RIYADH: More than 2,000 people attended the electronic music festival this weekend Freaks of nature (Monsters of Nature), which lit up the night sky of Riyadh.
The two-day festival, organized by the Saudi creative agency to disturbincluding two stages, an art exhibit, a camping experience, and an entertainment village with pop-up food and clothing stores.
The festival took place in Al-Ammariyah, west of Riyadh, and tickets were sold on the website for 700 Saudi riyals (187 US dollars) (1 US dollar = 0.95 euros) for a day or 1,200 Saudi Riyals (US$320) ) for the party weekend package including access to the festival and entertainment areas. Thanks to the camping experience, people had access to a pre-pitched tent in the camping area Freakville†
The organizers said the aim of the festival was to “promote new artists, nurture talented creators and develop the creative culture across the country”.
With an indoor main stage and a lively outdoor space, the festival featured a range of performers, including English DJ James Hype, mashup king WeDamnz from the Netherlands, as well as a strong lineup of local performers, with remarkable visuals and flamboyant costumes.
“It was an epic festival. It was great to see so many creative people come together to experience all types of music, art exhibitions and pop-ups. It shows what is possible for music and entertainment in Saudi Arabia, which continues to grow and evolve into a thriving industry where talent is given the chance to shine,” said Yazid Al-Hachim, the group’s head of innovation. to disturb†
On both evenings, sets from each group could be seen, spread over two stages. The main stage started with a scene featuring Aziz.wav, Frozen and Rash, before Frozen and Rash combined their talents for an exclusive sequel scene characterized by a creative mix of styles.
Cosmicat and Soul continue their momentum by joining forces to surprise the audience with a set full of ambient builds that led to intense drop. The sound of Yaz and ARX was next, going crazy with a euphoric set of festival anthems.
WeDamnz closed the show with an excellent mix, switching between styles and genres to entertain the audience, for a triumphant crescendo.
Yasir, ARX, Lesad, Mariam Arab, Dr. Shadow and Bigg3 performed on the lower stage all night, before Igniter ended the festival triumphantly with their mix of Tech and Minimal House alternating between the mixing desks to reach a fantastic end.
“Everyone gave their best and put on an incredible show for the audience on both nights. I would also like to thank James Hype and WeDamnz for coming, and MDL Beast for their continued support. We are all looking forward to the next event,” added Al-Hachim.
The first day of the festival was interrupted by a three-hour power outage.
“As we were about to start, a power outage hit the entire area and the electrical power in the site went out. But luckily we had saved the sound and images in an auxiliary generator that lured the audience to the dance floor,” explains Al-Hachim.
The festival also brought together local artists for a live mural by Big50, who created a huge mural during the festival, as well as art installations by Euphoria. Riyadh String Art. Gaze by Leen, Miish Art and Aesthetic could also be seen during these two days.
In the pop-up concept store, local clothing brands Forty7, Foshostore and Gleamsby promoted the latest festival outfits.
This text is the translation of an article published on Arabnews.com