Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Jazzy Jeff Are Heading to Jeddah for the First Balad Beast

Jeddah, get ready to party

Organizers of MDLBEAST have just revealed the Balad Beast lineup. Taking place in the historic Al Balad area of Jeddah from Nov. 9 to 10, the two-day musical event is set to welcome US rappers Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. 

They join other previously-announced acts, across five stages, including homegrown talents Baloo, Biirdperson, Blacky, Dish Dash, DJ Tennis, Dorar, Mazaj, Mezo, Nomad, Vegie, and Vinyl Mode. Bringing local and international artists to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the event is the first of its kind in the Kingdom’s coastal city. 


MDLBEAST CEO, Ramadan Alharatani, said in a statement: “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.”

The inaugural Balad Beast will take Jeddah by storm just weeks after the third edition of MDLBEAST Soundstorm, running from Dec. 1 to 3, which is set to welcome megastars such as Bruno Mars, Post Malone, DJ Khaled, and Wizkid. 

Meanwhile, in Doha, MDLBeast Aravia, a Soundstorm spin-off, is taking place during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, with performances from world-famous talents, including Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell, Rae Sremmurd, Tinie Tempah, and Tyga, who are just some of the confirmed headliners. 

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