DAMMAM: American superstar rapper Pitbull apologized to Saudi fans for his rescheduled performance at Asharqiah Music Festival on Thursday with a video message on Friday morning, promising them that he would make it up to them on Friday afternoon.
The rapper was delayed temporarily in Iceland, causing him to miss his previously scheduled concert on Thursday night as part of the Sharqiah Season music festival.
In a video posted on Twitter, Pitbull held a hand over his heart as he explained the situation to fans. “I just wanna say, first of all, we apologize to Saudi Arabia. We got in a little jam here in Iceland, but Saudi Arabia, get ready, 'cause we’re coming to perform today at 4 p.m., special performance at Dammam. So make sure you keep your tickets, and get ready to have a great time. With that said once again, we appreciate the love. See y’all soon!”
Video message from Pitbull regarding Asharqiah Music Festival pic.twitter.com/LbcehqSOLU— Pitbull (@pitbull) March 22, 2019
In his stead, DJ Tiesto performed at the concert on Thursday night, followed by the scheduled performance by Canadian DJ Deadmau5. The performance, which ended at nearly 1 a.m., saw flocks of fans congregate at Dammam’s Life Park to enjoy the music.
Pitbull’s concert has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon instead, which will then be followed by the regularly scheduled performances of American rapper Akon, Moroccan-American rapper French Montana and Egyptian singer Amr Diab.
The festival also features food trucks, an entertainment area and merchandise stalls.
The Asharqiah Music Festival is one of 83 events planned throughout the Eastern Province for the Sharqiah Season, which runs from March 14 to 30.