Pitbull to join Shaggy and Don Omar for Diriyah Season concert

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Pitbull is joining the lineup for the Diriyah Music Festival along with Shaggy and Don Omar. (Supplied/Diriyah Season)
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Pitbull is joining the lineup for the Diriyah Music Festival along with Shaggy and Don Omar. (Supplied/Diriyah Season)
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The Diriyah Music Festival is a series of concerts running alongside the sporting events of the Diriyah Season. (Supplied/Diriyah Season)
Updated 20 November 2019

Pitbull to join Shaggy and Don Omar for Diriyah Season concert

  • For Pitbull, his performance at the Diriyah Circuit will be his second appearance in the Kingdom
  • The Diriyah Season is a month-long celebration of sport

RIYADH: Pitbull is joining the lineup for the Diriyah Music Festival, part of the month-long Diriyah Season in Saudi Arabia, with the American superstar set to perform in the Kingdom on Nov. 29.
The Miami rapper, who has penned hits such as “Don’t Stop the Party,” “Timber,” “On The Floor” and “Give Me Everything,” will be joined on stage by Jamaican reggae legend Shaggy and Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Don Omar.
For Pitbull, his performance at the Diriyah Circuit will be his second appearance in the Kingdom this year, having earlier performed for fans in Damman in March, after which he paid tribute to the “great energy” of the fans.
The Diriyah Music Festival is a series of concerts running alongside the sporting events of the Diriyah Season.
News that Imagine Dragons will kick off the festival by performing after day one of the Diriyah E-Prix on Nov. 22 was welcomed by music fans in Saudi Arabia. They will be supported by DJ Alan Walker and British dance band Clean Bandit.
On Nov. 23, Latin American music giant Maluma and regional sensation, Lebanese Canadian R&B/pop singer Massari, will follow day two of the Formula E racing.
Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, Chairman of the General Sports Authority, said: “The Diriyah Music Festival is a key part of bringing people together for Diriyah Season and it promises to be the biggest celebration of music in the Kingdom’s history.”
Standalone tickets for the November 29 concert featuring Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar are on sale at www.diriyahseason.sa.
The Diriyah Season is a month-long celebration of sport, kicking off with Formula E, followed by the world heavyweight title clash between world champion Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua in the “Clash On The Dunes”, The Diriyah Tennis Cup and the elite Diriyah Equestrian Festival.
As well as the Diriyah Music Festival, the season features cultural festivities, food and retail experiences, and the stunning ‘Diriyah Oasis’, a giant entertainment and art hub with fun for all the family.


What We Are Reading Today: Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer by Carol Sklenicka

Updated 16 December 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer by Carol Sklenicka

Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer captures not just a beloved woman’s life in full, but a crucial span of American history. 

Blake Bailey said in a review for The New York Times: “The disappointments of romance — ‘the great subject’of Adams’s life and work, as Carol Sklenicka writes in her new biography, Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer — were all the more muddled with her other great subject, family misery. 

“Indeed, Adams’ youth was largely a matter of amassing material for the late-blooming literary career. The end of her dismal marriage to Mark Linenthal coincided with her first published story, Winter Rain, at 32, whereupon she resumed having love affairs for many years.”

Bailey added: “As a writer Adams was often compared to Mary McCarthy, Jane Austen and John Updike, but her own favorite touchstone was F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose work she read again and again. Certainly, Adams’ stories tend to proceed as a series of evocative, loosely ordered set pieces, impressions — or better just call them memories.”