Sing Your Way through Summer at the Middle East’s Music Festivals
Music is a delight and watching a great artist you love performing live on a stage right in front of you might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and luckily for us, the Middle East is filled with music vibes this summer. Therefore, book your tickets and pack your bags to start your summer journey.
Start your summer journey in Rabat, Morocco with Mawazine Festival Rythms of the World which starts on June 21st and ends on June 29th. This festival – which welcomes artists from countries around the world such as Morocco, Africa, Asia and North America – will this year present concerts for the likes of Mayada El Hennawi, Carole Samaha, David Guetta, Elissa, Machrou’ Leila, Black Eyed Peas and many more.
Continue to Lebanon, where Baalbeck International Festival starting on July 5th and ending on August 3rd present an array of international artists, such as Marcel Khalife, Omar Bashir, Jahida Wehbe and Melody Gardot. In fact, you can only expect the best from one of the region’s oldest music festivals.
If you’re more into Jazz, Istanbul Jazz Festival has so much in store for you. From June 19th to July 18th, you will enjoy listening to the music of international jazz artists and bands such as Joss Stone, Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez, Kamasi Washington and Melanie de Biasio – to name a few.
In September, Lebanon welcomes you again but to its famed Wicker Park Festival taking place in Batroun. Why is this festival one to look out for? Well, because it highlights emerging local talents and features quirky classes such as instrument-making.
For the month of October, stay tuned on all that may be published about the Cairo Jazz Festival, which focuses on Middle Eastern jazz talents such as Riff band and Nour Project.
For the past 10 years, Abu Dhabi has been celebrating F1 in its own special way and this year will be no different. Yasalam After-Race Concert will be closing each of the Grand Prix’s 4 days at the Arena with a different A-List artist. Well, Imagine what this year would be like, when the list of previous performers includes The Weeknd, Lionel Richie and Guns ‘N’ Roses.
Article Written by Mirella Haddad