Avicii live in Dubai announced

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Two years since illness forced the last minute cancellation of his proposed appearance at Atlantis, Avicii has confirmed he will return to the Middle East.

The Swedish mix master will take to the turntables for a headline show at Dubai World Trade Centre on April 1, his first gig in the region since 2012.

Hosted by Peppermint Experience, the same team who bought David Guetta to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on New Year's Eve, it is set to be one of the biggest DJ performances of a packed season for music fans, which also includes Hardwell and Tiesto.

Kicking off at 9pm on the Friday night, the party with the 'Hey Brother' star will be open to anyone over the age of 21. Tickets will be on sale on Monday February 8 at a special early bird rate of Dhs295 before rolling out on general sale on February 11 priced at Dhs395. Table reservations are expected to be announced shortly. Visit the link below for more details.

Avicci, real name Tim Bergling, is something of a self-made star having risen to prominence on social media among his fellow countrymen around 2008, when he was still just in his teens. His big break came when legendary Dutch DJ Tiesto invited the Stockholm-born rising star to appear at Privilege in Ibiza, hotly followed by the release of his first single Manman on Pete Tong's Bedroom Bedlam label.

Mainstream success was quick to follow in the shape of songs 2 Million and Levels, the latter of which was nominated for an MTV Music Award in 2012 and a Grammy in 2013. To date, Levels has been played more than 200 million times on YouTube.

Serious illness (blocked gall bladder and ruptured appendix) in 2014 failed to curtail the Swede's chart success, through did put the breaks on his hectic schedule, including the cancellation of his Dubai gig and other significant appearances, such as a headline slot at Ultra Miami

The 26-year-old has continued to popularise his style of EDM, working with Wyclef Jean, Martin Garrix, Gavin McGraw and Aloe Blacc, and in 2015 was voted number seven on the industry respected DJ Mag Top 100 DJs in the world.

For more information and tickets, visit Peppermint Experience.

By Matt Fortune
Time Out Doha,

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