The concerts in Riyadh are part of the world’s biggest esports festival.
Gamers8, the mother of all esports tournaments, is taking place at the NXT LVL Arena in Riyadh Boulevard City. The event kicked off last week, but Gamers8 isn’t just about gaming. It’s got concerts lined up that will keep you grooving and rocking like there’s no tomorrow. And as the first week comes to a close, a stellar lineup of artists has been announced for the coming weeks.
Afrojack – 14 July
Prepare to be blown away by the electrifying beats of Afrojack. This Dutch DJ and producer is a force to be reckoned with, known for his infectious energy and mesmerising performances. This guy knows how to command the stage and leave you in awe, and we’re hoping he plays his famous numbers including Ten Feet Tall, Turn up the Speaker and Unstoppable.
Hamaki – 14 July
Now this Egyptian superstar is an absolute powerhouse with a voice that’ll touch your soul. Once Hamaki starts crooning those heart-wrenching ballads or belting out those infectious anthems, you’ll be transported to a whole new level of musical bliss. He knows exactly how to create an unforgettable atmosphere with tracks like Mabalash and Oddam El Nas.
Macklemore – 14 July
Get ready to have your minds blown by the one and only Macklemore. This guy is a true legend when it comes to rapping and songwriting – and he’s about to set the stage on fire with his chart-topping hits and unstoppable energy. From the iconic Thrift Shop to the infectious anthem Can’t Hold Us, you better believe the crowd will be singing along and busting out some killer dance moves.
R3HAB – 14 July
It’s time to get hyped up as R3HAB takes the stage. This guy knows how to work his magic behind the turntables and create beats that will make you lose control of your dance moves. Surrender yourself to the irresistible blend of EDM and catchy melodies that only R3HAB can deliver because once the music starts, there’s no way you’ll be able to resist the urge to dance your heart out to tracks such as All Around The World and Rock My Body.
Sharkk Music – 14 July
Get ready to embark on a journey of musical discovery with Sharkk Music, who’s all set to sweep you off your feet with his sensational talent. His one-of-a-kind sound will leave you completely captivated because he knows exactly how to play those heartstrings and hit you right in the feels with his soulful lyrics. He’s also got some catchy pop tunes up his sleeve, including Morning Shift and Shark At A Wave, that will have you grooving and moving in no time.
Dafencii – 21 July
Get ready for an explosive performance by Dafencii. This up-and-coming star is ready to rock the stage and blow your minds with his one-of-a-kind sound and mesmerising stage presence. With his catchy melodies and powerful vocals, Dafencii is going to leave an impression that’ll stick with you long after July 21. The artist, otherwise known as Omar El Fadel, first garnered attention with his debut release Rksha. Since then, Dafencii has teamed up with Palestinian producer Khayyat, to release the tracks Nas Ghareeba and King Alhalaba.
Metro Boomin – 21 July
Buckle up for the time of your life with the incredible Metro Boomin. He’s the mastermind behind some seriously chart-topping hits and knows how to bring the house down with his insane stage presence. The producer and DJ mixes trap with Hip-Hop and has collaborated with 21 Savage, Drake, Kanye West, The Weeknd and Travis Scott. He is famous for working on songs including Bad and Boujee, Congratulations and Tunnel Vision.
Imagine Dragons – 28 July
If you missed seeing Imagine Dragons in Riyadh earlier this year, you’ve got another chance. These Grammy-winning rock stars know how to light up the stage and leave you in a state of awe and wonder. The band hail from Las Vegas, United States and consists of lead singer Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman. Their hit songs include Believer, Thunder and Whatever It Takes. Prepare to be blown away as they deliver hit after hit in the Saudi capital once again.
Mishaal Tamer – 28 July
A rising star, Mishaal has got a voice that’ll give you goosebumps and a stage presence that’ll leave you breathless. Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged as he serenades you with his heartfelt lyrics and showcases his impressive vocal range. On July 28, he will take the stage by storm and leave you completely spellbound with tracks like Arabian Knights, Run Baby and Superman.
DJ Snake – 4 August
DJ Snake is a legend in the music scene, known for his infectious beats and hits that climb the charts. Once he starts spinning, get ready to be whisked away into a whirlwind of pulsating rhythms and tracks that will make your heart race. With his unparalleled talent for mixing genres and creating unforgettable anthems, DJ Snake is guaranteed to deliver a set that will keep you dancing all night long with tracks like Let Me Love You and Taki Taki.
Ava Max – 11 August
Before performing at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 later this year, Ava Max will hit the Gamers8 stage in Riyadh. This girl knows how to bring the heat with her catchy pop tunes and lyrics that make you feel like a total boss. Prepare to sing your heart out to hits like Sweet but Psycho and Kings & Queens. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as she mesmerises you with her infectious energy.
Steve Aoki – 18 August
The one and only Steve Aoki is about to bring an adrenaline-pumping experience like no other as he unleashes his signature brand of EDM in Riyadh. With his electrifying remixes and original tracks like Boneless and Delirious, he’s got the magic touch to ignite the Gamers8 crowd and turn the atmosphere into pure euphoria.
Tyga – 18 August
Get excited because Hip-Hop legend Tyga will perform on the Gamers8 stage this summer. He’s been ruling the charts with his infectious beats – we’re talking hits like Rack City and Taste that have been on everyone’s playlist. When Tyga steps out, he knows exactly how to grab the crowd’s attention with his dynamic stage presence, lyricism and party vibes.
Iggy Azalea – 25 August
Get ready to witness the fierce and unapologetic talent of Iggy Azalea at Gamers8. This Australian rapper and songwriter has made a name for herself with her bold lyrics and infectious hooks. You know those hits like Fancy and Black Widow? Yeah, she’s the genius behind them. So get ready to have your jaw hit the floor as she effortlessly spits rapid-fire rhymes in Riyadh.