Byblos International Festival

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The Byblos International Festival is a Lebanese festival held in Byblos, believed to be the first Phoenician city, founded around 5000 BC. The festival is the biggest in Lebanon, and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.[1]

History[edit]

The International Festival has been held annually since 2003, in July. It takes place by the seaside in the historic quarter, in front of the castle built by Crusaders in the 12th century. The festival's aims are to boost tourism, promote the Lebanese culture, and spread music and art from the Middle East to the rest of the world.[2]

Performances[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

On 12 July 2008, mid-way through the festival, Byblos held a Nuit Blanche.[5] Among those who performed that night were:

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

See Also[edit]

Beiteddine Festival, Baalbeck International Festival, Ehmej Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ Byblos Festival on Facebook.
  3. ^ Oum, Byblos Festival.
  4. ^ Munir Bashir Group, Byblos Festival.
  5. ^ Nuit Blanche, Byblos Festival.
  6. ^ Le Nozze di Figaro, Byblos Festival.
  7. ^ Don Quixote, Byblos Festival.
  8. ^ Les Mystères Lyriques, Byblos Festival.

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