The Chainsmokers and Tinie Tempah are performing at AlUla’s Azimuth Festival this weekend

Saudi Arabia’s UNESCO world heritage site is combining culture with history for a spectacular three-day event
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The Chainsmokers and Tinie Tempah are performing at AlUla’s Azimuth Festival this weekend
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Boy, are you in for a treat this weekend. Saudi Arabia’s historic Al Ula is hosting the three-day Azimuth Festival which features everything from live music to art installations and gastronomic experiences. It is the closing event for the bigger Winter at Tantora festival – a sort of festival Inception, if you will.

Friday is for the music lovers and will see The Chainsmokers, Tinie Tempah, Jean-Michel Jarre and more international artists take to the stage alongside regional favourites Hollaphonic, Omar Basaad and Hamza Hawsawi.

Foodies will also find a home on the breath-taking AlUla grounds, as you’ll be able to sample carefully curated menus from internationally renowned chefs – including Michelin-starred Brazilian chef Alex Atala and New York’s rising stars Jeramiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske Valtierra from Contra and Wildair. In case you’re feeling a little peckish after your dance-a-thon, La Cantine du Faubourg, Sass Café and Nobu will all be hosting pop-up restaurants.

Not only will guests be given free access to the Desert x AlUla exhibition, but there will be a whole host of exciting art installations happening all weekend long – Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room – The Brilliance of Souls is one you definitely can’t miss. World-class artist Lauren Baker will lead the art programme alongside Claudia Moseley and Edward Shuster – creators of art studio Shuster & Moseley – and will bring the UNESCO world heritage site to life.

There are three ticket options – an event pass for March 6, a one-day pass for a day of your choosing which includes foodie experiences, and the all-access weekend pass which also allows you to take part in amazing excursions like walking trails, a zipline adventure and helicopter tours.

The Azimuth Festival takes place form March 5 to 7. Click here to buy your tickets, and remember to book a visa before you go (you can do that here). For more information, visit azimuthfestival.com.

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