As the festival’s website puts it: “Melonhead Music Festival is a celebration of Indie/Alternative music in Beirut, Lebanon. In its first edition, Melonhead will host international & local acts in a one day festive setting starting at 16:00 on Sunday July 29th.”

But I’m here to make your lives easier by breaking down all you need to know about the 1st installment of Melonhead.

Date: Sunday, July 29th 2018

Venue: Beirut Waterfront (that’s where BIEL, The Garten, and AHM are)

Time: 16:00, which, coming from the biggest nap aficionado, is extremely efficient, traffic is minimal towards Beirut, you’ve got enough time to have a couple of Araks with the family, rest for an hour or 2 and head down to the festival, and still have room for Bombay’s refreshing cocktails to kick Monday’s blues away, and grab some hub from the food court.

Tickets: Online or in Virgin’s ticketing box office for 33$ including 1 drink.

BONUS: Ticket holders get access to the pre-party, where, apparently the bands will be DJing and dancing!

Line-up: This is where the sh*t becomes serious, 9 juicy acts, local and international, back to back. (schedule on all the festival’s social platforms)

I allowed myself to select a playlist for a little foreplay:

Breakbot + Irfane (France):

The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon):

Parks, Squares and Alleys (Russia):

SuperParka (France):

GIZZMO (Lebanon):

Roscius (UK):

Ducktails (USA):

WonderGaap (Lebanon):

K.A.R.L. (Lebanon):


Last but not least, to win 1 of the 2 tickets, head to Revolver’s facebook page, find this article, comment with why you deserve to go, be it because your dragon enjoys going to festivals or one of Breakbot’s songs cheered you up after breaking up with the one you thought was, well, the one. Be creative, this is the only criteria.