Martin Garrix

MDL Beast reveals incredible line-up for debut edition





Something very special is coming to Saudi Arabia this week as MDL Beast festival prepares to launch a debut edition, bringing electronic music to the people of the country and embarking on an exciting new era. Taking place between 19-21 December, the billing will include a range of special b2b performances from the biggest acts in the scene, including Afrojack b2b R3hab, Black Coffee b2b Marco Carola, Camelphat b2b Fisher, David Guetta b2b Steve Aoki, Salvatore Ganacci b2b Sebastian Ingrosso, and, last but not least, Martin Garrix b2b Tiësto.

The festival will also local talents including Saudi’s first female DJ – Cosmicat, DJ Baloo, DJs DISH DASH, Vinyl Mode, K.Led & Majid, and Dalal. As the biggest and most groundbreaking music, art and culture focused event since the opening up of the country’s entertainment industry, MDL BEAST Festival will give local talent the opportunity to burst onto the international stage. It’s the first time this many local DJs will have the opportunity to perform alongside some of the global EDM scene’s best known artists.

“The whole country is going through a huge change actually,” comments DJ Cosmicat.

“It’s a milestone for the country, it’s a new era for the Saudi youth. This is such a tremendous moment. MDL Beast is a monumental statement in the middle of the peninsula – it can only show goodness of what’s about to come.”

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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