It's that time of the year again! For the 19th consecutive year, Irtijal brings the wildest music and sound experiments to a theater near you, in Beirut, and hopefully under the sun. Check our full three day program, secure your seats online, book our highly recommended festival pass, and remember that the best way to support us is to attend our shows.
In case you are not in Beirut, scroll through this newsletter for other worldwide events, it may be that some of our favorite artists will be coming to you.
March 29 - 31 The latest edition of Irtijal is only three days long, but our program is fully packed, and extended into Borderline, our partner festival's program in Athens:
Opening night @ Metro Al Madina John Butcher/Mark Sanders "Tarab-cuts"; Trigger Happy; Two or the Dragon w/ Joss Turnbull & Pablo Giw
Performances @ Ashkal Alwan Acte Vide in collaboration w/ Raed Yassin; Yalda Younes & Khyam Allami "A Universe Not Made For Us"
Irtijal at the Ballroom @ Ballroom Blitz Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal aka Munma; Rouba3i20.2 w/ Tony Buck; Nadah el Shazly + band; Thomas Brinkmann; DJs Rabih Beaini & Mouka
Solo Marathon @ Zoukak Studio Stefan Fraunberger; Christof Migone; Rabih Beaini; Thomas Ankersmit; Budhaditya Chattopadhyay; Cherif el Masri aka Tarkamt; Fadi Tabbal; Shakeeb Abu Hamdan; Aya Metwalli; Hardi Kurda; Thomas Brinkmann "Klick"; Stephanie Merchak.
Irtijal is organised in partnership with Ίδρυμα Ωνάση / Onassis Foundation; Borderline Festival; Goethe-Institut Libanon; British Council Lebanon; HCMF - Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; Ruptured; Tunefork Studios & Studio Safar.
With kind support from Wicked Solutions; Ma3azef.com معازف & Illy