Riyadh – Rap and hip-hop will be firmly on the menu at this year’s third annual SOUNDSTORM music festival with the announcement of even more superstars confirmed for the three-day mega-festival in Banban, Riyadh.

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MDLBEAST LLC is a music entertainment company committed to growing talent, building the regional scene, and advancing the creative economy. MDLBEAST was established following the success of its flagship festival, SOUNDSTORM, in 2019.

More than 600,000 fans attended the 2022 edition of Soundstorm, organized by MDLBeast and the highlight attraction of ‘the loudest week in Riyadh’, as Bruno Mars and David Guetta concluded the three-day festival with stunning Saturday shows, per Saudi Gazette.

The global superstars were the headline big beast acts to help bring the curtain down on an incredible event that saw revelers enjoy 260 hours of live music from 200 artists across seven stages under the Banban desert skies.

Appearing live in Saudi Arabia for the very first time, the concluding night saw Mars dedicate hit tune ‘Just the Way You Are’ to every fan watching his spectacular show on soundstorm’s big beast stage.



Bruno Mars said, “Thank you to everyone for making our first time in Saudi Arabia so special – I’d like to come back again real soon.”

Guetta, who performed at the inaugural edition of soundstorm in 2019, thanked fans for an incredible night and said he was “so happy” to be back playing in Saudi Arabia.

Soundstorm 2022 saw the big beast, beast and dance beast settings joined by four underground stages, on a site with a total area of more than 5.5 million square meters. As well as EDM, hip hop and R&B, this year saw indie added to the diverse range of musical genres.

Big beast headline acts on Thursday and Friday at the three-day festival included Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, DJ Khaled, Post Malone, Nancy Ajram and Amr Diab.

Globally renowned hip-hop stars Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe will join Grammy Award-winning American rapper, songwriter and record producer Future, alongside Rick Ross and T.I. in taking to the BIG BEAST stage at SOUNDSTORM.

The legends will perform together with DJ Khaled as part of his ‘DJ Khaled & Friends’ set on December 2nd.

The legendary additions to this year’s SOUNDSTORM line-up are part of what promises to be the festival’s most diverse performance genre offering yet.

MDLBEAST COO and Head of Talent Bookings and Events, Talal AlBahiti, said: “We always aspire to cater for our audiences’ needs, and we are pleased to bring the biggest – ever programme of internationally acclaimed artists to SOUNDSTORM for a roller-coaster of thrilling memories and memorable moments.”

“The feedback from the international talent has been incredible, and we’re seeing more and more artists from abroad looking to come out to our festival to perform, which aligns with our mission to provide fans with the best possible experience.”

Check out Soundstorm daily lineup here: https://mdlbeast.com/events/soundstorm-2022/firstdrop

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Sources: Saudi Gazette, The Richest

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