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A Major Electronic Music Festival Just Debuted in Riyadh

MDLBeast is a revolutionary music festival that took place on the 19th of December 2019. The lineup featured some major international acts, who have also headlined at the most famous festivals such as Coachella and Tomorrowland, that headed Riyadh to perform alongside emerging Saudi artists. There are 5 stages – each with a different vibe to appeal to all attendees.


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The three-day groundbreaking music event in the kingdom hosted Dutch DJs, Tiesto and Martin Garrix, South African DJ Black Coffee, and the Italian Electronic music DJ Marco Carola who entertained guests on the 19th of December. David Guetta headlined at the main stage, as will American musician, Steve Aoki, and Colombian reggaeton singer, J Balvin. On the final day, 21st December, DJs Afrojack and R3HAB, will also be performing alongside the likes of Swedish sensation Sebastian Ingrosso and Saudi Arabian DJ Omar Bassad to name just a few!

Not his first time in Saudi Arabia, in a video that came as part of the festival’s announcement, Steve Aoki stated, “This summer I got to play in Saudi Arabia for the very first time, and it was the most incredible experience that I’ll never forget. So when I got the offer to play at the three days 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 new acts and lots of international names, and of course, I’m gonna be there; so please come, it’s gonna be amazing.”

Not only has MDL Beast been a sonic feast for EDM music lovers, the organizers have also created a visual experience including, surreal installations and tactile melodic spectaculars for the viewing pleasure of anyone walking past. There was also a Heliosphere aerobatic and interactive show performed with music to create the illusion of flying, and Fuerza Bruta which is a thrilling performance accented with music, aerial and aquatic acrobatics, and energetic dance moves. 

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