JEDDAH: MDLBeast’s Tahlia event took Jeddah’s renowned water desalination plant and turned it into a vibrant music destination. The unusual experience has redefined music venues in the Kingdom and highlighted a new extraordinary setting for performances.
Held on Friday evenings from Nov. 24 until Dec. 29, Tahlia by MDLBeast is a biweekly musical extravaganza that promises to enthrall audiences. The excitement kicked off with Pink Bunny igniting the crowd and setting an energetic tone for the evening. The Engineers, 39 Kingdom and Claptone followed suit, delivering unforgettable sets that had the audience begging for more.
However, it was the performances of Sebastian Ingrosso and Tiesto that truly stole the show. Ingrosso surprised the crowd with his latest song at the end of his performance, sending them into a fever of excitement. Tiesto’s stage was a spectacle of laser displays, breathtaking lighting, fireworks and ribbon blasts, creating an immersive experience that kept the audience dancing.
One attendee, Haneen, said: “I’ve never experienced anything like Tahlia before. The venue was stunning, and the performances were mind-blowing. It’s amazing to see Jeddah embracing such innovative and unique music events.”
With more than 2000 enthusiastic visitors, MDLBeast’s Tahlia witnessed a diverse gathering of music lovers who came together to experience the magic of the internationally renowned DJs. The atmosphere was electric, and the crowd’s energy was palpable throughout the event.
The launch of Tahlia follows the resounding success achieved by MDLBeast through its recent events in Riyadh, Jeddah and AlUla. These endeavors exemplify the organization’s pioneering efforts in creating innovative music spaces in the Kingdom. By introducing new concepts for small-scale concerts and international musical events, MDLBeast aims to enrich the creative economy of the music entertainment industry in Saudi Arabia.
Sharon James, who visited Jeddah for work, said: “I had the opportunity to attend the festival. I was truly taken aback by the electrifying performances … the VIB area was a fantastic addition, with a wide range of delicious food and refreshing beverages. It added an extra level of excitement and made the festival even more happening.”
Khalid Saleh, another visitor, said: “The energy at Tahlia was contagious. The combination of the unique venue, transformed from a desalination plant into a music spot, and the incredible DJs, created an unforgettable experience. MDLBeast has truly raised the bar for music events in Saudi Arabia.”
According to MDLBeast, the Tahlia venue is not a typical music spot but the touch of uniqueness makes it even more special for music lovers to revel in the best rhythms and musical performances by international, regional and local DJs.
Fans can purchase tickets for Tahlia through the MDLBeast website, with two tiers available: General admission for SR249 ($67) and VIP for SR899. Additionally, the website offers packages for attending Tahlia along with the Moja music event at Jeddah Waves.