Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals, bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art. Each year, the Festival features leading international and UK artists alongside the best emerging talent, major survey exhibitions of historic figures, and a special programme of newly commissioned artworks that respond to public and historic sites in the city.
Let It Roll is strenghtening its status as the biggest Drum & Bass festival in the world each and every year. The last year surpassed the milestone of 27 000 visitors and DnB fans. The 12th edition of the open air festival will take place in 2019 and Drum & Bass fans can already look forward to more than 9 stages, bus parties and more than 330 artists performing during 3 days and nights full of raving. Let It Roll 2019 will of course feature the most impressive decorations, light shows and fireworks and it starts on Thursday, 1st August.
Can you believe it? Just 249 more days to go until Wacken Open Air 2019!
Wacken Open Air is one of the major metal festivals in Europe. It takes place in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Wacken first started as a small festival in 1990, but its popularity over the years increased so much that it is now considered the biggest metal festival in the world. It attracts around 80,000 metalheads every year and is always sold out. In 2016, Wacken launched its own brewery.
Location: Wacken, Germany.
Date: 1-3 August 2019.
For more information, see the official website.
Demons & Wizards
Life Of Agony
The Night Flight Orchestra
Sabaton (20th Anniversary Show)
Thy Art Is Murder &
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet.
Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.
Why visit the Fringe?
With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.
The ultimate German experience! For three days and nights, all types and brands of beer are served at a mile-long festival in the Friedrichshain district.
The International Beer Festival (Biermeile) celebrates the national drink of Germany with a three day folk festival. Along a section of Karl-Marx-Allee in the Friedrichshain district between underground stations Strausberger Platz and Frankfurter Tor, about 350 breweries from almost 90 countries serve approximately 2,400 different beer specialities.
German folk festival with beer and music
The festival ground is divided into areas according to the geographical origins of the beers. Among them are several German states such as Bavaria, Saxony, Westphalia and Thuringia but also places much further away like Vietnam and Japan. Various stages along the street offer live music, shows and entertainment programmes. Hungry visitors will find a selection of German and international culinary delights on the beer mile.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most iconic events in Edinburgh’s calendar. Bringing together audiences from across the globe, the Edinburgh Tattoo celebrates the skills and talents of military bands and display teams from the British Armed Forces, the Commonwealth and military teams throughout the world.
2019: 2-24 August
2020: 7-29 August
Performers from over 46 countries have taken part in the Edinburgh Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas. This global gathering is a fantastic event for all ages and for all the family, and a must see event for those visiting the capital during Festival time. The 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will take place over the period 2-24 August with performances on Monday to Friday at 9.00pm and on Saturday at 7.30pm and 10.30pm. There is no performance on Sunday.Full details will be available in late October 2018 on website at www.edintattoo.co.uk and tickets will go on sale on Monday 3 December 2018 at 10.00am GMT.
WAY OUT WEST 2019
AUGUST 8-10, GOTHENBURG
Over 120 artists on stage, great vegetarian food, an award winning selection of film and a stage dedicated to thought provoking talks. Tickets to Way Out West 2019 are now on sale! First artists will be announced shortly. For more info, check out wayoutwest.se.
For twelve years, the multifaceted festival Way Out West – that attracts visitors from all over Sweden and large parts of the rest of the world – has filled Gothenburg and Slottsskogen with three days of music, festivities and culture. The programme includes the biggest stars in the world, the hottest newcomers, film premieres, challenging conversations, award-winning vegetarian food and a robust club programme called ‘Stay Out West’ that takes place at night in central Gothenburg.
The Book Festival welcomes around 1000 authors in over 900 events for adults and children each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.
Jeff Kinney, author of the globally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which has sold 200 million copies worldwide, is coming to Edinburgh for an exclusive Scottish event on Saturday 17 November. Sarah Perry, author of bestseller The Essex Serpent, will introduce her new book in Edinburgh on Tuesday 6 November.
For 18 days every August the Edinburgh International Book Festival serves up a feast of world-class literary talent for adults and children of all ages in the leafy green space of Charlotte Square Gardens and George Street in the heart of the historic city. The Book Festival welcomes a host of bestselling authors from around the world as well as poets, politicians, photographers, illustrators, graphic novelists, musicians, historians and biographers and a full family programme for toddlers to teenagers. In 2018 over 900 participants attended from 55 countries around the globe. Audiences can expect to be entertained and enthralled, to meet their favourite writers, to have their imaginations stimulated and to participate in some healthy discussions.
There is much to enjoy during a visit to the Book Festival. Debates, writing workshops, theatrical performances, poetry readings, storytelling and book signings take place for everyone from babies to adults. The beautiful, tree-lined Charlotte Square Gardens (at the west end of George Street, a minute away from Princes Street), is a wonderful space in which to sit, talk, think, read, play and be entertained, to browse the bookshops or enjoy a coffee or ice-cream in the cafes. Entry to the Gardens is free as are a number of events across the Festival.
The 2019 programme will be announced on June and full details can be found on www.edbookfest.co.uk.
The history story about the SENEFFE FESTIVAL:
10 years ago, an initiative brings together some fans of cover bands and gives birth to a project that would become the Seneffe Festival.
After 7 editions focused on the flagship tribute groups, the festival Grows up and in 2017 opens its grids to the Belgian composing artists.
After 2 successful years, the Seneffe Festival enters the new era and puts his bags in a magical place, the castle of Seneffe.
In addition, to celebrate his 10 years, he put the dishes in large.
The Seneffe Festival in the big leagues from 20 to 22 September 2019!
It is no coincidence that for its 10 years, the Seneffe Festival invests the castle of Seneffe, offering an intense musical weekend in a prestigious setting. From the cover band to Belgian and international groups, the festival is developing, even more, to play in the big leagues. And what better than the court of the castle to offer a unique musical experience to its festival-goers!
First, the place! By investing in the Seneffe castle, the Seneffe Festival creates a new experience in an original atmosphere. Two outdoor scenes (courtyard and garden side) will benefit more than twenty artists in alternately.
Then? The dates! The festival moves after the summer, from 20 to 22 September 2019. In addition, there will be 3 days of concerts instead of 2. Then? Programming! It will allow festival-goers to enjoy the best cover bands, Belgian, French and international groups spread
throughout the weekend. The cherry on the cake: a more ecological festival, the creation of a campsite, an associative village, animations, and many other surprises!
The Seneffe Festival remains an experience to live with friends, colleagues but also with the family especially on Sundays, one of the priorities of organizers. A growing team of volunteers from year to year will bring their help in the realization of this event. As for the profits, they will be donated to local associations, sports clubs and youths of Seneffe. The entire Festival team is waiting for you to party in Seneffe – September 20, 21 and 22, 2019.
2:00pm 06 Nov – 11:30pm 09 Nov, 2019
The Iceland Airwaves is an annual multi-day music festival known for showcasing new talent from Iceland and around the world alongside established names in the music industry. Iceland Airwaves has come a long way since its inception in an airplane hangar at Reykjavík Airport. The first event was held in 1999 in an airport hangar, and it has since gone a long way in carving a name for itself as an intimate music festival with an almost tangible party spirit. Past performers include:
Cyber, Orange, Cashmere Cat, Jade, Phoenix, DJ Pleasure, Polo & Pan, Husky, KANT, DJ Mani, AV AV AV, AFK, Futuregrapher, Smerz, Berndsen, Sykur…
Cyber, Mura Masa, Torres, Gus Gus, Biggi, Lido, Exos, Futuregrapher, Sykur ….