MDLBeast Balad Beast welcomes Busta Rhymes, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Rick Ross

MDLBeast Balad Beast welcomes Busta Rhymes, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Rick Ross



Catch hip-hop royalty at Jeddah’s first-ever MDLBeast music festival.

Jeddah, are you ready for your first MDLBeast? The creators of the much-loved music festival have launched MDLBeast Balad Beast in Jeddah, and the line-up is dazzling. Here’s how to catch hip-hop royalty, world-famous DJs and local talent.

MDLBeast Balad Beast runs from 9 to 10 December. Bringing together local and international artists to the city’s Old Town, it is set to be a musical extravaganza. Old and new unite, as the event takes place in a UNESCO World Heritage site and welcomes some of the world’s coolest musicians.

The international hip-hop artists include one of the fastest rappers in the west, Busta Rhymes; French Prince of Bel Air star and Summertime hitmaker DJ Jazzy Jeff; American rapper Rick Ross; The Show Goes On rapper Lupe Fiasco; and hip-hop producer DJ Premier.

Dance music comes in the form of British DJ Carl Cox and the duo Tale of Us. Plus, MDLBeast’s local favourites are joining the festival: Biirdperson, Cosmicat, Dish Dash and Vinyl Mode.

MDLBeast is famous for its festival MDLBeast Soundstorm in Riyadh, and recently launched MDLBeast Avaria in Doha. MDLBeast Balad Beast will showcase 70 musicians across five stages. Plus, it will include cool food stalls, art, and live music installations.

MDLBeast CEO, Ramadan Alharatani, explains: “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.”

MDLBeast’s Balad Beast tickets are on sale now and start from 419 SAR. Ticket options include general admission and VIB (very important beasts). VIB perks include fast-track access, exclusive viewing zones, VIP parking, and premium food and beverages.

Jeddah, the beast is coming.  

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