Riyadh is buzzing with the news of Gamers8, the world’s largest gaming and esports festival.

It’s not just an ordinary gaming event; it is the ultimate destination for gaming enthusiasts and esports champions alike. Situated in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Gamers8 spans eight weeks from July to September 2023, promising a thrilling and immersive experience.

This one-of-a-kind gaming and esports festival offers a platform for gamers to compete for glory, discover the magic behind video game creation, and witness the world’s top esports teams battle it out for massive prize pools.

The festival will feature twenty gaming competitions and eight epic concerts by renowned local and international artists throughout the eight-week duration.

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Concerts at Gamers8

Each week of Gamers8 will be highlighted by a spectacular concert featuring renowned artists who will electrify the atmosphere and captivate the audience. Let’s take a look at some of the confirmed artists.

Week 1 Concert: Rabeh Saqer and Alan Walker at Mohamed Abdu Arena

Week 1 sets the stage ablaze with the exceptional Saudi artist Rabeh Saqer and the legendary Alan Walker, promising an unforgettable musical experience. Get ready to be mesmerized by a vibrant performance by two of the best performers in the world during the week 1 concerts at Gamers8.

Week 1 Concert
07 - 15 Jul 2023
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Week 2 Concert: Macklemore and Mohamed Hamaki at Mohamed Abdu Arena

Experience the magic of live music with none other than Macklemore and Mohamed Hamaki! Prepare to groove to their chart-topping hits and witness their unmatched talent unfold right before your eyes on week 2. This concert is bound to be an unforgettable highlight of Gamers8.

Week 2 Concert
15:00 Fri 14 Jul 2023
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Week 3 Concert: Metro Boomin at Mohamed Abdu Arena

Get ready to experience an epic performance by Metro Boomin live in Riyadh during Gamers8 Week 3 Concert. Rocking his hits like Superhero, Creepin’, and Too Many Nights, Metro is sure to set the stage on fire and give the audience a night to remember.

Week 3 Concert
21 - 25 Jul 2023
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Week 4 Concert: Imagine Dragons at Mohamed Abdu Arena

Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring performance by the internationally acclaimed band Imagine Dragons. Their electrifying music and spectacular display will set the stage on fire, creating an atmosphere of pure energy and excitement.

Week 5 Concert: Cheb Khalid, DJ Snake, Ahmed Saad, Omar Basaad

Week 5 brings the fusion of cultures and melodies with a Middle Eastern music extravaganza. From the king of Rai Music, Cheb Khalid, to the electrifying beats of DJ Snake, the passionate vocals of Ahmed Saad, and the innovative soundscapes of Omar Basaad, the concert will be a testament to the universal language of music.

Week 5 Concert
15:00 Fri 04 Aug 2023
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Week 6 Concert: Ava Max, Steve Angello, Blacky

Week 6 is all about unleashing your inner dancer and immersing yourself in the electrifying performances of Ava Max, whose fierce and powerful vocals will resonate within you. Accompanied by the energetic beats of Steve Angello and the soulful melodies of Blacky, this concert will take you on an unforgettable musical journey.

Week 6 Concert
15:00 Fri 11 Aug 2023
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Week 7 Concert: Tyga, Steve Aoki, Myriam Fares, Cosmicat

Prepare to be enthralled as Week 7 delivers a diverse musical experience. Tyga’s chart-topping hits, Steve Aoki’s explosive beats, Myriam Fares’ captivating vocals, and Cosmicat’s out-of-this-world sounds will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and musical genres.

Week 7 Concert
15:00 Fri 18 Aug 2023
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Week 8 Concert: Iggy Azalea, DJ Soda, Sherine, Zeina

The grand finale in Week 8 promises to be a spectacular crescendo of performances. From the fierce rhymes of Iggy Azalea to the rocking beats of DJ Soda, the soulful voice of Sherine, and the stunning vocals of Zeina, the concert will leave you awe-inspired and transported to another dimension.

Week 8 Concert
15:00 Fri 25 Aug 2023
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Gaming Areas at Gamers8

Gamers8 offers a diverse range of gaming areas, each catering to different interests and age groups. Let’s explore some of the thrilling gaming zones you can immerse yourself in:

Powr Villa

Powr Villa is the ultimate paradise for gamers who wish to meet, engage, and have fun with their gaming heroes. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with exclusive, globally renowned game titles such as Tekken 8 and Resident Evil. Step into the virtual worlds you’ve only dreamed of and unleash your gaming prowess in this captivating gaming haven.


Japamura welcomes you to a world of anime, ninjas, sushi, and matcha. This section of Gamers8 is dedicated to Japanese culture and offers a variety of classes, food, and experiences suitable for all ages.

Discover the Hidden Ninja Dojo, join origami classes, and embrace the spirit of Japan by wearing a traditional Japanese yukata. Capture Kawaii pictures and create unforgettable memories in this captivating corner of Gamers8.

Kids Dome

Designed for the youngest members of the family, Kids Dome ensures that children and families have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

In this dedicated venue, kids can immerse themselves in interactive experiences, games, live shows, and performances featuring beloved international IPs like Barbie and Pac-Man. The Kids Dome provides a safe and entertaining space where children can let their imaginations run wild and create lasting memories with their loved ones.

Falcons HQ

At Falcons HQ, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and play with your favorite content creators from the Falcons team. This venue allows visitors to engage, interact, and learn from Team Falcons’ members.

Additionally, exclusive game launches and a selection of globally renowned game titles like Mortal Kombat await you. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness the launch of Bander’s Batata or get a taste of Abu Omar’s kitchen while indulging in thrilling gaming experiences.

Aramco Sim Racing

For racing enthusiasts, Aramco Sim Racing is the ultimate haven. Experience the thrill of high-speed racing on state-of-the-art simulators and participate in weekly racing tournaments.

Put your skills to the test and feel the adrenaline rush as you compete against fellow racing aficionados. Aramco Sim Racing promises an immersive and exhilarating racing experience that will leave you breathless.

You can book your tickets to Gamers8 concerts and events through Platinumlist. Stay tuned and be updated with all the exciting additions to the festival.