British Soul/Pop sensation John Newman, will headline the Dubai Design District’s inaugural event, ‘Meet d3’ on Thursday, April 2nd, with a free concert kicking off the 3 day celebration that will showcase a sensational programme of local, regional and international artists, designers, musicians, concept retailers and unique dining experiences.

Internationally renowned for his track ‘Love Me Again’ which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart (July 2013), and featured on  Rudimental’s 2012  “Feel the Love” and “Not Giving In“, as well as Calvin Harris’ “Blame”, Newman was one of the most successful British singers of 2013-14.

Newman was nominated for three Brit Awards, including British Male Solo Artist in 2014 and has since sold over 4 million records world-wide.

Speaking from Los Angeles where he is currently recording his second album, the follow up to 2013’s Tribute, Newman said of his impending visit to Dubai,

“Dubai is a stylish place, such luxury, high fashion and culture all in one amazing city.  The last time I played in Dubai it was a brilliant experience and I can’t wait to come back. I’m really looking forward to playing Meet d3 and it’s great that there is a now dedicated venue in Dubai that will cater to and nurture creative talent. 

Speaking of his enthusiasm for fashion and design, Newman says, 

“Music and fashion have always gone hand in hand and designing my own clothes is part of the creative process that I really enjoy. I often have a vision of what I want to wear but can’t find it in store so I love bringing my ideas to life. One day I’d love to be have my own fashion line for my fans to enjoy”

Executive Director of Marketing for Dubai Design District, Tanita Sandhu said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have John performing at Meet d3. Dubai Design District caters to key pillars of creativity through expressions in design, fashion, art, food and music. In addition to his clear talent through musical expression, John also designs some his own clothes, and what could be a better representation of d3’s mission than to have an artist of multiple talents headline this unique event.”

See John Newman perform live at the Dubai Design District’s ‘Meet d3’, April 2nd, 2015, admission is free to the public. 

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Dubai Design District, better known as d3, is dedicated to fostering the growth of the Emirate’s design, fashion, art, and luxury industry. It offers businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals a creative community that will be at the very heart of the region’s design scene.

d3 is the newest of TECOM Investments’ free zone business parks – with 11 buildings currently under construction. Once complete, d3 will be a purpose built environment catering to the full value chain of the design, fashion, art, and luxury industry – and all with the vision of creating a world class creative community that engages, nurtures and promotes local, regional and global design talent.

d3’s facilities will include everything from cutting-edge design institutes to residential, hospitality, retail and office space. The District will be characterised by distinct public areas, unique street furniture and shaded walkways. The development will include a Creek-side esplanade with international and boutique hotels, a pop-up shop area and an amphitheatre.


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