Tickets for Tomorrowland Lebanon are on sale now for $70

Tomorrowland is returning to Lebanon on July 28, and tickets are now on sale to the general public for $70 per person!

The one day event takes place from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center, near the main highway in Beirut.

Tommorrowland is the largest music festival in the world. It takes place in Belgium every year and draws thousands of people.

Lebanon is one of seven countries that will be a part of the Tomorrowland’s international festivals. The special effects at the festival will be synchronized with the show in Belgium “adding value to the global connection,” the official website says.

RELATED: Shakira to perform in Lebanon during Cedars International Festival

Last year the event took place on July 29 and UNITE Tomorrowland held festivals in Lebanon, Dubai, Germany, Israel, Malta, South Korea and Spain — and they were all connected through one world theme.

The 2018 line-up of local & international artists will be announced soon.

You can buy your tickets for Unite Tomorrowland, by clicking here.

Watch the official trailer for 2018 UNITE With Tomorrowland below:

Amal Clooney attends American University of Beirut gala in London

Lebanese human rights attorney Amal Clooney looked glamorous Saturday while attending a gala dinner for the American University of Beirut alumni group in London.

The 40-year-old Lebanese-British barrister wore a burgundy sleeveless gown designed by Italian dressmaker Alberta Ferretti. It featured a ruched waistline and a beautiful velvet texture.

An invitation lists Amal Clooney and her father as guest speakers at an AUB alumni event. (WAAAUB UK Chapter/Facebook)
An invitation lists Amal Clooney and her father as guest speakers at an AUB alumni event. (WAAAUB UK Chapter/Facebook)

She accessorized the look with black pumps, diamond earrings and a silver clutch.

Clooney spoke during the WAAAUB Annual Gala Dinner held at the glamorous Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.

WAAAUB stands for the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut. The alumni group has chapters in countries all over the world.

According to their Facebook page, the group was formed as a “platform to allow fellow AUBites in the UK and abroad to network and socialize while also raising funds to support AUB’s financial aid program.”

The Saturday program included remarks by Clooney and her father Ramzi Alamuddin. The ticket price was about $230.

Her father is from Baakline, a village in the Chouf district. He received an MBA degree at the American University of Beirut and was the owner of COMET travel agency.

Salma Hayek attends British Lebanese Association gala in London

The British Lebanese Association hosted a gala dinner with Salma Hayek appearing as the guest of honor, along with special appearances by musician Guy Manoukian and singer Aline Lahoud.

The black tie event was hosted at the five-star Dorchester Hotel in London. Tickets were sold for about $330 per person.

“Everywhere you go (in the world) there is a Lebanese community and it feels like home,” Hayek said.

Salma Hayek visited Lebanon in 2015. (File photo)
Salma Hayek visited Lebanon in 2015. (File photo)

Hayek visited Lebanon in 2015 to launch “The Prophet,” an animated feature film she co-produced.

“I wanted to do something special for future generations and I said I want to go to Lebanon before anyone else sees it,” she added.

RELATED: Salma Hayek receives humanitarian award from Arab American Institute

After speaking, Hayek stayed for a meet-and-greet with guests.

Lebanese singer Aline Lahood also took to the stage to entertain the dinner guests.

Nancy Ajram celebrates daughters’ birthday at Jeita Country Club

Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram hosted a birthday party Saturday for her two daughters Mila and Ella at the Jeita Country Club.

The singer posted photos of the fun on her Instagram account, showing the beautiful family celebrating the two birthdays.

Ajram’s most popular Instagram posts include photos of her daughters, 9-year-old Mila and 7-year-old Ella.

The birthday party was hosted at the SkyKids play area of the country club.

Nancy Ajram celebrates her daughters' birthday at the Jeita Country Club. (Facebook photo)
Nancy Ajram celebrates her daughters’ birthday at the Jeita Country Club. (Facebook photo)

Mila’s birthday was on May 16, while Ella’s birthday was on April 23.

The Jeita Country Club even posted photos of the two large cakes made for the special girls.

A Facebook album also showed the ‘Under the Sea’ birthday theme, featuring mermaids and sea creatures.

Ajram is married to prominent dentist Fadi El Hachem. Mila and Ella are their only children.

VIDEO: Dancers perform Lebanese routine during Argentina festival

A group of dancers performed a Lebanese dance routine during a festival in Argentina celebrating diversity and culture in the South American country.

The performers danced to Joseph Attieh’s song ‘Sodfi Gharibe,’ a love song meaning ‘A weird coincidence’ in English.

Dancers perform to Lebanese love song at a festival in Buenos Aires. (YouTube screenshot)
Dancers perform to Lebanese love song at a festival in Buenos Aires. (YouTube screenshot)

The dancers wore colorful dresses on stage with a backdrop commemorating the festival.

Buenos Aires Celebra was started in 2009 to celebrate the history and culture of other nations, and to showcase dancing, music, food, parades and art, according to its website.

Some of the other countries included in the festival include Greece, Russia, China, Italy, Ukraine and Ireland.

VIDEO: Dancers perform to Joseph Attieh’s ‘Sodfi Gharibe’

Report: Tele Liban to broadcast the World Cup in Lebanon for free

Great news for football fans in Lebanon! The Lebanese government has reached a preliminary deal to acquire the broadcast rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, according to a source close to Beirut-based newspaper An-Nahar.

Under the terms of the deal, Tele Liban will broadcast the World Cup games free-of-charge through its local broadcast network.

Tele Liban is the country’s public television network, owned by the Lebanese government.

According to An-Nahar, the preliminary deal allows the Lebanese government to work with SAMA Group to air the games. SAMA is the only channel in Lebanon that holds distribution rights to beIN Sports to broadcast the World Cup.

SAMA previously charged 150,000LL, or about $100, for the World Cup package, while Tele Liban aims to broadcast it for free.

Lebanese Information Minister Melhem Riachy. (Photo provided/NDU)
Lebanese Information Minister Melhem Riachy. (Photo provided/NDU)

The announcement comes one month after Lebanese Information Minister Melhem Riachy said negotiations were underway with SAMA group to provide live coverage of the games for free.

A source told An-Nahar that the deal will be publicly announced a few days after the tournament kicks off in Moscow on June 14.

The reported deal is expected to cost mobile operators Alfa and Touch about $5 million each on a contract fee on behalf of the government, An-Nahar added.

Shakira selling home in Miami Beach for $11.6 million

Shakira is selling her waterfront home in Miami Beach for $11.6 million, real estate records showed.

The Columbian-Lebanese singer, who is starting her international El Dorado World Tour, put her home on the market on June 1.

The Miami Beach estate is 20,726 square-feet, and features six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

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Shakira first bought the home in 2001 for $3.3 million, and listed the property in 2013 for $14.9 million, records showed.

The home is located at 3140 North Bay Road, overlooking the Biscayne Bay. There is even 101 feet of water frontage for a yacht.

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Shakira’s brother Antonio Mebarak is co-listing the home with Ana Lourdes Martinez, an agent at Douglas Elliman.

According to the real estate listing, the home features an open-floor plan, imported light wood floors and a spacious grand room with abundant natural light.

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RELATED: Tickets on sale for Shakira’s concert in Lebanon start at $75

Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour started on June 3 in Hamburg, Germany. She plans to perform in Lebanon during the Cedars International Festival in July.

VIDEO: Lebanese singer, violinist perform breathtaking cover of ‘Zombie’

A talented Lebanese duo performed a stunning rendition of the song ‘Zombie’ by Irish rock band The Cranberries.

Luciana Zogbi and Andre Soueid posted their cover on YouTube, and the video quickly garnered more than 220,000 views.

“I grew up listening and loving this song,” Zogbi wrote. “It’s amazing how the lyrics are still relevant and resonate deeply with people up to this day.”

Zogbi is a YouTube sensation with more than 1.6 million subscribers. (YouTube/Screenshot)
Zogbi is a YouTube sensation with more than 1.6 million subscribers. (YouTube/Screenshot)

‘Zombie’ was written to remember the victims of two separate bomb attacks in 1993 in Warrington, England.

Andre Soueid is a fast-growing international violinist. (YouTube/Screenshot)
Andre Soueid is a fast-growing international violinist. (YouTube/Screenshot)

“With everything that’s going on in the world, Andre and I felt like creating our own rendition,” Zogbi added. “Andre’s poignant violin added beautifully to the song. I feel honored to have met and collaborated with this talented soul.”

WATCH: Zombie – The Cranberries Cover by Luciana Zogbi and Andre Soueid:

Two of LeBron James’ former teammates played in Lebanon

Over the years, NBA star LeBron James has had many players supporting during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat.

Two of his former Cleveland teammates, Lee Nailon and Ronald Murray, also played in the Lebanese Basketball League.

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Nailon was a second round pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1999 NBA Draft. After a few years and a handful of other teams, he played on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2003-04 season alongside LeBron James.

The Cavaliers did not the qualify for the playoffs for the season, and afterwards Nailon did not remain with the team.

For the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Nailon played for the Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut Club, also known as Al Riyadi.

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Meanwhile, Ronald Murray was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft.

He played for the Cavaliers for the 2005-06 season, alongside LeBron James who was averaging almost 31 points in the playoffs.

On April 11, 2014, he signed with Al Mouttahed Tripoli Club of Lebanon for the 2013–14 season.

VIDEO: Pranksters in mannequin costumes scare Beirut shoppers

A group of Lebanese pranksters are scaring unsuspecting shoppers all over Beirut!

The ‘HowAboutBeirut’ YouTube channel posted an April 29 video showing two men dressed in mannequin costumes as they scare men and women passing by.

Their reactions (or no reactions) are priceless — ranging from abrupt screams to a casual glance.

WATCH: Pranksters scare Beirut shoppers

The ‘HowAboutBeirut’ channel has been open since March 2013. They have more than 32 million video views.

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