2020 / 2021
The 17th edition of the annual multidisciplinary Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF) will be celebrate the arts across several genres and geographies under the theme 'The Future is Now'. Founded in 2004 and organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, ADF is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region and reaches across the world through co-commissions and the international presentation of innovative Arab creativity.
In 2021, and for the first time ever, the festival will consist of both digital and live events, bringing together leading performers, musicians, composers and artists from across the world. The programme will include 16 world premieres, 12 festival productions, eight global-co-productions and four creative commissions, bringing together more than 500 artists from more than 50 countries.