Festivals

Sun, Sea and Anarchy and at the World’s Biggest Punk Festival!

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Every August thousands of punk music fans, ranging from mohawk-sporting crust punks and rainbow-haired girls, to cute rocker kids-  and even guys who look like they might play golf with your dad - descend on Blackpool; an unassuming seaside town in Northern England. With visitors pouring in from across the world, it’s safe to say that Rebellion Festival [...]

Fengaros: the Cypriot festival bringing music to a rural village

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Summer in Cyprus means way more than simply lounging at the beach and surviving the heat. Sure, hustling through daily life at 40 degrees is no easy task but the summer months on the island also mean it’s the festival season! Kato Drys was an unknown village to most before Fengaros Festival took over and rebirthed it. Many locals hadn’t even visited the v[...]

5 Offbeat British Festivals to Catch this Summer

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Ah, the British summertime! When wobbly bits and sunburnt noses adorn every grassy knoll and poorly-laid beach towel, and it's finally acceptable once again to eat ice cream for breakfast. Although if we're thinking of a super traditional British summer, it's probably raining. But no less, festival season is upon us. But I don't mean Glasto, or Edinburgh[...]

Bucharest: the Eastern European City for Creatives and Music Lovers

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Bucharest is a place of fascinating contrasts. Medieval churches and monasteries stand beside Art Nouveau phenomena. Monstrous 1930s’ concrete towers overshadow delicate French Baroque, and 21st century modernity sits somewhere awkwardly between it all. For me, the streets of Bucharest are like a feast for the eyes and a rather perplexing stimulus for the mi[...]

The Real Victims of Fyre Festival: How Not to Travel

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(This post contains information that may be considered “spoilers” for those wanting to watch the Netflix documentary.) If you watch one thing this week, let it be the eagerly-awaited Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (note: I genuinely had this marked on my calendar because fundamentally I’m the kind of person who likes to s[...]

5 reasons why you should still visit Phu Quoc Island

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The voices of the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc, located on the border with Cambodia, are very diverse. Some people claim it’s still heaven on earth while a few think this old fisherman's island has all but been destroyed. Phu Quoc is called ”The new Phuket” for a reason: more and more tourists are finding it, and the nature is disappearing as big resorts take [...]

Love Nature, Classical Music, and Serenity? Come to this festival!

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Fog hung heavy in the valley. I knew that mountains over 3000 meters high stretched towards the skies around me, but saw only misty clouds of white. I closed my eyes. Feet placed firmly on the yoga mat beneath me, I breathed in. Out. In. Out. For a little while, silence took over. Until softly, not far away, sounds of a Viola da Gamba started filling t[...]

What to Expect at a Yoga Festival

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When you think of festivals, you may think of glitter, booze, dancing, raging hangovers and general mayhem. The majority of England's festivals have all of that and more, but why not take some time out from the rollercoaster ride of festival season for something that will nourish you both inside and out, and leave you feeling better than you arrived: a yoga [...]

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Festival Camping

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It’s finally here – the year long wait is over and summer has begun! Along with the arrival of long sun-drenched days, nights spent sipping icy cocktails on rooftop bars and escaping to the nearest beach on the weekends, so too does the infamous music festival season kick off. I’ve only just returned from my first festival of the summer where I spent 3-da[...]

Experience Glastonbury - A Festival for all your Senses

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I cannot believe I am here. My first thought while standing in front of the colorful Glastonbury sign overlooking the huge festival area. After having bought the tickets last October, not knowing which tragedies would cross my life's path the following months - including a cancer diagnosis. Now I am close to tears, thankful and looking forward to some of[...]

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