Abu Dhabi: The Award-Winning Music Festival, Club Social starts today

Friday and Saturday will now feature a free Halloween afterparty that is open to the public with doors open at midnight


Lovers of great music will be flocking to Yas Links, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi from tomorrow as the epic music festival, Club Social, is ready to begin. The much-anticipated 3-day festival, running from October 28th to 30th, will feature some of the best international and local musical talents, along with a host of exciting activities to ensure a bumper weekend of fun.

Proudly brought to you by BRAG in association with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Miral, and Live Nation, fans can look forward to a star-studded line-up descending on the picturesque venue with the festival kicking into full gear from tomorrow.

With the likes of EXAMPLE, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Clean Bandit (DJ Set), along with some local talents and DJs taking to the stage on days 1 and 2, fans are in for a phenomenal musical affair. To top off the weekend, an energetic Battle of the Bands will take place on day 3, where the best emerging talents will battle it out to be crowned champion and take home a whopper prize.

During the Battle of the Bands competition guests will be able to stay refreshed with a bumper 5-hour Halloween-themed brunch from 2 pm-7 pm with the best dressed will receive tickets to Amplified Festival!

Day 1 and 2 will also feature a free Halloween afterparty that is open to the public kicking off at 12 am! Guests can rock out until the early hours of the morning listening to the eclectic beats of DJ Nuff said on both Friday and Saturday.


 Kicking off proceedings at 7 pm on Friday, festivalgoers can get warmed up with a tasty Happy Hour with buy one get one offers as they listen to the funky, deep & disco house music of DJ Pinkfish. “I Predict a Riot” might ensue next as the incredible British indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs, who “Never Miss a Beat,” will make you feel like you were “Born to be a Dancer” as they bring their explosive energy to the Club Social stage.

To continue the momentum, there’s certainly no place we would “Rather Be” as global electropop sensations Clean Bandit turn up the heat and set the festival alight. As if that wasn’t enough, DJ Nuff said will take charge of the free afterparty to keep all the ravers going ‘til the early hours of the morning.


7 to 9 pm – Buy one get one free Happy Hour and tunes by DJ Pinkfish

9 to 10:30 pm Kaiser Chiefs 

10:30 to 12 am Clean Bandit (DJ set)

12 to 2 am Free Afterparty with DJ Nuff said 


Things will pick up right where they were left off as doors open at 5 pm for another double dose of Happy Hour until 7 pm. DJ Pinkfish will then again get the crowd moving with some crowd-pleasing anthems and stylish remixes.

English musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer, EXAMPLE will be performing a wide range of his floor-fillers to make for a fantastic Saturday night of entertainment. Fans will want to make sure they “Stay Awake” and not miss all the action as EXAMPLE will make you feel like “Kids Again”. Make sure you’re the “Last Ones Standing” at the end of the night and don’t miss any of the eclectic range of hits from the multi-award-winning artist.


5 to 7 pm Buy one get one free Happy Hour 

7 to 9 pm DJ Pinkfish 

10 to 11:00 pm EXAMPLE 

11:30 to 2 am Afterparty with DJ Nuffsaid 



The final day of this epic festival will see the UAE’s best rising stars battle it out in Club Social’s Battle of the Bands. This superb Battle of the Bands will showcase some of the emerging talents on offer in the UAE and give exciting young hopefuls a platform to demonstrate their fantastic ability.

While guests listen to the newest up-and-coming artists on the UAE music scene, there will also be a Halloween Brunch from 2-7 pm to keep guests refreshed during the energetic competition. A winner in the Battle of the Bands will be announced to close out the festival, earning themselves a cash prize of AED25,000 and AED5,000 worth of studio time and an opening slot for next year’s festival! Taking their turn at impressing brunch-goers will be the likes of Gorgeous George, 13 Daze, Ark Angelz, Problem Child, The Tasty Biscuits, The Black Dunes, and The Boxtones, who will all be hoping they have what it takes to come out on top.

To really add a little bit more excitement to proceedings, the best dressed on the day will receive free tickets to Amplified Festival where they can see the likes of One Republic and CAS.



2 to 7 pm Halloween Brunch + Battle of the Bands 

General Admission AED 25 

The best dressed will win tickets to Amplified Festival 




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