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ANZ Stadium to host Australia’s biggest Arabic Music Fest

Vanessa Marczan

HE’S the best-selling Middle Eastern recording artist of all time and has been labelled the Father of Mediterranean music, and now the legendary Amr Diab will feature in Australia’s biggest Arabic Music Fest at Stadium Australia on Saturday 2 February 2013.

The Arabic Music Fest will be a colourful celebration of Sydney’s multicultural community and comes on the back of the country’s first-ever K-Pop Music Fest which took over the Stadium in November, 2011.

With an illustrious 20-year career, headline act Diab reigns as the contemporary face of Egyptian el-geel pop music and continues to take top billing at music festivals around the globe, selling out performances to over 80,000 fans.

The Egyptian heartthrob has also taken the western world by storm, appearing in Pepsi commercials alongside the likes of American pop icons j-Lo and Beyonce and has been awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist three times.

The five-hour event will feature a series of support acts encompassing the broad range of music and dance celebrated throughout the Middle Eastern community. Further detail will be available in the coming weeks.

The festival cements Stadium Australia’s position as one of the country’s most dynamic venues and demonstrates it’s excellence in bringing culturally diverse events to the city of Sydney.

Tickets to the Arabic Music Fest are now on sale through Ticketek. Click here or call 132 849.

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