Director Khaled Youssef at Tahrir Square (Photo by Egyptian Creativity Front)
Cairo's revolutionary Tahrir Square will hold a series of concerts and performances as part of Monday's New Year's Eve celebration called "Misr le kol el-Masreeyen" (Egypt for all Egyptians), organisers Egyptian Creativity Front confirmed.
Egyptian singers and music groups, including Ali El-Haggar and Azza Balbaa, will take part in Monday night's festivities, as well as music groups Eskenderella, Wust El-Balad and Hhala.
Egyptian comedian Mohamed Azab, known for imitating Egyptian leaders and public figures in his comedy sketches, will also take part.
Poetry readings will have their place as well, as local poets Sayed Hegab, Zein El-Abdeen Fouad, Ibrahim Abdel-Fatah and the legendary Ahmed Fouad Negm help to bring in 2013.
Syrian artists Sameeh Shokeir and Lina El-Teeby, among others, will add a spirit of Arab-uprising camaraderie to the mix.
"Egypt for Egyptians" will be hosted by Egyptian television anchor Reem Maged and artists Gihan Fadel, Khaled El-Nabawy, Khaled El-Sawy, Amr Wakid and Ahmed Abdel-Aziz.