The Byblos International Festival is a Lebanese festival held in Byblos, the first city in Phoenicia. It has been held annually since 2003, in July. Every year, this festival doesn’t fail to amaze Lebanese people by inviting world-renowned artists! Let’s see what’s on our agenda this year!
Get ready! Byblos International Festival 2017 is going to rock your summer!
SEAN PAUL – MONDAY 3 JULY, 2017
Expect the concert hall to turn into a dance floor when Sean Paul will perform on stage. The mind-blowing show will be packed with huge hits: “Temperature”, “Get Busy”, “Gimme the Light”, “She Doesn’t Mind”, “No Lie” and many, many more. The ultimate feel-good party of Summer 2017.
NASRI W PHILEMON – SUNDAY 16 JULY, 2017
A highly anticipated music and dance show,
Nasri w Philemon Fi Al Ban
will honor the lives and masterpieces of performer Nasri Shamseddine and composer Philemon Wehbe. A highly anticipated music and dance show directed by Marwan Rahbani and conducted by Ghadi Rahbani, with Oussama Rahbani on piano. This all-star two-hour show will be hosted by Rafic Ali Ahmad, with performers Ghassan Saliba, Morocco’s Asma Lmnawar and Bassima, magnified by a grand orchestra. A celebration of genuine Lebanese heritage.
JULIAN MARLEY – WEDNESDAY 19 JULY 2017
You will certainly feel the reggae vibe at Julian Marley’s concert, who, by the way, happens to be Bob Marley’s son. He will be performing some of his father’s greatest hits “Get Up, Stand Up”, “Exodus”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Is This Love”, along with his own repertoire. A real treat for Marley’s reggae fans!
PATTI AUSTIN – FRIDAY 21 JULY 2017
Grammy Award winner and jazz icon, Patti Austin will pay tribute to the First Lady of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. “Mack the Knife”, “How High the Moon”, “Mr. Paganini” will mesmerize Byblos!
MILKY CHANCE – MONDAY 24 JULY 2017
Alternative rock fans should definitely not miss this show! “Stolen Dance”, “Down by the River” and the recently released “Cocoon” will rock your night!
ARA MALIKIAN – THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017
, enjoy a rich musical experience at Ara Melikian’s concert! His music will definitely touch your soul!
M POKORA – FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 2017
Enjoy Matt Pokora’s unique music style! You might know him from
The Voice Kids France
The Voice: La Plus Belle Voix,
where he was a coach!
ELTON JOHN – SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2017 (at Forum de Beyrouth)
Yes, you read that right! Sir Elton John will perform with his full band in Beirut his most iconic songs, including “Your Song”, “Rocket Man”, “Candle in the Wind”, “I’m Still Standing”. Get ready to meet this living legend!
He will perform in December! Tickets are sold at:
- Downtown Beirut
- Beirut Souks
- ABC Achrafieh
- ABC Dbayeh
- City Mall Dora
- Dar el-Shimal – Tripoli
- Hussam Bookshop – Baakline
- Al Ittihad Bookshop – Saida
- Byblos Venue
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