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Following the announcement of Steve Aoki and Liam Payne headlining Jeddah World Fest, 50 Cent, Future and Janet Jackson join the line-up!

50 Cent, Future and Janet Jackson announced headlining Jeddah World Fest

After last week’s announcement that Nicki Minaj had cancelled, their latest wave of artists should appease ticketholders.

When it comes to Hip-Hop music, it doesn’t get any bigger than 50 Cent. You’d be hard-pressed to recall a Hip-Hop club night that hasn’t played his iconic tracks, “In Da Club,” “Candy Shop,” “21 Questions” and “Just A Lil’ Bit.”

Future has been at the forefront of mumble rap. The Atlanta-born rapper burst on the scene in the turn of the decade with his first mixtape, ‘Streetz Calling’ and is the man behind hits like “You Da Budapest,” “Low Life” and “Blow a Dag.”

Janet Jackson’s announcement will excite ‘90s music fans in Saudi Arabia. She’ll be performing some of her biggest tracks like “That’s The Way Love Goes,” “Rhythm Nation,” “Escapade” and “Together Again.”

Steve Aoki and Liam Payne performing at Jeddah World Fest

Electro-pop icon and cake-throwing DJ Steve Aoki and One-Direction’s Liam Payne are headed for Jeddah for the inaugural Jeddah World Fest at the King Abdullah Sports City on Thursday, 18th July. The festival kicks off at 9:30 pm, and will be broadcasted live on MTV, in over 100 countries.

50 Cent Janet Jackson Future Jeddah World Fest Steve Aoki

Photograph credit: EDM News

Second wave of artists announced in the wake of Nicki Minaj’s pull-out

Nicki Minaj was among the first wave of artists. However, a week later, she announced she’s backing out from the festival due to cultural backlash.

She explains, “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”

Update: Tyga and Chris Brown are joining the line-up too!

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