The Ultimate Guide to Wickerpark Festival 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Wickerpark Festival 2018

Wickerpark Festival is happening this Saturday Sept. 8 in Batroun featuring several local and regional Musicians in addition to a variety of exhibitors, NGOs and Artisans.

We've compiled a guide to help you make the best of this upcoming weekend.
 

1. DON'T MISS OUT ON THE PRE (AND POST) FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

Come enjoy the wide selection of activities we have to offer. It starts on Friday with our friends from Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival  in their 2nd edition, offering a wide selection of films from 21 Mediterreanean countries. For the sea lovers, the charming surf bar Skipper will be hosting Dirty Blues band (Chris Thomas & Eyleo). The friendly owners run Batroun Surf School can book surf, windsurf, kite-surf and SUP lessons for you over the weekend.
Finally, we end the weekend with the traditional post-festival gathering of the Wicker team at O Glacée. See you there!

2. COME EARLY TO DISCOVER THE FAIR (AND CATCH THE SUNSET)

Meet volunteers NGOs like Marsa, Helem and Skoun. Grab a bite in the food corner and get a festival face paint from Lola Vera. Most importantly don't miss out the first bands on stage while the sun sets on the beautiful Mediterranean. 

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3. DANCE WITH US TILL LATE

We're hosting 3 DJs this year to keep you dancing all night: Bel Loge and Shway Shway will play groovy tunes. Lookout for the tireless Liliane Chlela and her vibrant electronic set.

4. TAKE THE BUS FROM (AND TO) BEIRUT

We've arranged for a bus to drive you from Mar Mkhayel Manar Gaz Station to the Festival and back to Beirut for 10,000 LBP. Avoid drunk driving and help us save the planet. Call Sami on 76 928186 to book your spot.

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5. SPEND THE WEEKEND IN BATROUN

Camping area is available at O-Glacée: You can book a spot by calling Tony on (03)451- 740.
For the less adventurous, apartments are available in Batroun old town with a discount to all festival goers, call Ziad on (03)081-007.

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6. CASH IS KING

There will be no credit card machines at the door, so make sure to bring cash or buy your tickets online ahead of time.

10 Things you need to know about Wickerpark Music Festival 2017

1. The Festival is happening on a Saturday

It may sound obvious but after 5 editions happening on a Sunday, we're moving the Festival to Saturday. The reason is simple: We want the party to go on with several DJ taking on the decks until late. Spend your day at the beach or visit Batroun then put on your dancing shoes starting 4:30 PM.

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2. The event goes on till 4AM

YES! With DJs Rami O, Ziad Nawfal & Jack The Fish playing tunes to keep you dancing into the night. Like previous years, we've arranged a camping area for you late owls to sleep in Batroun (read next point).
 

 Photo Credit: Myriam Boulos

Photo Credit: Myriam Boulos

3. The camping area is at Ô-Glacée

We moved to Ô-Glacée, with its laid back pebble beach and its refreshing waters. Book your camping spot now at (03) 451-740.

 From Eau Glacee Facebook page

From Eau Glacee Facebook page

4. The line-up is local 

We've hosted bands from different Arab countries as well as international acts, but this year our line-up is exclusively made up of local talents. 

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5. Bring cash, there will be no card machine

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6. Wickerkun post-event party on Sunday at Ô-glacée

For the tireless party-goers and campers, we're co-hosting a party with Yukunkun on Sunday (Monday is a holiday) at Ô-Glacée. Line up: DJ Yukah, Ziad Nawfal and Michael D. Facebook event link is here.

 

7. There's a pre-festival graffiti event for art lovers

Wickerpark is teaming up with Mad Visuals by Chad the Mad for the Underground Art Battle of the year. Live Art & Music by the shore of Ô-Glacée. Event link here.

 Mad Visuals by Chad the Mad

Mad Visuals by Chad the Mad

 

8. There will be shuttles from Beirut and back

Avoid drinking and driving with this eco-friendly alternative. Two buses will link Mar Mkhayel (Manar Station, Armenia Street) to Batroun on Saturday at 2PM with many returns happening after midnight. To book your spot and get all the information needed, please call (70)134-188. 
 

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9. Your dog is welcome too

We've been a dog-friendly event since our first edition. Bring your furry friend to the party!

 Photo Credit: Myriam Boulos

Photo Credit: Myriam Boulos

10. You can win many prizes with the Light FM app

Download the Light FM app and keep an eye on your smartphone! They'll be giving away hundreds of goodies, including food, drinks, autographed CDs, T-shirts and many more fun prizes and surprises! 

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