Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit

Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Clean Bandit performing at the Diriyah Music Festival. (Supplied)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (Supplied)
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The concerts brought to an end a long day of action on and off the track. (Supplied)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Up to 40,000 people enjoyed opening night of the Diriyah Season. (Supplied)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Up to 40,000 people enjoyed opening night of the Diriyah Season. (Supplied)
Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
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Up to 40,000 people enjoyed opening night of the Diriyah Season. (Supplied)
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Up to 40,000 people enjoyed opening night of the Diriyah Season. (Supplied)
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Up to 40,000 people enjoyed opening night of the Diriyah Season. (Supplied)
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Up to 40,000 people enjoyed opening night of the Diriyah Season. (Supplied)
Updated 23 November 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit

Saudi Arabia’s Formula E crowds wowed by performances from Imagine Dragons, Alan Walker and Clean Bandit
  • With a second of day of Formula E racing on Saturday, Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd

RIYADH: After a day of action on the racetrack fans attending the Formula E race were treated to dazzling performances on the stage at the Diriyah Music Festival.

American rockers Imagine Dragons, DJ Alan Walker and dance band Clean Bandit made sure the party lasted well into the night after Britain’s Sam Bird won the opening round of the ABB Formula E Championship in Diriyah.

 

 

The concert and the races at the UNESCO World Heritage site on the edge of Riyadh is part of the Diriyah Season of international sports and entertainment events.

With a second of day of racing on Saturday, Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd.

 

 

First up, British electronic music band Clean Bandit belted out a series of instantly recognizable hits followed by a set from Norwegian DJ Walker.

The biggest cheer of the night came when Imagine Dragons took to the stage.


Riyadh governor meets outgoing US ambassador

Riyadh governor meets outgoing US ambassador
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Riyadh governor meets outgoing US ambassador

Riyadh governor meets outgoing US ambassador

RIYADH: Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar of Riyadh received the US ambassador to the Kingdom on Sunday.

John Abizaid has reached the end of his term as ambassador to Saudi Arabia and had gone to the governor’s office to say farewell.

Abizaid is a fluent Arabic speaker of Lebanese-Christian descent who headed US Central Command, which covers the Middle East, during the Iraq war from shortly after the US invasion in 2003 through 2007.

He wrote his Harvard master’s thesis on Saudi Arabia, studying how the Kingdom made its decisions on defense spending. The paper won acclaim in academic circles.

Abizaid graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and later won a scholarship to study in Jordan, where he honed his Arabic.