RIYADH: Week four of Gamers8 kicked off with jam-packed performances from Afrojack, R3HAB, Wizkid, Dafencii, and Afroto in Riyadh Boulevard City on Thursday night.
Crowds flooded into the NXT LVL venue at Gamers8, excited to experience the back-to-back performances from some of the world’s top DJs and local favorites.
Soulful Sudanese rapper Dafencii, who announced himself on the music scene with the debut “Rksha,” got Thursday night off to a great start with his performance.
Egyptian favorite Afroto went down a storm with the packed crowd, producing a hit-laden set rounded off by a special rendition of “Msh Bel 7ozoz.”
Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Wizkid took to the stage to headline the event.
“Saudi Arabia, make some noise, baby!”, shouted the diamond-clad Nigerian, making his debut in the Kingdom.
Rayan Mal, who was in the audience, said the concert was much better than even he expected.
“It’s awesome to start the weekend with such energy. I came for DJ R3HAB and he did not fail me in my expectation,” he said.
Headliners Afrojack and multi-platinum DJ R3HAB closed out the show in a back-to-back performance, with the audience singing along to their favorite remixed songs.
“Arab News, thank you for having me, it’s amazing, I always use your website to stay updated on whats going on in Saudi Arabia, and I will see you very soon in MDLBEAST,” the artist, real name Fadil El-Ghoul, told Arab News.
The next concert of Gamers8 will feature DJs, rappers, and singers from the Arab world, Europe, and the US, including Lil Pump, Nancy Ajram, Hamaki, Disco Misr, Alan Walker, Russ, DJ Snake, and Balqees.
Gamers8 festival is bringing international music artists to Riyadh for the eight-week event. Artists perform each weekend for fans and participants.
It is being brought to the city by the Saudi Esports Federation.