MDLBEAST - Music Festival, Saudi Arabia

Updated: Aug 27



Kit and Caboodle designed and art directed the production and build of all MDLBEAST VIB (Very Important Beasts) & VVIB Areas, Royal, Artists, Corporate Hospitality, Media and Press areas for the inaugural and celebrated MDLBEAST Music Festival.

The inaugural MDLBEAST festival took place from 19 to 21 December 2019 in Riyadh, home to the 70,000-capacity King Fahd Stadium, bringing never seen before art, music and culture to the region. 

MDLBEAST is a lifestyle and entertainment experience brand and a global creative platform setting the tone for music, art and culture.

On a mission to shift the epicenter of underground music; MDLBEAST showcase local, regional and international talent through events and immersive experiences – online and in real life. They create space for music, art and culture to permeate all aspects of everyday life.

Starting with Saudi, and echoing outwards – the platform supports artists in creating experiences that move people, and in turn, make people move.

“It was a truly astonishing event to be involved with” says Tanya Clark Creative Director at Kit and Caboodle. 

“Having the freedom to create without limits and give people a completely new and extraordinary environment to experience music, art and culture was extremely exciting. The ambition of the scale and impact the event achieved was truly next level. I’m really proud that we were an integral part of the creative concept, design, build and production team for the MDLBEAST VIB (Very Important Beasts) & VVIB Areas, Media / Press, Artist and Hospitality areas having been engaged on the project by Quintessentially Events for their client LemonX”.  

The multi-stage festival featured 18 international headliners and 28 global dance acts including Afrojack, Black Coffee, Camelphat, J Balvin and Tiësto, as well as 24 local and regional performers. 

Featured in global media it was described as the “biggest festival in the world” with 400,000 visitors.

“The MDL Beast Festival, which took place 19-21 December was the largest and most groundbreaking music, arts and culture festival Saudi Arabia has ever seen, not to mention the biggest music festival in the region. The mega landmark event, which went down just outside of Riyadh in a purpose built venue, the first of its kind in the Kingdom, undoubtedly brought together the best in electronic music, performing arts and culinary craft.” Wrote Sonam Kapoor in AboutHer Magazine - see global media coverage here including Tatler, Harpers, NYT, The National and more. 

MDLBEAST GET ON BOARD - June 20th 2020

On June 20th 2020 to coincide with World Music Day MDLBEAST will launch a multi-stage virtual music show called MDLBeastFreqways including some of the biggest EDM artists from around the world.

The organisers are inviting people to “Get On Board” as they “redefine the way we experience music thanks to a unique multi-stage virtual music show, including some of the biggest EDM artists from all around the world. The 12-hour livestream event will start on 20 June 20 from 7pm until 7am, ending on World Music Day.” reports Grazia Magazine

For more details visit: https://mdlbeast.com/

Watch the best highlights from MDLBEAST Inaugural event 2019