DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rick Ross, and more announced for MDLBEAST's Balad Beast in Jeddah

Two days, five squares, and over 70 artists… 

MDLBeast has unleashed the first drop of artists for the two-day music and arts festival, Balad Beast, taking place in Jeddah’s old town on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.

The epic line-up of international artists landing inside the walls of Jeddah’s Old Town include hip-hop rapper Busta Rhymes; British DJ Carl Cox; Fresh Prince of Bel Air star DJ Jazzy Jeff; Hustlin’ rapper Rick Ross; American singer Lupe Fiasco; techno musical duo Tale of Us; and hip-hop producer DJ Premier.

Local DJs such as Cosmicat, Dish Dash, Baloo, Biirdperson, Arabstract, and Mishaal Tamer will also be raising the roof across the UNESCO-heritage sites.

See the full list of artists announced so far below:


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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.

Ready to go square-hopping?

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.

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).

Stay tuned as there will be more exciting artist announcements soon.

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

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