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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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Clean Bandit performing at the Diriyah Music Festival. (Supplied)
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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)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Friday night’s performers were met with an ecstatic crowd. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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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)
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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)
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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

  • 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.


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.