(DIMF) began in 2006 with the aim of cementing the city of Daegu’s place in the the arts world as a creative force in South Korea. Each year the festival presents invitational musicals as well as local performances The main performances will be augmented by side events that include a Fringe Festival and academic conferences. In addition, the Daegu Musical Awards will be held, with awards being given in eight categories. This competition will provide the opportunity for college students to display their talents.
Byblos International Festival is true to the heritage of Jbeil, a crossroad where all cultures feel at home. The festival will feature international artists with a repertoire ranging from rock to world, flamenco, jazz, opera and dance.
The Byblos international festival is one of the biggest Lebanese festivals which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to the shores of Lebanon,to Byblos first city in Phoenicia founded around 5000BC.Byblos annual festival was created in 2003 to achieve many goals:-promote tourism-show the Lebanese culture-spread music and art from the middle east to the whole planetThe festivals take place by the sea side in the historic quarter in front of the big castle built by the Crusaders in the 12th every year in July regrouping Lebanese and international artists.Time line:2003:OumGregorian (band)Gotan Project + Richard Dorfmeister presents ToscaBlind Boys of Alabama + John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers2004:Bryan FerryStar Academy Arab WorldErik TruffazJimmy CliffMunir Bashir GroupPlacebo (band)2005:Roger HodgsonBuena Vista Social Club presents Omara PortuondoAziza Mustafa Zadeh2006:Francis CabrelBarbara Hendricks2007:Nouvelle Vague (band)Alessandro Safina2008:Patti SmithNuit Blanche: Lumi (band), Sebastien Tellier, Mouse on Mars, Munma/Trash Inc.Vaya Con DiosBarbatuquesChucho Valdes Quintet + Chucho Valdes & Michel Legrand2009:Loreena McKennittKeaneGrease (musical)Jethro TullMisiaGonzales (musician) + Cocorosie + Y.A.S.2010:Tribute to Wadih el Safi with Najwa Karam & Wael KfouryMashrou' LeilaCaetano VelosoJesse CookGorillazRiverdanceLe Nozze di Figaro2011:Don Quixote (Marwan, Ghady and Oussama Rahbani)Scorpions (band)MobyFlorent PagnyJamie Cullum30 Seconds To MarsAmadou & MariamLes Mystères Lyriques