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.
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.
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.
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.