• Publish date: Friday، 25 August 2023
  • Jorja Smith, Saint Levant and Thievery Corporation will join Chet Faker, Dish Dash and others at AZIMUTH amplified by MDLBEAST
  • Tickets to the limited capacity festival are selling fast Here

AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 24 August 2023:

AZIMUTH, amplified by MDLBEAST, today revealed its slate of international headliners who will take to the stage in AlUla on September 21-22 over the Saudi National Day long weekend.

Amongst the international stars set to light up the AZIMUTH stage are English singer and songwriter Jorja Smith, American electronic duo Thievery Corporation, and Australian singer Chet Faker.

Indie sensation Dope Lemon, northern Mali’s own TINARIWEN, Australian singer and record producer RY X, and US-based Arab musician Saint Levant are also confirmed for what promises to be a diverse and unforgettable lineup, alongside previously announced regional acts Vinyl Mode, Cosmicat, Dish Dash, Baloo, and KAYAN,

The lineup of 25 acts for the 2023 edition of AZIMUTH will transport music lovers in the heart of ancient AlUla with electrifying live music and dance, surrounded by majestic monuments and desert landscapes – in keeping with the city’s legacy as a destination where culture, art and creativity have converged for millennia.

Rami Almoallim, Vice President, Destination Management and Marketing, Royal Commission for AlUla said: “AZIMUTH, amplified by MDLBEAST, is a hub that unites music and culture lovers from all walks of life with an unmissable offering of unique eastern and western fusion of melodies and traditions.

In a matter of weeks, the world's stage will illuminate AlUla, a cherished gem of heritage and creativity. With every edition, our commitment deepens to curate a lineup that captures the very essence of our identity.

This showcase exemplifies our unwavering dedication to not only spotlighting the outstanding talents from our region but also fostering a global exchange of artistic brilliance.

AZIMUTH embodies our vision, highlighting the vibrant symphony of cultures that come together in AlUla, and extends an invitation to the world to join us on this remarkable journey of creative exploration.”

On this occasion Talal Albahiti, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Talent Booking at MDLBEAST, commented:

“Our dedication to creating events that leave a lasting impact goes hand in hand with our passion for uniting people through music, art, and culture.

The synergy between AlUla and MDLBEAST is rooted in our shared passion for pushing creative boundaries and expanding the horizons of artistic expression.

At MDLBEAST, we recognize the unique significance of AlUla as a historical crossroads of culture, and AZIMUTH echoes our commitment to breathe contemporary life into its heritage.

Together, we invite the world to experience this fusion of tradition and innovation in an event that celebrates the universal language of creativity.”

This occasion marks a significant milestone as it marks the debut appearance in both Saudi Arabia and the broader Middle East for several international artists, all of whom will make highly anticipated appearances at AZIMUTH.

The third edition of AZIMUTH is set to deliver an array of entertainment that caters to all interests. With an eclectic fusion of art, music and culture at its core, this edition promises an immersive experience that teases all senses.

Beyond the captivating performances, attendees will have the opportunity to savour a selection of food and beverages and indulge in a touch of retail therapy from renowned Saudi brands – part of the festival’s aim to showcase local talent and support local businesses.

Four categories of tickets are on offer for fans in search of an exceptional experience, including single-day general admission, single-day premium, full-weekend general admission, and full-weekend premium. General admission ticket holders will have access to all stages, with premium ticket holders also being able to avail of premium lounge access, complimentary food and drink, and valet parking.

For more information and updates, please visit: https://www.experiencealula.com/en/alula-moments/azimuth


  • Jorja Smith
  • Shkoon Live
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Âme & Dixon
  • Tinariwen
  • Saint Levant
  • Chet Faker
  • Dope Lemon
  • Sokkary
  • Nomad
  • Cosmicat
  • Ry X
  • Dorar
  • Bluepaper
  • B10
  • Jeme
  • Daneel
  • Anmarz
  • Baloo
  • Vinyl Mode
  • Dish Dash
  • NarKBeat
  • Kayan
  • Majid
  • Husa & Zeyada


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About AlUla Moments:

AlUla Moments is AlUla’s new home of events. The brand was launched at the end of 2021 and introduced four new festivals to celebrate and unlock AlUla’s stories, uncover its secrets and celebrate local and international cultures. With 7000 years of civilizations and home to some of the most sophisticated ancient Kingdoms of antiquity, AlUla is no stranger to social gathering and cultural celebrations.

The four festivals introduced were Winter at Tantora, which returned to celebrate heritage, culture and music, in addition to the AlUla Skies, AlUla Arts and AlUla Wellness Festival.

The festivals offered a selection of experiences in art, culture, music, nature, wellness, equestrian, food and astronomy. All of which were celebrating the culture, history and legacy of AlUla and the civilisations that once called the land of AlUla their home.

In 2023, AlUla Moments presents a number of flagship festivals and marque events, including the return of Winter at Tantora, AlUla Wellness Festival, AlUla Arts Festival, AlUla Skies, AZIMUTH, unique sporting events, and many more.

For more information please visit experiencealula.com/en/alula-moments

About AlUla:

Located 1,100 km from Riyadh, in North-West Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a place of extraordinary natural and human heritage. The vast area, covering 22,561km², includes a lush oasis valley, towering sandstone mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites dating back thousands of years to when the Lihyan and Nabataean kingdoms reigned.

The most well-known and recognised site in AlUla is Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 52-hectare ancient city, Hegra was the principal southern city of the Nabataean Kingdom and is comprised of 111 well-preserved tombs, many with elaborate facades cut out of the sandstone outcrops surrounding the walled urban settlement.

Current research also suggests Hegra was the most southern outpost of the Roman Empire after the Roman’s conquered the Nabataeans in 106 CE.

In addition to Hegra, AlUla is also home to ancient Dadan, the capital of the Dadan and Lihyan Kingdoms and considered to be one of the most developed 1st millennium BCE cities of the Arabian Peninsula, and Jabal Ikmah, an open air library of hundreds of inscriptions and writings in many different languages. Also AlUla Old Town, a labyrinth of more than 900 mudbrick homes developed from at least the 12th century, and Hijaz Railway and Hegra Fort, key sites in the story and conquests of Lawrence of Arabia.

For more information, please visit: www.experiencealula.com

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