Festivals and Events

Upcoming events and festival reviews from around the world

Battle of the barrels

Battle of the barrels festival in Montepulciano, Tuscany

Bravio delle Botti is a weeklong Renaissance style celebration in the hilltop village of Montepulciano taking place on the last week of August.

Timkat Festival (Ethiopia, January 2020)

The annual Timkat Festival, which celebrates the Ethiopian Epiphany, is one of the biggest events in the Ethiopian social calendar, and joy to observe in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Festival Review – Nozstock: The Hidden Valley, Herefordshire, UK

Nozstock celebrated its 20th anniversary this year with a unique “Nozstalgic” theme. We spent three days camping at the festival to see what it was all about.
Glastonbury Festival

8 European Festivals to try instead of Glastonbury in 2018

If you have already done Glastonbury and want a change of scene (and T-shirt) or just can't get tickets, check out our suggestions of amazing alternative festivals.
Naadam Festival

10 fantastic festivals for 2018

From winter festivals in Canada and Japan to carnivals in Cuba and Venice, and a Halloween in Romania, we’ve picked out the festival highlights for 2018.
monk and blindfolded women

Nunobashi Kanjoe Festival, Tateyama, Japan

Every three years, the town of Tateyama, around 400km North West of Tokyo, stages the sacred ritual of Nunobashi Kanjoe where blindfolded women walk to paradise.
Sziget Festival Budapest - stage

Festival Review: Sziget, Budapest

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Sziget. We revisit The Island of Freedom for the third time to see whether it has retained the wow factor.
carnival woman red feathers

12 fabulous carnivals and festivals around the world

If you love to party, are a little hedonistic or just want to strut your stuff, this round-up of festivals and carnivals is for you.
Astley Clarke Friendship Bracelets

The festival of Rakhi and a symbol of friendship

With the Rakhi festival upon us, all attention turns to the tradition of giving of a friendship bracelet.
Brighton

Brighton Festival – celebrating 50 years of artistic fun in the sun

The 50th Brighton Festival is in full swing so get there now to enjoy thousands of events from cabaret, music, theatre and debate.

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