And the Kingdom can’t stop talking about it!
18 December 2018| Last updated on 18 December 2018
Never did the residents of Saudi Arabia predict this happening
For a country that has been plastered with the term “conservative,” to everyone who lives outside of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the news of a three-day concert came as a surprise.
In efforts by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to boost tourism to Saudi Arabia and increase the entertainment options for Saudis in the country to avoid seeking options abroad.
The country is witnessing a major shift in the entertainment sector in KSA – from more options, the lift of the cinema ban and now a mixed gender concert in Riyadh.
It was earlier this year that Saudi Arabia lifted a 45-year-old ban on cinemas in the Kingdom and this groundbreaking concert is gearing the country to more liberal entertainment options for the youths in the country.
Over the weekend, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made headlines as thousands of youths made their way to the Formula E Championship race, which was followed by a massive concert.
Known as the Diriyah E-Prix, nationals and expats saw cars compete against one another in a formula race to end the weekend with a huge three-day concert.
Thousands of young men and women stood next to each other facing the stage while singing along to famous songs by international singers and DJs.
It was back in 2017 that Yemeni-Emirati singer, Balqees Fathi, took the main stage in Saudi Arabia, selling out tickets to the Kingdom’s first ever female only concert.
Earlier in 2018, another singer called Nihad Fathy took the stage to sing to men and women in the first ever mixed gender concert.
And tickets to the second-ever mixed gender concert were also sold out this weekend.
The youth in Saudi Arabia were elated at this new idea of entertainment in the Kingdom but went especially crazy for the appearance of International Dj, David Guetta.
The French-origin Dj and music producer brought nothing but hit songs to dancing and singing fans at the arena – but surprised the audience with a special dedication to King Salman himself.
David Guetta was not the only artist that left the audience in awe that weekend – Enrique Iglesias, Black Eyed Peas, Once Republic and popular Arabic singer, Amr Diab, took the stage for entertainment.