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Saudi Arabia’s MDLBeast to Go Digital with a 12-Hour Music Festival This Weekend

David Guetta, Steve Aoki, MDLBeast

David Guetta and Steve Aoki at the inaugural MDLBeast festival. Photo: Instagram/@mdlbeast

After its successful debut last year, MDLBeast is all set to return to Saudi Arabia soon. Given the current public health situation, the music festival will be holding a 12-hour virtual edition under the name MDLBeast Freqways this weekend.

The multi-stage event will take off at 7pm (KSA time) on June 20, and have the festivalgoers dancing the night away from their homes until 10am on World Music Day. Expect electrifying sets from a stellar lineup of DJs including headliner Steve Aoki, Maceo Plex, Afrojack, Claptone, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Sasha, Butch, Art Department, Laidback Luke, Delano Smith, Gui Boratto, Phil Weeks, Benny Benassi, and Dirty South. Regional talents will also be performing throughout the night so make sure to watch out for K.Led & Majid, Vinyl Mode, and SPCBOI, Baloo, Cosmicat, and Jad X Tala.

t the inaugural MDLBeast festival. Photo: Instagram/@mdlbeast

Cosmicat at the inaugural MDLBeast festival. Photo: Instagram/@mdlbeast

Besides performances by the EDM powerhouses, the festivalgoers will also be treated to an immersive travel experience which is set to take them around the world through “virtual” flights. Once on-board, the festivalgoers will have a chance to enjoy pre-recorded sets in some of the world’s most iconic musical cities like Riyadh, Ibiza, and Las Vegas, in one day.

The inaugural edition of MDLBeast titled Sandstorm was attended by 400,000 people from not just the Kingdom but all over the world who made their way to Riyadh for the groundbreaking festival. Boasting the world’s tallest festival stage, it took MDLBeast only three days to establish itself as a global creative platform elevating Saudi’s entertainment scene while highlighting that of the Middle East on the map. “The music industry in the region is raw and the merging of neo-culture and technology creates a new buzz, inspiring young musicians to create fresh, unexpected music,” said Ahmad Alammary, Chief Creative Officer. “MLDBeast is here to celebrate that. Music and art are universal. A language that can bring people together, inspiring new thriving, creative communities.”

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