Dates announcedIn case you missed it, and because I am a nice person, I want to inform / remind you, that we have two great bands coming to Lebanon (so far) this summer as part of Byblos Festivals (*winks, my favorite festivals).
The scorpions will be playing for two nights, on 6 and 7 July 2011, as for 30 seconds to Mars, they will be playing on July 16 (but their website isn't updated with this info yet), yet you can find it on their blog here.
Why should you attend those 2 concerts
I saw The Scorpions in Forum de Beyrouth in 1996 (yes I am that old), it was quite a good concert. However, I am not sure what they can deliver 15 years later, considering their age, but whatever, I know many fans who are really ecstatic with these news, and considering the repertoire they have, it will surely be a blast. After seeing Guns'n'Roses in Dubai last December and seeing how they rocked the stage, who knows? The Scorpions might really deliver!
As for 30 seconds to Mars, even though am not a huge fan, but considering the amount of rock bands we get in Lebanon (which is very little), sometimes you don't "choose" what rock band concerts to attend, you just attend any rock band that comes to Lebanon.
What about the other festivals in Lebanon
This is only when it comes to Byblos Festivals, there are still Baalbeck and Beiteddine Festivals (those 3 are the biggest ones, there are several other smaller ones across Lebanon), consequently we will definitely get other big names.
Usually each festival gets around 8 to 10 different bands, singers, performers... Byblos Festivals usaully get such bands (younger audience), Beiteddine is usually the more authentic jazzy kind. And Baalbeck, is more Lebanese, but this is just the general impression, but they all get a variety of performances. So keep checking those websites, and I am sure you will find at least 2 to 3 events you can attend.
Why you should consider vacation in Lebanon
You can do much more in Lebanon, so a stay in Lebanon is really rich, from visiting historical monuments (we are rich in history), to clubbing and pubbing, to enjoying great food, great souks, authenticity in old villages and cities, beach resorts (the best), and great nature in our beautiful mountains! I will be more than happy to help you plan your stay in Lebanon (for free).