Saudi Arabia to host major music festival

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    Jeddah: Preparations are under way to stage a star-studded live music festival this month in the Saudi city of Jeddah, organisers have said.

    The July 18 Jeddah World Fest will feature a galaxy of the world’s top performers including Nicki Minaj, Liam Payne, DJs and Steve Aoki.

    The event will be Saudi Arabia’s biggest live music festival as part of the high-profile Jeddah Season Festival. The audience age is restricted to above 16 at the standing-only live show at King Abdullah Sports Stadium, according to organizers.

    “This is the largest musical festival of its kind in the region that will be broadcast to a global audience in more than 100 countries,”

    Raed Abuzinadah, the director-general Jeddah Season, said.

    “There is a stereotype of the kingdom all over the world, and today it is disappearing. In its place is a new picture of the kingdom that accepts everyone,” he told a recent press conference.

    “This international project is truly special for Jeddah City and for all the young people of Saudi Arabia,” said Robert Quirke, the chairman of the ROQU Media International, the event organiser.

    “This is the first global music festival of this scale in KSA and is sure to absolutely wow the lucky audience in Jeddah like never before,” he added.

    In recent months, celebrated Arab and foreign entertainers have performed at sell-out concerts in different Saudi cities as the country is opening up to the world as part of major liberalisation drive.

    https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-arabia-to-host-major-music-festival-1.65002936
     
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    Disappointing to see this being held only 50 miles for the Holy Kaabah. Plus we are close to the sacred month of Hajj. Bizarre to see this by SA.
     
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    The oil money is drying up fast, they are tryring hard to make Saudi a tourist destination before that happens so they can sustain their standards of living.
     
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    Mashallah, these days jo ho woh kaam hai ...
     
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    there was indian dance festival where I live (east coast)

    the new Prince is bringing a lot of change
     
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    lol he is quite modern in the land of sharia law. Is he popular with the locals? Are people against such festivals in the holy land?
     
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    so far everyone is calm and going with it. He is really strong i believe because whenever his name is mentioned i see fear in the local's faces

    this dude isnt a typical arab saudi prince, he's next level and got everyone by the balls I believe
     

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