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Jeddah treats 40,000 music fans to first international music fest

JEDDAH, July 23, 2019

The Jeddah World Fest international music festival wowed a lucky audience of 40,000 adoring fans last night like never before in Saudi Arabia.

The incredible seven-hour event featured some stunning performances from star talent including Janet Jackson, Liam Payne, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Tyga, Future, Steve Aoki and R3WIRE & Varski.

The first of its kind festival in Saudi Arabia is built specifically to unite music fans and to inspire young people through live music experiences. The festival is all-inclusive for fans from all backgrounds and persuasions and is totally open for everyone to attend and freely enjoy together. The production was the largest outdoor festival stage ever built in the Middle-East.

The spectacular event was produced specifically for global TV, and the premiere will be broadcast around the world in August.

First out on stage at 9 pm were R3WIRE & Varski, who were welcomed with a roar of appreciation from the crowd. The pair played remixes of songs like “We Will Rock You” by Queen and The White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’ before mixing ‘One Kiss’ by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris.

After the super-duo set the mood for the night, iconic singer Janet Jackson leapt onto the stage. She sang and danced to hits like ‘All For You’ and her latest track ‘Made for Now’, winning the audience's hearts with every kiss she blew.

Next up was Liam Payne, who performed a mix of songs, showing his fantastic vocal range and inspiring the crowd to dance with him when he sang ‘Drag Me Down’ and a cover of ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran.

After Liam’s thrilling performance was Tyga. Tyga performed some of the fans’ favourite hit, including ‘Ice Cream Man’, ‘Taste’, ‘Rock City’ and ‘Hookah’. It was an electric performance.

Soon after, rapper Future began a supercharged set on the stage. The rapper performed some of his famous tracks like ‘Jumpman’, ‘Low Life’ and ‘Mask Off’. Smiling widely, Future seemed stunned as the crowd rapped along with him, reciting his hits word for word.

The energy hit another level as 50 Cent took to the stage, transporting the positive waves to another level.

Chris Brown strutted onto the stage, opening with ‘Beautiful People’, which was reflective of the positive energy in the crowd. The fans danced non-stop through his fast-paced set, which included ‘Loyal’ featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.

Closing the festival was a truly breathtaking and inspirational set from American DJ Steve Aoki. Proving they still had lots of energy in reserve, the Jeddah World Fest crowd responded to every hit. Steve Aoki had a VERY special surprise for the Saudi audience and created a brand new track with female Saudi singer Dalia Mubarak, who joined him on stage for a live performance.

This is the first year of Jeddah World Fest and the event is planned to continue annually for the next five years. - TradeArabia News Service


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