A new MDLBeast music festival is coming to Jeddah's old town

Balad Beast will light up the city for two nights in December… 

Get ready…the beast is back and bigger than ever. Raising the roof, the music and arts festival, Balad Beast, is taking place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. Landing inside the walls of Jeddah’s Old Town, known as al-Balad, the two-day fest will light up the neighbourhood’s iconic backdrop from noon to night.

Festivalgoers can expect unrivalled music bouncing in every genre from hip-hop and EDM to house and techno, as well as unique entertainment, mesmerising light shows, and the freshest Saudi streetwear taking over the souqs. Art will be projected onto the iconic buildings of al-Balad, reawakening the centuries-old architecture through clever technology and lighting.


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Ramadan Alharatani, MDLBeast’s CEO, expressed his excitement for the first-ever Balad Beast festival:

“It will be a privilege and honour to deliver Balad Beast. We know the history and importance of Jeddah’s Old Town, and we take our responsibility seriously to ensure Balad Beast shines a new spotlight on the historic site and opens new eyes to its beauty.

Unleash the beast…

Over 70 international and local artists will take over five courtyards within Jeddah’s heritage sites including two underground stages for house and techno lovers.

The lineup for the weekend is yet to be released but stay tuned as there’ll be more announcements coming soon.

Ready to go square-hopping?

Tickets for the two-day festival are on sale now, music lovers can choose between two categories: general admission and VIP, which includes additional perks like fast track, exclusive viewing zones, VIP parking, premium food & beverages, and more. For unlimited access across the whole weekend, ticket prices start from SAR419 (general) or SAR2,099 (VIP) while prices per day start from SAR279 (general) and SAR1,399 (VIP).

Balad Beast, Jeddah Old Town, Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. mdlbeast.com

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