MDL Beast announces region’s largest music, cultural festival in Riyadh

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MDL Beast announced it will host the inaugural edition of the MDL Beast Festival, the region’s largest music and cultural festival in Riyadh, from 19-21 December 2019.

The MDL Beast Festival will feature a global music line-up with 18 global superstar headliners, 28 international dance acts and 24 local and regional performers, including global EDM and DJ stars, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and R3hab, alongside the biggest homegrown Saudi artists, including the country’s first female EDM DJ, Cosmicat, and the Saudi DJ duo, Dish Dash.

“The festival will offer a multi-sensory, multi-stage experience, showcasing both local and international talent, representing all spheres of the cultural landscape across multiple Districts. A feast for the senses, it will enable festival-goers to enjoy the most innovative, immersive experiences in world-class arts, culture, and food in one single venue,” according to a press release from the festival’s organizers.

“MDL Beast is more than just a festival. Empowered by innovation and technology in live entertainment, MDL Beast is also a platform with multiple objectives including ongoing seasonal local and global events, online and radio channels, recording studios, and a non-profit foundation promoting music education and therapy. We’re confident MDL Beast will be like nothing seen before and we cannot wait to experience this transformative musical milestone,” Saudi DJ Ahmad Alammary, a member of the festival team, said.

Global DJ superstar Steve Aoki said he is excited to share the stage with Saudi Arabian talent for the first time.

“This summer I got to play in Saudi Arabia for the very first time; it was the most incredible experience that I’ll never forget. So when I got the offer to play at the three-day 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 acts and lots of new names...it’s gonna be amazing,” Aoki said.

The festival will also see the participation of female Saudi Arabian DJ Cosmicat.

“I’m so proud of the fact that we’re hosting this festival in Saudi; it’s a great reflection of the Saudi audience being able to experience the music they love, both local and international, right here in Riyadh. As one of the first female EDM DJs here, I’m excited to be flying the flag and representing women on the scene. I can’t wait to share the stage with some phenomenal global talent and play for the MDL Beast crowd. This is going to be the set of my lifetime,” she said.