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Previewed: MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM Festival in Riyadh

23/11/2021 by .
Performers at the 2019 festival

MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from December 16-19, 2021. It’s the region’s biggest and loudest music festival and will feature over 150 acts including global superstar headliners, international dance acts and local and regional performers.

Electrifying revellers, at what is one of the region’s most unique entertainment experiences, will be international artists Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner,  Tiësto, and Steve Aoki, in addition to Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth as well as homegrown regional artists including Anmarz, Cosmicat, Spaceboi, and Zone+ with many more announced in the countdown to the festival.

Talal Albahiti, COO and Head of Talent Booking and Events says: “We are thrilled to announce the return of SOUNDSTORM and are proud to welcome some of the industry’s biggest and brightest artists and creators. Saudi Arabia is undergoing transformation and with it, the popularity and appetite for music and festival culture is growing exponentially.”



In the days before the festival, there’s XP – a three-day music event with a conference and night events, created to accelerate the music industry across the Middle East. Programming for XP will come under four pillars: empower and develop talent; map out opportunities to develop the region’s music scene; develop a strong and sustainable music ecosystem through policymakers; initiate dialogue around social impact, music mental health and diversity of thought and representation.

SOUNDSTORM festival returns to Riyadh for 2021

Through workshops, panel discussions and roundtables, networking opportunities, and music activations, XP will expand opportunities for global and regional music industry professionals of all backgrounds including artists, entrepreneurs, creatives, and policymakers as they come together in building the future for the region’s music industry. This will be the most forward-thinking gathering of music leaders in the region.

Following XP, it’s the turn of the MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM to show what international artists and local acts can do. Talk about a storm in a sandpit…


MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from December 16-19, 2021. Day passes are available as well as four-day passes with four tiers to choose from: Storm Chaser; Storm Blazer; VIB and VIB-BOX. The most basic festival package for SAR 135 (£26.76 approx) is a one day pass with a shuttle service from select locations in Riyadh.

Four-day passes for the festival start at SAR 399 (£79.09 approx)

XP will take place in Riyadh from 13th until 15th December Tickets are available now



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