From Nancy Ajram to the Backstreet Boys, Jeddah is quickly becoming a hotspot for the Middle East’s music scene. And today, the Kingdom has announced a huge star-studded live music festival taking place this month. Jeddah World Fest will see some of the industry’s biggest names take to the stage to perform.
Nicki Minaj, Steve Aoki, Liam Payne and K-Pop all appear on the line-up, with more stars to be announced soon.
“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,” said Raed Abuzinadah, the director-general Jeddah Season. “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.”
“This international project is truly special for Jeddah City and for all the young people of Saudi Arabia,” added 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.”
The event, which is open to people 16-years-old and over, is taking place at the KASC Stadium on 18 July with performances kicking off at 9.30pm.
Tickets are available on Sharek.