The "Stuck on You" and "All Night" singer has been confirmed for the 89-day long festival in KSA
26 September 2019| Last updated on 26 September 2019
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Another big award-winning name has been announced to perform in Saudi Arabia.
Renowned American singer, songwriter, actor, and multi-instrumental record producer Lionel Richie is set to perform at the upcoming Winter at Tantora Festival in Riyadh. The seasonal festival will run from December 19, 2019 to March 7, 2020 with Richie coming onstage on February 28, 2020.
The performer is best known for getting the crowds swaying to soulful romantic ballads, and his attendance at the festival will mark his first-ever visit to the kingdom. Fans can expect a stellar performance of his best hits and concert-favourites.
Along with Richie, other already confirmed artists include the Spanish-American pop star Enrique Iglesias, best known for his chart-topping hits "Hero" and "Bailamos", and "Can I Get a Witness" singer Rod Stewart.
Although it's the singer's first time in KSA, he's familiar with the Middle East having sung at the Dubai Amphitheater in 2014, and then again in 2016 for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The festival has also confirmed that popular Italian opera performer Andrea Boccelli will return and share the stage.
Winter at Tantora festival
The Winter at Tantora is a festival that celebrates Al-Ula's arts, traditions, and heritage. The city is located northwest of the kingdom and it's home to several ancient landmarks, explorable by residents and visitors. The Al-Ula Tantura is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it's one of the most significant places in KSA.
Last year, the 10-week festival attracted 37,000 attendees from the country and around the world. The festival received such a huge response that passes sold out within minutes.
For the 2019 edition, the festival will be extended for an additional two weeks and is expected to welcome 40,000 visitors.
In addition to musical performances, other events including cooking under the stars with Michelin-starred chefs, the Al-Ula balloon festival, and the Fursan horse race will take place.