Following much success with its debut last year, MDLBeast is expected to return to Saudi Arabia as soon as it may be safe for large gatherings to resume. In the meantime, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, it seems that MDLBeast will be coming to you in the shape of a 12-hour virtual edition under the name “MDLBeastFreqways” this weekend.
Kicking off on June 20th at 10 P.M (Saudi Arabia time), the virtual event will conclude the next morning at 10 A.M, which happens to fall on World Music Day. The current line up consists of internationally renowned DJs including, Afrojack, Claptone, Steve Aoki, Maceo Plex, Deep Dish, Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, Butch, Art Department, Laidback Luke, Phil Weeks, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, Gui Boratto and Delano Smith.
There will also be a host of well-known local artists who will also take to the virtual stage such as, SPCBOI, Baloo, Cosmicat, K.Led & Majid, Vinyl Mode and Jad X Tala.
Not only offering up sensational EDM performances by some of the biggest names in the industry, those tuning into the festival will be able to take part in an immersive travel experience which will carry them on “virtual flights” around the world. After getting checked in and “on-board”, attendees of MDLBeast will be able to enjoy the pre-recorded sets by the DJ’s in iconic cities including Las Vegas, Riyadh and Ibiza.
Last year, MDLBeast hosted over 400,000 people from both Saudi Arabia as well as a number of other countries who flocked to the kingdom to enjoy music by their favorite EDM artists. 2019’s edition of MDLBeast also made history as it featured the “world’s tallest festival stage” and also welcomed celebrity guests including Sonam Kapoor, Scott Disick and Winnie Harlow. MDL quickly grew to become an international creative platform that highlighteds Saudi Arabia’s emerging and thriving entertainment scene.