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MDLBeast Soundstorm Returns to Riyadh This December

The region’s largest music festival, MDLBeast Soundstorm, is set to return to Riyadh from 12 to 14 December 2024. As one of the Middle East’s most anticipated events, it’s time to mark your calendar for a weekend of high-energy performances and unforgettable experiences.

Since its debut in 2019, MDLBeast Soundstorm has established itself as a staple on the music festival circuit, drawing both local and international talent to the outskirts of Riyadh. Often likened to the Middle East’s answer to Glastonbury, the festival swaps muddy fields for the striking desert backdrop, offering a unique setting for music lovers.

Based on previous editions, festivalgoers can expect an impressive lineup of A-list artists, jaw-dropping performances, and plenty of excitement. Past headliners have included global stars such as Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Metallica, Post Malone, Swedish House Mafia, and Travis Scott. Additionally, a diverse range of international acts like 50 Cent, Afrojack, Busta Rhymes, David Guetta, Fat Joe, Marshmello, Rick Ross, and Will Smith have graced the stage, along with local talents such as Biirdperson, Dishdash, and Vinyl Mode.

The announcement of this year’s dates was made on MDLBeast Soundstorm’s official Instagram account. Alongside the festival, attendees can look forward to the return of MDLBeast XP Music Futures. This initiative, launched in 2021, offers a platform for industry professionals to come together for panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

MDLBeast Soundstorm is back: Check out the December dates

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Riyadh’s loudest weekend brings A-list acts to the capital.

The beast is back. MDLBeast Soundstorm 2024 is returning to Riyadh and will take place from 12 to 14 December. So, put the dates in your diary, as it’s about to get loud.

MDLBeast Soundstorm is the region’s biggest music festival. The festival started in 2019 and has attracted local and international talent. Taking place on the outskirts of Riyadh, the festival is like the Glastonbury of the Middle East, just in the middle of the desert rather than a muddy field.

If previous editions are anything to go by, we’re expecting A-list acts, blockbuster sets and a whole lot of fun. MDLBeast Soundstorm headliners have included Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Metallica, Post Malone, Swedish House Mafia and Travis Scott. International acts have included 50 Cent, Afrojack, Busta Rhymes, David Guetta, Fat Joe, Marshmello, Rick Ross and Will Smith. Plus, local acts included Biirdperson, Dishdash and Vinyl Mode.

The dates for this year’s edition were announced on MDLBeast Soundstorm’s official Instagram account. In true MDLBeast-style, we are also expecting the return of MDLBeast XP Music Futures, which brings together industry insiders. The conference launched in 2021 and includes panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities with industry professionals. 

In 2022, MDLBeast also expanded in the region across Doha and Jeddah. MDLBeast Avaria took place in Doha and the line-up included Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell, Rae Sremmurd, Tinie Tempah and Tyga. MDLBeast Balad Beast has taken place in Jeddah for the past years, and the line-ups have featured Busta Rhymes, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lupe Fiasco, Major Lazer, Ty Dolla $ign and Wu-Tang Clan.

To register for early bird tickets, visit for tickets and more information.