by Villa 88
  • 1 minute read
  • October 21, 2019
Saudi Arabia Is About To Get Its Very Own Coachella And We Can’t Catch Our Breath

Here’s another reason for you to travel to Saudi Arabia. Contemporary art exhibition Desert X, which is held in California’s Coachella Valley and is known for its impressive roster of international artists, will be making its way to Saudi Arabia next year. “As we plan for Desert X 2021 in the Coachella Valley, we wanted to share the news with you that Desert X is expanding beyond the borders of the California desert and going international,” the organizers wrote on Instagram. ”

Furthering our mission to connect desert communities and cultures around the world through contemporary art, Desert X is collaborating with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to present Desert X AlUla, which will take place in the desert of AlUla in northwest Saudi Arabia, a historically significant place of outstanding beauty and cultural heritage, and home to the country’s first UNESCO world heritage site, Hegra.” This is the latest in a string of cultural developments, that ranges from new cinemas to live concerts.

Cover image: @LesleyAnnMurphy

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