MDL Beast announces groundbreaking debut festival ‏in Riyadh

David Guetta will headline the festival. (AFP)
Updated 05 December 2019

MDL Beast announces groundbreaking debut festival ‏in Riyadh

  • The region’s largest music and cultural festival will take place in Riyadh from Dec. 19-21
  • The festival will offer a multi-sensory, multi-stage experience, showcasing both local and international talent

RIYADH: ‏MDL Beast announced it will host the inaugural edition of MDL Beast Festival, the region’s largest music and cultural festival in Riyadh, from Dec. 19-21. 

MDL Beast Festival will feature a world-leading global music line-up with 18 global superstar headliners, 28 international dance acts and 24 local and regional performers, including global EDM and DJ stars, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and R3hab, alongside the biggest homegrown Saudi artists, including the country’s first female EDM DJ, Cosmicat, and the Saudi DJ duo, Dish Dash.

The festival will offer a multi-sensory, multi-stage experience, showcasing both local and international talent, representing all spheres of the cultural landscape across multiple Districts. A feast for the senses, it will enable festival goers to enjoy the most innovative, immersive experiences in world-class arts, culture and food in one single venue.

Saudi DJ, Ahmad Alammary, member of the festival team, said, “MDL Beast is more than just a festival. Empowered by innovation and technology in live entertainment, MDL Beast is also a platform with multiple objectives including ongoing seasonal local and global events, online and radio channels, recording studios, and a non-profit foundation promoting music education and therapy. We’re confident MDL Beast will be like nothing seen before and we cannot wait to experience this transformative musical milestone.”

Sharing a stage for the first time with Saudi talent, US DJ, Steve Aoki, said, “This summer I got to play in Saudi Arabia for the very first time; it was the most incredible experience that I'll never forget. So when I got the offer to play at the three day MDL Beast Festival, I was thrilled to become part of it and be back in the region again. It's gonna be an incredible event with tonnes of acts and lots of new names...it’s gonna be amazing.”

Female Saudi DJ, Cosmicat commented on her involvement: “I’m so proud of the fact that we’re hosting this festival in Saudi; it’s a great reflection of the Saudi audience being able to experience the music they love, both local and international, right here in Riyadh. As one of the first female EDM DJs here, I’m excited to be flying the flag and representing women on the scene. I can’t wait to share the stage with some phenomenal global talent and play for the MDL Beast crowd. This is going to be the set of my lifetime.”

MDL Beast Festival: The Soundstorm is coming...

For more information and to register for tickets go to www.MDLBeast.com

 


Lebanese star Nancy Ajram postpones TikTok concert following Beirut explosion

Updated 5 min 55 sec ago

Lebanese star Nancy Ajram postpones TikTok concert following Beirut explosion

DUBAI: Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram has postponed her virtual TikTok performance following the tragic incident in Beirut on Aug. 4 that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands.

“In light of the devastating explosions that took place in Beirut, TikTok expresses its deepest condolences to the Lebanese people and stands with them in solidarity during this difficult time,” announced the social media platform in a press release.

The concert was scheduled to take place on Aug. 6 at 10pm GST.  A new date has not been announced.

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