International superstar Jason Derulo is gearing up to perform in Riyadh on December 7. The singer known for songs like In My Head and Wiggle will be headlining the closing night of video game publisher Riot Games’s The Nexus Festival. The first Nexus event in the region is taking place on Riyadh Boulevard from December 5 - 7.
While Los Angeles-based DJ Mako and Las Vegas’s electronic music stars Crystal Method are playing on December 5 and 6, Derulo will be closing the immersive themed festival revolving around the vast world of League of Legends called 'Runeterra'.
Onur Tamer, METAI General Manager at Riot Games, said: “We are delighted to announce the amazing music line-up for the first Riot Games tournament in the region. The announcement of Jason Derulo, DJ Mako and Crystal Method performing next weekend puts the finishing touches to what will be an incredible three-day event in Riyadh. With concerts, festival zones and gaming experiences, you will not be short of options for entertainment whether you’re an avid gaming fan or not. The first Nexus Festival in the Middle East here in Riyadh promises to be an unmissable event.”
Derulo, who is also a songwriter, has sold over 30 million singles and earned 11 Platinum singles since the start of his solo recording career in 2009. His debut single Whatcha Say sold over five million digital downloads and reached number 1 in the US and New Zealand. Since then, Derulo has released four studio albums and won a host of awards including the Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Music Star: Male.
The Nexus Festival is part of Riyadh Season, an initiative by the Saudi General Entertainment Authority to transform Saudi Arabia into a global tourist and entertainment destination. Including experiential zones and tournaments, where participants will battle for a share of the USD 2 million prize money across six competitions, the festival is expected to attract an audience of 30,000.