Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Fatboy Slim join Qatar’s MDLBeast Aravia

The regional artists include Biirdperson, Cosmicat, Dish Dash and Vinyl Mode.

MDLBeast is spreading the musical love, and holding the festival outside of Saudi Arabia for the first time. MDLBeast Aravia, the kingdom’s spin-off for Doha, is taking place during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and here is the line-up of local and international artists. 

MDLBeast Aravia takes place from 21 November to 18 December, and tickets are available now. The event includes blockbuster concerts alongside nightly raves, which celebrate different musical genres ranging from world-famous DJs to hip-hop artists. 

The international names include Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell, Rae Sremmurd, Tinie Tempah, and Tyga. The local names include Amr Diab, Ayed, and Hamaki. Plus, MDLBeast regulars are returning in the form of Biirdperson, Cosmicat, Dish Dash, and Vinyl Mode. 

MDLBeast Aravia line-up also includes Afrojack, Against Celebrities, Anmarz, Benny Benassi, DaBaby, Dabous, Deus Deserto, Fedde Le Grand, Jeanna, Jorja Smith, Laymoon, Leen, Lost Frequencies, Loush, Malaa, Malkin B2B Emad, Morten, R3hab, Ross BD, Scooter, Sebastian Ingrosso, Shaolin, Sheiq, Sin Tek, Sokkary, Sound of YAZ, Steve Aoki, The Engineers, Usif, and Vegie. 

MDLBeast Aravia

Talal Albahiti, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Talent Booking at MDLBeast, shared: “Our mission goes far beyond the music scene in Saudi Arabia. On the contrary, it is aimed at growing the music industry region-wide and ensuring we create a sustainable music industry, inspiring and empowering the entire ecosystem.

“Between our annual flagship event Soundstorm in Riyadh, and Aravia in Doha, we are thrilled to travel out of Saudi for the first time and be hosting these incredible music events. Flying into Qatar, to bring in our talented team and expertise to ensure music fans across the region enjoy the best performers from around the world.” 

MDLBeast Soundstorm launched in Riyadh in 2019 and returned in 2021. Some of the biggest DJs in the music industry have performed at the music festival. In previous years, international names included Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5, and Eric Prydz. 

MDLBeast Aravia tickets start from QAR 199. MDLBeast shoots, MDLBeast scores. 

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