Riyadh is set to feel the beat with the region's biggest music festival, MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM, kickstarting on Thursday and featuring a line-up of more than 200 international and Arab performers. Crowds of fans will be attending the massive event despite the cold waves that will be hitting the Saudi capital.
Held in Banban in Riyadh, MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM will welcome festivalgoers and EDM fans to its stages: "BIGBEAST," "DOWNBEAST," "DANCEBEAST," and "UNDERGROUNDBEAST."
MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM will last to Dec. 19.
On the festival's first day, several Arab artists like Elissa; Majid al-Muhandis; Mohamed Hamaki; Rashed Al-Majed performed alongside a number of EDM DJs.
Festival organizers said that visiting MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM presents an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience; that is not just about music, but also includes a wide and varied list of artistic performances.
The festival is drawing in youth from Saudi Arabia and the region; as it is to feature leading international stars as well as local and regional talents.
Its eight stages witnessed the attendance of more than 45 artists from all over the world.
The international musical event recorded a public turnout that broke all expectations, logging more than 400,000 visitors within three days.
This is the second time that Riyadh hosts an MDLBEAST festival.