FAQ

SOUNDSTORM

For the SOUNDSTORM FAQs, please visit the official SOUNDSTORM 2021 website.

XP MUSIC CONFERENCE

WHAT IS XP?

XP Music Conference was established to accelerate our region’s music industry.

Launching with a 3-day music conference at JAX Creative District in Diriyah, Riyadh on December 13, 14 & 15, 2021 – it will lay the foundation for a thriving music industry.

Following the building blocks of Talent development, Scene promotion, establishing Policy, and creating Impact – these conversations will set the tone

 

WHO ARE THE PERFORMERS COMING TO XP?

We’ll be working with regional event brands to showcase their artists.

XP Nite Experience is a club crawl across warehouse spaces, over 3 nights, offering audiences a wide-range of sounds and scenes as they connect with their musical tribes.

 

WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS COMING TO XP?

The XP speaker lineup will include a diverse range of local, regional and international music industry professionals. Together we will lead conversations, workshops and masterclasses to shape the future of our music industry.

 

DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Day ticket holders get lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Lite and Nite ticket holders will have to pay extra for food and beverages.

 

WHAT FOOD WILL BE AT XP?

We’ve partnered up with some of the F&B vendors to make sure you’re well-fed for this event. Our food and beverages will range from street food to casual dining.

 

WILL THERE BE WiFi AT XP?

Yes! Always connected. 

 

ARE WE ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOS AT THE VENUE

Yes! And be sure to tag us @xpmusicfutures

 

IS XP SMOKE FRIENDLY

No smoking will be allowed indoors, we will have designated smoking areas on site.

 

HOW WILL YOU MANAGE COVID AND SOCIAL DISTANCING?

We take health and safety of both our staff and our festival attendees very seriously.

All our events operate with strict adherence to government guidelines and apply the best possible protocols to minimize exposure and risk to the virus.

 

ARE WE ASKED TO WEAR MASKS ALL DAY?

We ask that you keep yourself and friends safe by adhering to the Ministry of Health Guidelines

 

HOW CAN I PROVE THAT I’M VACCINATED?

You’ll need to download the Tawakalna mobile application to verify that you have been fully vaccinated and be able to enter the XP Music Conference.

 

WHERE WILL XP BE HELD?

XP will be held at JAX Creative District, located in Riyadh’s historical Diryiah.

 

IS THE LOCATION OUTDOORS?

You can have it all – the site is both outdoors and indoors.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO XP?

The best way to get to get here is by car, ideally with friends!

 

WILL THERE BE A TAXI SERVICE OR STAND AT THE VENUE?

Yes! Keep an eye out for partner taxi stands.

 

WHEN DOES THE EVENT START?

XP Music Conference will start during the day of December 13, and ends on the night of December 15. Full program and timings to follow.

 

WHAT IS (ON) THE AGENDA FOR EACH DAY

XP will include a series of panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses, brand showcases, networking opportunities, and music experiences.

We have multiple ticket tiers with different accessibility options.

Please check the ticket tiers for more information on the ticket that suits your needs.

 

WHEN IS THE EVENT CLOSING TIME

XP Daytime Programming Registration opens at 10 am

The program runs from 11 am – 7 pm

XP Lite (Semi-public access) access to all other ticket holders included 4 pm – 1 am

XP Nite (Parties) 9pm – 1am

 

THE EVENT SPACE CLOSES AT 1 AM THEREFORE CUT OF FOR ENTRY IS MIDNIGHT SO MAKE SURE YOU GET IN BEFORE

FREQWAYS

What is Freqways?

 

MDLBEAST Freqways is a multistage online music experience. Inspired by airlines of the past, Freqways takes audiences on a virtual trip; with DJs performing from iconic locations around the world.

 

On the 24th September, Freqways will be taking audiences on a series of domestic flights around Saudi Arabia; showcasing talent and locations from around the Kingdom. New destinations and captains will be announced daily. 

 

Why is MDLBEAST doing this? 

Freqways is a way to build on the MDLBEAST values of spreading joy through immersive experiences and connecting communities beyond borders through music, arts and culture. With most everyone isolated, but connecting online – MDLBEAST saw an opportunity in expanding their offering to reach a wider global audience.

 

As virtual experiences become a more prevalent of building communities and connecting with audiences – Freqways offers a glimpse on what that experience might look like.

 

Where and when can I watch the sets? 

The sets will be live on our website freqways.mdlbeast.com starting at 9pm (GMT +3) on September 24th, 2020. The sets are video-on-demand and will be available on the website for the next month.

 

How can I be part of the experience?

The sets are best experienced through a desktop, and we recommend you connect your laptop to a speaker for an amplified experience. You can set up your Zoom dance party or Houseparty with friends! 

 

Be sure to share your favorite moments on social media and tag us @mdlbeast #mdlbeast #freqways

 

What time will my favourite DJ be performing?

With video-on-demand, you can watch performances at your leisure. Be sure to check in daily for new destinations and captains opening up!




MDLBEAST

What is MDLBEAST? 

MDLBEAST is a global creative platform setting the tone for music, art and culture. On a mission to shift the epicenter of underground music; we showcase local, regional and international talent through events and immersive experiences – online and offline. 

 

As a lifestyle and entertainment experience brand; we create space for music, art and culture to permeate all aspects of everyday life. Starting with Saudi, and echoing outwards – we support artists in creating experiences that move people, and in turn, make people move.

 

What is Soundstorm? 

MDLBEAST launched its first annual flagship event of epic proportions last December in Riyadh welcoming over 400,000 guests, marking a historical moment in Saudi Arabia – in addition to breaking world records in building the largest stage in the world. 

The three-day event hosted 5 music arenas and over 60 food concessions, 22 artistic performances and 70 international and national DJs including global headliners Steve Aioki, Black Coffee, David Guetta, Peggy Gou, J Balvin, Rick Ross and regional headliners such as Amr Diab, Dish Dash, Re3hab and Cosmicat.

 

When is the next Soundstorm?

The health and safety of our people is our main concept for all upcoming projects at MDLBEAST. With that, the team is working remotely on multiple projects – including our annual December event – while closely monitoring COVID-19 developments.


What other activities do you have at MDLBEAST? 

MDLBEAST Frequencies is an online streaming experience: music for the epic and the everyday. The 24hr stream spans 8 musical categories with sets sourced from DJs from across the world. Sets are divided into sections to suit various moods and time of day; because music isn’t just about the nightlife. This is a platform for local and global talent to showcase their work and connect with an ever-growing community of artists.

 

Check out our website for more information on our sub brands and activations. 

Follow us on social media @mdlbeast to stay up to date with our latest news.

 

How can we be involved in future initiatives?

We’re always looking to partner with creative talent, companies and organizations that are aligned with our vision and mission. Please reach out to the respective departments for exploring future collaborations:

Frequencies

MDLBEAST Frequencies is an online streaming experience: music for the epic and the everyday. The 24hr stream spans 8 musical categories with sets sourced from DJs from across the world. Sets are divided into sections to suit various moods and time of day; because music isn’t just about the nightlife. This is a platform for local and global talent to showcase their work and connect with an ever-growing community of artists.

 

Check out our website for more information on our sub brands and activations. 

Follow us on social media @mdlbeast to stay up to date with our latest news.




CONTACT

How can I get updates?

For the latest updates on all things MDL Beast, you can sign up at mdlbeast.com or follow us on social media.

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Are you accepting press applications?

Please contact us at [email protected] for any press related queries

Can my band play at mdl beast? Can I DJ at MDL Beast?

If you are interested in participating in future events, please visit our contact page and send us an email.

I’m a professional photographer. How do I make arrangements for a photo pass?

No professional photos are allowed to be taken without a permit or used as part of a press application. Any camera with a detachable lens will require the relevant professional permits.

Are you hiring workers, volunteers, photographers/video people, etc. for the event?

Not for this event. If you are interested for future opportunities, please visit our contact page and send us an email.

How do I become a food vendor?

If you are interested in participating in future events, please visit our contact page and send us an email.