The Beiteddine Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Middle East. It takes place in a large and magnificent 200-year old Palace in the Chouf mountains, in Lebanon.
The Palace is a jewel of Lebanese architecture with its many courtyards, monumental gates, gracious arcades and galleries.
Each year, in the months of July and August, the Festival presents outstanding performances by world-famous stars and Lebanese artists.
The Festival’s first edition was launched in the summer of 1985 among the war. It came as an act of faith in Lebanon’s cultural role and power of creativity, a call for normality among the chaos and madness of war.
It was born and has grown in very difficult times and made it against all the difficulties.