PSY to perform in Dubai festival

Korean pop sensation PSY will perform in Dubai in March as part of the three-day festival “My Music X.” (AFP)

Korean pop sensation PSY will perform in Dubai in March as part of the three-day festival “My Music X,” entertainment website Ahlanlive reported.

PSY shot to stardom last year with the song “Gangnam Style,” the video for which became the first on YouTube to get 1 billion views. The video has “been a massive hit at a global level unlike anything we’ve ever seen before,” said YouTube.

The “Gangnam Style” horse-riding dance has become a worldwide phenomenon, and has seen the likes of U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron attempting it.

PSY performed the catchy number to 1 million people in New York’s Times Square on new year’s eve in 2012.

“My Music X” will also hold workshops, question-and-answer sessions, and fashion shows.

The event “aims to bring together performance and education in a place where music professionals -- or those aspiring to be -- can meet and get creative,” Gulf News quoted festival founder Darrell Bell as saying.

“We’ll be creating a uniquely vibrant and exciting hub of activity at the specially created My Music X Village in Dubai International Marine Club, in addition to hosting show-stopping headline acts,” he said, adding that amateur and professional DJs, performers and live bands will also be performing.

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