International music celebrity and two times Grammy winner DJ ‘Diplo’ rocked Islamabad on Saturday alongside a host of other international and local musicians. Mad Decent Block Party was held in a private venue in Lake View Park, Islamabad and experienced one of the biggest turnouts in Pakistan’s history.
Official reports suggest that more than 2,500 keen fans of Diplo and his gang turned out to attend the biggest international event of 2018 in Pakistan. The event was arranged by Catwalk and began at 2 PM and continued to entertain fans until 12 PM.
What set the Mad Decent Block Party apart from other international concerts in Pakistan was the fact that it had 10 artists which offered variety. With so many musicians playing on the same day, things rarely got boring.
Apart from the concert, Diplo also spent some time around Islamabad while enjoying the rich culture of the country. According to Diplo, the concert was held in Pakistan to improve Pakistan-U.S relations which suffered a blow on the 1st of January when the U.S President Donald Trump tweeted about Pakistan’s inability to deal with the security situation in the country.
I think the best way we can do any kind of diplomacy with the Pakistani people is … basically reaching out to the kids like we do at the concerts. –Diplo
The Mad Decent Block Party in Pakistan was a scaled-down version of the same event that is known for bringing together some of the best hip-hop, EDM, dance and other artists together. Although the turnout wasn’t as big as it usually attracts, it was still one of the biggest parties of Pakistan.