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City Walk Unplugged Returns With Season 2: University Battle of the Bands

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

Following the phenomenal success of its inaugural season, City Walk Unplugged returns for another season in association with Anghami, promising the best of music, talent, and excitement.

City Walk Unplugged Returns With Season 2: University Battle of the Bands

Presented by City Walk, the design-inspired lifestyle destination by Merex Investment, the electrifying battle of university bands is set to rock the city as aspiring musicians from universities across the UAE take the stage to battle it for the top spot.

City Walk Unplugged Season 2 will amp up the energy for every music lover with an impressive array of prizes, celebrity judges, and thrilling performances.

The winning band of City Walk Unplugged Season 2 will take home a trophy and a cash prize of AED 20,000. Additionally, the champions can kickstart their passion and career with a professional music video shot at City Walk and credits to enhance their content on Anghami. Adding to the stardom, the band will also be part of an exclusive interview on Virgin Radio Dubai and more.

Applications for this musical showdown are open from 9 - 31 October. University bands are invited to submit a short video of less than 5 minutes of their performance via TikTok, along with their details on City Walk's official website.

City Walk will announce the 20 shortlisted bands on 6 November that will advance to the semi-finals. The selected bands will battle it out for the first time on 17 and 18 November, with those moving forward coming head-to-head for the grand finale on 25 November at the Fountain Area in City Walk.

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The City Walk Unplugged Season 2 judges come from the music industry. Some panel judges include Richard Hussein, A&R Consultant for MENA and Kamil Abi Khalil, Head of Production at Anghami.

These long-standing industry experts will offer invaluable feedback to the competitors and help identify the finest musical talents at universities in the country.

Music lovers and supporters of emerging talent can mark their calendars for an unforgettable music season and join the City Walk Unplugged Season 2 journey.

To register, please visit

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