The first International Children’s Festival” was held in 1958 as the result of the initiative and efforts of several children’s arts enthusiasts, but it quickly turned into a big, complex and internationally important festival. The basic cultural and pedagogical justification of the festival is that it promotes aesthetical education of children and young adults, and develops
all artistic forms of children’s creativity. The Festival not only initiates but also stimulates many ideas and art forms for children and by children: dramatic and music arts, puppetry,
film, literature and visual arts.
The Festival has been accomplishing this through three aspects: an annual review of carefully selected Croatian and foreign performing ensembles (works for children), workshops as a form of involving children in creative activities (works by children art education), through organizing symposiums on creativity, art and other topics important for children’s aesthetics education (the scientific aspect). With its tradition and variety of content our Festival is unique in the world.
The concept and humanitarian aims of the festival have the full support of UNICEFF and UNESCO, as well as the permanent sponsorship of the President of Croatia.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport. This year will also mark the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival. The first event in 1968 put the festival on the map as it then grew to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix in his last ever UK show. The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.
Today, The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 announces 23 new acts to be added to the bill: Camila Cabello, Manic Street Preachers, Chase & Status, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Haçienda Classiçal, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Kodaline, Soul II Soul, Feeder, Circa Waves, Sheryl Crow, Tom Grennan, Walking on Cars, The Skids, Louise, Ten Tonnes, Tokio Myers, The Professionals, Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly, Rothwell, Judas, Catherine McGrath.
They join headliners Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher as well as The Script, Van Morrison, James Bay and Blossoms who will also be playing across the weekend.
In honour of the festival’s ‘Golden Jubilee’, all attendees are invited on Saturday 23rd June to adorn themselves in gold for a weekend of fun and celebration. Expect to see sparkling divas, shining stars and victorious gladiators come together for this year’s 50th anniversary.
● Weekend with / without Camping – £209
● Student – £175
● Teen (13-17) – £150
● Child Under 12: Free
● Friday – £65
● Saturday / Sunday – £75
Secret Solstice is an Icelandic music festival in it’s fifth year that will take place on the 21st – 24th of June 2018. It showcases both established artists as well as exciting up-and-coming talent over the course of four days in the 24 hour midnight sun during the summer solstice. The festival is themed after the Norse religion and mythology of old and along with our side-event it’s been described as “one of the most unique events in the world”.
The festival takes place in the Laugardalur area in Icelands capital city Reykjavík. The exact address is Engjavegur 7, 104 Reykjavík.
The festival takes place from the 21st – 24th of June 2018 over the summer solstice. During that period Iceland has 24-hour sunlight which definitely provides a very unique atmosphere for the festival.The festival aims for a very diverse selection of music from both local and international, established and up-and-coming talent.
Stormzy, Steve Aoki, Bonnie Tyler & Death From Above
Stormzy, Bonnie Tyler, Death From Above, Steve Aoki, Jet Black Joe, 6lack, GoldLink, J Hus, Charlotte de Witte, Skream, A-Trak, Masego, IAMDDB, Högni, Agent Fresco, Artwork, Ása, BenSol, Between Mountains, Casio Fatso, Dillalude, Dream Wife, Droog, Earthgang, Egyptian Lover, Fox Train Safari, GKR, Grúska Babúska, Hildur, Holmar, Hórmónar, J.I.D, JFDR, John Acquaviva, Johnny And The Rest, JóiPé X Króli, Klose One, KrBear, Maher Daniel, Matt Tolfrey, Nitin, Petre Inspirescu, Pink Street Boys, Rhadoo, Raresh, Retro Mutants, Ryan Crosson, Rythmatik, Shaun Reeves, Sylvia, Úlfur Úlfur, Une Miseré, wAFF, We Made God + more artists to be announced
The Azkena Rock Festival is a landmark event at Rock n’Roll. A thematic festival that revolves exclusively around this musical style in all its meanings and that since its first edition in 2002 has managed to have some of the biggest international stars of the genre. They have performed from classics such as Iggy Pop (with The Stooges), Sex Pistols, Alice Cooper, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Ray Davies (leader of The Kinks), Deep Purple, New York Dolls, The Who, The Pogues or MC5, to some of the most relevant contemporary artists and bands, such as Pearl Jam, The Black Crowes, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Queens of the Stone Age or John Fogerty.
The seventeenth edition will be held on June 22 and 23, 2018 in same place as always, Vitoria (Basque country, Spain). Website of the festivals:
The Southside Festival exists since 1999 and has been established as the southern counterpart of the Hurricane Festival in Scheeßel. Over the last years, the festival hosted internationally successful artists, well-known German acts and a big number of promising newcomers alike. Every year more than 130,000 visitors from all over Europe meet at Hurricane and Southside. A success based on the constant innovation of both festivals – for example through new forms of comfortable lodging or the innovation of the supply and food concept. Visitors of both festivals even have their own radio station at their disposal: Beck’s Camp FM broadcasts live from the daily festival madness and is also available online throughout the year.
ARCADE FIRE · THE PRODIGY · BILLY TALENT
ANOTHER HEADLINER COMING SOON
MARTERIA · KRAFTKLUB · JUSTICE · BROILERS · BIFFY CLYRO
THE OFFSPRING · BEGINNER · TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
THE KOOKS · LONDON GRAMMAR · FRANZ FERDINAND
ANGUS & JULIA STONE · DENDEMANN
FEINE SAHNE FISCHFILET · WANDA · MADSEN
GEORGE EZRA · BONEZ MC & RAF CAMORA · NOFX · PRINZ PI
DONOTS · SXTN · PORTUGAL. THE MAN · BOYSETSFIRE
PENNYWISE · BONAPARTE · SAMY DELUXE · RIN
MIGHTY OAKS · UNDERØATH · MEUTE · PARCELS · FJØRT
SWISS UND DIE ANDERN · ADAM ANGST · DRANGSAL + more
Rock in Rio is a recurring music festival originating in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It later branched into other locations such as Lisbon, Madrid and Las Vegas.The first edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa, as the festival was officially called, took place in 2004.
Where: Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon, Portugal
Rock in Rio is one of the biggest festivals in the world. They also offer a electronic stage that has some of the best Techno, EDM and House DJ’s playing.One of the headliners for the eight edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa has been confirmed. Bruno Mars will lead proceedings on the 24 June 2018, the second night of the four show event.
23 June 2018
Muse, Bastille, Haim, Diogo Piçarra + more artists to be announced
24 June 2018
Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Anitta, Agir + more artists to be announced
29 June 2018
The Killers, The Chemical Brothers + more artists to be announced
30 June 2018
The Shrewsbury Food Festival is born from a passion for great food, fantastic producers and a love for our stunning landscape.
A festival of food and drink, with local craft, unsigned bands and family entertainment.
Saturday June 23: 10am – 6.30pm
Sunday June 24: 10am – 5pm
The festival takes place in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park at SY1 1RN. But don’t drive to that postcode, there’s no parking. There are 29 acres of parkland to enjoy. There will be entrance gates opposite St Chad’s Church, at the top of the park, and near to the Boathouse Bridge at the bottom of the park.
Tickets cost £10 for adults and £2 for children under 16. Family tickets cost £20 for two adults and up to three children. BUT buy in advance and SAVE MONEY!
The Jazz Vienne Festival has been celebrating the world of jazz for the first fortnight in July since Jean-Paul Boutellier founded it in 1981. The festival has become an institution attracting novices and enthusiasts alike to get together and experience the magic of this musical genre. With its variety of concerts, different stages, exhibitions and art fusion encounters, the festival is eclectic and opulent. The festival is vast yet intimate in its honest celebration of jazz.
Over 200,000 festivalgoers 1000 artists 250 concerts including 200 events
Every year over 200,000 festivalgoers flock to see 1000 artists appear on 4 stages.
The Roman Theatre, built in 1AD, is Jazz à Vienne’s signature stage. Its unique acoustics imbued with history create an amazing setting for audiences and the world-renowned artists performing here. The festival is a real blend of the past and present injected with honest music that is diverse and for everyone.
Jazz à Vienne means jazz from noon right through the night. 200 of the 250 concerts are free and hosted at the Cybèle stages or after the concerts at JazzMix or Club de Minuit. The schedule provides free entry to countless events: the young audience concert for 6000 local children, Académie Jazz à Vienne performances, Caravan’Jazz, RéZZo FOCAL competition, musical lectures, film screenings, concerts at the Musée de Saint-Romain-en-Gal and live music on Vienne’s café and restaurant terraces. Jazz à Vienne means jazz anytime, anywhere for anyone.
Jazz à Vienne is also all year round. The season’s schedule takes the festival throughout the region from September to June. As a cultural figure, the festival works alongside countless projects in collaboration with cultural bodies in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Overseas Jazz à Vienne is building ever-stronger bonds with prestigious international partners including Festi Jazz de Rimouski (Québec), Tokyo Jazz Festival (Japan), Sampa Jazz (Brazil) and X Jazz Festival (Germany).
THURSDAY 28 JUNE FUNK : Al McKay’s Earth Wind & Fire Experience
FRIDAY 29 JUNE Melody Gardot, Jazz Loves Disney
SATURDAY 30 JUNE Selah Sue, Imany
MONDAY 2 JULY Jeff Beck, Joanne Shaw Taylor
TUESDAY 3 JULY Marcus Miller, Rhoda Scott
WEDNESDAY 4 JULY NEW GENERATION : BADBADNOTGOOD, R+R=Now, Cory Henry…
THURSDAY 5 JULY Avishai Cohen, Ron Carter
FRIDAY 6 JULY AFRIQUE : Youssou N’Dour, Rokia Traoré, Mulatu Astatke
SATURDAY 7 JULY HIP-HOP : Guts + invités, Black Star
SUNDAY 8 JULY BRESIL : Gilberto Gil, Hermeto Pascoal
MONDAY 9 JULY Angélique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf
TUESDAY 10 JULY BLUES : Sugaray Rayford, Lucky Peterson
WEDNESDAY 11 JULY Magma, Thomas de Pourquery
THURSDAY 12 JULY Gregory Porter & l’Orchestre National de Lyon
FRIDAY 13 JULY ALL NIGHT JAZZ : Morcheeba, Electro Deluxe, Moon Hooch…
The OpenAir St.Gallen is one of the oldest outdoor festivals in Switzerland. It’s close to the city and it’s the second biggest festival in the German part of the country (30’000 capacity per day). The camping site is included in the festival area – no boundaries between sleeping and going to the shows. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to see your favourite band perform on stage while you’re relaxing in front of your tent. This is something that makes the OpenAir St.Gallen very special, besides the unique setting in the valley of the river Sitter surrounded by trees.
28 June 2018
Portugal The Man, Drunken Masters & Feine Sahne Fischfilet
29 June 2018
Nine Inch Nails, Bonez MC & Raf Camora & Nothing But Thieves
Jungle, Johnossi, Lewis Capaldi & Crimer
30 June 2018
Depeche Mode, Kungs, Alma,CHVRCHES, The Gardener & The Tree & Pedestrians
Faber, Angus & Julia Stone., Shame, UFO 361, One Sentence Supervisor feat. Bahur Ghazi & Meute
1 July 2018
The Killers, Beatsteaks & Hecht
First Aid Kit, Gangs of Youths & Saint City Orchestra
The OpenAir St.Gallen is one of the oldest outdoor festivals in Switzerland. It’s close to the city and it’s the second biggest festival in the German part of the country (30’000 capacity per day).
The Open Air St. Gallen festival is the biggest and oldest outdoor festival in Switzerland.
Open Air St. Gallen is an annual music festival held near the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Founded in 1977, it is one of Switzerland’s biggest and longest-running open air festivals. It is attended by more than 110,000 people each year. The first OpenAir takes place on the Ätschberg in Abtwil 1977. and attracts 2048 visitors. 13 bands play, amongst them all notable Swiss groups including Krokus, which years later become the internationally most successful Swiss rock band of all times. After a power blackout due to bad weather Toni Vescoli and Alexis Korner save the night by playing with a battery operated small cabinet for a tightly bunched audience.
The 2016, again the festival is sold out at the beginning of the year. For the 40th anniversary the OpenAir St.Gallen and its visitors are given the best of presents: the headliners Radiohead and Mumford & Sons, a great fireworks show and a new festival zone with street arts, street food and charming decoration elements.
Tinderbox is a multi-genre festival in Odense, Denmark.This festival offers a great mix of rock, pop, and electronic music. Tinderbox 2018 takes place from Thursday June 28th to Saturday June 30th 2018. The Tinderbox Festival site is situated in Tusindaarsskoven in Odense. Entrance to the festival site via the intersection Kløvermosevej/Falen. Last year, Tinderbox launched a stage which made room for new Danish talents such as Chinah, Gilli, and Saveus, as well as the three winners of the Tinderbox Band Battle music contest, which was made in collaboration with local venues Kansas City, Musikhuset Posten, and Studenterhuset.
28 June 2018
Depeche Mode, Alex Vargas, IAMJJ, Iggy Pop, Julian Jordan, Prophets of Rage
+ more artists to be announced
29 June 2018
Alanis Morissette, Wiz Khalifa, Carpark North, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
French Montana, Lucas & Steve, Off Bloom, The Breeders, Bladtkramer
Craig David presents TS5, Laidback Luke, Pegboard Nerds, Scarlet Pleasure
+ more artists to be announced
30 June 2018
Jack White, Tiësto, Bisse, C.V. Jørgensen, Jamie Lawson, Matoma
Nik & Jay, Skunk Anansie, Velvet Volume, Editors, Nause, R3HAB
+ more artists to be announced
Vida is an intimate alternative and indie music festival held in the Spanish region of Catalonia. Line-up: St. Vincent and of Montreal + more
Biography – Annie Clark aka St. Vincent has been immersed in a musical background since she was a child. She grew up in Dallas, US performing theater and jazz, however her style would eventually shift in a more experimental pop direction as she began to pursue her own career as a musician.
She kept busy musically playing jazz in her high school’s band and also developed business sensibilities pertinent to the industry by acting as the touring manager for her aunt and uncle’s jazz duo Tuck & Patti. She was just a teenager when she acquired this position! Before participating as a touring musician for indie mainstays like Sufjan Stevens and the Polyphonic Spree she attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Though it was not seen as an official St. Vincent release, Annie Clark made her first EP Ratsliveonnoevilstar in 2003 while attending Berklee. On this EP she recruited the help of fellow Berklee students Mark Kelley and Walker Adams.
It wasn’t until 2006 when her moniker St. Vincent was fully realized, a name that she lifted from a Nick Cave lyric. Her first recorded work under this name “Paris is Burning” was released that year. She put out her follow up debut album “Marry Me” a year later. Like many endearing idiosyncratic artists, her music is difficult to pinpoint or ascribe a genre to. Her career spans across an eclectic range of influences and makes no attempt in segmenting these various styles. Rather they are mixed together in interesting ways and given stylistic revamping in regards to Clark’s own signature touch.
Her first album saw her honing in on her skill as a jazz musician. “Marry Me” features many songs drawing from cabaret jazz and builds off lush orchestrated sounds encompassing melodic percussive instruments like the dulcimer, xylophone, and vibraphone, brass instruments such as the trumpet and French horn, a variety of string instruments and even a choir for good measure. With each subsequent release her style seemed to diverge. Her 2009 album “Actor” saw a shift to a baroque pop type of sound. She wrote this album with the idea that it would back a Disney or Woody Allen movie. Naturally this album had a cinematic type quality featuring string swells, angelically plucked guitar, and dramatically juxtaposing lead riffs.
Her following two albums “Strange Mercy” and her self-titled release delved into mutated electronic sounds and lyrics steeped in introspection and literary abstraction. These albums consisted of subtle sonic palates disrupted by angular guitars, detuned moogs and haunting prose. Her latest release incorporated the space-like funk sounds exhibited by artists like Sun Ra and George Clinton and added a certain playful absurdity lacking on her previous albums. Despite the unconventional chord progressions and surrealist lyrics heard through out her later albums they remained highly accessible and eventually became recognized as landmark albums not only in her catalogue but in the framework of indie and pop music.
St. Vincent has wowed audiences across the globe and has managed to make converts out of many well respected and established artists, David Byrne being one of them. In 2012 she collaborated with Byrne to make the album “Love This Giant” and followed it up with a worldwide tour. She has continually redefined herself as an artist and has surprised audiences by performing an assortment of daring cover songs. She has performed works by the political post-punk band the Pop Group, the wild but nonetheless brilliant Tom Waits, and even an overtly abrasive track by Big Black. Perhaps her most famous live cover was her rendition of “Lithium” with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic at the 29th induction of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though St. Vincent has been an act for less than eight years she has established herself as one of the most important pop musicians of her time.
Biography – of Montreal are a psychedelic pop/electro quintet based in Georgia, U.S. and part of the celebrated Elephant Six Recording Company.
The group were established in 1996 by Kevin Barnes, the only remaining musician from the original line up. The group’s name refers to a failed relationship that Barnes experienced with a woman from Montreal. Using the experience to inspire him to create a band, he recruited Derek Almstead and Bryan Poole and together produced three albums during the latter end of the nineties.
of Montreal didn’t receive much mainstream recognition until 2007 whilst signed to Polyvinyl Records. After spending the last three years attached to label and slowly growing in popularity, the band released “Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?”, their eighth project since their inception. Barnes recorded most of the material on this album with massive results as it entered the charts at #72.
Further albums proved to also be successful for the band, after they achieved back-to-back Top 40 albums with the 2008 release “Skeletal Lamping” and “False Priest” which entered the Billboard 200 at #34 in 2010; of Montreal’s highest charting album to date.
of Montreal certainly possess an individual sound that differs quite drastically from bands that you see in the charts at the moment. Although you could vaguely describe them as a pop band, they combine elements from psychedelic music and electronic to create something that is well accepted by a wide audience yet has enough edge to impress a niche of alternative music lovers.
There is much more to expect from this unique collective with “Aureate Gloom”, the 13th album in their discography, set to complete production in 2015.