Bassem Youssef, Seal, and Kadim Al Sahir bring it on at Beiteddine Fest

Published April 20th, 2016 - 12:44 GMT
Bassem Youssef: 'The joke is mightier than the sword.'  (Twitter)
Bassem Youssef: 'The joke is mightier than the sword.' (Twitter)

The Beiteddine Festival, launched in 1985, will be bringing more top-class entertainment to  the grounds of the 200-year old Palace 45 kilometers southeast of Beirut in the Chouf Mountains.

This years line-up opens on Friday July 8th with the musical 'The Merchants of Bollywood', a dance extravaganza that has already been seen by two million people worldwide.

Grammy award-winning soul singer Seal, known for his hits 'Kiss From a Rose' and 'Crazy' will perform on July 14th. The British singer shot to fame in 1991 with his club hit 'Killer' and has since sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

Egyptian funnyman Bassem Youssef headlines on August 3. Forced to flee Egypt after a highly-successful run of his TV show 'El Bernameg', Youssef took up residence at Harvard University and was featured on Jon Stewart's Daily Show on Comedy Central, where his satirical wit earned him global fans.  

Iraqi crooner and The Voice Kids Arabia judge Kazem el Saher will be performing at Beittedine for two special nights, August 5 and 6. 

Other acts scheduled to appear are Ballet Preljocaj, Yamal el Sham, A Tribute to Zaki Nassif, Buika & Carminho, an exhibition on Palmyra, and more to be announced.

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