. The band consists of highly skilled and experienced jazz musicians, and as a result, their sound has a stunningly authentic feel and delightful foot-tapping rhythm. Embracing the classic style of New Orleans the band are an engaging live act.
These guys are going to be spread out over the festival performing not only as a four piece on the happiness stage, but also as a three piece and a duo on the pop up stages.
The Deer Hum
With a common love for the music running through their veins, this group of friends began playing together everywhere from people’s living rooms to big stages. Their well-written originals send waves and great vibes to anyone fortunate to be around when the music is happening, and they cite Coldplay, Bob Dylan, John Mayer and Michael Jackson as influences.