Sinai's serene shores are about to get swept up in a sea of sound as music festival Yellow prepares to take over the beach at El Sayadeen Village in September with a diverse line-up of acts.
Between the Sahel mania in the months of July and August, and the rise of winter in October there’s the gloriously serene month of September and with it come events where people don’t necessarily need to spend half their salaries partying their asses off every weekend in jam-packed and extravagant venues across The North Coast. It's for those who are still interested in travelling, and perhaps want to engage with a more refined crowd and environment - and party too, only more modestly and simply after all the vogue get-togethers. Think Sinai-bound, heels and make up off, hair down - and men too disentangle - for the month of beach music-festivals taking Egypt by storm. And now travellers, vacationers and music lovers can rejoice as Nuweiba will be the home of yet another up and coming alternative music festival, Yellow.
The event is run by The OC team; a dynamic group of hardworking, down to earth individuals specialised in events organisation and management. Their keen interest in diversity will be portrayed through the selection of artists they will be hosting across numerous genres, from Jazz music, Funk N’ Soul to EDM, and Inide Rock, along with some amusing morning workshops said to be music-based as well. The 4-day festival will be taking place at the lush and spacious El Sayadeen Village from Friday September 18th to Tuesday the 21st.
The full Yellow festival ticket includes transportation, access to all shows and workshops over the four days, an air-conditioned, triple room accommodation for three nights, two open buffet meals, and one lunch per day. Entrance only tickets will only allow access to shows and workshops. Now for the compelling performances involved. The line-up includes the popular and energetic Arabic Grunge band Kayan, Experimental Rock/Blues, Tom Waits-inspired band Raindogs, Alternative Rock band Malaz playing heavy, melodic music over Arabic lyrics, Eastern-influenced Progressive Rock band Ta7t El Sefr, the talented Bluenotes playing Blues music with a Classic Rock flair, and our personal favourite, musical-comedy duo High On Body Fat (Orchestra Elberengan).
This first wave of artists announced clearly revolve around the Progressive Rock sphere, with the exception of Bluenotes of course. Otherwise, a standard Rock theme with an oriental twist margins most of the aforementioned artists' works; however the OC team promise an extensive variety of genres and artists to be announced in the upcoming days, guaranteed to impress the miscellaneous public as the festival deems itself open and inclusive to a more diverse range of audience than most others in the country so stay tuned, and check out their Facebook event page for more info!
Check out Yellow Beach Music Festival's website here.