Rapper Nicki Minaj and former One Direction singer Liam Payne will headline a summer music festival in Saudi Arabia.
Minaj, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in New York, will headline the Jeddah World Fest live music festival in the Saudi city on July 18.
According to the festival’s website it will be “one of the biggest music events ever staged in the Middle East”.
Other performers announced so far include British singer Liam Payne (pictured below), American musician Steve Aoki and CLUB MTV Ambassadors R3WIRE and VARSKI.
The event will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium and will be part of the Jeddah Season Festival, which include more than 150 acts over 41 days.
More Jeddah World Fest performers will be announced soon.
“This international project is truly special for Jeddah City and for all the young people of Saudi Arabia. This is the first global music festival of this scale in KSA and is sure to absolutely wow the lucky audience in Jeddah like never before on July 18,” Robert Quirke, president of event organisers ROQU Media International, was quoted as saying by the Saudi Gazette.
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