Festivals

The Best Fashion Direct From the Cannes Film Festival

May 17, 2019

Nothing compares to the glamour of Cannes. Once a year, the stars of world cinema descend on the South of France to toast artistic achievement and party into the wee hours. Even if your film isn’t competing for the Palme d’Or, the festival offers countless opportunities to shine, thanks to 11 days worth of screenings, premieres, […]

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Festivals worth traveling to this summer

May 14, 2019

May is the kick-off month for a packed spring and summer schedule of music, dance, food and theater festivals, museum exhibit openings and city-wide parties. Many will likely be happening right in your city, but here are a handful that could be worth planning a trip around. Jazz in Atlanta Atlanta Jazz Festival Source: Matt […]

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Famed Kerala Temple Festival Faces ‘Elephantine’ Problem

May 13, 2019

The Kerala government’s decision not to allow a 54-year-old elephant to feature in a prominent temple festival here has led to a boycott of all events by the elephant owners, a move likely to play spoilsport in the famed ‘Pooram’ festivities. This year’s Pooram festivities take place on May 13. The tusker, called ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’, […]

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Festivals claim the description ‘festival tent’ implies they’re single-use

May 11, 2019

It’s the moment many of us dread at the end of every festival – taking down your tent and packing it up. This is perhaps one reason why more than 250,000 tents get left behind in UK fields from Glastonbury to Reading and Leeds. Now, more than 60 independent festivals are urging shops to stop […]

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20 great boutique music festivals in Europe for 2019

May 7, 2019

 Spinning tops … Meadows in the Mountains festival, Bulgaria Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria Bulgaria’s Rhodope mountains, close to the Greek border, make an atmospheric setting for this multi-genre music festival. It’s a scenic escape with four stages showcasing underground electronic music and acoustic bands, plus zip-lining, a giant hammock in the forest, yoga and […]

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‘Don’t go near the hog roast’: Loyle Carner’s festival food tips

May 7, 2019

‘I’m not an advocate for drugs, I’m an advocate for pink Himalayan salt’: Loyle Carner. Photograph: Amit Lennon Do drink water ffs “You need it! You’re not gonna survive without it. Maybe get a Dioralyte in there, too, or a Berocca – they’re also great things to have, just to keep you going. And always […]

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Tinder’s new mode to help you find dates for upcoming festivals

May 6, 2019

While Spring Break mode was reserved for college swipers using Tinder U, a version of the app restricted to those who have a university email address, Festival Mode is for all users. Tinder’s new mode to help you find dates for festivals  |  Photo Credit: AFP As of May 1, Tinder will help you find your […]

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Unique Summer Arts And Crafts Festivals For The Whole Family

April 30, 2019

There are so many reasons to plan an inspiring visit to an arts and crafts festival this summer. Whether your gang is drawn to traditional crafts, interested in quirky science projects or includes a budding artist, there’s a unique fair out there to suit your tastes. Displaying wares from area artisans and offering events and regional […]

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A Guide to the Best American Music Festivals in 2019

April 27, 2019

Hands up if you’re ready to spend $12 on domestic beer and watch all your favorite bands perform on the same patch of ground. With Coachella behind us, it’s officially festival season, which means it’s time to pull out your calendars, checkbooks and sunblock and figure out which fest is best for you. We’re hoping to make […]

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Wangala, Tusu, Karma: 8 lesser-known harvest festivals

April 27, 2019

Jhumur dance performances during Tusu Puja. Tusu is a harvest festival of the Kurmi community of West Bengal, Jharkhand and OdishaWikimedia Commons AddThis Sharing Buttons India is a multicultural country where numerous festivals are celebrated around the year. Most of these festivals such as Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Onam are associated with harvest and […]

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