More than 8,000 spectators attended the opening of the first-ever Qena Festival for Music and Singing, which took place on Friday at the Dendera Temple complex.
It is the first cultural and artistic festival to be held in Qena governorate, and will run until Tuesday.
The opening was attended by the culture, tourism and antiquities ministers.
Singer Medhat Saleh performed, as did the band Black Theama.
Ali El-Haggar and Wust El-Balad performed on Saturday to 10,000 spectators.
Coming events will feature Dina El-Wedidi, Mai Farouk, Mohamed Mohsen and Massar Egbari.
The festival includes an exhibition of products made by people with special needs talents, in addition to folkloric dance shows.
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