The lead up to Jeddah World Festival has already seen K-Pop band Super Junior, American DJ Marshmello and Saudi’s own DJ duo Dish Dash take the stage at the King Abdullah Sport City over the weekend, performing in the Kingdom for the first time ever.
DJs Marshmello and Dish Dash had the crowd screaming on Wednesday night with much of the audience wearing a replica of Marshmello’s stage mask.
With tickets of the Super Show 7 world tour selling out hours after going on sale, South Korean boy band Super Junior stole the hearts of the Saudi youth on Friday night with fans screaming and singing in Korean.
It was an emotional night to say the least, with the crowd waving light sticks and chanting to Super Junior's music. Despite it being sung in Korean, the fans (or Ever Lasting Friends as the fans of the band are known) knew every word like the back of their hand. The band tweeted themselves backstage, standing with Saudi officials.
During the concert, the band repeatedly greeted the audience in Arabic saying “Assalamualaikum” over and over again.
With the demand for K-Pop high in the Kingdom, Super Junior is not the only Korean band that has made its way to Saudi. Stray Kids, Junior KY.R and Super Junior D&E bands will also be performing for Jeddah Season.
Jeddah World Fest is set to launch Thursday 18 July 7pm at King Abdullah Sport City.