The stars come out for Jordan's Jerash Festival

Published July 16th, 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Maya Diab, Wael Kfouri, Nancy Ajram, Ramy Ayach are among the performers headed to Jordan. (Facebook)
Maya Diab, Wael Kfouri, Nancy Ajram, Ramy Ayach are among the performers headed to Jordan. (Facebook)
The ancient Greco-Roman city of Jerash provides a beautiful backdrop for some world-class entertainment this summer!
Founded in 1981 by Queen Noor al-Hussein, the Jerash Festival is an annual showcase of cultural and popular entertainment, set against the stunning scenery of the floodlit colonnades and monuments of the old city. 
This year's festival opens on Thursday 23 July  with Jordan's own Omar Abdallat, who is credited with popularizing Bedouin music. There is a Lebanese invasion with Maya Diab, Wael Kfouri, Yara, Nancy Ajram, and Ramy Ayach on the programme, as well as flamenco, Mauritanian, Palestinian, Chinese, Turkish and Egyptian acts set to perform.
The festival runs until Saturday the 1st of August.
Check out the full programme below!

Opening Night Thursday 23/7/2015
South Theater: Omar Abdallat
North Theater: Jordanian Musical Night
Main Hall: Opening Ceremony for Jerash Festival 2015
Friday 24/7/2015

South Theater: Hashemite Recital Group
South Theater: Ramy Ayach
North Theater: Jazz Night with Jasser Haj Youssef (France)

Saturday 25/7/2015

South Theater: Yara
North Theater: Flamenco Performance

Sunday 26/7/2015

South Theater: Joseph Attieh & Ghada Abbasi
North Theater: Trio Joubran

Monday 27/7/2015

South Theater: Jordanian Night
North Theater: Balqan "Haidouti Balkan" Band

Tuesday 28/7/2015

South Theater: Al Jeel Circassian Dance
North Theater: Ibda'a Group (from Palestine)

Wednesday 29/7/2015

South Theater: Nancy Ajram
North Theater: Malouma Bint Maideh (from Mauritania)

Thursday 30/7/2015

South Theater: Wael Kfouri
North Theater: Oula Baladi from Egypt

Friday 31/7/2015

South Theater: Maya Diab & Hani Metwasi
North Theater: Musical Evening with China & Turkey

Saturday 1/8/2015

South Theater: Abdallah Al Rowaished
North Theater: Jordanian Singers' Night

Participating Exhibitions:

Crafts Bazaar of various artisans from Jarash
Annual exhibition of the Jordanian Association of Fine Arts
Bazaar & hand-made crafts & embroideries of orphanages
Bazaar & hand-made crafts of local rehabilitation centers
Exhibition of rural industries of families and charity-associations

Tickets available:

Online through Karasi - Phone: 065515383

Online through Sajilni - Phone: 065805683

Royal Cultural Center - Phone: 065607378 - 0798346556

Music Box Amman. Phone: 065850350

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