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Updated December 2023

MDLBEAST is Saudi Arabia’s global entertainment and media platform that invests in talent and musical innovation. The game-changing company in Saudi Arabia is famous for its flagship music festival, Soundstorm in Riyadh. It welcomes some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry each year.

Read further for exclusive details about MDLBEAST’s biggest events in Saudi Arabia!


With the music culture at the core, MDLBEAST wishes to grow and develop beyond entertainment events. MDLBEAST Records is also known as the pioneer that collaborated with the best of international and regional talent to draw in the international music festival scene in Saudi Arabia. As a creative house delivering modern music, the company aims to release, distribute and amplify local, regional, and international artists.

The XP conference and Soundstorm music festival returned this year to deliver a week full of entertainment and unmissable sets as MDLBEAST once again puts itself at the forefront of entertainment in the region. Check out the list of upcoming music events, conferences and concerts by MDLBEAST below.

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Gamers8 2023 / Esports World Cup 2024

MDLBEAST had an ongoing global gaming and Esports festival called the Gamers8, which was from the creators of Gamers Without Borders. The event began on 7 July 2023 and continued until 7 September 2023.

It has been announced that Gamers8 will transform into Esports World Cup in 2024. Stay tune for more information with our article:

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XP Music Futures 2023


The XP Music Futures conference was held this December with various interactive workshops and discussions about the regional music scene. The 3-day music conference in Riyadh kicked off with panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities and multiple nightlife activities. Attendees were primarily music industry professionals from different backgrounds – entrepreneurs, enabling artists, designers, and policy-makers to shape their music futures and accelerate MENA’s music industry.

The event lineup for 2023 was as impressive as ever. This year, artists like Cabanne, DJ Bonita, Eon, Krol and Live & Direct highlight different sounds from around the world and curate top musical experiences.

This year’s conference also welcomed speakers from diverse backgrounds, including record labels, award-winning performers, producers, music executives, and the music business.

Date: 07 – 09 December 2023
Venue: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Soundstorm 2023

The XP Conference was followed by the flagship event, Soundstorm Festival, a multi-genre music and art festival in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This year, Soundstrom featured performances by not only international stars like Metallica and Will Smith, but also local singers from Egypt’s Amr Diab to Lebanon’s Elissa. This year’s lineup also included other internationally renowned names such as Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Snake Pharrell & Phriends and Calvin Harris. 

Soundstorm 2023 had a staggering turnout of over 600,000 people across the 3 days of the event. In addition to receiving a top-echelon music experience, music fans were also treated to world-class cuisine and world-class hospitality.

Date: 14 – 16 December 2023
Venue: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

MLDBEAST 2023 upcoming events

Even with the year coming to a close, there is no dearth of MDLBEAST events! As the flagship event, Soundstorm, wraps up, there are a few other events across Saudi Arabia. These events include:

  • Tahlia, to be held in Jeddah on December 21
  • Erga, to be held in Riyadh on December 22
  • Kokub, to be held in AlUla on December 22
  • Fowg, to be held in Riyadh on December 28

You can find more details about these events through MDLBEAST’s official events calendar page.


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