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Second stage

Saturday 09 September 2023

Half-Syrian, London-based singer Ziyad Al-Samman brings slices of upbeat disco pop with an irresistible 80s flavour and a flamboyantly catchy choruses wrapped in synths and spaghetti guitars to the Abbey.

Brought up in Amman, Jordan and now living deep within the belly of London, Ziyad has been quietly brewing and refining his tales of friendships, love, and identity. Ziyad has received plaudits from DIY, The Times, So Young Magazine and others, plus radio play at 6Music and Amazing Radio.

Ziyad’s irresistible live show has earned him a spot at Green Man Festival this year through the Green Man Rising competition, selected as a finalist from thousands of entrants.