AlUla celebrates the Saudi National Day to the tunes of the greatest artists

RIYADH: Top local and international artists will perform in AlUla to celebrate 92e Saudi National Day in September. The program was broadcast on all 82 screens on Riyadh Boulevard and features a five-minute show by Saudi violinist and DJ Kayan, who performed in front of the famous Al-Ula rock.

In its second edition, Azimuth, amplified by MDLBEAST, will host regional and local artists including Kayan, Dorar, Solskin, Dish Dash, Baloo, Biirdperson, Nomad, Gooner, Nightmare on Wax Live, Anmarz, Vinyl Mode, Damian Lazarus and DJ Snake and Barov Stellar.

The event will start on Thursday, September 22nd, from 8pm until 6am the following day. The show runs on Friday from 4:30 pm to 6 am on Saturday.

“We are really excited to be organizing Azimuth this year during the National Day holiday, in a picturesque and magical setting in AlUla,” Saudi DJ Baloo, the man behind Azimuth 2022, launched.

The festival will be held in the same valley as the art exhibition Desert X AlUla It took place earlier this year. “Everything that was developed for AlUla is exceptional, and as music programmers, we had to create a festival so special that it would fit within the magical space available to us,” he adds.

Dorrar, Solskin, DJ Snake, Dish Dash, Damian Lazarus, and Vinyl Mode on the first day ofazimuth. On the second day, it will be Kayan, Birdbeard, Gunner, Nightmare on Wax Live, Barov Stellar, Anmars and Baloo.

Director of Marketing and Destination Management at the Royal Commission for AlUla, Philip Jones Arab News The main difference between MDLBEAST in Riyadh and Al-Ula is that “if we can accommodate 30,000 people in Riyadh, we can only accommodate 1,000 people in Al-Ula”.

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Jones says it’s more than a personalized one-on-one experience with smaller crowds. “What we offer is so experiential that we stand out because it fits AlUla’s image as a high-end luxury destination. So think of it as a high-end luxury festival.”

This year, AlUla Moments will present several festivals and events: AzimuthAnd the Winter in TantoraAnd the AlUla Health Festival, and for the first time the Ancient Kingdoms Festival, which draws inspiration from seven thousand years of successive civilizations in the Arabian Peninsula and the famous Incense Road.

In particular, we want to support and develop the entertainment sector in Saudi Arabia. Since AlUla provides amazing settings for film, entertainment and video, we wanted to take advantage of it to showcase this aspect, developing and promoting existing local talent, says Mr. Jones.

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