SOUNDSTORM 21 Opens its Doors as Over 100,000 Fans Descend on the Region’s Loudest Music Festival

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 16: Mohamed Hamaki performs on stage during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM ) RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 16: Mohamed Hamaki performs on stage during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

A dream line-up of over 200 artists including the world’s biggest electronic dance music (EDM) headliners, the Arab world’s leading pop artists and the best up-and-coming regional talent.


SOUNDSTORM 21 kicks off today with a sell-out in Banban, Riyadh to commence four days of non-stop world class entertainment. Hundreds of thousands of music enthusiasts will be treated to elite performances by dance music royalty, along with a host of the region’s biggest music superstars from Thursday to Sunday.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 16: A general view during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Darren Arthur/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 16: A general view during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Darren Arthur/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

Talal Albahiti, chief operating officer and head of talent booking and events at MDLBEAST, commented: “SOUNDSTORM 21 is a historic statement by festivalgoers in Saudi Arabia and the region, as fans are showcasing once again our great passion for music. This festival lives up to the highest standards of music entertainment on a global level, providing a safe space for everyone to enjoy themselves and contribute to a fabulous celebratory atmosphere.”

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 16: Mohamed Hamaki performs on stage during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 16: Mohamed Hamaki performs on stage during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

On day one of SOUNDSTORM 21, BIG BEAST will host a selection of renowned EDM artists, including Tiesto, DJ Snake and AXWELL. In addition to that, BIG STAGE will feature performance acts by Arab pop stars Elissa, Majed Al Mohandis, Mohammad Hamaki and Rashid Almajid, who will offer a great mix of great Arab classics and the latest hits. An opportunity will also be presented for the crowds to enjoy the performance of some of the best up-and-coming homegrown regional artists such as Daddy Bisht and Vinyl Mode.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 16:  General view during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Darren Arthur/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 16: General view during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Darren Arthur/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

The SOUNDSTORM 21 festival includes four main areas, BIG BEAST, DANCE BEAST, DWN BEAST and UNDERGROUND. BIG BEAST is the world’s tallest and largest stage which will feature many of the main acts throughout the four days of the festival. For fans who enjoy an intense dance experience, DANCE BEAST is a closed tent holding an incredible packed EDM atmosphere. DWN BEAST is an area where people can just lay down and enjoy the celebrative vibes in a more relaxed manner. As for those who enjoy music that is not as mainstream, the four stages at the UNDERGROUND area will offer them exactly that.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 16: A general view during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 16: A general view during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 16, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

Day one of SOUNDSTORM 21 witnessed unprecedented security measures to eradicate unwanted behaviors and deliver the best-possible experience for the attending festivalgoers. The SOUNDSTORM 21 organizers continue to work on enhancing the experience of all fans attending the festival and you can follow all the latest announcements through the social channels on Twitter and Instagram.

Tickets are still available for sale on: tickets.mdlbeast.com