Qatar will host a vast array of cultural and entertainment options during this year’s FIFA World Cup, with more than 90 special events set to take place on the sidelines of the tournament.
The capital city of Qatar “Doha Corniche” will be one of the largest fan destinations, with roving performances, cultural activities, food and beverage stalls, and retail outlets along its 6km route, with capacity to host 70,000+ fans every day.
The Five international, award-winning musicians will perform on the Qatar 2022 FIFA Fan Festival mainstage as part of the FIFA Sound. Superstar artists Diplo (US), Diplo
Thomas Wesley Pentz, Diplo who hailed from U.S.A is one of the most dynamic forces in music today, having toured the world over several times and collaborated with the biggest global artists including Beyoncé,
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, professionally known as Kizz Daniel is a multi-award-winning Nigerian Afrobeats, Pop, R&B singer, and songwriter. Kizz Daniel is the epitome of an all-around entertainer with a magnetic tone, captivating lyrics, an alluring screen presence and undeniably engaging beats; the irrefutable characteristic of all his songs
Founder of Fly Boy Inc record label, which launched operations in 2017, Kizz Daniel hails from Ogun state, where he completed his education, graduating with a degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology in 2013.
The talented artist has worked with other award-winning artistes such as Wizkid on the sensational song “For you” and Davido on the instant classic “One Ticket”, which trended within 24 hours of its release. In 2018, Kizz released his second studio album, “No Dad Songz” and featured acts such as South African sensation, Nasty C, Tanzanian hitmaker, Diamond Platnumz, and many others.
Nora Fatehi, is the most followed Arab artist in the world on Instagram with over 42 million Instagram followers, along with a collective 7+ billion views on YouTube. She became the first Arab African female artist to hit 1 billion on a single unit on YouTube with her hit song, “Dilbar”. Nora was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, by parents of Moroccan origin. She speaks English, Arabic (Moroccan dialect) and Hindi.
Nora moved to India to pursue her dream in acting and performing in Hindi cinema, debuting in the Hindi action film “Roar: Tigers of the Sunderbans”. She built a successful career through hit movies like Baahubali (with the song “Manohari”) and by dancing in the Indian reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9.
She became an international star with her smash hit “Dilbar”, which was featured in Bollywood movie Satyamave Jayate. The song made her a star overnight as it broke all possible records on all streaming platforms. It was the first song ever to hit 20 million views in less than 24 hours.
She had made her singing debut back in 2018 when she sang and produced the Arabic-language version of “Dilbar” along with Moroccan band Fnaire, which gained her a huge Arab following.
Trinidad Cardona, from United State of America (U.S.A) is becoming one of pop’s great chameleons. The prolific pop/R&B crooner was launched into the stratosphere following his 2017 smash “Jennifer,” shaking the rafters with a refreshing combo of soulful vocal gymnastics and longing bars about first love and heartbreak. In 2018 he released “Dinero,” a sexy ode to toxic romances that would become a social media sensation nearly two years later with its Miami-flavoured rumba horns and driving beat. What comes next proves that Cardona’s musical voraciousness is reflected across every release, never following the expected path while still delivering lyrical gut punches at every turn.
In early 2022, Cardona signed to Def Jam Recordings and released the incandescent single “Love Me Back,” a soaring torch song melding hypnotic Afrobeats percussion and shimmering synths. He also appears on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 soundtrack with “Hayya Hayya (Better Together),” a rousing reggae-meets-EDM anthem calling for global unity and featuring singers DaVido and Aisha. Now, with an album on the horizon, influences from R&B, dancehall, and corridos swirl into songs that capture the richness of the world around him, as well as the one he’s forged within.
Calvin Harris from Scotland (Scotland), is a producer, DJ and songwriter with more than 35 billion streams across audio and video, five Grammy nominations, and is viewed as the figurehead for modern dance music.
Calvin has collaborated with global artists including Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott to name a few. His work has garnered a number of top music awards and nominations, including 14 MTV VMA nominations and 2 wins, 5 Grammy nominations and a 2013 Grammy Award win in the Best Music Video category for “We Found Love”.
FIFA Fan Festival event in Doha. Performances are an extension of FIFA Sound, an entertainment strategy designed to bring more connections between the beautiful game and music.
The FIFA Fan Festival will provide new ways for fans to celebrate their shared passion for football while experiencing the best in music, entertainment, local culture, food, games and lifestyle in a true festival environment.
“We look forward to bringing together some of the world’s biggest artists on one stage in Doha to celebrate the beautiful game and create a truly electric atmosphere,” said RedOne, FIFA’s Entertainment Executive.
“While these artists come from different backgrounds and musical genres, they are connected by a shared passion for music and football, like our fans. The FIFA Fan Festival will have something for every kind of fan and we’re excited for what’s ahead.”