SEAN PAUL- Monday July 3
Pop legend Sean Paul opens Byblos Festival 2017 with his massive blend of high-energy dancehall and RnB hits. Expect a mind-blowing show with dancers and special effects, 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 FIL BAL- Sunday July 16
Honoring the life and masterpieces of performer Nasri Shamseddine and composer Philemon Wehbe, two heroes of the Lebanese folklore golden age. 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 AND THE UPRISING- Wednesday July 19
Julian Marley and his extraordinary musicians have been the worldwide ambassadors of reggae music for the past decade. The son of Jamaican legend Bob Marley 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 July 21
Very few jazz performers are able to pay tribute to the First Lady of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, famous for her high-pitch vocal range. Grammy Award winner and jazz icon Patti Austin, one of the world’s greatest singers, will mesmerize Byblos with a very special tribute to Ella, celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth. “Mack the Knife”, “How High the Moon”, “Mr. Paganini”, ageless tunes for a timeless show, in quest of the perfect blue note.
MILKY CHANCE- Monday July 24
German alternative rock darlings Milky Chance achieved worldwide recognition in 2013 with their highly successful first album Sadnecessary. They are now headlining the world’s biggest festivals after their haunting electronica-folk anthems “Stolen Dance”, “Down by the River” and the recently released “Cocoon” became the soundtrack of a new generation. Not to be missed!
ARA MALIKIAN- Thursday July 27
Lebanese-born Spanish violin virtuoso Ara Malikian is a brilliant and vibrant performer, blending classical music with pop and rock. This one-of-a-kind showman, along with eight musicians, will be presenting at Byblos Festival The Incredible Story of Violin, a show acclaimed from Spain to Latin America, which mixes Vivaldi with Radiohead and Led Zeppelin. Get ready to be stunned!
M. POKORA- Friday August 4
France’s biggest-selling artist took the French music scene by storm, filling up stadiums and topping the charts for the past five years. His new show, My Way, is a grandiose tribute to the late Claude François, with 20 costumed dancers and musicians on stage and spectacular pyrotechnics. An exceptional performance for French music lovers who will dance and sing along to hits like “Alexandrie, Alexandra”, “Cette année-là” or “Comme d’habitude”.