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Qatar gig is ‘written in the stars’ for UK rapper Tinie Tempah

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UK rapper Tinie Tempah
UK rapper Tinie Tempah

Award-winning British rapper Tinie Tempah and globetrotting Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies will close out this season’s outdoor music events during a concert in Doha on May 26.

This will be Tempah’s first Qatar performance. The singer, songwriter and producer, whose real name is Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, will take to the stage at the Intercontinental Doha Hotel’s beach next month.

He will headline the event, called Escape, alongside DJ Felix De Laet, better known as Lost Frequencies, whose debut track Are You With Me was released less than two years ago and rocketed to #1 on the British, Australian, German, Austrian, Irish and Swiss music charts simultaneously.

Now a worldwide hit loved by stars from Damon Albarn to Snoop Dogg, Tempah launched his debut album Disc-Overy in 2010. It has sold 1.2 million copies globally and won 12 awards, including two Brits and three Mobos.

His current single Girls Like, with Swedish singer Zara Larsson, has had over 16 million views on YouTube.

The 27-year-old was the first British rapper to sell over 1 million singles in the US after Written In The Stars went to No.12 on the Billboard charts.

Discussing his achievements so far, Tempah said in a statement:

When I do look back, I see I’ve achieved a lot but it’s kinda typical of me to want more. Everything I’ve already done, I want to do 10, 100, 1000 times over. I’m not sitting about being content and happy; I’m continuously striving for more.”

DJ line up

Lost Frequencies has played at the club Amnesia in Ibiza and Tomorrowland – one of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals in Belgium and also in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

DJ Lost Frequencies
DJ Lost Frequencies

The event will also feature UK DJ Paul Mendez and Qatar regulars, DJ Legacy and Pyrokiss.

Hosted by Qatar-based Iconic Events, tickets for Escape are set to go on sale online today (Apr. 23) through Platinum List.

Physical tickets will be available from Intercontinental Hotel Doha, Crepaway, SAQR music stores and Game Zone in Gulf Mall from tomorrow, April 24.

Regular tickets cost QR300 or QR350, while VIP tickets are QR500.

The event will run from 8pm until 2am. Ticket-holders must be over 21 years old to attend and bring their ID cards or passport.

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