Festivals and Events

Upcoming events and festival reviews from around the world

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 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.
Noosa Festival of Surfing - two sufers with dogs

Noosa Festival of Surfing – surf with your dog

The Noosa Festival of Surfing in Queensland, Australia is the only surfing event in the world where you can surf with your dog.
Ratha Yatra

10 Indian Festivals from Diwali to Vishu

List of 10 Indian festivals, from Diwali to Vishu, from Rajasthan to Kerala, from dance to costumes, from camels to colour.
Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival, Wales

Abergavenny Food Festival, South Wales’ biggest food festival is absolutely fabulous, says Elizabeth Mistry.

Joaldunak Basque Festival

Naomi Tolley goes to Basque Country to witness Joaldunak, an annual festival recognised by UNESCO as an event of ‘intangible cultural heritage’.

Jane Austen Festival in Bath

The Jane Austen Festival will be making its annual return to the city of Bath this September to celebrate the popular author’s writing, life in Bath and all things Regency.
two electric guitars

10 weird and wonderful British and Irish festivals

With many of them free to attend and offering activities ranging from catching a wild-goat to the more traditional British beer festival, these offer the perfect way to spend your summer without breaking the bank!

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