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June 2019

Ultra Music Festival 2019, Singapore

June 8 - June 9
Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue018971Singapore + Google Map
Ultra Music Festival

Light up your glow sticks and trip the light fantastic at the 4th edition of Singapore’s Ultra Music Festival on 8 and 9 June. Electronic Dance Music (EDM) lovers from all over the world will visit Singapore to hear top talent churn out their heart-racing beats on three outdoor stages. The ULTRA Main Stage is where the main action is. Live Stage is where live performances take place with drums, guitars, live synths, vocals etc. including pop and rock acts…

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Sheep Shearing Festival, Khut Armenia

June 8
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Khut Sheep Shearing Festival, Armenia

If sheep shearing is your thing then the village of Khot in Syunik, Armenia is the place to head for in June. There the Sheep Shearing Festival sees the local people of Vayoc, Dzor and Syunik keeping alive their tradition of honouring all things ovine as well as giving their companions a short, back and sides. The highlight is a shearing competition where speed and accuracy are the main criteria, but there is also a healthy sampling of the local…

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Isle of Wight Festival 2019

June 13 - June 16
Seaclose Park Newport,isle of wightUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£65
Isle of Wight Festival

In 2018 the Isle of Wight Festival, which started life as the Great South Coast Bank holiday Pop Festivity in 1968, celebrated is 50th anniversary with The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and Kasabian. “This year’s line-up brings together the best bands of the moment," says the festival's John Giddings. "This is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival’s first incarnation so it’s fantastic to celebrate with returning artists and those appearing for the first time.” The first festival…

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Bali Arts Festival 2019

June 16 - July 14
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Bali Arts Festival

Bali’s cultural event of the year, the month-long Bali Arts Festival, will once again turn the tropical island into a festive and performing arts mecca for the 41st time this year during June and July. The whole of Bali will flock to Denpasar – the island’s capital – to offer dance, music, excitement and a lot of colour, including classical palace dances, forgotten village dances, trances from mountain tribes, food contests, handicraft exhibitions and much more. Hundreds of performers will…

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Colorado, USA, 2019

June 20 - June 23
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Telluride Bluegrass Festival

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a unique mix of music, comedy, circus and the great outdoors of Colorado. This year the artists performing include Jim James, Kacey Musgraves and the Sam Bush Band. The Bluegrass music at the heart of this festival is a sub-genre of country music, with a bit of folk and blues mixed into it, whilst Telluride is a former mining town in a box canyon in the Rocky Mountains. A mix of established artists and new…

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Inti Raymi, Cusco: Festival of the Sun

June 24
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Inti Raymi

The Inti Raymi is considered by many to be the most famous festival in Peru and celebrates the Inca Festival of the Sun. It was suppressed by the Spanish colonialists and the Catholic church. Only beginning again in 1944 when Inti Raymi was recreated for a film. Inti was the sun god; the Inca ruler was believed to be the living representative of him. The festival takes place in Cusco, the former Inca capital on 24 June every year and…

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Isle of Wight Mardi Gras 2019

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Isle of Wight Mardi Gras

Part of a packed programme of events held each year on the island to the south of England, this year the Isle of Wight Mardi Gras will have the theme, Biosphere Island. Celebrating the beauty of the island's natural environment, the theme is in keeping with the Isle of Wight's bid to become an internationally recognised UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Groups taking part in the parade will choose from specific themes such as red squirrels, dark skies or chalk downs, and…

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Taiwan International Balloon Festival 2019

June 30 - August 13
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Taiwan International Balloon Festival

Not quite yet reaching the 99 Luftballons of Nena’s 1980s hit, this year will see a record 39 participating balloons taking off during the Taiwan International Balloon Festival in Taitung on the island’s southeastern coast. Balloons of all shapes, sizes and designs will grace the skies in a colourful fiesta for everyone to enjoy. Lasting more than 40 days, the festival will also boast the longest hot air balloon activity in the world. If you have never taken to the…

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July 2019

Phi Ta Khon or Ghost Festival 2019, Thailand

July 5 - July 7
In the town’s main street Dan Sai,Thailand + Google Map
Phi Ta Khon Festival Thailand

The immensely popular Phi Ta Khon Festival – also known as the Ghost Festival – is the best reason to visit Loei, a Thai province rarely frequented by international tourists. This three-day event in July is a combination of masked processions, old traditions and raucous parties where large, traditional ghost masks take centre stage. Phi Ta Khon is a joyous and outrageous festival that is attended predominantly by Thai visitors. Its colourful procession is more or less comparable to the…

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Winchester Festival 2019

July 6 - July 14
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Winchester Festival 2018

One of the cultural highlights in southern England's summer calendar, the Winchester Festival 2019 returns to Hampshire for its 22nd year in July, with music, drama, talks, the visual arts and guided walks around the historic town. (Information below from 2018 Festival will be updated when details of the Winchester Festival 2019 are announced.) In the opening concert, local chamber choir, Southern Voices, joined by singers from the Choir of St Katharine’s Church, Braunschweig, Germany, Bach Magnificat, will perform in Winchester…

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George Town Heritage Celebrations 2019

July 6 - July 8
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George Town Heritage Celebrations

When on 7 July 2008 UNESCO granted World Heritage status to Penang’s capital George Town, the local government marked the event by declaring it a public holiday and the July George Town Heritage Celebrations have kept on growing ever since. To honour UNESCO’s recognition, a community-centred festival is held each year around the old streets of the city to celebrate its buildings, culture and history. Since 2014 events are centred around a cultural theme and this year’s is 'Let's Celebrate: Rituals…

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Candle Festival Thailand, 2019

July 16 - July 17
Different locations across the country Thailand
Candle Festival Thailand

Marking the start of the green (or wet) season, the Candle Festival in July is amongst the most beautiful celebrations in Thailand. Extravagant, intricately-carved candle sculptures are shown off at colourful, fun parades with music, dance and lots of other festivities. The traditional Candle Festival takes place during Asahna Bucha and Khao Phansa days, two important Buddhist events that celebrate respectively Buddha’s first sermon and the beginning of Khao Pansa or Buddhist Lent which lasts for three months. The events…

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Boryeong Mud Festival 2019, South Korea

July 19 - July 28
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Boryeong Mud Festival worldwide festivals

At the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea, everything revolves around one and one thing only: mud. During 10 days the beach of Boryeong transforms itself into a mud heaven with bouncy castles, slides, football fields and even inflatable prisons all filled with nothing but mud, turning this event into one of South Korea’s most popular happenings. Combined with live music and DJ concerts, this is the place to get down and dirty Gangnam style.

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Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 2019

July 23 - July 28
Ventnor Exchange, 11 Church Street
Ventnor,Isle of WightUnited Kingdom
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Ventnor Fringe 2018

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, the Isle of Wight's award winning arts festival, Ventnor Fringe is held from 23 to 28 July, 2019. The Ventnor Fringe 2018 had over 100 events ranging from street piano performances to pop up cinemas, gigs in local houses, intimate church performances and mystery tours, featuring emerging talent and future stars in a line-up of the most exciting emerging artists from the UK and overseas. Film In The Woods - just one of the many…

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Gilroy Garlic Festival 2019, California

July 26 - July 29
Gilroy Hill Park, 7959 Miller Avenue
Gilroy,CA95020United States
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Garlic lovers get your diaries out now and book in July 26 to 29 for the forty-first Gilroy Garlic Festival. This weekend is full of fun and great garlicky food, such as garlic chips and garlic flavoured ice cream. Started in 1979 by Dr Rudi Melone, Don Christopher and Val Felice, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in America and as a non-profit organisation it gives all money raised to charity. Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival…

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August 2019

Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

August 1 - August 4
Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Park
Cambridge,United Kingdom
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Cambridge Folk Festival

There is no booming DJ tent, round-the-clock cinema or secret location, but Cambridge still stands as the most elegant festival on the UK summer music calendar. Set within the Edenic woodland of Cherry Hinton Park, the 53-year-old Cambridge Folk Festival continues to place one quality above all others: the power and authenticity of the performer and their ability to communicate with an audience. This year’s line-up is typically strong and features headlining slots from two legends, Janis Ian and John…

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street
Edinburgh,EH1 1QSUnited Kingdom
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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place in the Scottish capital from 3 to 26 August, 2019. Marking its 72nd anniversary, this year sees some 3,548 shows performed in the world’s oldest fringe festival, that runs alongside the Edinburgh Festival 2019. Expect theatre, cabaret, musicals, circus, comedy, dance, spoken words and almost 400 free performances, as the world takes to the streets of Auld Reekie. Last year headliners from the world of…

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Edinburgh Festival 2019

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh Festival The Hub, Castlehill
Edinburgh,EH1 2NEUnited Kingdom
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Edinburgh Festival 2018

Featuring 2,750 artists from 31 countries, the Edinburgh Festival, or Edinburgh International Festival, kicks off on 2 August, 2019. This year’s programme features some of the best and emerging contemporary artists from around the world. Last year resident theatrical company Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord takes centre stage with three original pieces, including a re-working of The Beggar’s Opera, while Peter Brook presents his new play The Prisoner, and Katie Mitchell has adapted Duras’ La Maladie de la Mort. There…

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Lendy Cowes Week, Isle of Wight

August 10 - August 17
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Cowes week, the largest regatta of its type in the world, c. Paul Wyeth

Since 1826, Lendy Cowes Week has been an essential entry in the English summer calendar, alongside Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta. Of its type, the largest sailing regatta in the world and one of Britain’s longest running sporting events, each day as many as 800 boats, with yachtsman ranging from Olympians to the weekend sailor, will compete in 40 races throughout Cowes week. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the small town of Cowes on the north of…

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Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2019

August 17 - August 18
Fighting Cocks, Bathingbourne Lane
Newchurch,Isle of WightPO36OLUUnited Kingdom
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Isle of Wight Garlic Festival (2)

Newchurch, in the centre of the picturesque Isle of Wight, nestling amidst sloping hills, is the perfect location for a festival. It is here that every year in August the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is held. Separated by the Solent from Hampshire and quintessentially English with its small coves, compact fields, dramatic cliff faces and small villages, the Isle of Wight still has a touch of the 1950s about it somehow in parts of the island. History of the…

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