Latin American Music Giant Revealed as First Name of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Diryah Music Festival’ With Maluma Set The Thrill Crowds After Day 2 of Diriyah E Prix

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Colombian superstar heading to the Kingdom on November 23 as part of the epic Diriyah Season as music and sports combine to electrify fans.

Support act Lebanese Canadian R&B/pop singer Massari to open the evening’s entertainment.


One of the giants of Latin American music – Maluma – is the first artist to be revealed as part of the Diriyah Music Festival, part of the epic Diriyah Season, with the Colombian singer songwriter set to keep pules racing following thrilling Formula E action.

A global sensation with close to 100 million followers across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, Maluma will perform to fans at the Diriyah Circuit following the second day of the Diriyah E Prix on November 23.

The superstar’s recent collaboration with fellow Colombian and rapper J Balvin – Qué Pena – has been viewed nearly 100 million times on YouTube, and Maluma has also teamed up with the likes of Shakira, Madonna and Ricky Martin.

First on stage will be support act Lebanese Canadian R&B/pop singer Massari whose music combines Middle Eastern culture with western culture, especially in hits like Shisha and Ya Nour El Ein. He has collaborated with the likes of Shaggy, Beenie Man and Afrojack.

Access to the concerts which follow the Diriyah E Prix on November 22 and 23 is complimentary for ticket holders flocking to the thrilling opening two races of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship at the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The concerts are being hailed as the Diriyah Music Festival and complement the Diriyah Season – the epic month of sports including Formula E, the World Heavyweight title fight the Clash On The Dunes, the Diriyah Tennis Cup and the Diriyah Equestrian Festival.

The mystery artist set to stun crowds on November 22 will be named soon, but organisers promise they are one of the biggest-selling acts on the planet.

“We saw the incredible energy that Latin American music injected into the last year’s Diriyah E Prix after race concerts when Enrique Iglesias performed to a sell-out 40,000 strong,” said His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki AlFaisal Al Saud, Chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA) of Saudi Arabia.

“Fans who missed out on those amazing scenes should snap up their ticket for Maluma and Massari. And, they are just the first names in an incredible lineup we are calling the Diriyah Music Festival which supports our epic month of sports the Diriyah Season.

“We’ll soon be announcing who will perform after day one of the Diriyah E Prix on November 22. I promise music fans will not be disappointment when we say it is a massive global name.”

Maluma, whose full name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias, has a number of smash hits that have charted within the top 10 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs, including “Felices los 4”, “Borró Cassette”, “El Perdedor” and “Corazón”. His collaborative efforts “Chantaje” with Shakira and “Medellín” with Madonna have reached the top of the Hot Latin Songs. He has won a Latin Grammy Award and two Latin American Music Awards. Musically, Maluma‘s songs have been described as reggaeton, Latin trap, and pop.

Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix include access to the after race concerts and are now on sale at www.diriyahseason.sa.

  • Tickets for both exhilarating days are now on sale at www.diriyahseason.sa. Tickets available start from SAR450 for single day Grandstand tickets, including grandstand seating with a view of all the action, access to the Allianz E-Village and off-track entertainment, and access to the post-race concert on the day featuring the international superstar. Two-day tickets are price at SAR800, representing a saving of SAR100.
  • Premium hospitality starts from SAR2,500 for a single day package including valet parking, luxury indoor and outdoor lounges overlooking the Formula E track, complimentary tours of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of At-Turaif, VIP dining and golden circle to the post-race concert. Two-day packages are priced at SAR4,000.
  • And, the Boss Emotion Club returns with two-day packages only featuring VIP drop-off areas, exquisite fine dining in an incredible track-side location, exclusive pitlane walks, garage tours and driver access, plus the best access into the post-race concerts and a VIP viewing platform, priced at SAR15,000.

massari-to-support-maluma-saudi-arabia-23-nov-m-copyThe Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in style with a double header of back to back races across the two days linked to the must-see music performances. It also heralds the start of the Diriyah Season which also features cultural festivities, food and retail experiences, and the stunning ‘Diriyah Oasis’, a giant entertainment and art hub with fun for all the family.

Once again, the Bujairi district of Diriyah will be home to elegant fashion and retail, and the finest dining Saudi Arabia has to offer. And the DGDA will be staging tours of the fascinating and beautiful At-Turaif district, the UNESCO World Heritage site that stands as a symbol of Saudi’s rich history.

Tickets for all of Diriyah Season’s spectacular events and entertainment will be available at www.diriyahseason.sa with Formula E, Clash On The Dunes and Diriyah Tennis Cup tickets now on sale. Tickets for other events as well as season long tickets will be announced soon. Follow Diriyah Season’s news and announcements on the official social media pages on
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Giant Entertainment District – The Diryah Oasis to Bring Family Fun to Saudi Arabia Epic Diriyah Season

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Month-long festival will feature an outdoor ice rink, Virtual Reality attractions, drone arena, karting on water, carnival games and much, much more.


A giant open-air family entertainment district for all ages – the spectacular Diriyah Oasis – will be created as part of the thrilling Diriyah Season, coming soon to the UNESCO World Heritage site on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Diriyah Season is a month-long festival that will see diverse sports such as Formula E, top class men’s tennis, Olympic qualifying elite equestrianism and a world heavyweight boxing title fight – The Clash On the Dunes – hosted in the Kingdom’s first capital city. Known as the home of kings and heroes, Diriyah will also stage performances from some of the biggest music artists on the planet.diriyah-wheel-diriyah-oasis-copy

These events will be connected by the Diriyah Oasis, a cultural and entertainment district that pays tribute to Diriyah’s historical importance, being the birthplace of the KSA, and which reflects the rich heritage, unique architecture and affluent resources of Saudi Arabia and the region.

Plus, the sprawling entertainment hub split into the four zones – Nature, Imagination, Reflection and Excitement – and spread over 130K sq m, promises to be a whole lot of fun, giving families a place to come together, play and enjoy Saudi’s deep sense of community. experience-at-diriyah-oasis-copy

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki AlFaisal Al Saud, chairman of GSA, said: “Throughout month-long Diriyah Season, our Diriyah Oasis will be an incredible place for young and old to flock together and enjoy real family time.

“We believe that families who play together grow together and that is one of the foundations of the Diriyah Season, this is about connecting people to sport and to each other. I am so excited to see this district take shape as we prepare for an unparalleled season of sport, culture and entertainment.”  diriyah-oasis-in-the-heart-of-history-copy

The Nature Zone will have some astonishing activations such as the Zip-zag, butterfly dome, and it will create a totally green space, lush with plants, for families to explore with farmers’ markets, forest walks and a butterfly oasis, complimented by children’s games and food and beverage areas.

In the Imagination Zone visitors will enjoy trying out the flying Star Flayer, and children will be able to play in the ‘Steam Lab’, an interactive exhibition packed with engaging attractions which expand young minds. Add to that illusion rooms, arts and crafts workshops, a ‘confetti dome’ and an urban maze.attractions-and-activities-in-diriyah-oasis-copy

The Reflection Zone will provide a soothing environment to relax and unwind, with tranquil ponds and space to sit and think. But for those feeling more active, it will also see an outdoor ice-skating rink and ‘aqua karts’ that are essentially karting on water.

Finally, in the Excitement Zone pulses will quicken with four themed escape rooms, a drone arena, a laser tag zone and a ‘VR sports world’ plus bumper cars.

All zones will feature carnival games and stalls, plus dining options to suit all tastes.

Tickets for all of Diriyah Season’s spectacular events and entertainment will be available online at www.diriyahseason.sa  with Formula E Tickets and Clash On the Dunes tickets on sale now, and Diriyah Tennis Cup on October 26. Tickets for other events as well as season long tickets will be announced soon. Follow Diriyah Season’s news and announcements on the official social media pages on twitter and Instagram @diriyahseason

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