In the midst of all the endless hippie psychedelic electronic trend and countless events, it’s time to take some real instruments into the woods. A long-awaited, 24-hour camping festival, of rock n’ roll, metal, and punk, as well as an open jam night after 12 for everyone to join and commune in some music around the campfire.
This is an anti-drug, animal liberation, instrument awareness event that includes five bands, two of which have never been heard of before.
The festival will be held in Baysour Valley in Mount Lebanon, about 30 minutes away from Beirut.
Entrance is 20$ and includes a beer and vegan barbecue all day. Bring your tents and swimsuits, because it’s the best place to camp or just stay up all night with the bands and all the attendees. For the first time ever, the gig will also be the after party and everyone is invited! And we’ll all cool down in the freezing river after!
Distemper – the first crust punk band in Lebanon, with thrash elements and topics of social issues and animal liberation with a sound that’ll crush skulls and set fire to the night, Animal Liberation, Human Annihilation!
Aggressor – this band is far beyond what you might think, emitting a sound that never existed prior to this band. More evil, fast, aggressive, and dense than you can imagine. Influenced by many bands from all genres, all eras, leaving no rhythm unused. Don’t come near these guys! No joke.
D.I.Y. – is a bad-ass band playing a harsh sound and is the only punk/hardcore band around the fucking Middle East. The band also plays covers for old local bands like Detox, Nightchains, Gamblers….. If you’ve never heard or seen these bands before, kill yourself.
Thrashstorm – This thrash band is maybe the oldest decent still playing band in Lebanon. These guys play a remarkable d-beat thrash that would suck you right away into a moshpit of friendly fire. Very nice guys too.
Black Leather – Rock n’ Roll is alive and in a way you’ve never heard before. A mix of every bad-ass sound you crave. Formed by the roots of these Lebanese bands: Eruption, D.I.Y and Agressor, squeezed together with some spices to deliver a sound that defines its title. From Stoner Doom to Speed n’ Punk, from Drunken Blues to Heavy Psy. Black Leather is here to kick your Ass!
P.S.: You can come as early as 12pm on Saturday and if you can’t make it overnight, we have organized a bus after the show to take you back to civilization.
EDITOR IN CHIEF : T.P.
EXECUTIVES: Nahla Sindbad, Hussein Shehady
COPY EDITOR : Davina
ART & DESIGN DIRECTOR : Ali Samhoun
EDITORS : Maya Khairallah, Dahlia Noir.
PRM: Nathalie Jeha
PRO: Dany Deaibess
Bashar Hassanieh, Cookie Shemaly, Dahlia Noir, Hussein Shehady, Lilas Mayassi, Mahmoud Amr, MaJd Ibrahim, Maurice Semaan, Rana Atef, Sharbel Kanoun.
Anton Haddad, Habib Dargham, Nahla Sindbad, Nancy M. Jdid, Petro Chidiac, Ziad Zayat.
– CONTRIBUTOR WRITERS: Antoine Kanaan, Andrew George, Carmina Khairallah, Dany Ayash, Jad Baghdadi, Josef ‘Baal Moloch’ Haddad, Layal Gemaa, Nancy Jdid, Paula Wehbe, Rany Battikh, Roy Sassine.
– CONTRIBUTOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: Andrea Aya, Barouyr Mardirossian, Charles Assaf. Eliane Radi, Kevin Assaf, Malek Haddad, Sally Mire, Tarek Sekkar.