Azimuth 2023: Jorja Smith, Saint Levant, and more to perform

A few international headliners have been announced…

If you still haven’t heard, Azimuth returns this September in the dreamy AlUla desert.

Taking place on Thursday September 21 and Friday September 22 over the Saudi National Day long weekend, Azimuth amplified by MDLBeast will transform the stunning and historical AlUla into an exceptional gathering of art, sound and music during an unmissable weekend extravaganza.


Azimuth amplified by MDLBeast is more than a music event; it’s a platform dedicated to nurturing and empowering a vibrant, creative scene in Saudi and for the region. With that in mind, festivalgoers can look forward to an electrifying line-up of local music names, renowned regional artists, and international headliners.

For a start, 13 of the best regional stars have been confirmed to perform at Azimuth amplified by MDLBeast 2023. They include Dish Dash, Baloo, KAYAN, NOMAD, Narkbeat, Dorar and many more.


BluePaper, one of the region’s most talented electronic music producers, is set to make his debut in AlUla, alongside well-known returning DJ Vinyl Mode and female singer-songwriter Cosmicat.

Also, expect other acclaimed local and regional artists, such as Zone+, Anmarz, DJB10 and renowned DJ Sokkary, to take to the stage.

Up-and-coming Arab rapper Saint Levant will also be performing alongside major English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith. Plus you can also look forward to a performance by the iconic Thievery Corporation along with Skhoon.

Other announced artists include a unique collective of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara region of northern Mali Tinariwen, German house/techno music duo Âme, and German musician Dixon.

The two-day musical spectacle promises to set AlUla’s Saudi National Day celebrations ablaze with enthralling performances – from a captivating mix of music genres, such as pulsating techno, house, youthful melodies and calming tunes, to the backdrop of exciting visual and lighting design.

International headliners have yet to be announced, so watch this space for more updates.


Meanwhile, Early Bird tickets for Azimuth amplified by MDLBeast 2023 are now available on ExperienceAlUla.com. The price starts from SAR665 for a General Admission single-day pass. Premium tickets are available in the Early Bird sale beginning from SAR1,400 up to the full weekend premium experience for SAR2,450. Only a limited number of Early Bird tickets will be released, so be sure to book now.

Phillip Jones, chief tourism officer of the Royal Commission for AlUla, commented, “We set the benchmark high with last year’s event, the intimacy of the venue surrounded by the monumental landscapes of AlUla and a sunrise crescendo that festivalgoers are still talking about. Through this music gathering, we are reviving the spirit of creativity and music in AlUla and offering an unforgettable experience for visitors from around the world. It is here where culture, heritage and creativity all converge, offering sophisticated, immersive destination experiences.”

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