A massive sandstorm hit Riyadh and led to postponing concert starring Stray Kids and Chung Ha, the official page announced on Friday.
K-pop boy band, Stray Kids were set to hold their first-ever in-person concert at Riyadh Season, one of the largest music festivals in the country.
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تم تأجيل حفلة فرقة ستراي كيدز والنجمة تشونغها في #بوليفارد_بلس حتى إشعار آخر 🙏❤️#موسم_الرياض
For everyone's safety, Stray Kids & Chungha's concert has been postponed until further notice due to weather conditions ☔ #RiyadhSeason pic.twitter.com/8Xd7bPkaIN
— موسم الرياض | Riyadh Season (@RiyadhSeason) January 14, 2022
The group departed from South Korea on January 12 amidst a throng of awaiting fans at the airport and held a sound check prior to the concert.
In like manner, Korean singer Chung Ha also arrived in Riyadh for her concert as countless fans looked forward to her performance.
Due to the unsafe conditions at the venue, including heavy rain and high winds, the show announced the postponement.
The message from the event organizers read, “For everyone’s safety, Stray Kids & Chungha’s concert has been postponed until further notice due to weather conditions.”
The fans were asked to evacuate the venue at the earliest leading to sudden chaos at the open grounds where the concert was supposed to take place.
It is not known whether the concert will continue on Saturday, January 15, or be cancelled completely.