In the last year or so, Aquarium Grotto Gardens in Zamalek have become more than every teen’s favourite place to smoke up. The horribly underused space has been the scene for several festivals in recent times, including the uber-popular Taste of Zamalek.
This June, the gardens go ‘underground’ with the Cairo Underground Festival. Organised by Cairo Zone, the festival will feature the usual spread of a shopping bazaar, various food stands and kid’s entertainment – which include soap soccer, a talent show and arts & crafts.
But the 'underground' element of it all comes courtesy of the musical line-up, which includes some of Cairo's more alternative and/or obscure acts. The name that stand out most is the endlessly cool Cherine's Project, but they're other familiar names, like Lel We Ain, Darwasha and Let's Play Percussion, who you'll have bumped into around Cairo's bars and clubs at one point or another.
The festival will take place on Saturday 21st of June and entry is a mere 5LE. For more info, click here.