RIYADH: The third edition of Azimuth will be back next week, from Sept. 21-22,
to send the melodies of its stellar regional and international lineup echoing through AlUla’s canyons.
On the weekend of the 93rd Saudi National Day, the highly anticipated festival will kickstart AlUla Moments’ new 2023/24 calendar with big names, including English singer and songwriter Jorja Smith and legendary UK rock band The Kooks.
Rami Al-Moallim, vice president of destination management and marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla, said in a statement: “Azimuth is right around the corner and we cannot wait for guests to experience everything we have in store for them this year.
“AlUla Moments is all about people enjoying incredible experiences. We are committed to doing everything we can to help with pre-festival arrangements, and this is why we’re thrilled to share full details on everything related to Azimuth, from travel and accommodation to tickets and everything else.”
Festival officials guarantee nothing short of epic energy, mesmerizing live music, and incredible art installations. International superstars Smith and The Kooks will be joined by an extensive lineup of artists, including South Korean DJ Peggy Gou, Australian indie sensations Dope Lemon, Chet Faker, and producer RY X, northern Mali’s Tinariwen, US-based Saint Levant, Syrian-German duo Shkoon, American electronic duo Thievery Corporation, and Ame & Dixon.
The event will merge global voices with regional ones, including Egyptian rock band Cairokee, Arabs Got Talent star Daneel Sayegh, singer-songwriter Cosmicat, and DJs Dorar, Nomad, Amro, Nooriyah, JEME, BluePaper, Sokkary, Vinyl Mode, Husa & Zeyada, Dish Dash, Majid, Kayan, Zone+, Baloo, Anmarz, and Narkbeat.
With the anticipated event just around the corner, AlUla Moments Collaborated with the world’s top streaming platform Spotify for festival-goers to check out the lineup and listen to the artists’ work through the “Azimuth AlUla Official Playlist.”
The festival vibes will be enhanced with “Azilook” stations for decorative makeup, hair, nails, and henna tattoos. The festival is also an opportunity to shop for full festival attire from Creative Collection, accessories from Qurmoz, or perfumes from SURGE.
The area will be supplied with food vendors and trucks, like Gun Bun, SALT, Out of Line, Just Chill, Creamery, Baroque and Maui.
For more information on the upcoming Azimuth festival, visit https://www.experiencealula.com/en/alula-moments/azimuth