Azimuth 2023

Azimuth 2023

Experience Azimuth 2023

The sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm, golden glow over AlUla's rugged canyons. With the glittering promise of an unforgettable weekend ahead, thousands of eager spectators descended between the rocks for the concert of a lifetime.

Azimuth 2023 was suitably bursting at the seams with huge moments: Peggy Gou gave a DJ set to remember; Brit band The Kooks sang their indie hits under a canopy of stars; and Chet Faker made his presence felt between the towering cliffs. So many favourite moments across two days and nights of unforgettable performances. As the glitter settles on this year’s one-of-a-kind festival, it’s time to reflect on a sleepless but brilliant weekend.

The lineup read like a music lover's dream. Soulful R&B singer Jorja Smith, Egyptian rock sensation Cairokee, and dance-floor-filling Nooriyah topped the bill. Shkoon, Ame & Dixon, Saint Levant, Thievery Corporation, and Tinariwen added their unique magic to the mix. Australian indie rockers Dope Lemon and singer RY X brought their distinct vibes. And the regional acts, from Cosmicat to Baloo kept the energy flowing.
Azimuth 2023
For those who pride themselves on early adoption, Azimuth was a revelation. A world-music paradise that showcased dozens of artists from across the planet. From emerging Saudi artists to global icons, pulsating techno, chart-topping anthems, and soul-soothing tunes filled the air, creating an electric atmosphere that reverberated throughout the valley from sunset to sunrise. But it’s the landscape that makes Azimuth so unique. Cradled within the breathtaking cliffs of AlUla, festivalgoers wandered between creative artistic installations, past homegrown food pop-ups, before heading towards the concert stage to dance until the sun came up. It was like stepping into a vibrant, otherworldly realm where music and art seamlessly combined.

Azimuth was not just a festival; it was an extraordinary journey. A celebration of music, art and culture unlike anything that’s come before it. And that was only the beginning…

Day 1 Highlights

Day 2 Highlights

DAY 1: SEP 21

Regional Daneel

Daneel is an innovative percussionist best known for his top-five ranking in Arabs Got Talent.

International RY X

Grammy-nominated RYX constantly pursues connections through his indie-folk and electronic music.



Thievery Corporation is a long-established electronic music duo who fuse multiple genres.


International The Kooks

The Kooks are a UK indie band who broke in the mid-00s and continue to top bills around the world.


International Cairokee

Egyptian rock band Cairokee's sound reflects their continuous ambition to sing along with Cairo, an ever-evolving city.

International PEGGY GOU

Peggy Gou is an award-winning, chart-topping DJ, producer and record label founder from South Korea.


International Nooriyah

Saudi-born and Japan-raised Nooriyah fuses East and West in her lively, dance-floor-filling DJ sets.


Regional Amro

Amro's funky, mystical sounds are influenced by his Saudi heritage, LA upbringing and Berlin travels.

Regional BluePaper

Saudi DJ and producer BluePaper continues to build on the critical acclaim for his Elephant Rock EP.

Regional JEME

JEME is a Saudi DJ/producer who perfected his sound and gained recognition in LA's music scene.


Regional Dorar

With her tasteful picks and easy-listening aesthetic, Dorar's sets work on and off the dance floor.

Regional Cosmicat

Cosmicat is part of a new wave of artists out of Saudi Arabia blending deep house, pop and R&B.

Regional Sokkary

Egyptian-born DJ Sokkary explores the darker side of dance music with mysterious techno-driven sets.

Day 2: SEP 22

Regional Husa & Zeyada

Egyptian-Canadian duo Husa & Zeyada create a unique style of indie-rock dance electronica.


International TINARIWEN

A Tuareg band from the Sahara region, Tinariwen gained global acclaim for their desert blues sound.


International Saint Levant

Saint Levant's effortless wordplay in English, French and Arabic creates a unique take on pop music.


International DOPE LEMON

Australian music project Dope Lemon is a woozy mix of indie rock, folk and psychedelic elements.


International Chet Faker

Chet Faker is an electronic indie-pop artist who has drawn attention for his unique sound.


International JORJA SMITH

Jorja Smith is a soulful R&B singer whose collaborations and albums have built a massive following.


International Ame & Dixon


International Shkoon Live

Shkoon spreads positivity with fun live shows that include improvisation and crowd interaction.

Regional Narkbeat

NarKBeat is a constantly evolving DJ who keeps pushing the boundaries of style, sound and technique.

Regional NOMAD

Jeddah-based Nomad Sound takes listeners on a journey through deep, organic and progressive sounds.

Regional Kayan

Kayan is a Riyadh-based DJ and producer who integrates electric violin playing into her live sets.

Regional Majid

Starting in clubs around Boston, DJ Majid now shares his love of house with crowds around the world.

Regional Anmarz

Artist and DJ Anmarz spins carefully selected tracks to fellow house-music fans all over the region.

Regional Zone+

Zone+ is a globally renowned DJ who has performed at some of the world's top clubs and festivals.

Regional Baloo

Pioneering DJ and producer Baloo has become synonymous Saudi Arabia's electronic music scene.

Regional Vinyl Mode

Saudi-born Muhanned Nasser aka Vinyl Mode is a top DJ/producer in Jeddah's underground dance scene.

Regional Dish Dash

Hailing from Saudi Arabia, DISH DASH are two of the country's most influential and acclaimed DJs.

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The Azimuth Experience


Taking place within a canyon in AlUla, festival goers will have exclusive access to creative installations, and performing artists spread throughout the area.

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Food and beverage

Azimuth is bringing innovative pop-ups and food truck favourites to fuel festival goers throughout the event. Before and after nightly performances, guests will also have the opportunity to explore the wide range of international and local dining options available in AlUla. 

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Retail and more

Luxury pampering stations and stylish retail will ensure guests are looking their best throughout the festival. From hair and makeup to curated Saudi brands, stay tuned as we announce the designers.

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Dining Options

1 pm - 12 midnight Circolo

Open for lunch and dinner, Circolo serves carefully crafted Italian cuisine. Don't miss the artisanal pizzas from the wood-fired oven with toppings like fresh burrata and pulled lamb and leave room for a mouthwatering array of gelato and classic Italian desserts.

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1 pm - 10 pm Tawlet Fayza

Tawlet Fayza translates to 'Fayza's Table', offering late lunch and dinner guests are servered at a communal table as family is at the heart of this cosy restaurant. It offers farm-to-table organic food inspired by the founder's grandmother, Fayza.

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7 am – 8 pm Pink Camel Pastry Boutique

Tucked away in AlUla’s famous date palms and citrus trees, find the adorable Pink Camel Pastry Boutique. Try their famous macarons or a savoury snack and some coffee and sit and enjoy the shade surrounded by the perfumes of the oasis.

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7 am – 12 midnight Harrat at Banyan Tree

Located within the beautiful landscapes of Banyan Tree AlUla, Harrat offers a menu of Arabic and international fare using fresh and seasonal ingredients to create a wide range of delicious dishes.

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7 am – 12 midnight Tama at Habitas

Serving delightful dishes all day, menu highlights include freshly baked bread with local jams or ginger honey, vegan bowls and a moringa ribeye. Decadent desserts infuse the flavours of the oasis, from sticky date cake to traditional Umm Ali.

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7 am -12 midnight Out of Line

Bakery & Coffee Roasters

3 pm - 9 pm OKTO

Set atop the beautiful outlook area of Harrat Viewpoint, OKTO offers contemporary Greek cuisine with breathtaking views. Sharing plates offer vegan and vegetarian options as well. Open for dinner until late.

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Temporarily Closed Somewhere

Inspired by a love for travelling and combining flavours of the world, dine on towers of beetroot rice, wagyu baos and kale tabouli salad surrounded by the towering palms of this Oasis farm.

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Azimuth 2023 Itinerary

Make the most of your Azimuth 2023 experience with this carefully crafted 3-day itinerary. From exploring the Oasis to a helicopter tour, you can fit the best of AlUla around the festival.

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Recap: Azimuth 2022

With performances at sunrise and sunset, Azimuth 2022 was an unforgettable event unlike Saudi - or the world - had ever seen before. From top-name international acts to Saudi DJ pioneers, the lineup included DJ Snake, Parov Stelar, BKR, Jason Derulo, Dish Dash, Cosmicat, Nomad and more.