Artworks expressing the whirlwind of music and joy on the festival grounds
The second day of the huge festival “Soundstorm” kicked off with a number of the world’s biggest artists and DJs, where the audience enjoyed watching their favorite artists on the giant stages and the lights that covered the festival sky and the fireworks accompanying the performances, in addition to the roaming events that spread joy everywhere around the festival. .
The most prominent event on the second day of the festival was the appearance of “DJ Khaled”, who came to Saudi Arabia for the first time on his first flight by plane, and had not left the United States before for his fear of flying, but he broke this fear in order to meet his broad fans in the Kingdom. Where the giant theater “Big Beast” was filled with more than 50,000 people, who stood in front of him to celebrate with his friends, rappers “Basta Rhymes”, “Fat Joe”, “Future” and “Rick Ross”.
The “Ball of Joy”… is one of the artworks distributed throughout the place
The rap and hip-hop quartet performed with Khaled, an exceptional party with their meeting together, as they wrote history in the heart of Riyadh and its huge musical event, and the audience was surprised by the heavy names in the world of hip-hop gathered together to sing their famous songs and raise the enthusiasm of the masses.
Emirati Khamis Al Balushi (32 years old) said that he came from his country to see the largest music festival in the region and “DJ Khaled”, which finally became possible to see him on a stage in the Gulf, so he was keen to come to Riyadh and attend his show to be surprised by seeing the most famous artists. Hip-hop in America, being a fan of this type of music, adding that Riyadh has proven to be a destination for art and beauty.
International music coordinator Salvatore Ganacci cooperated in a special appearance with the Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, the Saudi artist Rabeh Saqr, and the Egyptian Amr Diab, who shared the audience with their dialect during the ceremony, through the amazing performance they gave with Ganacci’s musical touches, and the effects that the stage created from lighting and fireworks increased. of the crowd’s enthusiasm.
The festival this year was distinguished by a number of artworks distributed throughout the venue, including the giant concert logo that mediates the concert floor, in addition to 6 other works, which are “Inside the Storm”, “Eye of the Storm”, and “The Tower of the Storm”, which are 3 works that express About the atmosphere of the party and the constant whirlwind of music throughout the three days.
The “Girl of Impressions” is a painting of several colors, about 3 meters long, and the “Ball of Joy” that expresses happiness and joy in several sentences in more than one language, in addition to the “Sound Tower”, which consists of several amplifiers at a height of 5 meters. among the masses to give an amazing aesthetic view that the audience enjoyed seeing. Also spread in the side panels and fences surrounding the festival, panels express energy, and heat maps that express that the “Sound Storm” energy is generated by the audience, artists and music, which drives the party and gives joy.
The second day witnessed the presence of many international and local artists and DJs, who gathered all kinds of music that satisfied all tastes, such as hip-hop, rap, electronic and oriental music, and many others. The concert schedule included the presence of “Afro Jack”, “Swedish House”, and Luciano, Clapton, and many others in all genres entertained audiences.
Khaled Al-Juhani, 24, said that he is witnessing his presence in “Soundstorm” on a giant musical epic, where all the great artists gathered in one place, and this is rare. He added that he can now watch the most famous music coordinators, such as “DJ Khaled”. Then he goes to the next stage and finds “Afro Jack”, and this is what makes it one of the most diverse music festivals in the world.
It is worth noting that the festival brought 200 artists to perform over 3 consecutive days, more than 260 hours of concerts, and 86,000 parking spaces, which facilitated entry and exit smoothly.