June 22, 2019

The festival season is finally upon us and we’re bursting with excitement. Glastonbury, Coachella, Primavera, you name it – we’ll be there. However, we can’t help but be acutely aware that festivals produce a shocking amount of plastic. The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) say that audiences at UK festivals consume 10 million plastic bottles and that 250,000 […]

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Fake festivals: Why more music fans are tuning in

June 15, 2019

While music fans struggle to get tickets to the likes of Glastonbury, Reading and the Isle of Wight festivals, many are turning to so-called “fake” versions of these music events featuring tribute acts to get their live fix. Over the past five years, ticket sales for Glastonbudget, Tribfest and The Big Fake Festival have seen […]

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Openings, festivals and more: Expat-interest food news

June 12, 2019

Whether you are a foreigner or a local, there are many places in Istanbul where you can discover world cuisine and have fun while mingling with new faces Coming up this month in the city are a number of food-oriented events organized by members of Istanbul’s expat community. Offering a variety of opportunities for foodies […]

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HIV threat: No tattooing henceforth in Uttara Kannada fairs & festivals

June 3, 2019

While modern equipment is usually used for tattooing today, the concern is that some unscrupulous tattoo artistes use unsterilised needles, putting their customers’ health at huge risk, as this can spread HIV. Karwar: If tattooing is today popular among the “in” crowd in cities, it has been  common for a while now among the young and […]

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Will 5G solve signal issues at stadiums, festivals and venues?

June 2, 2019

Big events with thousands of people in attendance put a huge stress on mobile networks, meaning you’re often unable to message your friends to meet up, upload videos to social media, or livestream your favorite band playing their final encore. That’s largely due to the concentration of people using spectrum in one location over a […]

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Musical Moscow: A Summer of Festivals

May 31, 2019

In 2013, Moscow suddenly became a major festival hub. Every year there seem to be more festivals in more places — from rooftops to riverboats — with foreign and local musicians performing music of all kinds, from mellow jazz to good ole rock ‘n roll. If you live in Moscow, this might be a good […]

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2019: Arts and culture festivals you should mark in your calendar

May 27, 2019

If you are all heart for art, we have the perfect list of cultural festivals for you to attend this year. From being captivated by an enthralling dance performance to deciphering the artist’s message in a painting, we give you a complete list of art and culture events to watch out for. Mark your calendar […]

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Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Download and Wireless festivals to go plastic-free

May 26, 2019

 A crowdsurfer at the 2018 Reading festival. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty Images The British music festivals Reading and Leeds, Wireless and Download will go plastic-free after global concert promoter Live Nation pledged to eliminate single-use plastics from its venues and events by 2021. The plan forms part of the world’s largest concert promoter’s push to achieve zero waste at its […]

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Five of the best fitness and music festivals in the UK for 2019

May 24, 2019

 Fast times … running events dominate at the Love Trails festival on the Gower peninsula, Wales. Photograph: Anna Rachel Photography Love Trails, Gower peninsula The beaches, tidal islands, woodlands and coastal paths of the Gower will play host to this music and running festival, now in its third year. The main guided trail runs start […]

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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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