News: April 25 2014 | 00:00 AM

Jounieh Festival shows to go on despite political tensions

2091 Views
Facebook
Twitter
BEIRUT: Another season of long-anticipated concerts will kick off this summer, despite the political tension.

Neemat Frem, founder of Phellipolis, which sponsors the Jounieh International Festival, expressed the event organizers’ determination to hold the annual festival despite the fact that the security situation in the country remains uneasy.


The program for this year’s festival was announced at a press conference Tuesday and the line-up promises a few surprises.

“Every year it gets more difficult,” said Joe Beano, head of the festival’s marketing committee. “We have to take risks every time.”

Beano added that it had been more difficult to generate the required funding this year in comparison to previous editions of the festival, but said the support of several local banks and insurance companies had made it possible for the event to go ahead. As in previous years, the festival will kick off with a fireworks display in Jounieh bay on June 27.

“It will be ... synchronized with musical effects,” Beano revealed, adding that it would be “broadcast on several television channels.”

Unlike some other editions of the festival, this year’s line-up includes concerts and events catered to a wide range of musical tastes.
Elias Rahbani will conduct his orchestra on July 2, performing famous hits including “Diala,” “Endless Love” and “Love Words,” among others. A member of the legendary Rahbani family, he has written many songs for diva Fairuz and has also composed music for plays and television programs.



Aficionados of French music will be pleased to know that young French singer Zaz will come to Jounieh on July 3 to regale audiences with her greatest hits. Her talent was recently recognized with an award, presented by French musician Jean-Michel Jarre at the Grand Prix SACEM last November. Born Isabelle Geffroy, Zaz’s rich voice will immerse the audience in her joyful mood through songs including “Je Veux” and “On Ira.”



The concert that seems likely to be the biggest hit with local fans will be Imagine Dragons’ performance on July 7. The Grammy and AMA-winning American alternative rock band rose to fame with tunes such as “Radioactive” and “Demons.” They will be performing for one night only in Lebanon, amid their European tour.

On July 10, the stage of the Fouad Chehab Stadium will be invaded by the singing team behind the French version of “The Voice.”

The finalists of the show will interpret the tunes that made them famous in their third consecutive performance in Lebanon.



As in previous years, the organizers of the festival have also programmed many diverse activities into their festival schedule. Roads will be car-free and parades, carnivals and other events for children are scheduled to take place.

The Jounieh Festival aims to show that, unlike many of Lebanon’s summer festivals, the event is not only about concerts and performances, but also about making audiences discover or re-discover their city through social events.

The Jounieh International Festival runs from June 27 until July 10. For tickets, please call 01-999-666 or Grab it in here:

 http://ticketingboxoffice.com/jounieh-international-festival-2014-tickets/group/173

WHAT 'S NEXT
Know More
Points of sale
Head There!
Beirut Arrow Arrow
Virgin Megastores
Tel +961 1-759317/8/9/20/21 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores City Mall
Tel +961 1 887190 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores ABC Achrafieh
Tel +961 1 217810 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - Beirut Souks
Tel +961 1 991565 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - City Center
Tel +961 1 285394 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - ABC Verdun
Tel +961 1 795126 | Pin Get directions
Kesserwan Arrow Arrow
Casino du Liban
Tel +961 9 859 888 / 999 | Pin Get directions
Bookstop - TBO
Tel +961 9 930628 | Pin Get directions
Baakline Arrow Arrow
Hussam Bookshop - TBO
Tel +961 5 30 30 30 | Pin Get directions
North Metn Arrow Arrow
Virgin Megastores ABC Dbayeh
Tel +961 4 524359 | Pin Get directions
North Arrow Arrow
Ticketing Box-Office (Dar El-Chimal)
Tel +961 6.411311 | Pin Get directions
AS Company - TBO
Tel +961 6 66 13 90 | Pin Get directions
Daleel Akkar - TBO
Tel +961 6 695 618 | Pin Get directions
South Arrow Arrow
Al Ittihad Book Shop - TBO
Tel +961 7 720251 | Pin Get directions
Daher Travel
Tel 961 7 768267 | Pin Get directions
Bekaa Arrow Arrow
Chtaura Park Hotel
Tel +961 8 540011 | Pin Get directions
2018
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Previous January Next
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Tuesday
January 02,2018
Queen of the Seasons
04:00 PM | Sagesse Theater
KNOW MORE
Friday
January 05,2018
أصحاب ع طول MIMO
05:00 PM | Theatre Albert
KNOW MORE
Saturday
January 06,2018
Queen of the Seasons
04:00 PM | Sagesse Theater
KNOW MORE
Tuesday
January 09,2018
test issam
08:30 PM | BeitMisk
KNOW MORE
Saturday
January 13,2018
Queen of the Seasons
04:00 PM | Sagesse Theater
KNOW MORE
Friday
January 19,2018
علقة و علقناها
08:30 PM | Georges V
KNOW MORE
Saturday
January 20,2018
Queen of the Seasons
04:00 PM | Sagesse Theater
KNOW MORE
علقة و علقناها
08:30 PM | Georges V
KNOW MORE
Friday
January 26,2018
Harakit 6 ayar
08:30 PM | Palais des Congres
BUY TICKETS
Saturday
January 27,2018
Harakit 6 ayar
08:30 PM | Palais des Congres
BUY TICKETS
أصحاب ع طول MIMO
05:00 PM | Theatre Albert
BUY TICKETS
Queen of the Seasons
12:00 AM | Sagesse Theater
BUY TICKETS
No Events!
Media Gallery
Previous Previous
Next Next
Trois Fois Plus D'Amour
Saturday Feb 10,2018
View this event
SEU - Georgian Folk Ensemble Dance Play Button Play Button
Wednesday Feb 21,2018
View this event
Ghassan Saliba
Friday Mar 16,2018
View this event
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE. DIRECT TO YOUR NEWSFEED BE THE FIRST TO GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES