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The Kobalt Tools 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held annually at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The inaugural race was first held in 1998. For several years, the race was sponsored by United Auto Workers and DaimlerChrysler. From its inception through 2008, the race was run at a distance of 400 miles (640 km).
The race is unique for its championship belt offered instead of a traditional trophy, owing to the city's "fight capital of the world" image. The race was also part of the No Bull 5 challenge from 1999 to 2002.
From 2001 until 2008, this race carried sponsorship from Chrysler. For the first six of those years, the race was known as the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 to reflect Chrysler's partnership with then-DaimlerBenz. After Daimler sold Chrysler to Cerberus Capital Management, the race became known as the UAW-Dodge 400 for 2008. Carroll Shelby International took over as sponsor for 2009 and 2010, with the 2009 race adding 27 miles (43 km) as part of the sponsorship in honor of the Shelby 427 Cobra. The 2010 race was known as the Shelby American.
Lowe's, through its Kobalt Tools subsidiary, becomes the race's title sponsor for 2011; Kobalt was
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF; Greek: Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης, Diethnes Festival Kinimatografou Thessalonikis) has become one of the Balkans' primary showcases for the work of new and emerging filmmakers. The event features the International Section, a panorama of Greek films, the New Horizons program, the Balkan Survey, and numerous retrospectives and tributes to leading figures in the world of film. The Festival is competitive with the International Section jury awarding several prizes each year, most notably the "Golden Alexander" for Best Feature-Length Film.
Since 1992, the International Thessaloniki Film Festival has striven to present the most innovative independent films from around the world. Components of the Festival include:
Today, president of the Thessaloniki Film Festival is the Paris-born Greek actor Georges Corraface.
Retrospectives and tributes look at both historic masters, and emerging artists. Since 1993, numerous directors have been represented in the retrospective/tribute programs, including:
In addition to the rich film offerings, the Festival hosts panels, exhibitions, and other artistic events such as:
Sauna Open Air Metal Festival, shortly Sauna Open Air or just Sauna, has become one of the largest music festivals dedicated only to metal and related styles of music in the Nordic countries. It was first arranged in 2004 and takes place in the Ratinanniemi park in Tampere, Finland. On June 8–10 in 2006, over 20,000 metalheads arrived to watch such bands as Cradle of Filth, Finntroll, Iggy & The Stooges, Lordi, Twisted Sister and W.A.S.P..
In 2007, the festival gathered an audience of over 22,000 people, the record of the Sauna festival. The 2011 festival gathered a record audience of 26,000.
Headliners are bolded.
Children of Bodom, Diablo, Dreamtale, Finntroll, Helloween, Lordi, My Fate, Nightwish, Swallow the Sun, Tarot, Thunderstone, Twilightning, Underwear.
Amoral, Deathchain, Dio, Dreamtale, Kiuas, Kotipelto, Machine Men, Megadeth, Mokoma, Moonsorrow, Norther, Pain, Roctum, Sentenced, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Teräsbetoni.
April, The Black League, Blake, Charon, Cradle of Filth, Diablo, Ensiferum, Finntroll, The Flaming Sideburns, Iggy & The Stooges, Kiuas, Lordi, Stam1na, Turmion Kätilöt, Twisted Sister, Verjnuarmu, W.A.S.P..
Ari Koivunen, Dark Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir,
Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is a film festival established in 1985. The event was held biannually from 1985 to 1991 and annually thereafter. Along with the Shanghai International Film Festival, it is one of Asia's competitive film festivals, and the only Japanese festival accredited by the FIAPF.
The awards handed out during the festival have changed throughout its existence, but the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix, handed to the best film, has stayed as the top award. Other awards that have been given regularly include the Special Jury Award and awards for best actor, best actress and best director.
In recent years, the festival's main events have been held over one week in late October, at the Roppongi Hills development. Events include open-air screenings, voice-over screenings, and appearances by actors, as well as seminars and symposiums related to the film market.
The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (Turkish: Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festivali) is a film festival, held annually since 1963 in Antalya, is the most important national film festival in Turkey. Since 2009, the event, which takes place in the autumn months at the Antalya Cultural Center (Antalya Kültür Merkezi, AKM), has been organised solely by the Antalya Foundation for Culture and Arts (Antalya Kültür Sanat Vakfı, AKSAV) and has included an international section within the main body of the festival. The most recent edition of the festival was the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (October 8–14, 2011).
The cultural activities like concerts and theater plays, which started to take place in the 1950s at the historical Aspendos Amphitheatre, formed headstone of the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival today. These events held in the summer months under the honorary patronage of Dr. Avni Tolunay, found ever increasing interest of people and became traditional until the beginning of 1960s. In 1963, the festivities turned into a film festival with the initiation Dr. Avni Tolunay, who became the mayor of Antalya that year. As the logo of the film festival was
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual three-day American music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas at the city's central public park, Zilker Park. Each year, in addition to food & art, most from local vendors, ACL Festival brings together more than 130 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on eight stages. Over 70,000 fans attend the festival each day.
Named after the legendary PBS concert series, the Festival is produced by Austin-based C3 Presents, who also produce Lollapalooza. ACL Festival celebrated its 10th Anniversary on September 16–18, 2011.
The historic Austin City Limits television series focused for many years on Texas singer/songwriters, country and folk performers, and instrument specialists. That is changing as the award-winning television series now resembles the Festival lineup and spotlights artists of every musical genre from rhythm and blues to rock, jazz, and alternative. Performers who have appeared on both the PBS show and the Festival in recent years have included:
Austin City Limits will take place from October 12 - 14, 2012. The official lineup was announced on May 22, 2012 and this
The Love Parade (German: Loveparade) was a popular electronic dance music festival and parade that originated in 1989 in West Berlin, Germany. It has been held annually in Germany 1989-2003 in Berlin, then again in 2006 in Berlin and from 2007 to 2010 in the Ruhr region. The 2004 and 2005 events in Berlin and the 2009 event in Bochum were cancelled.
On 24 July 2010, a crowd rush at the Love Parade caused the death of 21 people, with at least 500 others injured. As a consequence of this, the organiser of the festival announced that no further Love Parades would be held and that the festival was permanently cancelled.
The parade first occurred just months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It was started by the Berlin underground at the initiative of Matthias Roeingh (also known as "Dr Motte") and his then girlfriend Danielle de Picciotto. It was conceived as a political demonstration for peace and international understanding through love and music. It was supposed to be a bigger birthday party for Roeingh, later "Dr Motte", and the motto Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen (in English — Peace, Joy, Pancakes) stood for disarmament (peace), music (joy) and a fair food
First included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999, the current Malaysian Grand Prix is held at the Sepang International Circuit at Sepang, Malaysia. FIA-sanctioned racing in Malaysia has existed since the 1960s. From 2011, the race has changed its name to the Malaysia Grand Prix.
The 1962-1965 seasons of the original Formula 2 Grand Prix held on the Thomson Road circuit in Singapore is regarded as an earlier precedence of the Malaysian Grand Prix, when Singapore was originally part of the Malaysian federation from 1963 to 1965. After Singapore seceded from the federation in 1965, the Grand Prix continued on until 1973.
Between Singapore's departure from the Malaysian federation and the opening of Sepang Circuit, Malaysia hosted a range of other racing tournaments at Shah Alam's own circuit between 1968 to 1995, including the Tasman Series (1968–1972), Formula Pacific (1973–1974, 1978–1982), Formula Atlantic (1975), Formula Two (1977) and Formula Holden (1995).
The eleven World Championship Malaysian Grands Prix have seen a good deal of action on and off the track, whilst the weather—furnace heat one minute, tropical storm the next—adds extra spice. The most notable Grand
AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival is an American international film festival created by the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel. It is held every year in Silver Spring, Maryland near Washington, D.C.. Started in 2003, the festival is held for eight days in June at the AFI Silver and Discovery Communications World Headquarters. Silverdocs is dedicated to showcasing the best in documentary films.
Silverdocs also offers the concurrent 5-day International Documentary Conference, the largest professional conference of its kind in the U.S. It explores the business of documentary filmmaking with 1,200 industry participants and 80 workshops, seminars and networking events. The Conference brings together business leaders, filmmakers, broadcasters, distributors and funders from both established and emerging media markets.
Silverdocs bestows awards valued at over $80,000 in cash and prizes. Awards & Grants include:
AOL Vice Chairman Emeritus Ted Leonsis, BET Co-Founder Sheila Johnson, former Vice President Al Gore, Academy Award-winning filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Barbara Kopple, LeBron James, and Alex Gibney.
BBC, CPB, Discovery Channel, TLC,
The Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) is an annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July in Spoleto, Italy, since its founding by composer Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958. It features a vast array of concerts, opera, dance, drama, visual arts and roundtable discussions on science.
Because Spoleto was a small town, where real estate and other goods and services were at the time relatively inexpensive, and also because there are two indoor theatres, a Roman theatre and many other spaces, it was chosen by Menotti as the venue for an arts festival. It is also fairly close to Rome, with good rail connections.
The festival has developed into one of the most important cultural manifestations in Italy, with a three-week schedule of music, theater and dance performances. For some time it became a reference point for modern sculpture exhibits, and works of art left to the city by Alexander Calder ("Teodolapio") and others are a testimony to this. For a variety of reasons, including loss of funds and the birth of many similar festivals throughout Italy, the Spoleto Festival has now lost some of its international prominence; however, it remains a very
The Canadian Tulip Festival is a tulip festival, held annually in May in Ottawa, Canada. The festival claims to be the world's largest tulip festival, displaying over one million tulips, with attendance of over 5,000 visitors annually. Large displays of tulips are planted throughout the city, and the largest display of tulips is found in Commissioners Park on the shores of Dow's Lake, and along the Rideau Canal with 300,000 tulips planted there alone. As well as tulip displays, the festival also includes music performances, speakers and exhibits of international cuisine.
In 1945, the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, in the Second World War.
The most noteworthy event during their time in Canada was the birth in 1943 of Princess Margriet to Princess Juliana at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The maternity ward was declared to be officially a temporary part of international territory, so that she would be born in no country and would inherit only her Dutch citizenship from her mother. In 1946, Juliana sent another
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival created and produced by Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment, held at Great Stage Park on a 700-acre (2.8 km²) farm in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. It hosted its eleventh annual event June 7–10, 2012. The main attractions of the festival are the multiple stages of live music, featuring a diverse array of musical styles including indie rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, electronica, and other alternative music. The festival began with a primary focus on jam bands and folk rock; it has diversified greatly in recent years but continues to pay tribute to its roots. Past notable acts include Metallica ,Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice Cooper, Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, Phish, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, The White Stripes, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Jay-Z, The Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Buffalo Springfield, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, The Black Crowes. The festival features craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, a
The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is an annual event founded in 2003 and held in New York and since 2007 showcased at the Tribeca Cinemas Theatres. This Festival showcases the best of the Bosnian cinematography and also provides a platform for the international exposure for emerging Bosnian filmmakers. It showcases the best of the resurgent film production in Bosnia since the recent war, bringing the simplicity, soulfulness and the perennial dark humor of the Bosnian film to the American audiences. In addition to showcasing the Bosnian production films the festival also includes in their program films by other producers and directors that deal with historical, socio-political and cultural issues of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is organized by not-for-profit organizations the Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc. and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina Inc.
On October 24, 2003, director Benjamin Filipović, a winner of the Grand Prix of Europe for Best Short Film and a former President of the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, officially opened the first festival at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in East Village, one of
Iceland Airwaves is an annual music festival held in Reykjavík, Iceland on the third weekend of October.
The festival spans five days (Wednesday - Sunday) and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international.
The first show was held in 1999 as a one-off event in an airplane hangar at Reykjavík Airport. Subsequently, it has become one of the premier showcases for new music in the world, with hundreds of journalists and industry people in attendance.
Airwaves has become known for its intimacy and party spirit. The festival has been called "the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar" (David Fricke, Rolling Stone) and an "unbelievable zest for music and celebration" (Jonah Flicker, Pitchforkmedia).
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (played Airwaves in 2004), The Bravery (2004) and The Rapture (2002) are among artists who played Iceland Airwaves before their careers kicked off - in each case the groups were playing their first shows outside their hometown, New York. Among other artists who have played Iceland Airwaves are Crystal Castles, Thievery Corporation, Sparta, Flaming Lips, Fatboy Slim, The Kills, The Stills, TV on the Radio, Keane, Hot Chip,
Instances:2003 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella, Coachellafest or Coachella Festival) is an annual three-day music and arts festival, founded by Paul Tollett, organized by Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live) and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages-tents that have been constructed throughout the grounds, with each playing live music continuously for the duration of the festival. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 and 2011 also saw the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome).
The festival is renowned for showcasing many of the popular and emerging acts in music, as well as established artists and reunion performances. Notable appearances include: Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Throbbing Gristle, Paul McCartney, Prince, Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Oasis, Daft Punk, Roger Waters, Madonna, The Cure, Florence and the Machine, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rage Against The Machine, At the Drive-In,
The Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Spanish: Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata) is an international film festival that takes place every November in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. It is the only competitive feature festival recognized by the FIAPF in Latin America and the oldest in this category in the Americas.
Created in 1954 by Jesus Miller, it was not considered to be a competitive festival, it was just an exhibition of selected international movies; during this stage the event was named Festival Cinematográfico Internacional (International Cinematographic Festival).
In the early years famous international guests such as Mary Pickford, Gina Lollobrigida, Edward G. Robinson and Errol Flynn attended the event.
The festival continued in this way until 1959, when the Asociación de Cronistas Cinematográficos de la Argentina took charge of running it; during this time the festival was approved and recognized by FIAPF.
In 1964 the festival moved temporarily to Buenos Aires, and the name was changed to Festival Cinematográfico Internacional de la República Argentina (International Cinematographic Festival of the Argentine Republic). In 1966 there was a
The Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival (ALFF) is a film festival held for the first time in Taiwan from August 5 to August 10, 2005, before touring Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Beijing. It is scheduled to be held annually across different Asian countries.
Its goals are:
The festival showcases films and videos primarily made by girls and women in Asia about their lesbian (lazi / lala / tongzhi / t / po) lives and desires. It discusses visibility, media representation, gender and sexuality, relationships among women, family and community, violence and social justice, and the lesbian social movement. The selected works come from countries including Malaysia, Philippines, India, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Israel, and Canada, and include works from overseas Chinese and Taiwanese).
The festival is organized by Gender / Sexuality Rights Association Taiwan with programming support from the Institute for Tongzhi Studies, City University of New York, and Spectra Studio for Asian Queer Media.
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB), played between the American League and National League champions since 1903. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff and awarded the Commissioner's Trophy As the series is played in October, Major League Baseball also refers to it as the "Fall Classic". The most recent World Series was won by the St. Louis Cardinals, who defeated the Texas Rangers in seven games in 2011. The New York Yankees of the American League have played in 40 World Series and won 27, the Oakland/Philadelphia Athletics have played in 14 and won nine, and the Boston Red Sox have played in 12 and won seven, including the first World Series. In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals have played in 18 and won 11, while the San Francisco/New York Giants and Los Angeles/Brooklyn Dodgers have both appeared in 18 and won six.
Until the formation of the American Association in 1882 as a second major league, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (1871–75) and then the National League (founded 1876) represented the top level of organized baseball in the United
The TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 and is now a multi-week festival of jazz music, featuring performers from all around the world. It is held in the summer in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and takes place at various locations throughout the city. The main events are held at Confederation Park in the downtown area. The festival is quickly growing into one of the biggest jazz festivals in Canada. Past big-name performing artists include Dave Brubeck, Smokey Robinson, Herbie Hancock, Lou Reed, and George Benson. The festival celebrated its 30th year of music in 2010, and it continues to increase its venue.
Islewilde is a community-created art and performance festival that takes place each August on Vashon Island, WA.
Islewilde was founded in 1992 by UMO, a Vashon Island-based physical theater troupe, who patterned Islewilde loosely after Vermont's Bread and Puppet Theater. The philosophy behind the festival is that communal creation of art helps to foster a vibrant community. "Community Creating Art Creating Community" is a slogan of the group. UMO spent four years actively organizing Islewilde before handing it off to members of the Vashon arts community, who have run the festival since with limited continuing involvement from its founders.
While initially designed primarily with the Vashon Island community in mind, the festival has attracted and retained both national and international celebration artists, including, notably, members of Seattle's Fremont Arts Council, Minneapolis' In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Olympia's Procession of the Species, and Taiwan's Dream Community.
Islewilde is notable in that there is no exchange of money during the festival weekend. There is no admission charge (there is a fee to take associated workshops) and often a community
The Cambridge Folk Festival is an annual music festival held on the site of Cherry Hinton Hall in Cherry Hinton, one of the villages subsumed by the city of Cambridge, England. The festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of music and a wide definition of what might be considered folk. It occurs over a long weekend (3½ days) in summer at Cherry Hinton Hall. The festival has become very popular and tickets sell out quickly. Its current title sponsor is the UK's fifth biggest food retailer, The Co-operative Group. Until 2008 it was sponsored by BBC Radio 2, who broadcast it live and highlights are recorded and shown later on digital television channel BBC Four.
In autumn 1964 Cambridge City Council, decided to hold a music festival the next summer and asked Ken Woollard, a local firefighter and socialist political activist, to help organise it. Woollard had been inspired by a documentary, Jazz On A Summer's Day, about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The first Festival sold 1400 tickets and almost broke even. Squeezed in as a late addition to the bill was a young Paul Simon who had just released I Am A Rock. The festival's popularity quickly grew. Woollard continued as Festival
The Hurricane Festival, also just Hurricane, is a music festival that takes place in Scheeßel near Bremen, Germany, usually every June. The festival and its guests are generally associated with the alternative part of mainstream music, although the festival has been becoming more and more mainstream over the years.
The Southside Festival, often referred to as the "sister" of Hurricane, takes place on the same three days in the very south of Germany (contrary to Hurricane, which is in the north). Together they are a twin festival, since they are on the same days and usually have the same lineup with only few exceptions.
In 1973, the first festival was held in Scheeßel, the place where today's Hurricane takes place. It was called "Es rockt in der Heide" at that time (literally translated: It's rocking the heath) and was attended by 52,000 people.
At the "First Rider Open Air" in 1977, fans caused damage of more than a million marks when riots broke out, because only five of the announced 23 bands could perform—a huge scandal was uncovered few days later, forcing the organizing management to discontinue their festivals in Scheeßel.
In 1997 rock returned to Scheeßel in the form of the
Motovun Film Festival is an annual film festival established in 1999 and held in Motovun, Croatia. It usually takes place over 5–6 days in late July or early August. Motovun Film Festival is also the name of the company organizing the festival.
Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and independent productions (on 10 August 1999, the day of opening of first Motovun Film Festival, there was not even one non-Hollywood film being shown in Croatian cinemas). In everything, except for the ambition and the quality, Motovun wants to be a small festival showing small films, small in the warmest sense of the word. Festival program consists of around 70 titles from all over the world, from documentaries to feature films, from short to long films, from guerilla made films to co-productions. The only criteria in their selection is that they fit in the open-minded atmosphere of the festival with their innovations.
In years since the festival first started it became widely popular among Croatian youth, especially students. Every year during the festival a camp for visitors is organized on the foothills of Motovun, where anybody can put up their tent
The Transilvania International Guitar Festival is a guitar festival organized by the Transilvania Guitar Association and the Municipal House of Culture Cluj-Napoca in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The Transilvania International Guitar Festival is opened to contestants of all ages and endeavours to promote professional performers and to stimulate young talents. Beginning with the fifth edition, the Festival has also hosted a chamber music contest.
Transilvania International Guitar Festival responded to the expectations of a large public – especially to the young segment – by making use of the potential of the classical guitar school from Transylvania and from other Romanian musical centers. Past Festivals have stood as a cultural monument, becoming the most important guitar festival in Transylvania.
The event reunites important names of Romanian classical guitar, with guests and contestants from several other countries. Opened entirely to the public, the Festival has three sections which cover the areas of art education:
The Festival's target public is formed by all guitar fans no matter their ages, the local public, tourists and young intellectuals, artists, professional guitar players,
The Mayhem Festival is a touring metal festival that takes place during the summer. The inaugural season took place in 2008; the festival has since become an annual event across the United States and Quebec, Canada. The tour has been sponsored by the Rockstar Energy Company since the time of its inception. It was assembled by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, and by John Reese (who is Lyman's partner on the Taste of Chaos tour).
All of the touring groups that participate can be classified as hard rock, and most are considered metal. The bands represent a broad range of sub-genres, including thrash metal, death metal, nu metal, metalcore, deathcore, power metal, industrial metal, progressive metal, and more.
On a nearly annual basis, big-name guests are occasionally brought onto the tour as temporary replacements for the main acts who are forced to cancel a few dates. The first such occurrence was in 2009, when Mushroomhead performed instead of Bullet For My Valentine for three tour dates while they appeared at the European festival Wacken Open Air. In 2010, Avenged Sevenfold was added as an extra performer for two dates only, one of which was on the release date of their fifth
The Canadian Filmmakers Festival is an annual film festival in Toronto, Ontario, showcasing Canadian films since 2004.
It is held in March of each year and usually runs for five days.
The festival was formed in association with the Toronto International Film Festival Group.
The Telluride Film Festival was started in 1974 by Bill and Stella Pence, Tom Luddy, and James Card and the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities in the town of Telluride, Colorado, United States. It is operated by the National Film Preserve.
The bulk of the program is made up of new films, and there is an informal tradition that new films must be shown for the first time in North America to be eligible for the festival. Telluride is well-situated on the international film festival calendar for this: shortly after the Cannes Film Festival, but just before the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. This insistence on premieres has led to Telluride's being associated with the discovery of a number of important new films and filmmakers. This is especially true of Michael Moore (whose first film Roger and Me showed there for the first time in 1989) and Robert Rodriguez (whose first feature El Mariachi got its first festival screening there in 1992). The festival has also had the American premiere of films such as My Dinner With Andre (Louis Malle, 1981), Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984), Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986), The Civil War (Ken
The Vieilles Charrues Festival (French: Festival des Vieilles Charrues; Breton: Gouel an Erer Kozh; literally: Old Ploughs Festival) is held every year in mid-July in the city of Carhaix located in the west of Brittany, France.
This festival is the largest music festival in France, attracting more than 200,000 festival-goers every year (270,000 in 2011). This festival was created in 1992 in Landeleau, a small village in central Finistère. At that time, less than 500 revellers attended and the festival was more like a private party. The following year, the festival welcomed more than 2000 and that was the beginning of its success story. In 1995, due to lack of space on the original site, the festival moved to Carhaix city center and in 1998, for the same reason, the festival chose a site on the outskirts of Carhaix.
July 22,23 and 24
July 23,24 and 25
July 14,18,19 and 20
July 14,19,20 and 21
July 14,20,21 and 22
July 14,21,22 and 23
July 17,18 and 19
July 5,6 and 7
Miossec, Bernard Lavilliers, Zebda, Les Innocents, Maxime Le Forestier, Frank Black, Ouf La Puce ..., Marcel et Son Orchestre, Red Cardell, Tayfa, Boulequies et Sonotones,
Way Out West is a three-day music festival held in Gothenburg, Sweden, during August that plays host to a variety of popular music artists mainly from the rock, electronic and hip-hop genres. In 2011 Way Out West was awarded Most Innovative Festival at the MTV O Music Awards.
The main festival takes place in the 137 hectare park of Slottsskogen in Gothenburg on the Friday and Saturday of the festival weekend. Additionally many other artists perform at various venues in and around central Gothenburg on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The first Way Out West was held on the 9th, 10th, and 11 August 2007.
The second Way Out West festival was held on the 7th, 8th, and 9 August 2008.
The third edition of Way Out West was held on the 13th, 14th, and 15 of August 2009.
The fourth edition of Way Out West was held on the 12th, 13th, and 14 of August 2010.
The fifth edition of Way Out West with over 30 000 visitors was held on the 11th, 12th, and 13 August 2011.
The sixth edition of Way Out West will be held on the 9th, 10th and 11th of August 2012.
Stay Out West (Clubs)
The Australian Grand Prix is a motor race held annually in Australia. The Grand Prix is the oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia having been held 77 times since it was first run at Phillip Island in 1928. Since 1985 the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is presently held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne. Prior to its inclusion in the World Championship it was held at a multitude of venues in every state of Australia. It was a centrepiece of the Tasman Series between 1964 and 1972 and was a round of the Australian Drivers' Championship on many occasions between 1957 and 1983. It became part of the Formula One World Championship in 1985 and was held at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide, South Australia from that year to 1995, before moving to Melbourne in 1996.
The Australian Grand Prix is the first round of the Championship, having been the first race of each year, excluding 2006 and 2010, since the event moved to Melbourne. During its years in Adelaide, the Australian Grand Prix was the final round of the Championship, replacing the Portuguese Grand Prix in that respect. As the final round
Masters of Rock is a large heavy metal festival in Czech Republic. The main styles represented on this festival are power, speed and heavy metal, though the production tries to make the fest more open for other rock and metal styles as progressive rock/metal, hardcore, death metal or even ska. It takes place in Vizovice, Czech Republic and in the past has featured bands such as Tarja Turunen, Manowar, Sweet, HammerFall, Stratovarius, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Nightwish, Rhapsody of Fire, Kreator, Edguy, Rage, Apocalyptica, Within Temptation, Children of Bodom and many more. The 2005 attendance was over 20,000, the 2006 one over 25,000 and finally the 2007 was over 30,000. The festival is held every summer and the Winter morphosis takes place in December in the town of Zlín. The 2009 edition took place on July 9–12. The 2010 edition took place on July 15–18. Since 2010 the main stage is named after Ronnie James Dio, who died earlier that year.
The Expresión en Corto International Film Festival is now known as the Guanajuato International Film Festival, or GIFF by its initials, and is an annual international film festival, held since 1998 during the final week of July in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
As a non-profit organization that is a state-sponsored, cultural event that does not charge admission to its viewing audience, GIFF estimates an attendance of more than 90,000 total audience members and receives more than 3,000 submissions from 109 participating countries in its international competition. It presents a variety of films, conferences, workshops, tributes and activities at no cost to the visiting public.
More than 400 films are screened from 10am until 4am each day in 20 venues, which include such unusual locations as: the Jardín Principal (main square) of San Miguel de Allende; the classical open-air staircase of the University of Guanajuato; the subterranean streets and tunnels beneath the city of Guanajuato where underground films are screened; as well as horror films in the infamous Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato and both municipal graveyards (panteónes). There
The Mill Valley Film Festival is an annual, non-competitive film festival presented by the California Film Institute. Known as a filmmakers’ festival, the annual festival, based in Mill Valley, California, offers a non-competitive environment for exhibiting independent and world cinema.
Founded in 1978 by MVFF Director Mark Fishkin, the Festival has established an impressive track record for launching new films and the careers of new filmmakers and is well known for the quality of its programming.
As the only prominent fall film festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Mill Valley Film Festival is also an important industry resource — both for its emphasis on films that have not yet secured US distribution and for fall launches and northern California Academy Awards campaigns.
The San Francisco Bay Area continues to be a significant market for independent and international film, and MVFF provides a forum for introducing new films to West coast audiences. The festival has attracted international movie stars like Gael García Bernal and Helen Mirren, as well as Hollywood actors like Forest Whitaker, Tim Robbins and Billy Bob Thornton.
Each year, the 11-day festival sells over
The Southside Festival, also just Southside, is a music festival that takes place near Tuttlingen, southern Germany, usually every June. The festival and its guests are generally associated with the alternative part of mainstream music, although the festival has been becoming more and more mainstream over the years.
The Hurricane Festival, often referred to as the "sister" of Southside, takes place on the same three days in the very north of Germany (contrary to Southside, which is in the very south). Together they are a twin festival, since they are on the same days and usually have the same lineup with only few exceptions.
After the great success of the Hurricane Festival, FKP Scorpio decided to make a similar event in the south of Germany. In 1999, a former military airbase (Neubiberg bei München) in Neubiberg, near Munich, was selected. In 2000, the festival was moved to another former military airbase, this time in Neuhausen ob Eck, which is near Freiburg and Stuttgart.
Because of the relative proximity to other countries (France, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are all less than 100 km away), the audience is very multinational. In 2003, the calculated maximum capacity
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, shortly Tuska (Finnish: pain, agony), is the largest music festival dedicated only to metal and related styles of music in the Nordic countries. The history of Tuska began in 1998 and it has grown larger every year. The location of the festival has been in Kaisaniemi park in the middle of Helsinki, Finland from 2001. However, Tuska 2011 will take place at the Suvilahti event field in Sörnäinen, Helsinki. The festival dates have been during the months of June or July.
In recent years the attendance has grown and the festival has drawn around 30.000 people. In 2006, the festival was almost sold out and over a combined three day total of 33,000 attendees arrived to watch 32 artists, including for example Anathema, Celtic Frost, Opeth, Sodom, Venom, and Finland's own Amorphis and Sonata Arctica.
There are three stages in Tuska: Inferno, Sue, and the main stage, Radio Rock (Radio City until 2007).
Headliners are bolded.
Absurdus, Am I Blood, Babylon Whores, Barathrum, Corporal Punishment, Crimson Midwinter, D-Ray, Gandalf, Gorgoroth, Hundred Years, Impaled Nazarene, Kyyria, Nemeh's O.D., Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus
...And Oceans, 45 Degree Woman,
Voodoo Experience, also commonly referred to as Voodoo or Voodoo Fest, is a multi-day music and arts festival held in City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana. It was first held on Halloween weekend in 1999. It has since moved between the weekend before Halloween and Halloween weekend throughout the years. The festival returned to Halloween weekend in 2009.
The Voodoo Experience has hosted over 450 artists and close to a million fans over its 10-year tenure and has been twice nominated for Pollstar's Music Festival of the Year.
The Voodoo Experience is known for its blending of high profile national artists from all genres such as Green Day, Eminem, 50 Cent, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiss, The Black Keys, Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M., My Chemical Romance and 311 with local Louisiana musicians including The Original Meters, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Dr. John.
The Voodoo Music Festival was first held on October 30, 1999 at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. Planned and executed by Steve Rehage, CEO of Rehage Entertainment, the festival consisted of three stages and many local and national acts.
The Voodoo Festival started with very humble beginnings in 1999 as a one day
Instances:2008 Calgary International Film Festival
The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a film festival held annually in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for ten days in late September and early October. CIFF celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2009.
As of September 2009, CIFF films were screened at the following venues in Calgary, in the community of Kensington, as well as the City Centre, respectively:
As is typical with Film Festivals, there are a number of different categories of films screened, with the films being grouped into series by genre or country of production, including World Cinema, Shorts, Late Night features (typically of the horror genre) and "Hump Night", held on a Wednesday during the festival and featuring films of a more suggestive nature.
Introduced to the festival in 2009 is the "Mavericks" series, exhibiting the work of ten emerging filmmakers from around the world, culminating in the awarding of a $25,000 prize to the selected filmmaker.
The San Sebastián International Film Festival (Spanish: Festival de San Sebastián; Basque: Donostia Zinemaldia) is an annual FIAPF A category film festival held in the Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastián in September, in the Basque Country.
Since its creation in 1953 it has established itself as one of the most important cinema festivals in the world, being one of the 14 "A" category competitive festivals acredited by the FIAPF. It has hosted several important events of the history of cinema, such as the international premiers of Vertigo, by Alfred Hitchcock (who attended the Festival) or Melinda & Melinda by Woody Allen and the European premier of Star Wars. Actors and directors such as Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Naomi Watts or Brad Pitt have attended the festival since its inception. It was the first festival attended by Roman Polanski and it was a key element to advance the professional careers of Francis Ford Coppola or Pedro Almodóvar, for instance.
In the current competitive context of international festivals, San Sebastian, which has
The LGBT Pride March is an annual march more commonly referred to as the Pride Parade in New York City, traversing southward down Fifth Avenue and ending at Greenwich Village. The March passes by the site of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, location of the 1969 police raid which launched the modern Gay Rights Movement.
The March, PrideFest (the festival) and the Dance on the Pier are the main events of Pride Week in New York City LGBT Pride Week. Since 1984, Heritage of Pride (HOP) has been the producer and organizer of Pride Events in New York City.
Early on the morning of Saturday, 28 June 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street, New York City. This riot and further protests and rioting over the following nights were the watershed moment in modern LGBT rights movement and the impetus for organizing LGBT pride marches on a much larger public scale.
On November 2, 1969, Craig Rodwell, his partner Fred Sargeant, Ellen Broidy, and Linda Rhodes proposed the first pride march to be held in New York City by way of a resolution at the Eastern Regional Conference of
The Stony Brook Film Festival, produced by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, presents a program of new, independent films every summer since 1996. Features and short films from the U.S. and around the world are screened over ten days at Staller Center, which has been the venue since the Festival’s beginning. The festival is the brain child of the Staller Center's current Director Alan Inkles. The festival continues to gain momentum and has gathered a faithful following. The 2009 festival was expected to draw a crowd of over 15,000 people.
The 2009 Festival ran from July 23rd to Aug 1st, 2009 showing thirty-seven films in total. From fresh and inventive stories, intense character studies, impeccable direction and the highest production values in Independent Cinema, the Stony Brook Film Festival is a sought-after venue for filmmakers, sales agents, and distributors from around the world, who enjoy having their films shown on one of the region’s largest screens. Complementing the many U.S. indies, the 2009 Festival screened films from dozens of countries including Canada, Israel, China, Germany, Palestine, Spain and Japan.
The 2010 Festival, the 15th annual, was
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, or HSB for short (previously Strictly Bluegrass) is an annual free and non-commercial music festival held the first weekend of October in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Conceived and subsidized by San Francisco venture capitalist Warren Hellman, the festival has been held every year since the first event in 2001.
From its outset, the festival has been subsidized by Hellman. Various corporations have offered to sponsor the event over the years, but Hellman always turned them down, saying in an interview, "I want to keep it entirely free and noncommercial". For some performers, the unique fact that the event is unsponsored is very important to character. In an interview with Hellman, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show said that part of what keeps the event focused on the music and the community is Warren's decision to ensure it isn't "consumption driven" and the audience isn't "bombarded with signage". Hellman has endowed the festival to continue without sponsorship for at least 15 years past his death.
Originally Hellman intended only to invite bluegrass musicians. But soon artists from other genres were invited to the event, and in 2004 the word
The BFI London Film Festival (also known as just the London Film Festival) is the UK's largest public film event, screening more than 300 features, documentaries and shorts from almost 50 countries. The festival, (the LFF), currently in its 55th year, is run every year in the second half of October under the umbrella of the British Film Institute. The Festival showcases the best of world cinema to champion creativity, originality, vision and imagination, and presents the finest contemporary international cinema from both established and emerging film-makers. Set in the Autumn, the festival hosts high profile awards contenders, screens recently restored archive films, champions new discoveries and combines curatorial strength with red carpet glamour. It also provides an extensive programme of industry events, public forums, education events, lectures, masterclasses and Q&As with film-makers and film talent.
In 1953 a group of film critics including Dilys Powell of the The Sunday Times, raised the notion of a film festival for London. They reasoned that with Cannes and Venice having their festivals, as did Edinburgh, so surely London should too. However their aim was to pitch the new
Silver Lake Film Festival ran from 2000 to 2007. It was a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established to provide a showcase for cutting-edge independent film, music, digital, and other arts in Los Angeles, California. The Festival was held annually at various venues throughout Los Angeles’ Eastside, showcasing well over 200 narrative features, documentaries and short films. In 2005, in addition to its annual event, SLFF launched a very successful monthly series of short films with curated programs from an international array of filmmakers that is consistently SRO. The 7th annual edition will ran ten days, May 3-12, 2007, and included such varied programming as MP4Fest and MusicFest (two festivals-within-the-festival), along with curated film programs on architecture and design, urban sustainability, and an ASCAP Music Lounge along the lines of those at Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals.
Silver Lake Film Festival was created specifically to address the lack of opportunity for truly independent films to be seen by audiences in movie theaters. Its mission has been to reflect a personal vision of the filmmaker, rather than a commercial imperative. Ironically, there had been a
Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is a summer open air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. With 80,000 festival visitors, and including personnel a total of roughly 86,000 attendees in 2011, it attracts all kinds of metal music fans, such as fans of black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal, nu metal, folk metal, and even metalcore and hard rock from around the world.
The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts three days, during which the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The 70 or more bands perform across four separate stages over the course of the event.
Since 2002, the Wacken Firefighters, the local volunteer fire department band, opens the festival.
The 2009 edition set a sales record; it sold out on 30 December 2008, twice a year. All 70,000 tickets were sold over 200 days
Golowan (sometimes also Goluan or Gol-Jowan) is the Cornish language word for the Midsummer celebrations in Cornwall, UK: widespread prior to the late 19th century and most popular in the Penwith area and in particular Penzance and Newlyn. The celebrations were conducted from the 23rd of June (St John's Eve) to the 28th of June (St Peter's Eve) each year, St Peter's Eve being the more popular in Cornish fishing communities. The celebrations were centred around the lighting of bonfires and fireworks and the performance of associated rituals. The midsummer bonfire ceremonies (Tansys Golowan in Cornish) were revived at St Ives in 1929 by the Old Cornwall Society and since then spread to other societies across Cornwall, as far as Kit Hill near Callington. Since 1991 the Golowan festival in Penzance has revived many of these ancient customs and has grown to become a major arts and culture festival: its central event 'Mazey Day' now attracts tens of thousands of people to the Penzance area in late June.
The ancient festival was first described by Dr William Borlase in 1754 in his book Antiquities of Cornwall.
The Penzance Golowan was one of the last examples of this practice in Cornwall
Roskilde Festival is a festival held south of Roskilde in Denmark and is one of the six biggest annual music festivals in Europe (the other five being the Sziget Festival, the Glastonbury Festival, the Paléo Festival, Rock Werchter, and Exit Festival). It was created in 1971 by two high school students, Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller, and promoter Carl Fischer. In 1972, the festival was taken over by the Roskilde Foundation, which has since run the festival as a non-profit organization for development and support of music, culture and humanism.
It is Denmark's first real music-oriented festival, originally for hippies but today it covers more of the mainstream youth from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Roskilde Festival 2007 had more than 180 performing bands and gathered around 80,000 people paying for the concerts, with more than 21,000 volunteers, 5,000 media people and 3,000 artists – which means almost 110,000 people participated in the festival.
For many years it was a tradition that the campsite opened the last Sunday of June, but in 2010 the festival opened Saturday instead. The festival management argued that this would prevent earlier years problems with the
The Sundance Film Festival is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, and a group of out-of-competition sections, including NEXT, New Frontier, Spotlight, and Park City At Midnight.
Sundance began in Salt Lake City in August 1978, as the Utah/US Film Festival in an effort to attract more filmmakers to Utah. It was founded by Sterling Van Wagenen (then head of Wildwood, Robert Redford's company), John Earle, and Cirina Hampton Catania (both serving on the Utah Film Commission at the time). The 1978 festival featured films such as Deliverance, A Streetcar Named Desire, Midnight Cowboy, Mean Streets, and The Sweet Smell of Success. With Chairperson Robert Redford, and the help of Utah Governor Scott M. Matheson, the goal of the festival was to showcase strictly
Exit (Literary Serbian: Егзит, Egzit) (also known as State of Exit) is an annual summer music festival in the Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is staged annually since 2000 and since 2003 lasts four days.
Held in the 18th century fortress by the Danube, the festival quickly grew in stature and reputation. From its grass roots political beginnings, over to occasional problems with financing, Exit tries to stick to its initial mission of providing relevant entertainment to Serbian youth while also bringing pertinent social topics to the forefront.
The festival was founded in 2000 by three University students from Novi Sad, Dušan Kovačević, Bojan Bošković and Ivan Milivojev. In 2000 and 2001 the festival was organized through the Students' Union of the Faculty of Technical Sciences and the University of Novi Sad. In the meantime, several NGOs and commercial companies have been involved in the organization. Since 2007, the festival has been a subject of several official and unofficial takeover bids.
UK Festival Awards 2007, together with Yourope, the Association of the 40 largest festivals in Europe, awarded Exit the "Best European Festival" award. Public from all over the
Provinssirock is one of the biggest rock festivals in Finland. It takes place in the city of Seinäjoki in Southern Ostrobothnia, Western Finland. The 3-day (some years only 2 days) festival, which starts the busy Finnish rock festival season, has been held every June since 1979.
The 2007 festival enjoyed a combined three day total crowd of 55,000. In 2008 Provinssirock was organized on 13-15 June, and was sold out with a combined three day total of 75,000 attendees watching world-famous bands and rock artists such as Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Nightwish, The Sounds, Billy Talent and Serj Tankian. Provinssirock was also sold out in 2011, when there were over 84,000 attendees. Headliners were System Of A Down, Avenged Sevenfold and Pendulum.
International performers that have previously performed at Provissirock include:
Media related to Provinssirock at Wikimedia Commons
The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual FREE 3-day visual arts festival. This event involves artists who work on the east side of Vancouver, BC, Canada in an area bounded by Main Street to Commercial Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront.
Valladolid International Film Festival (also known as Seminci or Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid) is a film festival held annually in Valladolid, Spain since 1956.
It has introduced (to Spain) directors and cinematographers who were previously unknown there. Spanish audiences became acquainted with names such as Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, Andrzej Wajda, Federico Fellini, Ermanno Olmi and Yilmaz Güney from the launch pad offered by Valladolid. The works of film-makers of the standing of Roberto Rossellini, Stanley Donen, Max Ophüls, Ken Loach, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu and Aardman Animations could be enjoyed and studied in the sections dedicated to their major works, many on view for the first time in Spain. Valladolid, through various loopholes in state censorship, was able to present films that would otherwise have been impossible to see in Spain. An award or an enthusiastic reception from the audience and the critics meant, on numerous occasions, that the official state bodies gave the go-ahead to certain films which Francisco Franco's regime considered out of line with their ideology.
Much the same occurred with distribution on the arts
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Vancouver's second largest film festival and Western Canada's largest queer arts event that takes place annually in Vancouver, British Columbia.
2012 marks the 24th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival, August 16 to 26. The Vancouver Out On Screen Film Society (Out On Screen) began as a small, community-based film festival in anticipation of Vancouver hosting the Gay Games in 1990. Since then, Out On Screen has evolved to become a professional arts organization with three key program initiatives: the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Out in Schools and the Queer History Project.
Vancouver Out On Screen Film & Video Society promotes the production and exhibition of queer media art, creating opportunities for dialogue and education among diverse communities that cross class, age, ability, ethnicity, spirituality, gender and sexuality.
Launched in 2004, Out in Schools brings independent queer films into local high schools in British Columbia. In conjunction with gay–straight alliances, Out in Schools focuses on the serious issues that affect queer youth. The purpose of Out in Schools is to reduce isolation and increase the safety of the learning
Copenhagen Distortion is a middle-size festival for party/club culture, taking place in the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, and in dozens of unusual locations around city, every year during the week of the first Saturday in June. The festival's cultural focus is on club culture, upfront dance music, street life, contemporary art (only when related to nightlife or public space), social art and Copenhagen's new independent media (print and web).
The name, the concept of mixing all genres and the tag-line "Distortion — A Celebration of Copenhagen Nightlife" were founded in September 1998 for a one-night party in Mantra, Tivoli, Copenhagen. Distortion became a 5-day mobile festival in June 2000, with seven parties in five days. Distortion started its international party hosting concept in 2004 with Colette hosting a radio show on a boat and an after-party . By June 2008, Distortion had grown to one of the largest cultural celebrations in Copenhagen. In 2011, Distortion had 80.000-100.000 people per day
Copenhagen Distortion is "a celebration of streetlife & nightlife" orchestrating 150+ dancefloors hosted by 150+ local and international icons of streetlife and nightlife (people,
The Deauville American Film Festival is a yearly film festival devoted to American cinema, taking place since 1975 in Deauville, France.
It was established by Lionel Chouchan and André Halimi. Although not competitive at its origin, the festival began to award prizes in 1995, for feature films, and 1998 for short films.
This award was named Grand Prix spécial Deauville from 1995 to 2007 and Grand Prix du cinéma indépendant américain in 1998 and 1999.
The award was called Prix du jury spécial Deauville (Special Deauville Jury Award) from 1995 through 1997 and Prix spécial du jury du cinéma indépendant américain (Special Jury Award of American Independent Film) in 1998 and 1999.
Harvest Time Blues (also referred to as the Monaghan Rhythm and Blues Festival) is an annual music festival held in Monaghan town, in Ireland. Since its launch in 1990, it has become one of the "one of Ireland's leading live music festivals". Several noted performers have appeared at the festival, including Van Morrison, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, and ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.
The festival takes place in Monaghan town, which is located in the north of the Republic of Ireland, 90 minutes drive north-west of Dublin.
Festival venues are located across the town, though the main stage is typically located in a large marquee in the New Road/Glen Road car park. Pubs across the town play host to smaller gigs in what is collectively known as the Blues Trail.
The first Harvest Time Blues festival took place in 1990, to "promote and enrich the cultural life of Monaghan, the North-East and Ireland". The festival was an initiative between Somhairle MacConghail, the Arts Officer for County Monaghan, and local publican and blues enthusiast Seamus McKenna. The festival has taken place every September since, except between the years of 2001 and 2006, and was originally sponsored
Pepsi music festival is a major Argentine music festival, held annually since 2003. Since 2005 it is named after its main sponsor, Pepsi, before it was named after its previous sponsor Quilmes, and it was known as "Quilmes Rock". It was held in several places including the Ferro Stadium and River Plate Stadium, and since 2005 is hold at Obras Stadium, all of them in Buenos Aires city. It's the largest and longest music festival in the country with more than 200,000 persons attending in 2006, during 10 days.
The most important national rock singers and groups participated of the festival, along with some of the most notable international rock stars.
Die Toten Hosen, Gustavo Cerati, Los Ratones Paranoicos, Divididos, Memphis, Bersuit Vergarabat, Café Tacuba, Babasónicos, Attaque 77, Los Pericos, Luis A.Spinetta, Mancha de Rolando, Intoxicados, El Otro Yo
The Wailers, The Offspring, Los Cafres, Mimi Maura, Molotov, Dancing Mood, Las Pelotas, Charly García, Los Piojos, Vox Dei, Paralamas, Pappo, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Catupecu Machu
Megadeth, Apocalyptica, The Wailers, Die Toten Hosen, Andrew Tosh, La Vela Puerca, Ska-P, Turf, Kapanga, No te va Gustar, Villanos, Massacre, Los
Rock in Rio is an event originating in Brazil. It is a series of music festivals held in three cities: Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Lisbon in Portugal and Madrid in Spain. In 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be the fourth, and in 2014 Mexico City, Mexico will be the fifth.
Four incarnations of the festival were in Rio de Janeiro, in 1985, 1991, 2001 and 2011, five in Lisbon, in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, and two in Madrid in 2008 and 2010. The shows were organized by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina. In 2011, Rock in Rio returned to its original location, Rio de Janeiro, with a new line-up of singers and groups.
Rock in Rio has been the largest music festival in the world, with 1.5 million people in the first edition, 700,000 in both the second and fourth editions, about 1.2 million in the third, and about 350,000 people in each of the 3 Lisbon editions.
Future editions of the festival will intercalate an international edition with one in Brazil, returning in Lisbon in 2012 and Rio in 2013. Pre-sales for the 2013 tickets started during the 2011 edition, and have already reached 15,000 orders. Its name is derived from "Rock in Rio de Janeiro"
Colombia is a possibility for
Vilar de Mouros Festival is the oldest rock festival in Portugal. It is organised yearly near Caminha in Vilar de Mouros, northwestern Portugal.
The third edition of the festival took place between August 9 and August 11. The main acts were:
The fourth edition of the festival took place between August 17 and August 22. The main acts were:
The seventh edition took place between July 18 and July 20. The main acts were:
The ninth edition took place between July 28 and July 31. The main acts were:
The Gurtenfestival is a music festival in Switzerland. It is held annually in middle of July on top of Bern's local mountain, the Gurten.
Nazareth, Donovan, Ralph McTell, Flying Pickets, Konstantin Wecker
(July 4 - July 5): Little Village feat. Ry Cooder, Gipsy Kings, The Pogues, Los Lobos, Nick Lowe, Tower Of Power
(July 16 - July 18): Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Héroes del silencio, Vaya Con Dios, Alannah Myles, The Blues Brothers Band, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Angélique Kidjo
(July 15 - July 17): UB40, INXS, Jethro Tull, Elvis Costello, Al Green, Marla Glen, Dr. John, John Mayall, Candy Dulfer, Milton Nascimento, Incognito, Sens Unik
(July 14 - July 16): The Cure, Zucchero, The Cranberries, The Mission, Ben Harper, Jeff Buckley, Public Enemy, Incognito, Zap Mama, Robben Ford
(July 19 - July 21): Die Toten Hosen, Björk, Nick Cave with Kylie Minogue & PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, Clawfinger, Coolio, Jovanotti, House of Pain, Skunk Anansie, Massive Attack, Die Fantastischen Vier, Jimmy Cliff, Fettes Brot, Galliano, Keziah Jones
(July 18 - July 20): Neneh Cherry, Spin Doctors, Simple Minds, Faithless, Run DMC, De La Soul, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Isaac Hayes, David Byrne, Element Of Crime,
Midi Modern Music Festival (Chinese: 迷笛音乐节; pinyin: Mídí Yīnyuè Jié) is China's largest rock music festival. Since its inauguration in 1997 it has been held each year in Beijing during the May holiday (May 1-3), with some breaks in 2003, 2004 and 2008 (all times held in October). The 2008 festival was delayed to October for reasons related to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The festival is hosted by the Beijing Midi School of Music.
The 2006 festival, held in Beijing's Haidian Park, hosted 40-80 thousand visitors, and featured performances by more than 50 bands (including 18 foreign bands, such as Alev, Monokino, Yokohama Music Association, The Wombats, and The Mayflies) performing on four stages (Main Stage, Guitarchina Stage, Mini Midi Stage, and Disco Stage). The artists represented the genres of rock, electro, and DJ. The 2007 festival included UK acts the Crimea, Kava Kava (band), Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, and Soundtrack Of Our Lives.
The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou or FESPACO) is the largest African film festival, held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The festival is the biggest regular cultural event on the African continent and it mostly focuses on the African film and African filmmakers. FESPACO starts two weeks after the last Saturday of February with the opening night in the Stade du 4-Août, which is the national stadium. It is hugely successful.
The festival is for African film industry professionals offering them the chance to establish working relationships, exchange ideas and to promote their work. FESPACO's stated aim is to "contribute to the expansion and development of African cinema as means of expression, education and awareness-raising". Since FESPACO's founding, the festival has attracted visitors from across the continent and beyond.
Created in 1969, the Pan-African film and television festival of Ouagadougou has evolved into an internationally recognized and respected event in not only the African continent but in the world at large. Alimata Salambere, the cultural minister of Burkina Faso
Soundwave is an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. The festival originated in Perth, Western Australia and began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal and punk. The festival has been headlined by Deftones, The Offspring, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Iron Maiden, and System of a Down and Slipknot. Sub-headliners of the festival since its inception include +44, Incubus, Alice in Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Lamb of God, Jane's Addiction, Jimmy Eat World, Queens of the Stone Age, and Slayer. The festival is run and promoted by Soundwave Touring, who also promote tours for bands and musicians each year.
The Soundwave festival originated in Perth, as a smaller festival known as Gravity Soundwave within the Gravity Games. The Gravity Games were held in North Perth along the Swan River, being based mainly on water-based and action sports. The event was sponsored by Vodafone in its first year, with the company reportedly committing one million dollars to the event. Gravity Soundwave provided the music side of the festival, which took place
The Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Powered By BigMachineRecords.com is an annual 400-mile (644 km) NASCAR Sprint Cup points race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event, when first held in 1994, marked the first race other than the Indianapolis 500 to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1916. In its first year, the Brickyard 400 became NASCAR's most-attended event, drawing an estimated crowd of more than 250,000 spectators in 1994. It also pays NASCAR's second-highest purse (second only to the Daytona 500).
The term "Brickyard" is in reference to the nickname historically used for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The course was paved in brick in 1909, and a one-yard strip of brick remains exposed at the start/finish line. From 2005–2009, the race was known as the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, under a naming rights arrangement with Allstate Insurance. In 2011, Big Machine Records became the presenting sponsor. For 2012, Crown Royal signed a multi-year contract to be the title sponsor of the event. The official title will reflect the "Your Name Here" program, (introduced at the Richmond spring race) which
Ruisrock is a rock festival held annually on the island of Ruissalo in Turku, Finland. Ruisrock, founded in 1970, is the second oldest rock festival in Europe and the oldest in Finland. The festival has attracted world-famous artists throughout its lifetime except in the turn of the 2000s (decade), due to the organizer's economic issues. There are plans to expand the festival area, from the five stages currently present.
The festival area is divided into two sections, Niittyalue ("meadow section") and Ranta-alue ("beach section").
In 2005, when the German industrial metal band Rammstein performed at the festival, 71,000 visitors attended the festival. In recent years, the number of visitors has fluctuated around 70,000. However, the all-time record was set in 1971, when there were about 100,000 visitors, with artists such as Canned Heat playing.
The 2009 edition of the festival saw a rise in attendance, when during 3 days there was a total of 92,000 visitors. In 2009, musical acts such as Slipknot, Disturbed, Faith No More, Mew, In Flames, Volbeat, Glasvegas, The Sounds, D'espairsRay, and popular domestic artists including Children of Bodom, HIM, Eppu Normaali, Tehosekoitin played
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America's largest documentary film festival, conference, and market, held annually in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 2012 edition of the Festival ran from April 26 to May 6, and had a record attendance of 165,000 featuring 189 films from 54 countries.
The Hot Docs festival was started in 1993 by the Canadian Independent Film Caucus, now the Documentary Organization of Canada, a national association of independent documentary filmmakers mainly composed of film scholars from York University in Toronto. Much of the festival's success can be credited to the logistical support rendered by scores of volunteers every year.
Each year the festival screens more than 170 documentaries from all around the world. Along with the Canadian and international competitive programs, the festival features The Doc Shop – an international documentary market and the Toronto Documentary Forum. The festival has been instrumental as the documentary industry’s meeting place with more than 2000 delegates attending it. These delegates include the commissioning editors, programers, filmmakers, buyers and distributors from all over the world. Hot Docs
The Houston Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (HGLFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the media arts as a powerful tool for communication and cooperation among diverse communities by presenting films, videos, and programs by, about, or of interest to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community.
Organizations closely associated with movies helped garnish the first HGLFF in 1997. The HGLFF does not use a curator; instead, each venue books its own films from submissions and projects they pursue independently. An advisory board facilitates organization of the films and events – an undertaking that begins almost a year in advance. Striving to make the Festival accessible to the entire population of the greater Houston area, the two-week festival has screenings at Landmark Theatres, Angelika Film Center, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Rice Cinema (at Rice University), DiverseWorks Art Space, and Aurora Picture Show.
The Festival was co-founded by Loris Bradley (formerly of DiverseWorks), Sarah Gish (formerly of Landmark Theatres) and Marian Luntz (still with the Museum of Fine Arts).
In addition to showing feature films, documentaries, and short videos,
Lilith Fair was a concert tour and travelling music festival, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, Nettwerk Music Group's Dan Fraser and Terry McBride, and New York talent agent Marty Diamond. It took place during the summers of 1997 to 1999, and was revived in the summer of 2010. It consisted solely of female solo artists and female-led bands. In its initial 3 years, Lilith Fair raised over $10M for women's charities throughout North America.
In 1996, Canadian Sarah McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters and radio stations that refused to feature two female musicians in a row. Bucking conventional industry wisdom, she booked a successful tour for herself and Paula Cole. At least one of their appearances together — in McLachlan's home town, on September 14, 1996 — went by the name "Lilith Fair" and included performances by McLachlan, Cole, Lisa Loeb and Michelle McAdorey, formerly of Crash Vegas.
The next year, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, taking Lilith from the medieval Jewish legend that Lilith was Adam's first wife.
In 1997, Lilith Fair garnered a $16 million gross, making it the top-grossing of any touring festival. Among all concert tours for
The Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival is a springtime film festival in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been held since the early 1980s. Known as the largest film event in the Upper Midwest, the festival invites numerous films from all corners of the globe, and attracts a large number of independent filmmakers to the Twin Cities over the course of its run. Operating under various names since the 1980s.
The 2012 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival is scheduled for April 12 - May 3, and will include a slate of 250+ films from over 50 countries.
The festival is organized by The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul, a non-profit film-arts organization that operates out of the St. Anthony Main Theatre Complex on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Several other area theaters also participate in the film festival.
Because of the cultural heritage of Minnesota, a significant number of Scandinavian films are usually included. Locally-produced material is also highlighted through a series called Minnesota Made.
A puzzlehunt is a puzzle game where teams compete to solve a series of puzzles at a particular site, in multiple sites and/or via the internet. Groups of puzzles in a puzzle hunt are often connected by a metapuzzle, leading to answers which combine into a final set of solutions. Some famous annual puzzlehunts are:
College puzzlehunts include the aforementioned MIT Mystery Hunt as well as:
Sometimes, the prize for winning a puzzlehunt is to create the next one.
Spirit of Burgas is a summer music festival in the city of Burgas, on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The first edition of the festival took place on 15–17 August 2008 and since then it has significantly grown in popularity, becoming one of the most prominent summer music festivals in Europe.
The premiere edition of the festival featured performers like The Sisters of Mercy and Hot Club de Paris (15 August), Asian Dub Foundation, Pharoahe Monch and Upsurt (16 August), Cradle of Filth, Kosheen and Bonobo on the main stage. Besides the main stage, there were separate dance, music space, rock, DJ and Latino stages presenting well-known and aspiring artists alike. Among the more popular artists on the other stages were Chris Liebing, Andy Cato of Groove Armada, King Roc of Ministry of Sound, Pendulum, Wickeda and Deep Zone Project.
The second edition of Spirit of Burgas took place on 14–16 August 2009, and featured Faith No More, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Crystal Method, Clawfinger, Dreadzone, LTJ Bukem, De Phazz, Sub Focus, Alexander Kowalski, Speedy J, Mario Ranieri, and up and coming Australian alternative rock band The Monicans among others.
Spirit of Burgas is organized on
The Underage Festival is a music festival which takes place in Victoria Park, London. It is open to 13 to under 17 year olds, and only those within this age limit are allowed entry to the festival. In the two years since its creation, the festival has taken place at the beginning of August each year. There are five main stages, the Converse Century Main Stage, the NME Stage, the Topman New Music Stage, the Domino Stage (aptly named the "Domino 15th Anniversary Stage" for the label's 15th anniversary of creation in 2008), and the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage. As well as this, some of the smaller features included the Habbo Dj Tent, the CM Tower Hamlets Music Space Stage, and the Artrocker Signing Tent. 2008's event also included a MySpace bus, where secret sets and interviews with bands took place.
The festival evolved out of a series of club nights held in the Elephant and Castle area of South London, hosted and organised by Sam Kilcoyne, (the teenage son of Barry 7 from Add N to (X) and current member of the band S.C.U.M) after he was refused admission to a Buzzcocks gig due to his age (he was fourteen years old at the time). These grew popular with preteens and teenagers, even
The Argentine Grand Prix (Spanish: Gran Premio de Argentina) was a round of the Formula One championship, held intermittently from 1953 to 1998. Although it is no longer on the Formula One calendar, the race has a long and varied history. Argentine president Juan Perón was the driving force behind the creation of the circuit, after seeing the success of the country's own Juan Manuel Fangio.
Built just outside of Buenos Aires on swampland in 1952, the "Autódromo", as it was known, featured a white archway dedicated to the memory of Admiral Guillermo Brown (William Brown). The circuit opened in March 1952 with the running of the "Perón Cup", which was won by Fangio. In 1953, the Autodrome hosted the first ever Formula One race held outside Europe. The race saw native son Fangio retire his Maserati after 36 laps due to a transmission failure; Alberto Ascari's victory for Ferrari was overshadowed by a stadium accident which killed nine people.
The following year, Fangio did reach the top step of the podium, winning his home Grand Prix on his second attempt; he would go on to win three of the next four Grands Prix in Argentina. In 1958, Stirling Moss took the win, in what would be the
Instances:2012 Melbourne International Film Festival
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an annual film festival held over three weeks in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1951, making it one of the oldest in the World.
MIFF is a member of Melbourne's four major film festivals line up, which also include the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) and Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF).
The current Festival Director is Michelle Carey, and its ambassadors include: actors Eric Bana and Geoffrey Rush, director Fred Schepisi and documentarian Morgan Spurlock.
The 60th festival took place between 22 July and 7 August in 2011.
MIFF is the largest film festival in Australia with approximately 400 films screened from more than 50 different countries, as well as the World's largest showcase of Australian cinema. It is also the most attended film festival in Australia with over 182,000 admissions (2007 estimate). In 2007, it contributed more than A$8 million to the Melbourne economy.
The festival is currently accredited by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Australian Film Institute and British Academy of Film and Television Arts. It is also
Instances:2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. Use of the term "Jazz Fest" can also include the days surrounding the Festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the Festival event weekends.
According to the official Jazz Fest website, "The Festival celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, so the music encompasses every style associated with the city and the state: blues, R&B, gospel music, Cajun music, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk music, Latin, rock, rap music, country music, bluegrass and everything in between. And of course there is lots of jazz, both contemporary and traditional."
Jazz Fest is currently held during the day, between the hours of 11am and 7pm, at the Fair Grounds Race Course, a horse racing track located in historic Mid-City. Each year, it is held on the last weekend of April (Friday-Sunday) and the first weekend of May (Thursday-Sunday). For two years following Hurricane Katrina, the second weekend was Friday through Sunday only, but the Thursday was restored in 2008.
Even more music events
Snowbombing is a popular week-long winter sports and music festival held annually in the spring at the Austrian ski resort of Mayrhofen.
The event has been run since 2000 when it was first held at the French resort of Risoul as an après-ski nightclub promotional exercise started by English promoters from Manchester called Outgoing Ltd. However, since 2005, the Tyrolean resort of Mayrhofen in Austria has hosted the festival which has evolved into Europe's biggest snow and music festival. Originally a DJ and electronic dance music-themed event, live acts were added to the bill in 2008, reflecting the resurgence of indie/rock music. The events format is designed to combine winter sports (primarily snowboarding) with on-piste and après-ski music performances and themed parties in unusual locations, including an igloo village (pictured), a forest clearing, a traditional remote alpine farmstead and an open-air street party.
Artistes who have appeared at Snowbombing include Fatboy Slim, Madness, Pendulum, Magnetic Man, Sub Focus, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Skream & Benga, Mark Ronson, Dizzee Rascal, Dirty Pretty Things, Grandmaster Flash, Foals, 2ManyDJs, The Enemy, Zane Lowe,
Terror Film Festival is an international and independent film festival that showcases films and screenplays in the horror genre of filmmaking. It is located in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. The awards are known as Claw Awards.
The Berlin International Film Festival (German: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951 at the initiative of U.S. Film officer Oscar Martay, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With 274,000 tickets sold and 487,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections, representing a comprehensive array of the cinematic world. Around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick.
The European Film Market (EFM), a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit once a year. The trade fair serves distributors, filmbuyers, producers, financiers and co-production agents. The Berlinale Talent Campus, a week long series of lectures and workshops, gathers young filmmakers from around the globe. It partners with the festival itself and is considered to be a forum for
Fuji Rock Festival is an annual rock festival held in Naeba Ski Resort, in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The 3 day event, organized by Smash Japan, features more than 200 Japanese and international musicians, making it the largest outdoor music event in Japan. In 2005, more than 100,000 people attended the festival.
Fuji Rock Festival is named so because the first event in 1997 was held at the base of Mount Fuji. Since 1999 the festival has been held at the Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa, Niigata.
There are seven main stages and other minor stages scattered throughout the site. The Green stage is the main stage and it has a capacity for almost 50,000 spectators. Other stages include the White Stage, the Red Marquee, Orange Court, and Field of Heaven. The walks between some of the stages can be long, and some of the trails can be hilly, but the walks are beautiful, often taking you through forests and over sparkling streams. Dragondola - the longest gondola lift in the world, carries festival goers up to the top of the mountain overlooking the festival site.
The hub of the site is called Oasis where more than 30 food stalls from around the world gather. The main site closes each night
The All Good Music Festival and Camp Out is a weekend-long event held annually in July. Since its inception in 1997, it has been held at venues along the Mid-Atlantic, including Masontown, West Virginia and locations in Maryland and Virginia. The event is organized by Walther Productions and includes mostly jam and folk acts, though the festival has expanded its musical repertoire to include reggae, hip-hop fusion, bluegrass, funk and rock. The 15th Annual festival was held July 14–17, 2011 on Marvin's Mountain Top in Masontown, West Virginia. The lineup has included artists such as Sound Tribe Sector 9, Furthur, Derek Trucks, Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, The Flaming Lips, Phil Lesh and Friends, Widespread Panic, Umphrey's McGee, The String Cheese Incident, Les Claypool, Ratdog, Moe., Lotus, Bassnectar, Old Crow Medicine Show, The New Deal, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Yonder Mountain String Band, Robert Randolph, Dark Star Orchestra, Leftover Salmon and The Werks.
There are usually three stages at the festival: the main stage, flanked by a smaller stage, and the Grassroots stage located by Shakedown Street. Usually, the two main stages in the concert area operate with no
The Beirut Nights are numbers of events that take place from time to time in Beirut, Lebanon. It's usually active in the summer; however, some other festivals might happen in spring or fall. Beirut Central District has been chosen for many times to hold such occasions whereas others preferred to have their "nights" in exquisite bars and nightclubs. The city is known of its huge crowd from different nationalities participating in these events. Over the years, Beirut witness many concerts or performances that include classical music, dance, theatre, opera, jazz, and modern world music.
Considered to be one of the most tourist-friendly Arabian city capitals, Beirut has attracted many foreigners to visit or even settle in it. It had also caught the eyes of many artists such as Sting, Johnny Hallyday, Mariah Carey, Phil Collins, 50 Cent, Ricky Martin, Mika, Tiësto, David Guetta, Akon, The Pussycat Dolls, Snoop Dogg, Michael Bolton, Sean Kingston, Armin Van Buuren, Inna, Shaggy, Kelly Rowland, Keane, and many other world wide artists. Sabah (singer), Fairuz, Ziad Rahbani and other local and Arabian stars that have been a part of these events.
Many theatre plays have been part of such
The Cairo International Film Festival (Arabic: مهرجان القاهرة السينمائي الدولي) is an annual film festival held in Cairo, Egypt. It was established in 1976 and was the first international film festival held in the Arab world. It is also the only international competitive feature film festival recognized by the FIAPF in the Arab world and Africa, as well as the oldest in this category.
In 1975, after a visit to the Berlin Film Festival the late writer-critic Kamal El Mallakh and a group of like-minded cinema critics wondered why such a world-class festival couldn't take place in Egypt. The country was still riding the crest of Egyptian cinema's golden age and contained a formidable film industry, still the biggest in the Arab world.
The 1976 festival featured around 100 films from 33 countries, with 14 movies from 14 different countries in competition. In an effort to celebrate the best international cinema, the Cairo International Film Festival has proven its daring and versatility year after year and continues to act as a meeting point not only for filmmakers and critics but also for writers, intellectuals and other artists.
The Egyptian Association of Film Writers and Critics
The Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival is an annual short film competition and screening put on by Project Chicago. The festival was founded by Scott Rudolph and Nels Dahlquist. Held annually, this three-day event plays host to more than 150 films (all under 35 minutes) from many countries throughout the world.
In 2004 and 2005 the 3 Penny Cinema, in Chicago's Lincoln Park district, was the main venue. In 2006 REEL Shorts moved to the historic Davis Theatre in Lincoln Square. In 2007, 2009. 2009 Columbia College came on as a presenting sponsor and the festival is to be held at Columbia's Film Row Theatre.
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The Donauinselfest (German for Danube Island Festival) is an annual open-air free music festival happening on Vienna, Austria's Donauinsel. It usually happens in mid-June. Only in 2008, the event happened in September in order to prevent clashing with the European Football Championship, which was co-hosted by Austria.
According to numerous media reports (including Wikinews) the Donauinselfest is Europe's biggest open air event; soon expected to reach the 3 million visitors mark. Some 1500 volunteer assistants and visible police presence help make the Donauinselfest one of the most secure big events.
There are some 21 areas (called "islands" as well) that are normally sponsored by radio stations, newspapers and other companies. These are spread out over a 6.5 kilometer area of the total of 21 kilometer island. Musicians of an extremely broad range of genres perform.
The layout is roughly the same every year, with some stages being removed or added. The musicians also tend to come back every year, or being replaced by other ones that are popular. One is the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, which performs one of its open air concerts on Monday evening after the pop events.
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The Download Festival is a three day rock music festival held annually at Donington Park, England (which hosted Monsters of Rock between 1980 and 1996, and 2002's Ozzfest). It usually takes place in June (although in 2003, the first day of the festival took place on the last day of May). The festival is owned and managed by Live Nation.
The Download Festival was conceived as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals which had been held in at the Donington Park circuit between 1980 and 1996. Rather than run as a single day event Download was initially a two day event, expanding to three days in 2005.
The name Download was chosen for the festival for two reasons. Downloading was a dirty word in the music industry at the time, due to file sharing, and rock is seen as a rebellious genre of music. The organizers faced pressure from the rest of the industry, with some even claiming that the Download Festival would "destroy the music industry". Also Download was to be a Monsters Of Rock for the 21st century and the internet would provide connectivity with its audience.
The 2003 festival tickets had a code on them, which would allow festival goers to download tracks from bands which
Instances:2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival is a film festival held in Palm Springs, California. Originally promoted by Mayor Sonny Bono and then sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation, it started in 1989 and is held annually in January. It is run by the Palm Springs International Film Society, which also runs the Palm Springs International ShortFest, a festival of short films and film market in June.
Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, described the festival as a good place to show foreign-language movies and heralded this festival's ability to spread good word-of-mouth for movies. The event is noted for screening most foreign Oscar nominees. It is also noted for its Award Ceremonies where such actors as Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, Sean Penn, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Hathaway and Leonardo DiCaprio have appeared. In January 2011, the festival's honorees included Ben Affleck and Danny Boyle. The current director of the festival is Darryl Macdonald, long time festival director for the Seattle Film Festival.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring (usually in March) in Austin, Texas, United States. SXSW began in 1987, and has continued to grow in size every year. In 2011, the conference lasted for 10 days, with SXSW Interactive lasting for five, Music for six, and Film running concurrently for nine days.
South by Southwest is run by a company, called SXSW Inc., that plans and executes conferences, trade shows, festivals and other events. In addition to the three main South by Southwest festivals, the company runs two other conferences, both also in Austin: SXSWedu, a conference on educational innovation, since 2011; and SXSW Eco, an environmental conference, also since 2011.
SXSW Music is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 2,000 performers playing in more than 90 venues. SXSW Music offers artist-provided music and video samples of featured artists at each festival via their official YouTube channel.
SXSW Film is a film festival, focusing on new directing talent.
SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology, a focus which has earned the festival a reputation as a
The Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI, English: Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival) is an international festival of independent films organized each year in the month of April, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The festival is managed by the Ministerio de Cultura del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, it is not officially affiliated with FIAPF, but it has become well known internationally.
The festival had its first edition in April 1999 and it was organized by the Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. The festival used important movie theatres, some of them included Hoyts and other more traditional studios, usually non-commercial theatres.
In the first year the festival had 146 guests, among them Francis Ford Coppola, Todd Haynes, Paul Morrissey and others. The festival screened more than 150 national and international films. It had approximately 120,000 spectators.
The following year the event featured more films and other activities were added such as conferences and workshops. With a similar amount of spectators and guests, the festival was permanently added into the Buenos Aires list of cultural events.
The annual CTM Festival (club transmediale) festival is a music and visual arts event held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1999, the festival originally focused on electronic music, but has since evolved to cover a wide range of genres under the banner "festival for adventurous music and related visual arts".
The first CTM Festival was billed as a fusion of electronic music, video, motion graphics and visual art, connecting club culture, contemporary art and academic context. It showcased the Berlin scene in the newly founded Maria am Ostbahnhof club, profiling labels such as the legendary Chain Reaction and Payola as well as the Dutch label Staalplaat. It was founded by Jan Rohlf, Marc Weiser and Lillevän Pobjoy (Rechenzentrum), Remco Schuurbiers and Timm Ringewaldt as a parallel event to the transmediale festival.
Between 2000 and 2005, DISK/CTM (club transmediale) quickly grew into an independent entity held over periods of up to 13 days (2002) with many satellite events around the city of Berlin and outside, including performances and large scale installations. The festival has workshop and panel discussion elements and has become a central spoke of the European and
T in the Park Festival is a major Scottish music festival that has been held annually since 1994. It is named after its main sponsor, the brewing company Tennents. It was originally held at Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire but since 1997 has been held at a disused airfield in Balado, Kinross-shire. T in the Park was originally a two-day festival but since 2007 has taken place over three days, and introduced in 2008 was the chance to upgrade a weekend camping ticket to allow camping access on the Thursday - the day before any musicians perform. The festival is promoted by DF Concerts.
As well as the seven main music stages, there are large camping areas to cater for the majority of festival-goers who stay for the duration of the event. There are also various concession stalls and shops provided, as well as other attractions, such as a large funfair, complete with Big Wheel.
The 2012 festival took place on 6–8 July 2012. Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses, and Kasabian were the headliners.
The 2013 festival will take place on 11-14 July 2013. It will be the 20th Anniversary #T20.
Acts appearing in the opening year included Primal Scream, Oasis, Crash Test Dummies, Blur, Manic Street
Arvika Festival (Swedish: Arvikafestivalen) was an annual music festival held in Arvika, Sweden. It took place during three days in the middle of July, from Thursday to Saturday, with camping available from the beginning of the week. The non-profit association "Galaxen" (Swedish for "The Galaxy") arranged the festival.
Since the nineties, the festival had built up a tradition of booking many big synth-pop bands. This was initially an unintended side effect: for the first festival in 1992 the arrangers had booked Cat Rapes Dog, Pouppée Fabrikk and S.P.O.C.K. and about 50% of the audience that showed up was actually mostly interested in these bands since no other festival booked many synth acts. However, along with the synth bands, internationally and nationally famous rock and pop acts visit the festival every year, attracting people not only interested in synth pop.
In 2006, somewhere between 15000 and 16000 people visited the festival, breaking a new record in ticket sales, and confirming the festival's spot as one of the big ones in Sweden. In 2009 the total number of tickets sold were 22500 including all three-day and one-day passes.
Some of the most famous bands that have
The Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona is an annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race at Daytona International Speedway. First held in 1959, the event consists of 160 laps, 400 miles (640 km), and is the second major stock car event held at Daytona on the Sprint Cup circuit, with the other being the Daytona 500. Since 1988, the race has been held on the first Saturday of July, close to the United States' Independence Day. In 1998, it became the first restrictor plate and Daytona race to be held at night.
A ten year contract, starting in 2008 between Atlanta-based Coca-Cola and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), made Coke the official soft drink, official sparkling beverage and official water for ten of ISC's operated motorsports facilities and the Daytona 500. The company replaced Pepsi-Cola, a 19 year race sponsorship, to showcase Coke Zero as the race's title brand through 2018.
The event is recently known for its close finishes, posting a (.154 ds) margin of victory in its last 21 races including the T-4th closest margin of victory in Sprint Cup history at (.005 ms); high speed high-density crashes under the lights, and a broad display of fireworks during
The Festival Interceltique de Lorient (fr) or Gouelioù Etrekeltiek An Oriant (br) was founded in Lorient, Brittany in 1971 by Polig Montjarret. This annual gathering takes place in the heart of the city every August and features Celtic traditional, classical, folk, jazz and rock musicians, singers, dancers, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.
They come from Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, Cape Breton Island, Galicia, Asturias, and the entire Celtic diaspora.
The main festival sites are located throughout the city. The more formal events take place at the Palais des Congrès, Grand Théâtre or Église Saint Louis. The larger events take place at the Parc du Moustoir (the home of Lorient Football Club which can hold up to 10000 spectators), the Port de Pêche or in grand marquees.
The festival begins with the Cotriade (fr) or Kaoteriad (br), a traditional Breton seafood supper, which takes place in the Port de Pêche (fr) or Porzh Pesketa (br) harbour district accompanied by sea shanties and traditional Breton marine music.
On Sunday morning the spectacular Grand Parade of Celtic Nations takes place with over 3500 musicians, singers,
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Olympic Committee. Medals are awarded in each event, with gold medals for first place, silver for second and bronze for third, a tradition that started in 1904. The Winter Olympics were also created due to the success of the Summer Olympics.
The Olympics have increased from a 42-event competition with fewer than 250 male athletes from 14 nations to a 300-event sporting celebration with over 10,000 competitors from 205 nations. Organizers for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing expected approximately 10,500 athletes to take part in the 302 events on the program for the games.
The United States has hosted four Summer Olympic Games, more than any other nation. The United Kingdom hosted the 2012 Olympic games, its third Summer Olympic Games, in its capital London, making London the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times. Australia, France, Germany and Greece have all hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice. Other countries that have hosted the Summer Olympics are Belgium, China, Canada, Finland,
The Utah Pride Festival is a festival held in downtown Salt Lake City in June, celebrating Utah's diversity and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations. The event is a program of The Utah Pride Center. It includes the state’s second-largest parade. In 2004 an estimated 50,000 people attended, the largest since the festival began in 1977 when the "Salt Lake Coalition for Human Rights" sponsored a three-day conference. Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons (then called "Gay Mormons United") was founded during this conference, on June 11, 1977. The 1978 keynote speakers were David Kopay, the first NFL player to come out of the closet, and Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, an ex-Mormon who was the first out gay person ever to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.
In 1988 SLGCC (Salt Lake Gay Community Center) incorporated and became Gay and Lesbian Community Council of Utah
The First ever Pride Parade was started in 1990 and included a procession of nearly 200. In 1991 The Utah Stonewall Center opened and Pride festivities moved to the Salt Lake County Fairgrounds in Murray, Utah. 1991 saw the start of the Pride Day Art Expo and Competition that awarded the Lesbian and Gay
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a summer folk music festival held in Birds Hill Provincial Park, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It features a variety of folk artists from around the world, as well as a number of local artists.
Begun by Mitch Podolak, Colin Gorrie and Ava Kobrinsky in 1974 as a celebration of Winnipeg's centennial, the Winnipeg Folk Festival has grown into a world-class event that attracts crowds of 70,000 over five days each year. The festival is held over the second weekend of July, beginning on Wednesday night and running through Sunday night.
There is a large variety of music to be experienced each year, including bluegrass, Celtic, world, blues, roots, Indie folk, Americana, folk rock, gospel, old time, French Canadian, contemporary singer-songwriters, and children's performers.
A diverse Food Village offers a large variety of cuisine with an emphasis on local, organic and fair trade ingredients. All meals are served on reusable plates, diverting over 100,000 paper plates from landfills each year. The Hand-Made Village celebrates the long-standing history that folk art and crafts share with folk music festivals and features artisans from all over Canada and
The MIT Mystery Hunt is an annual puzzlehunt competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As one of the oldest and most complex puzzlehunts in the world, it attracts roughly 40 teams and 2,000 contestants annually, in teams of 5 to 150 people. It has inspired similar competitions at Microsoft, Stanford University, Melbourne University, University of Limerick, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as in the Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, DC, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio metropolitan areas. Because the puzzle solutions require knowledge of esoteric and eclectic topics, the hunt is often fused with popular stereotypes of MIT students.
The hunt begins at noon on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day when the teams assemble in the lobby of Building 7 to receive the first puzzles. It concludes with a runaround to find a "coin" hidden on MIT's campus. Each puzzlehunt is created and organized by the winning team of the previous year, which can lead to substantial differences in the rules and structure. While early hunts involved a few dozen linear puzzles, recent hunts have increased in complexity, some involving as many as 130
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Ann Arbor in the U.S. state of Michigan. Established in 1963, it is the third-oldest film festival in North America (after the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 1953; and the San Francisco International Film Festival, 1957); and the oldest experimental film festival. It has become one of the premier film festivals for independent and, especially, experimental filmmakers to showcase their work. Now in its 49th year, the Ann Arbor Film Festival attracts over 2,500 entries from filmmakers in more than 60 countries, and distributes over $18,000 in cash awards. As a pioneer of the traveling festival concept in 1964, each year the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour continues to present a collection of short films at more than 30 art house theaters, universities, galleries and cinematheques throughout the world.
Created as an alternative to commercial cinema, the annual week-long festival remains true to its original mission of promoting film as an art form. The Ann Arbor Film Festival also fosters the growth of emerging and established film and video makers. The festival is open to film and video of all lengths and
Filmörnen (the Golden Eagle) is a Swedish short films festival held annually in September by Värmlands Filmförbund. The festival was founded in 1978 by Erik Fasth and Kjell Bergström. Since 1998 it has been held in the Film i Värmland regional film center in Sweden.
The purpose of the festival is to give local filmmakers in the Provinces of Värmland a public forum for their work.
The highest honor awarded is the Filmörnen or in English Golden Eagle-Award.
Filmörnen (the Golden Eagle-Award) is the 1st prize, awarded in many categories.
Folklorama is an event that runs for two weeks each August in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Visitors to the festival are invited to sample exotic cuisine and celebrate the cultural and ethnic heritage of people from dozens of countries who have made Winnipeg their home. Folklorama is the world's largest and longest-running multicultural festival.
Each country has an assigned venue, known as a pavilion. Typically there are 40 to 45 pavilions presented throughout the city, with half operating in week one and half in week two of the festival. Each pavilion presents a show featuring the song and dance of their culture, along with trademark ethnic cuisine and a cultural display. Some pavilions also incorporate additional services such as henna tattoo application, and some have late night parties. Most pavilions provide imported alcohol from their feature country.
Folklorama provides exposure to cultural groups and brings in thousands of tourists each year, adding to the city's economy. It is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the world (acknowledged by the International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art, also known as CIOFF). The Folk Arts
The French Grand Prix (1906-1967: Grand Prix de l'ACF, 1968-2008: Grand Prix de France) is a race held as part of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile's annual Formula One automobile racing championships. The last race was held in 2008, but the event is scheduled to return in 2013.
Grand Prix motor racing originated in France and the French Grand Prix, open to international competition, is the oldest Grand Prix race, first run on 26 June 1906 under the auspices of the Automobile Club de France in Sarthe, with a starting field of 32 automobiles.
The first World Championships were organized in 1925 with the French Grand Prix, the Italian Grand Prix, the Belgian Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. The French Grand Prix was part of the Formula One championships from their inception in 1950 until 2008. It was designated the European Grand Prix four times between 1924 and 1966, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe.
The race has been held at various racetracks throughout France, such as the Autodrome de Montlhéry. Since 1991 its permanent home was the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. The move to Magny-Cours was an attempt to
Instances:2009 Locarno International Film Festival
The Film Festival Locarno is an international film festival held annually in August in the city of Locarno, Switzerland since 1946. After Cannes and Venice and together with Karlovy Vary, Locarno is the Film Festival with the longest history. The main feature of the festival is the open-air screening space in the astonishing Piazza Grande, with room for over 8,000 spectators, and with one of the largest open air screens in the world (26x14 metres).
The top prize of the Festival is the Golden Leopard awarded to the best film in the international competition. Other awards include the Leopard of Honour for outstanding career achievements, and the Prix du Public UBS, the public choice award.
The Locarno Film Festival is well known worldwide to be a festival of discovery. Throughout its history the festival has discovered new trends and launched the career of numerous directors and actors. Although the festival aims at the films, rather than at stars and glamour, several well-known personalities of the international film industry have been to the Locarno International Film Festival in recent years. To name just a few: Willem Dafoe, Terry Gilliam, Anthony Hopkins, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas
The Ottawa Fringe Festival, founded in 1997, is a celebration of the non-mainstream ("fringe") performing arts. Held indoors and out, it is a ten-day (two-weekend) event, held in June.
Performances all take place in downtown Ottawa. Three of the regular stages are located at the University of Ottawa, including Alumni Auditorium, Studio Léonard-Beaulne, and Academic Hall. Two others are located at Arts Court: Arts Court Theatre and Arts Court Library. The venues are all within walking distance of one another.
Throughout the festival, a Courtyard is set up just outside of Arts Court to provide refreshment and a location for mingling with the artists.
Most Fringe performances are plays, and most last an hour or less, though since 2009, a limited number of 90 minute spots have been available. The content of the plays varies since acceptance to the festival is by lottery, and the shows are not juried in any way. Because Ottawa is a bilingual city, both English and French productions are presented at the Fringe, though a small number of productions in past years have been bilingual.
Each patron must purchase a $2 Fringe Pin, which is valid for the entire festival. No admittance will be
Ozzfest is an annual festival tour of the United States (and in sometimes Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. It was founded by Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne, both of whom also organize each yearly tour with their son Jack Osbourne. The Ozzfest tour has featured bands of a variety of genres within heavy metal and hard rock, including alternative metal, thrash metal, industrial metal, metalcore, hardcore punk, deathcore, nu metal, death metal, post-hardcore, gothic metal and black metal. Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath have played the tour several times over the years.
The festival was created in 1996 by Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, when organizers of musical festival Lollapalooza refused to let Ozzy Osbourne join the tour. The tour was well-received, which prompted the festival to become a yearly occurrence.
The first Ozzfest was not a national tour, but rather a two-day festival held in Phoenix, Arizona and Devore, California on October 25 and 26th, 1996 respectively.
In 1997, there were large protests outside of the festival to cancel Marilyn Manson's performance. However, no dates were cancelled.
Primavera Sound, or simply Primavera, is an annual music festival which takes place in Barcelona, Spain in late May and, in some years, early June. It is held within the Parc del Fòrum leisure site—located approximately 6 km north east from the center of Barcelona—in the Diagonal Mar area of the Sant Martí district, by the coast of the Balearic Sea. It is one of the largest music festivals in the country, with an attendance rate of more than 100,000 over the course of the event in 2010.
The festival is noted for its eclectic lineup, focus on independent music, and as a showcase for newly established international and domestic acts. The range of musical genres include alternative, indie, electronic, pop, hip hop, dance, folk, jazz, metal, and experimental music. Notable acts that have performed at previous editions include Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, Primal Scream, New Order, Iggy and the Stooges, Lou Reed, Motörhead, Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, Neil Young, Pavement and Pet Shop Boys among the headlining acts.
The 2011 festival featured Pulp, Grinderman, The Flaming Lips and The National.
From 2001 to 2009 the event was titled Estrella Damm
The Spanish Grand Prix (Spanish: Gran Premio de España, Catalan: Gran Premi d'Espanya) is a Formula One race, that as of 2013, will alternate every year between the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona and the Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia, Spain.
The first Spanish Grand Prix in 1913 was not actually run to the Grand Prix formula of the day, but to touring car rules, taking place on a 300-kilometre road circuit at Guadarrama, near Madrid, on the road to Valladolid.
Motor racing events had taken place in Spain prior to that - the most notable among them being the Catalan Cup of 1908 and 1909, on roads around Sitges, near Barcelona. Both of these events were won by Jules Goux, establishing a strong racing tradition in Catalonia, which has continued to this day. This enthusiasm for racing led to the plan to build a permanent track at Sitges - a 2-kilometre (1.2 mi) oval which became known as Sitges-Terramar, and was the site of the 1923 Spanish Grand Prix.
After this first race, the track fell into financial difficulties, and the organisers had to look for another venue. In 1926, the Spanish Grand Prix moved to Circuito Lasarte on the northern coast, home of the main race in Spain
The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that, as of 2013, is held in five Australian cities: Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. The festival was also held in Auckland, New Zealand up to and including 2012.
The festival is usually held in late January each year. It debuted on the 1992 Australia Day public holiday in Sydney and expanded to Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth by the following year. The Gold Coast and Auckland were added to the schedule in 1994. As of 2003, it has featured seven or eight stages (depending on the venue) accommodating popular contemporary rock music, electronic music, mainstream international acts and local acts. It is produced by Creative Festival Entertainment, an Australian based partnership between Ken West and C3 Presents.
The festival began in 1992 as a Sydney-only show with Violent Femmes as the headline act, along with Nirvana and a range of other foreign and local alternative music acts playing at the Hordern Pavilion. In the months preceding the event, Nirvana's Nevermind was released and became an international smash hit, therefore guaranteeing the success of the festival. In 1993, the festival was extended to include
Cologne Pride or Cologne Gay Pride (formerly: Christopher Street Day Cologne) is one of the largest gay and lesbian organized event in Germany and one of the biggest in Europe. Its origin is to celebrate the pride in Gay and Lesbian Culture.
Cologne Gay Pride is made of a large city Gay pride parade, and a week of a number of festivals, parties and political forums. The parade and festivals are comparable to carnival celebrations and the political motivation of the event did achieve a lot in equal rights and gay rights.
Cologne Gay Pride takes place annually in Cologne, Germany. Events in recent years had over 1 million participants.
Cologne Gay Pride started during the 1980s as a small Christopher Street Day named for the Stonewall riots on Christopher Street in New York City. Within a liberal political culture in former West Germany the Christopher Street Day grew into one of the biggest celebration events in Germany. Education and support for AIDS became an important aspect during recent years. In 2002 Cologne Pride was also Europride a joint European event.
Nature One is one of the largest European open air Electronic music festivals, featuring many renowned DJs from Germany and all over the world. In significance it is not as big as Mayday nor as old, having started 3 years later than the Mayday festival. However attendance has surpassed the Mayday, even when one takes into account that the Mayday only lasts one evening, while the Nature One has 2 main evenings with additional smaller events from Thursday till Sunday.
Unlike Love Parade, Nature One costs an admission of approximately 70 Euros (2010). But unlike the love parade, the only real damage to nature occurs by the trampling of the grass on the bunker hills and the fields used for camping (the crops have always been harvested by the time the festival starts).
As a special attraction there is a fireworks display on Saturday evening.
The festival lasts for one long weekend each year always on the first weekend of August.
In 2004 the festival had an attendance of roughly 53,000, with over 40,000 using the nearby fields for camping over the weekend (officially allowed and organized by the Nature One staff).
The camping ground has always been the second festival, with many hobby
The Parade of the Lost Souls is organised by the Public Dreams Society and takes place in East Vancouver's Commercial Drive area. It occurs the Saturday closest to Halloween. Though an annual event, it did not occur in 2005 due to logistical concerns.
The Grandview-Woodland community participates in the decoration and clean-up of the event, sometimes blurring the line between performer, volunteer, and spectator. Participants often dress in costume, bring lanterns, and build shrines in Grandview Park.
The festival is sometimes confused with the Public Dreams Society's other well-known event, Illuminares.
Pinkpop Festival, or Pinkpop for short, is a festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. It is held annually on the Pentecost weekend (Pinksteren in Dutch, hence the name). In 1970, the first festival took place in Geleen, now part of municipality Sittard-Geleen and was held on the Monday following that weekend.
Today, Pinkpop is a 3 day festival, from Saturday to Monday, and visited by approximately 60,000 people a day with performances on 3 separate stages. In 35 years, 1.5 million people have attended Pinkpop. More than 500 musical acts have played at the festival.
In 1994 (the 25th edition), it was decided to sell only 60,000 tickets, to prevent overcrowding due to the popularity of the festival. In 1995, it was made into a 2-day festival. Two years later, in 1997, this was further expanded to three days.
2007 saw a spin-off, later in the year, on 11 August, called Pinkpop Classic, for an older rock audience, with bands that previously performed there in past decades.
In 2008 Pinkpop was for the first time in its history, not held on Pentecost weekend which fell too early that year for the convenience of fans and performers alike.
The name consists of two parts. 'Pink' comes from
Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. Paranormal Activity was discovered and premiered at the festival in 2007. Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the "Sundance of Horror".
Previously held at Grauman's Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the festival is now held annually at the prestigious Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 in Los Angeles.
Screamfest premieres and showcases new work from American and international independent horror filmmakers. Many of the filmmakers have garnered distribution and representation as a result of the festival. Screamfest launches careers.
Film entries are accepted in the categories of Best Feature, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Special Effects and Musical Score. In addition, there are special categories for Best Animation, Best Short, Best Documentary and Best Student Film.
Rachel Belofsky (Festival Director/Founder)
Prior to creating Screamfest, Rachel Belofsky formed her production company Candy Heart Productions, LLC in the Fall of 1999. In the Spring of 2000, Rachel produced the multiple award winning women in racing documentary Fast Women. It aired
The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is a music festival held every two years in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for all people interested in historical music performance.
It was founded in 1980 by a group of musicians interested in promoting historical performance in the United States and abroad. Since then, BEMF has promoted early music through a variety of diverse programs and activities, including an annual concert series that brings the early music’s brightest stars to the Boston concert stage, and the biennial week-long Festival and Exhibition. Through these programs, BEMF has earned its place as North America’s primary presenting organization for conservators and performers of music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.
At each Festival, concerts are presented every day from morning until late at night. Concerts are given by a remarkable array of established luminaries and rising stars in the field of early music worldwide. BEMF concerts also allow for unique, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and programs by the spectacular array of talent assembled for the Festival week’s events. In addition, there are many scheduled Fringe concerts and events,
The Brazilian Grand Prix (Portuguese: Grande Prêmio do Brasil) is a Formula One championship race which occurs at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos, a district in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
A Brazilian Grand Prix was first held at Interlagos in São Paulo in 1972, although it was not part of the Formula One World Championship. The following year, however, the race was first included in the official calendar. In 1978 the Brazilian Grand Prix moved to Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro, briefly returning to Interlagos for the next two seasons before becoming the sole host from 1981 onwards, due to safety concerns with the 5-mile Interlagos circuit and the slums of São Paulo being at odds with the glamorous image of Formula One. During the 1980s at Jacarepaguá most of the races were held in hot temperatures and were from a physical standpoint extremely brutal; most drivers who won the race on the very demanding circuit at Rio often finished in a state of exhaustion. 1989 was the last race at Jacarepaguá, this race was won by British driver Nigel Mansell in his Ferrari, the first Grand Prix won by a car with a semi-automatic gearbox. In 1990 the Grand Prix returned to a
Moscow Pride (Russian Московский Гей-Прайд, Moscow Gay Pride) is a demonstration of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered persons (LGBT). It was intended to take place in May annually since 2006 in the Russian capital Moscow, but has been regularly banned by Moscow City Hall, headed by Mayor Yuri Luzhkov until 2010. The demonstrations in 2006, 2007, and 2008 were all accompanied by homophobic attacks, which was avoided in 2009 by moving the site of the demonstration in the last minute. The organizers of all of the demonstrations were Nikolai Alekseev and the Russian LGBT Human Rights Project Gayrussia.ru. In June 2012, Moscow courts enacted a hundred-year ban on gay pride parades.
The 2006 Moscow Pride was banned by the authorities. The Moscow Mayor's chief of security, Nikolai Kulikov, stated in an interview on Echo Moskvy, a radio station, that the Gay Pride conference and festival would be banned because of the negative views of the Russian population towards it: "all public expressions [by gays and lesbians] must be banned [...] They violate our rights. We have our traditions, lots of religious groups told us that they were against this gay pride." The chief mufti of
The Ottawa Bluesfest is an annual outdoor music festival that takes place each July in downtown Ottawa, Canada. While mainly focused on blues at the start, the festival has increasingly showcased mainstream pop and rock acts in recent years. The Bluesfest has become the largest blues festival in Canada and the second largest in North America.
Since its inception, the festival has been managed by executive and artistic director Mark Monahan. Over the years a small group of full-time employees has been added, including director of sponsorship, Nathalie Laperrière (1999) and director of communications, AJ Sauve (2000). Current director of operations, Mike Rouleau, was added in 2004 and director of volunteer services Tammy Parent in 2006. In 2008 William Yap joined the team as accounting coordinator and current marketing director Allison Shalla was hired in 2009 as marketing coordinator. Janessa Doyle was hired as accounting assistant in 2010, and Catherine Côté is currently the artist liaison in the programming department.
In 2002, the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest won the Best Event Award from the Ottawa Tourism and Convention Authority and in 2003 the organization received the Keeping the
The Fremont Solstice Parade is an annual event produced by the Fremont Arts Council (FAC), an organization that supports the arts and artists in and around the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Started in 1989 by Barbara Luecke and Peter Toms, the parade quickly grew to tens of thousands of spectators and hundreds of participants. The parade kicks off the Fremont Fair, a benefit for Solid Ground (originally known as the Fremont Public Association). On January 29, 2010, Solid Ground announced that it is turning over ownership of the fair to the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.
The pageant, a large-scale community play using over a hundred dancers, musicians and giant puppets, follows the parade at the end of the parade route at Gas Works Park. Admission to the fair is free but donations (advertised to end poverty, and donated to the Fremont Public Association) are encouraged. The parade is famous for its wild and creative floats and ensembles and for the Solstice Cyclists who strip down before the parade and paint their bodies who unofficially start the parade every year.
The latest fair took place on June 16 and 17, 2012.
The event distinguishes itself from other mainstream
Summer Sundae (also called the Summer Sundae Weekender) is an annual music festival held in Leicester, England which focuses on indie, alternative, and local music. The festival began as a one-dayer in 2001 and has grown year on year since then, adding first one and then two campsites, and now involves five stages.
It is hosted by the city's De Montfort Hall, both in the hall itself, and over four outdoor stages in the hall's grounds, and including part of Victoria Park. A section of the park is fenced off for camping during the weekend of the festival. The festival was formerly sponsored in part by the digital radio station BBC 6 Music, which in return had exclusive broadcasting rights. The festival usually takes place in August and has grown from two stages to five over the course of six years. In 2005 the festival welcomed over 70 artists, both well-known and established bands, and local bands from around the East Midlands. This extended to over 100 bands, and the first ever sold-out festival in 2006.
The festival is run over five stages: The Outside Stage is by far the largest and hosts the bigger bands, in conjunction with the Indoor Stage, the main auditorium of the De
The Great Escape was a music festival held at Newington Armory, located within Sydney Olympic Park that took place in 2006 and 2007. Initially held over the Easter long weekend for the first two events, in 2008 it was announced the festival would take place on the Labour Day weekend, however the event was cancelled 2 months from the date due to poor ticket sales . It evolved from the 2005 Cockatoo Island Music Festival. The music and other attractions run over three full days (Good Friday to Easter Sunday in 2006-07), with some patrons camping from Thursday evening to Monday morning. Punters could attend either for the full weekend camping, purchase a 3 day pass and commute each day or attend a single day. Many acts also played the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival the same weekend, however The Great Escape line-up is more diverse featuring pop, hip hop, electronic and rock acts that would not fit into a Blues and Roots line-up. In addition to musical acts, there is also a wide range of other features such as comedy acts, bingo and trivia, conspiracy theory talks and yoga. There is no immediate future for the Great Escape at this point, but organisers are confident it will be
The Cambridge Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the UK. The festival historically took place during early July, but now takes place annually during September (13–-23 in 2012) in Cambridge.
Established in 1977 and re-launched in 2001, the Cambridge Film Festival is renowned for showing an international selection of films that have debuted at category ‘A’ film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival, alongside a broad range of specialist interest sidebars. The Festival is also notable for its accessibility – all films are open to the public to watch.
Typically in recent years the sidebars have included an older archive retrospective and a more recent independent section. For example in 2005 the Festival showed a retrospective of the works of Soviet documentary maker Dziga Vertov alongside a season of a Studio Ghibli films.
The Festival takes place in Cambridge’s three-screened Arts Picturehouse, a local arts cinema run by City Screen. Since 2005 the Festival has expanded to other venues in addition, which have included the nearby Cambridge Cineworld multiplex, arts venue The Junction, and Sawston Cinema. Some special outdoor
Extravaganza is an annual free campus music festival held at the University of California, Santa Barbara that began in 1979 and has been held every year since 1989. It takes place towards the end of spring quarter and is funded by a student lock-in fee. The event is planned, promoted, and run by the Associated Students Program Board.
Extravaganza is held in Harder Stadium and draws thousands of students and out of town visitors every year. Non-UCSB students may no longer attend the 2011 show, unlike previous years. The stage occupies the north end of the field while booths for student groups, sponsors, and activities line the sides. Attendees must comply with a mandatory pat down and bag search (carried out by Community Service Organization officers) before entering the stadium.
Extravaganza began as a small showcase for local bands and has since expanded to feature well-known acts.
Extravaganza used to feature two stages, but this practice was ended in 2005 due to a decision to downsize the number of bands in favor of bigger-name acts. However, the first performer remains a local act, usually chosen through a Battle of the Bands.
May 16, 2009 was Extravaganza's 30th anniversary.
Sasquatch! Music Festival is a music festival held annually at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. It is presented by the House of Blues. There is an emphasis on indie rock bands and singer-songwriters, although there are also alternative rock, hip hop and comedy acts. The festival features five separate stages (Sasquatch! Main Stage, Bigfoot Stage, Banana Shack, Yeti Stage & the newly added in 2012 Maine Stage).
The Sasquatch! Music Festival was founded in 2002 by Pacific Northwest-based concert promoter Adam Zacks. Prior to the inception of the festival, Zacks booked and managed shows at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. After moving to Seattle, Washington to be closer to friends and family, Zacks began considering the creation of a music festival in the Pacific Northwest. In an interview with Seattle Weekly in September 2007, Zacks described the birth of Sasquatch!:
Sasquatch was an idea born on a hunch that there was untapped demand for a certain kind of festival that catered to the eclectic tastes of music enthusiasts. It started in 2002, which was shortly after a number of the touring festivals (Lollapalooza, Lilith, Horde) had petered out and the beginning
The South African Grand Prix was first run as a Grand Prix motor racing handicap race in 1934 at the Prince George Circuit at East London, Eastern Cape Province. It drew top drivers from Europe including Bernd Rosemeyer, Richard "Dick" Seaman, Richard Shuttleworth and the 1939 winner Luigi Villoresi.
World War II brought an end to the race, but it was revived in 1960 as part of the Formula One circuit, entering the World Championship calendar two years later. It was a popular F1 event, but racing was put on hiatus there right after the controversial 1985 race due to the policy of apartheid.
Following the end of apartheid in 1991, two further races were held in 1992 and 1993.
The first South African F1 race was held on December 29, 1962 at the East London track. It was held there again in 1963 and 1965. In 1967, the race was moved to Kyalami, where it would remain as long as the South African Grand Prix was on the official Formula One calendar. A total of 23 F1 Grands Prix were held between 1962, and the final event in 1993.
This was the location of one of the most gruesome crashes in history, as Tom Pryce was killed when he hit and killed track marshal Jansen Van Vuuren at full
The Proms, more formally known as The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Founded in 1895, each season currently consists of more than 70 concerts in the Albert Hall, a series of chamber concerts at Cadogan Hall, additional Proms in the Park events across the United Kingdom on the last night, and associated educational and children's events. In 2009 the total number of concerts reached 100 for the first time. In the context of classical music festivals, Jiří Bělohlávek has described the Proms as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival".
Prom is short for promenade concert, a term which originally referred to outdoor concerts in London's pleasure gardens, where the audience was free to stroll around while the orchestra was playing. In fact this tradition has been revived in parks and stately homes around the UK at promenade concerts such as the Battle Proms. In the context of the BBC Proms Promming now refers to the use of the standing areas inside the hall (the arena and
The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is an annual alternative theatre festival held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is the currently held over twelve days (except in 2005, when it reverted to 11 to avoid a conflict with the Winnipeg Folk Festival), and it is common for a small number of shows to be held over past the festival's official end date. The most recent Winnipeg Fringe ran from July 18 to 29, 2012.
Founded in 1988 by the Manitoba Theatre Centre under the directorship of Rick McNair, it is one of Winnipeg's most popular cultural events. The executive producer is currently Chuck McEwen, former director of the Toronto Fringe Festival. The festival takes place in various venues throughout Winnipeg's historic Exchange District. In recent years, total attendance has generally been around or just under 150,000, with paid attendance usually around 30% of that figure (in contrast to less than 10% for some other similar festivals). It features many local groups who may not otherwise have the opportunity to reach an audience, as well as others from all over the globe; for example, the 2005 festival featured performers from France, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and South Africa as well as
The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (French: Festival de la musique et des arts Oshéaga) is a multi-day indie music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène every summer. The 2006 festival attracted a crowd of around 25,000 people. The second edition was held on September 8 and 9, 2007. The 2009 edition was held on July 30 - August 2 with Coldplay headlining as part of their Viva la Vida Tour.
Artists who played at the inaugural Osheaga Festival include Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dinosaur Jr., k-os, Metric, Damian Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce, Wolf Parade, Bedouin Soundclash, Joseph Arthur, Malajube, Lady Sovereign, Kid Koala, Starsailor, Islands, Amon Tobin, Bell Orchestre, Think About Life, Duchess Says, Final Fantasy, The Hidden Cameras, Tokyo Police Club, The Stills, Ben Lee, James Chance and the Contortions, Brazilian Girls, Percy Farm, Patrick Watson, We Are Wolves and Land of Talk.
The 2007 lineup included The Smashing Pumpkins, Bloc Party, Interpol, Damien Rice, Arctic Monkeys, Gotan Project, Leslie Feist, Stars, Amy Winehouse, M.I.A., Paolo Nutini,
The Carthage Film Festival is a biannual October film festival hosted by the government of Tunisia. It alternates with the Damascus International Film Festival.
On a conception of the filmmaker Tahar Cheriaa, the festival was created in 1966 by the Tunisian Minister of Culture to showcase films from the Maghreb, Africa, and the Middle East. In order to be eligible for competition, a film must have a director of African or Middle Eastern nationality, and have been produced at least two years before entry.
Its grand prize is the Tanit d'or, or "Golden Tanit," named for the lunar goddess of ancient Carthage; the award is in the shape of her symbol, a trapezium sumrounted by a horizontal line and a circle.
Previous winners of the Tanit d'or Award include:
Previous winners of the Tanitd'bronze Award include:
Day of Darkness is the original name of Ireland's D.O.D. Festival. It happens annually in Ballylinan since 2002 as a metal music festival.
The 2002 line-up was headlined by Primordial and was enough of a success to be run for a second year in 2003. Numbers however dwindled that year and a number of changes were implemented before the festival's third running in 2004. The addition of international bands Dismember and Ancient Rites among other factors led to an increased attendance that year.
In 2005, the festival was moved to the first week in July and has been held on the same weekend each year since. In 2006 a second day was added to the festival and camping tickets were introduced.
The festival is easily Ireland's largest independently run heavy metal festival hosting more bands, attracting more fans and being the only Irish metal festival to include its own campsite.
The festival was neither held in 2009 nor in 2010.
Eve of Darkness Warm-up Show
+ Special tribute to Bathory featuring members from Primordial, Sol Axis, Geasa, and Kingdom
One World (Czech: Jeden Svět) is the biggest human rights film festival in the world, held annually in Prague and other cities of the Czech Republic. Established in 1999 by Igor Blaževič and the Czech NGO People in Need, the One World Festival presents over 100 documentary films during nine days in Spring from around the world. It is a founding member of the Human Rights Film Network, which brings together 33 festivals around the world.
In 2006, the festival received a Special Mention from UNESCO for its contribution to human rights and peace education. Three years later, in 2009, One World published a handbook entitled Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival, which offers practical advice as well as case studies of prominent human rights events.
In 2011, the One World Festival was in its 13th year and took place from 8 – 17 March, presenting 104 documentaries from more than 40 countries around the world. The festival seeks to promote the best quality documentary films on social and political issues. Furthermore, it have been held in 33 other towns and cities throughout the Czech Republic. A selection of One World films is also presented in Brussels. One World is held under the
Tennent's Vital is an annual music festival in Northern Ireland. It was first held near Botanic Gardens in 2002 then later moved to Ormeau Park in 2007, both of these venues were in Belfast. The festival had taken a noticeable undesired hiatus between 2008–2010 and is to return in August 2011 at Ward Park in Bangor due to success of Ward Park as a venue for Snow Patrol's homecoming gig in 2010 which drew in an estimate crowd of 40,000. Sponsored by C&C Group plc and MCD Productions it has been confirmed that the festival is set to return in 2012 and 2013. Notable headliners throughout the years have included Kasabian, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, Ash, The Streets, Primal Scream and Eminem.
On 8 February, Vital announced that they would be running "Tennent's Untapped", a platform to give rising bands an opportunity to make themselves known, with the winners securing a set on the Main Stage of the 2012 Vital concert. On 5 March, Tennents Vital confirmed via Facebook that the lineup for its 2012 concert would be revealed live on Tuesday 20 March at its live launch party at a secret location, and also via its official
The European Grand Prix (sometimes referred to as the Grand Prix of Europe) was a Formula One event that was reintroduced during the mid-1980s and has been held regularly from 1999 until 2012. The most recent host venue for this event was Valencia, Spain, hosting the race from 2008 until 2012.
In earlier years, the European Grand Prix was not a race in its own right but just a honorific title; one of the national Grands Prix was also designated as the European Grand Prix. The first race to be so named was the 1923 Italian Grand Prix, held at Monza and won by Carlo Salamano in a Fiat and the last one was the 1977 British Grand Prix. Since its reintroduction, the European Grand Prix is usually held in a country that also holds a national Grand Prix in that same year.
The European Grand Prix was created as an honorific title by the AIACR, the FIA's predecessor in the organisation of motor racing events. The first race to receive the title was the Italian Grand Prix, in 1923, and it was followed by the French Grand Prix and Belgian Grand Prix. After a hiatus in 1929, Spa received the last honorific title of the pre-WWII years, in 1930.
The title was revived by the FIA after World War
The International Short Film Festival ContraVision is an annual film festival held in Berlin, Germany, devoted to short film, student film, animation, experimental film and documentary films. The screened films range from the no-budget scene and amateurs to commercial productions. The festival has no genre restrictions but a limitation of film length up to 30 minutes. The winners of the competition are selected by the audience. Established in 1993, the Film Festival ContraVision is organised by the German registered association Contra Medienwerkstatt. The festival takes place in the arthouse cinema "Blow Up" since 1995. The cinema is specialized in the film pool of the formerly state film monopoly in the German Democratic Republic DEFA.
Hellfest is an annual music festival which takes place in Clisson, France in mid-June. It is held within the Val de Moine sport complex in Clisson, approximately 35 km south-east of the city of Nantes, and approximately 400 km south-west of the nation's capital Paris. Billed as an "extreme music festival", the programme features a variety of heavy metal, hard rock and hardcore acts. Notable artists that have performed at previous editions include Motörhead, Slayer, Dream Theater, Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson, Manowar, Alice Cooper, and Kiss.
The festival was the successor of Fury Fest, which was held in 2002 and 2003 in Clisson and Nantes respectively, and 2004 and 2005 in Le Mans.
In June 2009, religious and right-wing groups asked the festival sponsors to disengage from Hellfest. Coca-Cola announced a few days later that they will no longer support the festival.
In March 2010, two days before local elections, Prime Minister François Fillon and the leader of the MPF Philippe de Villiers came to support Christophe Béchu, candidate of the UMP for the regional elections of the Pays de la Loire. In front of 1,500 people Mr De Villiers reiterated his support for the candidate and
The first Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungarian: Magyar Nagydíj) was held on June 21, 1936 over a 3.1-mile (5.0 km) track laid out in Népliget, a park in Budapest. The Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Ferrari teams all sent three cars and the event drew a very large crowd. However, politics and the ensuing war meant the end of Grand Prix motor racing in the country for fifty years.
A major coup by Bernie Ecclestone, the 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix was the first Formula One race to take place behind the Iron Curtain. Held at the twisty Hungaroring in Mogyoród near Budapest, the race has been a mainstay of the racing calendar. Run in the heat of a central European summer, it also held the distinction of being the only current Grand Prix venue that had never seen a wet race up until the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. The first Grand Prix saw 200,000 people spectating, although tickets were expensive at the time. Today, the support is still very enthusiastic, particularly from Finns.
Due to the nature of the track, narrow, twisty and often dusty because of under-use, the Hungarian Grand Prix is associated with processional races, with sometimes many cars following one another, unable to pass.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is an annual film festival held in various cinemas in Rotterdam, Netherlands held at the end of January. It is approximately comparable in size to other major European festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Locarno. The IFFR also hosts CineMart, for film producers to seek funding.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam management emphasizes diversity in its film programming and on building relationships with and between film-makers and audiences. Rather than red-carpet events, the festival's design is to encourage film makers to mingle with attendees. As a result, the festival claims having "a unique atmosphere" and a "fiercely loyal following" locally and internationally - around 90% of tickets are sold to regular supporters.
The festival is described as having "a serious commitment to film lovers and film making - screenings are shown without 'popcorn breaks', trailers or other commercials. This sense of purpose plays a crucial role in attracting the best directors to the event, allowing it to forge a reputation for diversity, discovery and innovation."
The first festival — then called 'Film International' — was organized
The Monaco Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige."
The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One. In spite of the relatively low average speeds, it is a dangerous place to race. It is the only Grand Prix that does not adhere to the FIA's mandated 305 km minimum race distance.
The first race in 1929, was organised by Anthony Noghès under the auspices of the "Automobile Club de Monaco", and was won by William Grover-Williams driving a Bugatti. The event was part of the pre-Second World War European Championship and was included in the first Formula One World Championship in 1950. It was designated the European Grand Prix two times, 1955 and 1963, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one
The Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) and Rock im Park (Rock in the Park) festivals are two simultaneous rock music festivals held annually in Germany. While Rock am Ring takes place at the Nürburgring racetrack 50°20′10″N 06°56′48″E / 50.33611°N 6.94667°E / 50.33611; 6.94667 in the west of Germany, Rock im Park takes place around the Frankenstadion 49°25′44″N 11°07′19″E / 49.42889°N 11.12194°E / 49.42889; 11.12194 in Nuremberg, in the south of Germany.
Both festivals are usually regarded as one event with a mostly identical lineup for both festivals. All artists perform one day at Nürburgring and another day in Nuremberg during the three day event. There have been minor exceptions in the past years where an artist will be announced for one of the festivals only.
Together Rock im Park and Rock am Ring are the largest music festivals in Germany and one of the largest in the world with a combined attendance of just over 150,000 people in 2007, selling out both events in advance for the first time.
Acts confirmed for this year's edition include As I Lay Dying, Anthrax, Awolnation, Billy Talent, Crystal Castles, Deichkind, DevilDriver, Dick Brave and the Backbeats, Die Toten Hosen,
Instances:2012 Shanghai International Film Festival
The Shanghai International Film Festival (Chinese: 上海国际电影节, French: Festival international du film de Shanghai), abbreviated SIFF, is one of the largest film festivals in East Asia.
Along with Tokyo International Film Festival, the SIFF is one of the biggest film festivals in Asia. The first festival was held from October 7 to 14, 1993, and was held biennially until 2001. In 2003 there was no festival due to the SARS outbreak. Since its beginning in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival has grown to become China’s only A-category international film festival. SIFF organized by Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group.
It awards several "Golden Goblet" Awards (Chinese: 金爵; pinyin: Jin Jue) for best film, best director, best actor/actress, and other categories, as well as a "Special Jury Award."
SIFF Mart consists of the Film Market, China Film Pitch and Catch (CFPC), and Co-production Film Pitch and Catch (Co-FPC). The SIFFORUM is a communication platform.
The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival was held from June 11 to June 19, 2011 and was chaired by US director Barry Levinson.
The most prestigious award
The Belgian Grand Prix (Dutch: Grote Prijs van België, French: Grand Prix de Belgique, German: Großer Preis von Belgien) is an automobile race, part of the Formula One World Championship. The first national race of Belgium was held in 1925 at the Spa region's race course, an area of the country that had been associated with motor sport since the very early years of racing. To accommodate Grand Prix motor racing, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race course was built in 1921 but it was only used for motorcycle racing until 1924. After the 1923 success of the new 24 hours of Le Mans in France, the Spa 24 Hours, a similar 24 hour endurance race, was run at the Spa track.
Since inception, Spa-Francorchamps has been known for its unpredictable weather. At one stage in its history it had rained at the Belgian Grand Prix for twenty years in a row. Frequently drivers confront a part of the course that is clear and bright while another stretch is rainy and slippery.
The Belgian Grand Prix was designated the European Grand Prix six times between 1925 and 1973, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe.
In 1925, the first Belgian Grand Prix
Quilmes Rock is a major Argentine music festival, held annually from 2002 to 2004, and from 2007 on. It is named after its main sponsor, Cerveza Quilmes brewery. It was held in several venues in Buenos Aires, including the Ferro Stadium and River Plate Stadium.
Several important international rock singers and groups have participated of the festival, along with some of the most notable Argentine rock stars.
Former participanting bands included Die Toten Hosen, The Wailers, The Offspring, Gustavo Cerati, Los Ratones Paranoicos, Divididos, Memphis, Bersuit Vergarabat, Café Tacuba, Babasónicos, Attaque 77, Los Pericos, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Mancha de Rolando, Intoxicados, El Otro Yo and several others.
Acts in this edition included Aerosmith( attendance at about 150 000 spectators), Placebo, Keane, Evanescence, Velvet Revolver, Bad Religion, The Psychedelic Furs, Los Ratones Paranoicos, Divididos, Babasónicos, Los Piojos, Catupecu Machu, Árbol, and others. Tickets for the 4 days were on sale since January 7, 2007. And tickets for date are on sale since January 29, 2006. On April 1, Ticketek announced that over 200,000 tickets has been sold and are almost sold out for the four
Rock al Parque, is a rock music festival taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, since 1995. The festival's entry is free of charge. In 2004, 400,000 people reached the event. It is considered the most important rock festival in Latin America. It has ska, punk, hardcore, metal, and other genres on its programation.
The first edition of this festival happened in 1995. It started as continuity of the 'Youth Music meetings' held at the city's Planetarium in 1992. The people behind the organization were Mario Duarte and Julio Correal. The initial purpose was to gain the support of Bogota's Institute of Culture and Tourism, to establish it. The first edition of this festival happened during May 26 and 29, 1995, within several venues. To mention them, the most representative one known as 'La Media Torta', The Simón Bolívar Park, the 'Olaya Herrera's Stadium, and 'the Santa María Bullfighting' Ring. This last one was the only venue requesting admission fees for participants. Therefore, after 1996, the festival organisers decided to exclude this last venue, "the Santa María Bullfighting Ring", in order to feature the festival "free of charge for admission" since.
The festival, which originally
Super Bock Super Rock is a rock festival in Portugal, created in 1994. It has become one of the biggest festivals in the country, luring many rock and metal fans. Since its foundation, many famous artists have played at the festival. The festival has also changed location many times. However, from 2010 to 2020, it is expected to be held at Meco, in the municipality of Sesimbra. It is named after its principal sponsor, Super Bock beer.
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The 14th edition of Super Bock Super Rock was held in July 2008, with a similar
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, previously Pusan International Film Festival, PIFF Korean: 부산국제영화제, Hanja: 釜山國際映畵祭), held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan (also Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The first festival, held from September 13 to September 21, 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the large youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent. In 1999, the Pusan Promotion Plan (renamed Asian Project Market in 2011) was established to connect new directors to funding sources. The 16th BIFF in 2011 saw the festival move to a new permanent home, the Busan Cinema Center. The Busan Cinema Center is a USD140 million structure designed by Austria-based architecture collective Coop Himmelblau. The about 30,000 m² Cinema Center includes a 4,000-seat outdoor theatre; four indoor screens under an LED-covered roof; media centre; archive space; and conference rooms; allowing the
The Canadian Grand Prix (known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada), abbreviated as gpc, is an annual auto race held in Canada starting in 1961. It has been part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario as a sports car event before it alternated between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec after Formula One took over the event. After 1971 safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. In 1978, after similar safety concerns with Mosport the Canadian Grand Prix moved to its current home on Île Notre-Dame in Montreal.
In 2005, the Canadian Grand Prix was the most watched Formula One GP in the world. The race was also the third most watched sporting event worldwide, behind the first place Super Bowl XXXIX and the UEFA Champions League Final.
The Canadian Grand Prix was not included in the 2009 Formula 1 calendar. On 27 November 2009 it was reported the race could return in 2010 and the 2010 race then took place on June 13.
The early Canadian Grand Prix was one of the premier events of the new Canadian Sports Car Championship, a series which had been created alongside the Canadian Grand
Capital Idea! was a nine-day music festival in Ottawa, Canada, organized by music blogger and concert promoter Calum Marsh. The festival took place from 21 to 30 June 2007, and featured high-profile indie acts. Despite a great deal of media attention in television, print and internet outlets, the festival failed to attract a large number of attendees.
The 2007 edition of Capital Idea! included over 30 musical acts across a wide range of genres. A partial list follows.
The Walkmen, The Fiery Furnaces, Destroyer, Damo Suzuki, The Wrens, Sunset Rubdown, Girl Talk, Russian Futurists, Born Ruffians, Frog Eyes, Crystal Castles and Montag.
The Celebration of Light (formerly known as Benson & Hedges Symphony of Fire) is an annual musical fireworks competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The first "Symphony of Fire" was held from July 25 to August 5 of 1990. The celebration is one of Vancouver's largest and most well known festivals. The multiple-day event has an estimated annual attendance of 1.4 million people. The 2012 event is scheduled for July 28, August 1, and August 4, with performances by Vietnam, Brazil, and Italy respectively.
The 2012 Celebration of Light is presented by Honda. The teams from Vietnam and Brazil are noted to be newcomers, while the Italian team of Pirotecnica Soldi is more established. Canada will not be participating for the first time in six years as producers of the event have been looking for new countries to compete from each continent for the next three years. The 2012 competition winner was Italy.
The 2011 Celebration of Light presented a "Battle of Champions" by featuring three previous competition winners: China (represented by 2009 winner Red Eagle Industrial and Trade Co. Ltd), Spain (represented by 2010 winner Pirotecnia Igual), and Canada (represented by 2007 and
The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo (in English: Sanremo Italian song festival) is a popular Italian song contest, held annually in the city of Sanremo, in Italy, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs. Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The first edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, held between 29 and 31 January 1951, was broadcast by RAI's radio station Rete Rossa and its only two participants were Nilla Pizzi and Achille Togliani, supported by Duo Fasano. Starting from 1955 all the editions of the Festival have been broadcast live by the Italian TV station Rai 1.
From 1951 to 1976, the Festival took place in the Sanremo Casinò, but starting from 1977, all the following editions were held in the Teatro Ariston, except 1990's one, held at the Nuovo Mercato dei Fiori.
Between 1953 and 1971, except in 1956, each song was sung twice by two different artists, each one using an individual orchestral arrangement, to illustrate the meaning of the festival as a composers' competition, not a singers' competition. During this era of the
The First Look Film Festival is a film festival held in Denver, Colorado which screens short films from college students. It was started in 2001 by Wade Gardner and Joshua Weinberg, two film students at the University of Colorado Denver. The festival grew from only screening local Colorado films into an international festival which has screened films from over 20 countries. In 2008 the festival was merged with the Starz Denver Film Festival which is held in October.
As of 2008 the First Look Student Film Festival is the First Look Student Film Section of the Starz Denver Film Festival.
The 2007 First Look Film Festival was held April 19-22, 2008, at the Starz FilmCenter in Denver, Colorado.
The festival website is: www.firstlookfest.com.
Gatecrasher is an international clubbing brand made famous by the "Gatecrasher" (later "Crasher") dance music events held at the "Gatecrasher One" nightclub in Sheffield, England, during the late 1990s and early 2000s. The event received numerous awards, including "Club Of The Year" at the Ericsson Muzik Magazine Dance Awards in 1998. The promoters for the brand are Simon Raine, Simon Oates and, until 2004, Scott Bond. As of 2011, there are three permanent Gatecrasher venues located in the United Kingdom (UK) cities of Birmingham, Watford and Nottingham.
During the early 1990s, Scott Bond was a DJ for nightclubs in Birmingham. In approximately 1992, Bond met Simon Raine, who, at the time, was the manager of a club called "Bakers". Bond subsequently agreed to become the new resident DJ at Bakers, with Raine focused on the promotion of a new club night called "Absolutely Ridiculous". In 1993, Bond started his own night at Bakers called "Republica" and, later that year, the pair decided to collaborate on a new one-off event named Gatecrasher.
Gatecrasher was first held as a one-off event in 1993 in the West Midlands at the Tardebigge Engine House. The night originally took its form
The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is a community-made parade in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. Produced by local arts organisations Handmade Parade CIC and Thingumajig Theatre, the parade celebrates the creativity, variety and the uniqueness of Hebden Bridge and its surrounding areas. The parade happens in June each year.
The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade was first proposed in 2007 by puppet and mask artist Andrew Kim who had worked as a lead in several community parades and festivals in the USA. The 2008 and 2009 Handmade Parades were co-produced by HEADS and Thingumajig Theatre. A new not-for-profit community interest company was set up in 2010 to organise the parade and the making and performance workshops beforehand.
The art for the parade is created largely in open public workshops in the weeks leading up to the parade. These workshops, led by a team of professional parade artists and volunteers, provide ideas, skills and materials for children and adults to make their own parade costumes, banners, puppets and carryable parade art. This workshop structure is styled after In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's MayDay Parade.
To keep this parade a
The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d'Italia) is one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. The first Italian Grand Prix motor racing championship took place on 4 September 1921 at Brescia. However, the race is more closely associated with the course at Monza, which was built in 1922 in time for that year's race, and has been the location for most of the races over the years.
The 1923 race included one of Harry A. Miller's rare European appearances with his single seat "American Miller 122" driven by Count Louis Zborowski of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fame.
The Italian Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1938. It was designated the European Grand Prix seven times between 1923 and 1967, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe. The Italian Grand Prix was also one of the inaugural Formula One championship races in 1950, and has been held every year since then. The only other championship race for which this is true is the British Grand Prix. Every Formula One Italian Grand Prix since 1950 has been held at Monza (except in 1980, when it was held at Imola).
After winning the 2006 Italian
The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), held annually in Seattle, Washington since 1976, is among the top film festivals in North America. Audiences have grown steadily; the 2006 festival had 160,000 attendees. In recent years, the SIFF has run for more than three weeks (24 days), in May/June, and features a diverse assortment of predominantly independent and foreign films and, in recent years, a strong contingent of documentaries.
SIFF 2006 included 300+ films and was the first SIFF to include a venue in neighboring Bellevue, Washington, after an ill-fated early attempt. However, in 2008, the festival was back to being entirely in Seattle, and had a slight decrease in the number of feature films. The 2010 festival featured over 400 films, shown primarily in downtown Seattle and its nearby neighborhoods, but also in West Seattle, Everett, Kirkland, and Juanita Beach Park.
The festival began in 1976 at a then-independent cinema, the Moore Egyptian Theater, now back under its earlier name as the Moore Theater and functioning as a concert venue. When founders Dan Ireland and Darryl Macdonald of the Moore Egyptian lost their lease, they founded the Egyptian theater in a former
The Sonoma Valley Film Festival traditionally takes place in April in Sonoma, California and is hosted by the Sonoma Valley Film Society. The 10th anniversary of the film festival in 2007 honored two-time Academy Award winning director John Lasseter of Pixar and Disney Animation studios.
The 11th annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival (held April 9–13, 2008) showcased more than 75 new independent films, with paired tastings before every film screening of regional cuisine and wine from over 30 Sonoma Valley wineries.
The 12th annual Sonoma International Film Festival (held April 1–5, 2009) estimated a total attendance of 18,700 at the 2009 Festival.
In 2009 the Sonoma Valley Film Festival expanded its festival brand to include more international films. The name then changed to the Sonoma International Film Festival as it is currently known today.
The inauguration of the president of the United States takes place during the commencement of a new term of a president of the United States, which is every four years on January 20. Prior to the Twentieth Amendment, the date was March 4, the day of the year on which the Constitution of the United States first took effect in 1789; the last inauguration to take place on the older date was Franklin D. Roosevelt's first one on March 4, 1933. The day a presidential inauguration occurs is known as "Inauguration Day".
The only inauguration element mandated by the United States Constitution is that the president make an oath or affirmation before that person can "enter on the Execution" of the office of the presidency. However, over the years, various traditions have arisen that have expanded the inauguration from a simple oath-taking ceremony to a day-long event, including parades, speeches, and balls.
From the presidency of Andrew Jackson through that of Jimmy Carter, the primary Inauguration Day ceremony took place on the Capitol's East Portico. Since the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan, the ceremony has been held at the Capitol's West Front. The inaugurations of William Howard Taft
With Full Force is a metal, hardcore and punk festival held annually in Germany since 1994. The 2011 edition took place between July 1 and July 3 at the Roitzschjora airport in Löbnitz near Leipzig in the Saxon county of Delitzsch.
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July 4 – July 6: In Flames, Machine Head, Cavalera Conspiracy, Bullet for My Valentine, Ministry, Biohazard, Agnostic Front, Life of Agony, Avenged Sevenfold, 1349, A.O.K., Belphegor, Born from Pain, Broilers, Brutal Truth, Caliban, Cataract, Converge, Danko Jones, Death Before Dishonor, Death by Stereo, Devildriver, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Discipline, Drone, Enemy of the Sun, Ensiferum, Entombed, Fall of Serenity, H2o, Hardcore Superstar, Heaven Shall Burn, Illdisposed, J.B.O., Japanische Kampfhörspiele, Job for a Cowboy, Krisiun, Lagwagon, Mad Sin, Madball, Mambo Kurt, Mayhem, Meshuggah, Misery Speaks, Moonspell, Morbid Angel, One Fine Day, Pöbel & Gesocks, Primordial, Psychopunch, Radio Dead Ones, Rotting Christ, Ryker’s, She-Male Trouble, Six Feet Under, Slapshot, Subway to Sally, Tech 9, The Accidents, The Destiny Program, The Exploited, The Turbo A.C.'s, Volbeat, War from a Harlots
Instances:2010 Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Edinburgh International Book Festival, is a book festival that takes place in the last three weeks of August every year (in the midst of the general Edinburgh Festival) in Charlotte Square, in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. The largest festival of its kind in the world, the Book Festival hosts a concentrated flurry of cultural and political talks and debates, along with its well-established children’s events programme.
It coincides with the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as the other festivals which comprise the Edinburgh Festival.
The Book Festival originally took place in a tent in Edinburgh in 1983. At first a biannual event, the Festival became yearly in 1997. It is now a large (ever-growing) international event, central to Edinburgh's acclaimed August arts celebrations. Perhaps as a result of this, Edinburgh was named the first UNESCO City of Literature in 2004.
There are over 700 events for both adults and children in the three weeks that the Book Festival runs. They range from writing workshops, education events, panel discussions, to talks and performances by international writers, poets, musicians and
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament.
The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month; this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).
The 19 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Italy, with four titles; Germany, with three titles; Argentina and inaugural winners Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France,
Qlimax is an annual event held by the Dutch entertainment enterprise, Q-dance. It is considered one of the leading hardstyle events on the calendar and a major attraction of Q-dance and contains some of the most sophisticated production and setup for any event.
In the beginning, Qlimax used to have several editions every year. But since 2004, it was changed to be held annually in the third or fourth week of November. At first it was held at the Beursgebouw (Eindhoven) and then moved to various other venues such as the SilverDome (Zoetermeer) and Heineken Music Hall (Amsterdam), but has made its home at the Gelredome (Arnhem).
Many artists consider being chosen to play at Qlimax a highlight as the event is used to showcase the most successful artists in their respective genre. The beginning saw the lineup featuring genres ranging from hardhouse to techno. This was changed to traditionally begin with one hardtrance act, numerous hardstyle acts and then finish off with one hardcore/gabber act. This was changed in 2008 with the removal of the jumpstyle act and in 2009 with the replacement of the hardtrance act to one playing early hardstyle.
Like most of the Q-dance events, an anthem
The Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival is an annual gay pride event, held each year in Vancouver, British Columbia to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people and their allies. It is the largest Parade of any kind in Western Canada. The three-year theme for the 2009-2011 Pride Parade & Festival is Educate, Liberate, Celebrate.
Vancouver's earliest Pride celebrations began when the Gay Alliance Towards Equality (GATE) organized a picnic and art exhibit in Ceperley Park. The August 1973 edition of GATE's newspaper, Gay Tide, features coverage of "Gay Pride Week '73.", and was followed shortly thereafter by the first Pride Parade in 1978. In 2011 some activists claimed that the actual Pride Parade did not start until 1981. The parade, which covered only one side of the street while the other remained open to traffic, ran from Nelson Park to Alexandra Park via Thurlow, Pacific and Beach.
The Pride Parade & Festival is run by the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS), a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization. The mission of the VPS is to "bring together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration
The WILDsound Film Festival is a publicly attended film festival held every month except September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The festival is held at the National Film Board of Canada, world-renowned for animation including the Oscar-winning The Danish Poet (2006) and Oscar-nominated Madame Tulti-Putli (2007). WILDsound screens shorts selected from international submissions and hosts readings of new scripts.
Each WILDsound monthly festival is a two-day event.
Fridays feature the best new screenplays submitted from writers around the world. Depending on what is received, television pilots, feature film scripts, short screenplays, or spec scripts may be programmed.
On Saturdays, WILDsound screens a selection of international short films. There is no restriction on genre, although few films of more than 30 minutes are screened.
WILDsound bills itself as a "feedback film festival" and claims to be the most unique film festival in the world because it constantly turns a critical eye on the writers and filmmakers that participate. Each event is moderated by an industry professional who leads the audience in a feedback session after the screenings or reading. The artists are encouraged
The Godiva Festival is a free weekend long music festival held each year in the War Memorial Park, Coventry, England, named after the city's famous former inhabitant Lady Godiva. It first appeared as a day long event in 1997 and became a 3 day event the following year in 1998. On the Saturday the famous Godiva Procession takes place; a tradition that has is roots in the Great Fair of 1678.
The Godiva Processions started in 1678. Earlier in the 17th century a new character, Peeping Tom had been introduced to the Legend and his effigy was paraded at each procession. Although the earlier festivities may have ignored puritan sentiment, city historians stress that the procession have always been seemly; once even the horse wore trousers. In 1861, the artist David Gee painted The Godiva Procession Leaving St. Mary's Hall, the picture is now on display in the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry.
The modern three-day music festival is a non-profit making event organised by CV One, producers of the Coventry Jazz Festival. It is widely marketed as the biggest free festival in the Midlands, as well as the biggest free family festival in the UK.
The festival attracts more than 75,000 visitors each
The Golden Beggar (Slovak: Zlatý žobrák) is the first and the oldest international festival of local TV broadcasters, which takes place every year in June in Košice, Slovakia.
The festival was established in 1995 to celebrate, popularize and support European local TV broadcasters production.
The Golden Beggar is a huge database of local programmes and a place of high quality workshops, lectures, presentations, round tables and discussion forums. It is also a market place for programmes and a place for co-production opportunities.
The official language of the festival is English. Simultaneous interpretation with translation from and into Slovak, French, German, Spanish and Russian is available.
The festival jury is headed by journalist Ed J. Baumeister (France/U.S.A.).
The patron of the festival is Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration.
Graspop Metal Meeting is an annual metal festival in Dessel, Belgium that has taken place each year since 1996. Despite the small size of the festival grounds (upholding a perimeter of only ~4 km) the festival draws a large number of international spectators, with a total of 142,000 visitors in the course of the 2011 edition. The event was not originally a heavy metal festival; rather, it was conceived as a local family festival. In 1995, the headliners billed were Joe Cocker and Simple Minds. However, due to the public being oversaturated with family festivals, the number of visitors had dropped to an all-time low.
Founder Peter Van Geel realized that mainstream rock music held insufficient appeal to festival visitors. Reflecting on the most memorable acts of the preceding years (Motörhead, Ramones, Paradise Lost, and so forth) and on his own musical preferences, he decided in favour of a drastic reorientation.
After discussions with Werchter festival promoter Herman Schueremans, Van Geel contacted Bob Schoenmaekers, the owner of the Biebob concert venue and metal club in nearby Vosselaar. A couple of years earlier, Schoenmaekers had set up his "Midsummer Metal Meeting" in
Rock Werchter is a Belgian annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, near Leuven, since 1973. It is one of the five biggest annual rock music festivals in Europe (the other four being Exit, Sziget Festival, the Glastonbury Festival and Roskilde Festival). The 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 festivals received the Arthur award for best festival in the world at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). It can host 85,000 guests daily, of which 67,000 combine all four days, to add up to a total maximum of 139,000 different attendees.
The festival started in 1974 as a one-day event with performances from Banzai and Kandahar, but over the years it has evolved to become Belgium's largest music festival. Originally it was a double-festival, called "Torhout-Werchter", with two festival areas at different sites in Belgium: one in Werchter and one in Torhout. In 1999, the festival dropped the Torhout site and since then has taken place only in Werchter. Since 2003 Werchter has been a 4-day festival, as it was sold by owner Herman Schueremans to American organizers Live Nation. Schueremans however remains the main organiser of the event. The festival is organised every first
The Rossini Opera Festival (frequently referred to among musicians as the Pesaro Festival and usually nicknamed just ROF) is an opera festival held in August of each year in Pesaro, Italy, the birthplace of the opera composer Gioachino Rossini.
Performances are given in the 850-seat theatre built in 1818, the Teatro Rossini and, since 1988, the modified "Palasport" sports arena which holds 1,500. Since 2000 another venue, the Teatro Sperimentale (Experimental Theatre), has offered the opportunity to present smaller-scale or minor works by contemporaries of Rossini such as Mosca, Generali, and Coccia.
Prior to the establishment of the Festival, it was not uncommon to see productions of Rossini's music taking place to mark occasions in his life and death. Thus, in 1868 when the composer died in Paris, his Stabat Mater (Rossini) was performed along with Semiramide and Otello. The first centennial of Rossini's birth in 1892 saw L'occasione fa il ladro and the twentieth-century seasons saw many Rossini operas including many quite obscure ones.
The Festival was established in 1980 with the aim of making the world more aware of Rossini's neglected operas and presenting all of them in
The San Marino Grand Prix (Italian: GP di San Marino) was a Formula One championship race which was run at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in the town of Imola, near the Apennine mountains in Italy, between 1981 and 2006. It is called the San Marino Grand Prix because there is already an Italian Grand Prix, and the republic of San Marino itself does not have the infrastructure necessary to host a grand prix. In 1980, the Imola track was used for the 51st Italian Grand Prix.
The area by Imola is home to several racing car manufacturers – namely Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Minardi (now Toro Rosso), Dallara and Stanguellini. Following the Second World War, the town launched a program to try to improve the local economy. Four local motor racing enthusiasts proposed the construction of a new road linking existing public roads, which was used by the local car manufacturers to test their prototypes. Construction began in March 1950. The first test run took place two years later when Enzo Ferrari sent a car to the track and Alberto Ascari ran some demonstrative laps.
In April 1953, the first motorcycle races took place at Imola, and the first car race took place in June 1954. In
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season, while Super Bowl XLVII, which will determine the champion of the current 2012 season, will be played on February 3, 2013.
The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two leagues' champion teams would play in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. After the merger, each league was redesignated as a "conference", and the game was then played between the conference champions. Currently, the NFC leads the series with 25 wins to 21 wins for the AFC.
The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some a de facto American national holiday, is called "Super Bowl Sunday". It is the second-largest
The Vancouver International Digital Festival is an annual event for creative professionals working in digital media. Held for the last four years in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the event includes an international business partnering forum, industry parties, digital entertainment screenings, conference sessions on the latest trends and markets for digital media, and educational workshops for creators, designers, and producers in games, mobile, animation, film, and interactive design.
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is a performing arts festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England, best known for its contemporary music, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts.
The festival organiser Michael Eavis, a farmer in a Somerset valley stated that he decided to host the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970. Fourteen people, including John Hoare, invested everything they had to build the stage.
The first festivals in the 1970s were influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement. The festival retains vestiges of this tradition such as the Green Fields area which includes the Green Futures and Healing Field. After the 1970s the festival took place almost every year and grew in size, with the number of attendees sometimes being swollen by gate-crashers.
Leading pop and rock artists have appeared as headline acts with thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. The festival has also spawned films and albums and is reported on extensively on television and in
Bumbershoot is an annual international music and arts festival held in Seattle, Washington. One of North America's largest such festivals, it takes place every Labor Day weekend at the 74-acre (299,000 m²) Seattle Center, which was built for the 1962 World's Fair. Seattle Center includes indoor theaters, outdoor stages, McCaw Hall, and Memorial Stadium. The name of the festival was taken from bumbershoot, a colloquial term for umbrella, probably coined in the 19th century a portmanteau of the words umbrella and parachute.
Bumbershoot began as a city-funded ($25,000 budget) arts and music festival called "Mayor's Arts Festival", also known as "Festival '71", held at Seattle Center on August 13–15, 1971. This event had a total attendance of 125,000 visitors. Amidst the local economic depression triggered by the near collapse of Boeing, the festival attempted to revive local spirits, and was the largest event held in Seattle Center since the 1962 World's Fair. Talk radio host Irving Clark Jr. chaired the fair committee, and avant-garde impresario Anne Focke used one-fifth of that for light shows (which incorporated lasers, still something of a novelty at that time), computer graphics,
Heineken Jammin' Festival is a large live rock festival in Venice, Italy featuring international and Italian rock acts.
It started in mid-June 1998 at the Imola Autodrome and has attracted attendances of more than 100,000 over the course of the three day event. For the tenth anniversary of the festival in 2007, the location changed to Mestre, Parco San Giuliano.
Some of the featured acts have included Vasco Rossi, Depeche Mode, R.E.M., Robbie Williams, 30 Seconds to Mars, Lacuna Coil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Santana, Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, The Cure, and Chemical Brothers.
Headlining acts will be Coldplay, Negramaro, Vasco Rossi, Noemi, Beady Eye, Cesare Cremonini, The Pretty Reckless and others.
Headlining acts: Aerosmith, 30 Seconds to Mars, Pearl Jam. Green Day's performance was cancelled because of a heavy storm that caused damage to the stage and flooded the area. The band stayed long after to see if they could get out and play for their fans but the local authorities said that it wasn't safe.
Headlining acts were Linkin Park, Sex Pistols, Vasco Rossi and the Police
In the afternoon of 15 June 2007, while Le Mani were
The Jacksonville Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 2002, the festival screens dozens of the hundreds of films submitted for its consideration. According to the Daily Record, the festival is "an anticipated event among the international independent film community and an economic development driver for North Florida."
The festival debuted May 15-May 18 in 2003. In addition to screening films, the festival hosts panels, workshops and parties.
The Jacksonville Film Festival was conceived by Joan Monsky and Karen Sadler in the spring of 2002. They assembled a small advisory group of community leaders and arts advocates to create a mission and a template for the event which was ambitiously scheduled for May, 2003. In that same year Jacksonville Film Events d/b/a The Jacksonville Film Festival became a non-profit organization.
The Robin Shepherd Group designed the turtle logo and creative graphics, the city and the Times-Union declared their support, Preston Haskell contributed wisdom and encouragement (and more), and Erik Hart offered space and services at the Florida Theatre. Sponsors also took a leap of faith, and volunteers were
Sensation is an indoor electronic dance music event inspired by the P-Man and Dangerous Dave which originated in the Netherlands and organized by ID&T. The original event, which ran exclusively in the Amsterdam ArenA for a period of five years until 2005, is now located throughout Poland, Spain, Austria, Chile, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Latvia, Russia, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Brazil, Norway, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States (starting 2012), South Korea (Starting 2012), Thailand (Starting 2012), Taiwan (Starting 2012), Turkey (Starting 2012) and Romania (Starting 2012).
In 2008, it was announced that for the first time Sensation would be held on New Year's Eve in Melbourne, Australia, as well as in Düsseldorf, Germany and Barcelona, Spain.
ID&T announced in 2011 that Sensation would finally tour to the United States of America in 2012. The first Sensation America event will take place back-to-back nights on October 26th and 27th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. http://www.sensation.com/united-states/en/news/index/684/sensation-is-coming-to-nyc
ID&T also announced on April 3rd, 2012 that Sensation would also be making its
The Slamdance Film Festival is a yearly film festival reserved for independent films, created in 1995.
As a year-round organization, Slamdance serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent in the film industry; it is also the only major film festival fully programmed by filmmakers. Slamdance counts among its alumni many notable writers and directors who first gained notice at the festival, including Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess and Oren Peli. The festival takes place each year in Utah at the same time as the Sundance Film Festival, competing to provide what its supporters consider a truer representation of independent filmmaking. Slamdance is especially unique because their feature competition is limited to films made with budgets under $1 million dollars and made by first time directors.
The festival was founded in 1995 by Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn and Peter Baxter and has since become a year-round organization championing emerging filmmaking talent and their new work.
Slamdance adamantly supports self-governance amongst independents, and claims to deliver what filmmakers go to festivals for: a chance to show their work and a
The Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world and has been held annually since 1973, usually in the month of July, in Perugia, Italy. Furthermore, the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival takes place annually in late December to early January in the city of Orvieto.
Listed in alphabetical order, are some of the best known artists who have taken part in Umbria Jazz since its inception, together with the dates when the artists appeared (in brackets).
The V Festival is an annual music festival held in England during the penultimate weekend in August. The event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Although predominantly a rock music festival, a wide range of musical genres are accepted; in recent years pop acts have become more common.
The "V" represents the Virgin Group, with the event being sponsored by Virgin Media and televised on Channel 4 and 4 Music.
The idea for V came in 1996 when Pulp's front man Jarvis Cocker announced he would love to play two outdoor venues in two days. Pulp's promoters got together and came up with the idea of putting the gig into Victoria Park Warrington and Hylands Park Chelmsford giving fans in both the North and South a chance to see the band. Then came the idea of adding more bands to the bill, putting on a second stage and letting people camp for the weekend. In the end Victoria Park was just too small for 3 stages and camping. So in August 1996 there was one day of artists in Victoria Park and 2 days at
ACEFEST (American Cinematic Experience Film Festival - formerly known as the ACE Film Festival) is a film festival first held in 2007 in New York City. The festival focuses purely on showcasing domestic films "in an effort to strengthen and promote pride in American independent cinema".
The festival screens premieres of American video art, animation, short films, student films, documentaries and feature films. Band performances, interactive media showcases, games, contests and giveaways are also held.
The 2009 ACEFEST took place July 10-11 2009, at Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan's Financial District. While the event was a scaled down iteration of the typically three-to-four day event, it was the fest's most successful to date.
The 2008 ACE Film Festival took place from September 4th to the 7th 2008, at New World Stages, 343 West 49th Street, down the street from world-famous Times Square. ACEFest's longtime supporter, New York Foundation for the Arts, held the honor of being the official presenter of that year's event. NYFA, a non-for-profit organization, has supported emerging filmmakers since 1976 and offers a wide variety of programs, including Fiscal Sponsorship, Artists'
Augustibuller (Swedish for ’August noise pollution’) was a festival in Sweden, hosted by Lindesberg, Örebro County. The festival took place first weekend in August, hence the name. It was first hosted in 1996, featuring only demo bands, mostly local ones. The festival was free of charge until 2001. It had three different stages with artists playing the festival's main genres: punk, hardcore, grindcore and ska.
The festival started out as a free one-day-festival with only a few local bands, but as the festival got more attention it grew. In 2000 it was held at a camping area, but the festival didn't start costing money until the year after, and then costing only 100 Swedish kronor.
After the festival 2006 the crew of Augustibuller thought about not arranging the festival for 2007. The reason for this was the increasing vandalism on the festival. But later that year they announced that an 11th year of Augustibuller would come, with some changes. When the first bands were announced, they also announced that the festival would be held over three days, instead of two.
The festival sold out in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
The festival lost about 400,000 kronor after the 2007 festival because
The Boston Underground Film Festival is an annual event held in the Boston area that specializes in alternative film and video. The Boston Underground Film Festival, also known as BUFF, is the largest underground film festival in New England, spotlighting short films and feature length films that would not otherwise find an audience. It is the only film festival in the world to give an award for "Most Effectively Offensive".
Despite the festival's title, BUFF has not taken place in Boston proper since 2003. The 2004 festival was held mainly in Arlington, Massachusetts. In 2005, BUFF was held entirely in Somerville, Massachusetts. From 2006 on, BUFF has taken place entirely in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although BUFF, as an organization, has hosted year round programming at various Boston venues (such as Space 242 in the South End, The Savant Project (now defunct) in Mission Hill and the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain), there seem to be no current plans to hold the festival in the City of Boston.
Started in 1998, by film professor/curator David Kleiler, BUFF was an extension of an all night film marathon produced by Kleiler and Dima Ballin. The First Annual Boston Underground Film
The TFF ("Tanz- und Folkfest") Rudolstadt is Germany’s biggest folk, roots and world music festival. It takes place annually on the first full July weekend in Rudolstadt/Thuringia and lasts from Thursday evening to Sunday night. Until 2010 it was preceded by a special concert on Thursday evening at the Heidecksburg-castle and started officially on Friday evening at the market place of Rudolstadt.
The Valdivia International Film Festival started as a very successful international film exhibition released in 1993 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Cine Club of the Universidad Austral de Chile. A competition was included the following year, labeled as "Valdivia Cine & Video". That event became a milestone to cultural activity in southern Chile, promising at that time to become the greatest film event in the country. The early versions of the festival were oriented to ecological issues. From that point the characteristic trophy award emerged: the Pudú (The Pudú is a small kind of deer, typical of southern Chile). In 2001 the feature film competition category started, becoming the Festival into the most important film event in Chile.
Witnness was an Irish music festival, sponsored by Guinness, which ran for four consecutive summers from 2000 to 2003. Originally it was held at Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath, but it was moved to Punchestown Racecourse in County Kildare for its final year. In 2004, Guinness were replaced by Heineken as sponsors, and the festival continued as before at Punchestown, changing its name to Oxegen.
The 2000 festival was the first Witnness festival to be held. It took place on the 5 and 6 August 2000 in Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath, Ireland.
The main event was supported by several smaller local gigs in and around Dublin featuring artists playing smaller venues than they would normally play. A promotional Enhanced CD containing music, videos and interactive toys was distributed free of charge in participating clubs and pubs.
The line-up included Travis, Beck, David Gray, Bell X1, Marbles, Paul Weller, Asian Dub Foundation, Johnny Moy, Badly Drawn Boy, The Undertones, Paddy Casey, Happy Mondays, Death in Vegas, Hothouse Flowers, Watercress, Leftfield, Toploader, Wilt, All Saints, and Therapy?.
The 2001 festival again took place in Fairyhouse on 4 and 5 August 2001. Amongst
Vive Latino - Festival Iberoamericano de Cultura Musical is an annual rock music festival held in Mexico City. It is one of the most important rock en español music festivals in the world, featuring a great variety of Latin and Spanish groups of many genres.
The event takes place in Foro Sol usually in between the months of April and May. The duration of the festival has been either one or two days, depending on the number of live acts, but since 2010 the festival's length is of three days. The first edition was in 1998, and has been repeated yearly ever since (except for 1999 and 2002). The number of stages has changed over the time, ranging from 2 to 4.
The festival's concept is to every year gather important and newcoming bands from all over Ibero-America during three days to create a space for alternative music and new proposals from different Spanish-talking bands. In the history of the festival there's been a series of important musical performances by many arstists from Latin America and Spain, such as Café Tacuba, Enrique Bunbury, Charly Garcia, Aterciopelados, Los Tres, Caifanes, Bersuit, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, Los Planetas, Gustavo Cerati, Los Amigos
AVO SESSION Basel is an indoor music festival, which takes place every October/November in Basel, Switzerland. The festival features international as well as national artists of diverse music genres in an intimate club setting. In 2010 the festival celebrated its 25th jubilee.
The AVO SESSION Basel emerged from a festival known as the Rheinknie Session in 1986. The five concerts of the first installment of the Festival in May 1986, included performances by Oscar Peterson, Albert Collins and Koko Taylor. The second year’s edition included shows by Fats Domino and Buddy Guy.
In 1988 Miles Davis agreed to perform at the festival. Subsequently the festival was first acknowledged outside of north-western Switzerland. Names such as Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Petrucciani and Herbie Hancock followed and Claude Nobs from Montreux Jazz Festival joined as a member of the patrons committee.
In its first ten years the festival focussed on continuous growth. By gradually integrating musical styles such as world music, soul and funk after 1995, it proved possible to approach a younger audience.
In 1997 the festival management decided to revamp the festival's content as well as its look and the
The Festival International de Louisiane is an annual music and arts festival held in Lafayette, Louisiana celebrating the French heritage of the region. The festival was first held in 1987 and has become very popular, attracting musicians, artists, and craftsmen from around the world. The festival is held outdoors, usually in the third week of April, and is free to the public. Estimates for attendance include 375,00 for 2011. The festival was voted the "Best World Music Festival" by About.com readers in their 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.
The stated mission of the festival is to:
The festival draws musicians from around the world. Past performers include:
Festival International de Louisiane has a variety of music, performers and vendors from all over the world. It is free to attend the Festival, which is supported by donors, volunteers and by the attendees when they purchase a pin. There are over 4 stages and a children's area to celebrate International culture. Festival International de Louisiane happens the last weekend on April with opening ceremonies on Wednesday evening. The Festival closes out Sunday evening with an all artist music jam. The Festival is maintained 90% by
Instances:1994 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech: Mezinárodní filmový festival Karlovy Vary) is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. The Karlovy Vary Festival gained worldwide recognition over the past years and has become one of Europe's major film events.
The Karlovy Vary film festival is one of the oldest in the world. The pre-war dream of many enthusiastic filmmakers materialized in 1946 when a non-competition festival of films from seven countries took place in Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary. Above all it was intended to screen the results of the recently nationalized Czechoslovak film industry. After the first two years the festival moved permanently to Karlovy Vary.
For several decades after the Communist takeover in February 1948 the festival was entirely under the control of the political establishment. Periods in which the selection of films, the conferral of awards, and the invitation of guests were dominated by Communist propaganda alternated with less restrictive periods, such as the sixties, in which the festival program was able to offer the latest artistic trends in both Czechoslovak and world cinema, including the
The Tour de France (French pronunciation: [tuʁ də fʁɑ̃s]) is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. The race was first organized in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L'Auto; it is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organization. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except for when it was stopped for the two World Wars. As the Tour gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend around the globe. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year. The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI ProTeams, with the exception of the teams that the organizers invite.
Along with the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, the Tour makes up cycling's prestigious, three-week-long Grand Tours. Traditionally, the race is usually held primarily in the month of July. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of at least two time trials, the passage
Winterlude (Bal de neige in French) is an annual festival in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec that celebrates winter.
Winterlude is run by Canada's National Capital Commission and was started in 1979. The event is one of Ottawa's most important tourist draws, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. In 2007, it set a new attendance record of an estimated 1.6 million visits to one of the four Winterlude sites.
Winterlude is a very large festival of outdoor activities including public skating and skating displays, ice sculpture competitions, 60 miles (100k) of Rideau Canal skating thru the gothic city, musical concerts, children's play areas, largest ice playground, an 'ice lounge', and numerous off-site events.
Winterlude is most famous for the Rideau Canal, which is cleared for ice skating displays and musical concerts.
Other primary sites include the Snowflake Kingdom, which is located in Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau. This site is turned into a massive snow park with slides and structures, and many events and activities for children. It is the home away from home of the friendly IceHog family, the Winterlude Mascots.
Confederation Park, better known as
Zagreb Film Festival is an annual film festival established in 2003 and held in Zagreb, Croatia.
The festival features three separate international competition programs (feature film, short film, documentary film), and one competition program for short films made by Croatian authors. Apart from these, the festival usually organizes additional non-competitive programs, such as children's film program or a selection of debut works made by well-known film directors.
The festival was established by the Zagreb-based Propeler film production company, but for the 2008 edition the festival will be organized by its own newly registered Zagreb Film Festival company. The festival's main award is known as Zlatna kolica (Golden Pram). Until 2005 the award was called Golden Bib, representing a nod towards the festival's past because it grew out of what was initially a competition for debut short works by young Croatian authors.
The 2007 edition featured around 80 films from 30 countries and attracted an audience of around 30,000 people.
Prizes are awarded in the following categories:
B'ESTFEST is the first Romanian international festival recognized in the music industry as one of the largest events of its kinds in Central and Eastern Europe. It actually was the only Romanian music festival included in the Top 20 European Festivals (Times, 2009 & Guardian, 2011).
B'ESTFEST also became a representative cultural brand for Romania, bringing over 200 artists from all around the world in front of not less than 200, 000 people!
The story started in 2007, with a line-up that included 30 artists, amongst which Morcheeba, Faithless, Kasabian, Pink, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Wu-Tang Clan. The 2008 edition brought an extra stage, an extra day (AFTERSHOCK), and was headlined by acts such as Alanis Morissette, Cypress Hill, UNKLE, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Nelly Furtado, Manu Chao, Roisin Murphy and Judas Priest. In 2009, B'ESTFEST added another day, DAY ZERO, which kicked off with an amazing show performed by The Killers and continued over the next four days with flamboyant performances from Santana, Orbital, Moby, Motorhead, Franz Ferdinand, Gabriella Cilmi, The Charlatans, Manowar and many others.
After its first edition, B'ESTFEST became a
The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire. The British and Italian Grands Prix are the oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.
Grand Prix motor racing was first established in Britain by Henry Segrave at Brooklands in 1926 after his winning of the 1923 French Grand Prix and the San Sebastián Grand Prix the following year, which raised interest in the sport. The first ever British Grand Prix was won by the French team of Louis Wagner and Robert Sénéchal driving a Delage 155B. The second British Grand Prix was held at Brooklands in 1927. It was designated the European Grand Prix five times between 1950 and 1977, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one Grand Prix race in Europe.
Silverstone has hosted the race regularly since the start of the F1 championship in 1950 (in which it was the first race of the first ever official World Championship) and every year up until 1986; it alternated with Brands Hatch between 1964 and 1986, and with Aintree (better known as a horse-racing
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, with the 2012 event spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented. In 2012, 36% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece to William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and contemporary works. In 2012, 1,418 shows were having their world premiere.
The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might not be invited to a more conservative arts festival. In addition to ticketed, programmed events, the Festival has included a street fair, located primarily on the Royal Mile. The Festival is organized by the Festival Fringe Society, which publishes the
The Fajr Film Festival or Fajr International Film Festival (Persian: جشنواره بین المللی فیلم فجر or simply Persian: جشنواره فیلم فجر) is Iran's annual film festival, held every February in Tehran.
The festival, started in 1982, is under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture in Iran. It takes place every year on the anniversary of the Iranian revolution. There were 90 feature films submitted for the 29th edition of the festival in 2011.
Festival Sudoeste (currently also known as SWtmn) is a large, four-day music festival that began in 1997 and takes place every August near Zambujeira do Mar, in southern Portugal. The festival has three stages which play different music simultaneously.
In the 2006 festival, the main stage (Palco TMN) had such acts as The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Zero 7 (with José González), Brazilian Girls, Long Beach Shortbus and Madness, among others. The second stage (Mundo Sudoeste) featured Breakestra, Afrika Bambaataa, José González, and many others. The style of the second stage is more alternative than that of the main stage.
The third stage (Palco Positive Vibes) is a reggae-orientated area. In 2006, Jimmy Cliff, Israel Vibration, Anthony B and other prominent reggae artists performed there.
Camping is free for anyone who purchases a four-night ticket. During the day, the festival features a jazz bar and a free shuttle service to the nearby town of Zambujeira do Mar for shopping, eating, and beach activities.
The 1997 edition went through the 8, 9 and 10 August . It was mainly sponsored by 'Cerveja Sagres'.
The 1998 Festival went though the 7, 8 and 9 August . It was sponsored by Sagres
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality. Set within a four-block radius, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public.
The festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies (a non-profit, 501 c 3), and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations and individual donors whose generosity provides the foundation that makes the event possible. The Presenting Sponsor of the Festival is Duke University. Additional sponsors include: A&E IndieFilms, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, National Endowment for the Arts, Merge Records, Whole Foods,and the City of Durham.
The festival began in 1998 with no more than a few hundred patrons and has grown tremendously since then. Full Frame is now considered to be one of the premier documentary film festivals
The Portable Film Festival is an online channel and film festival offering audiences the chance to download an entire curated international film and video program for free to a portable device, such as an iPod, Sony PSP, 3G capable mobile phone or laptop. The festival works to liberate the filmmaking and film viewing process, making story accessible to everyone regardless of their experience, location, or technical proficiency. As a cultural movement, the festival represents the growing democratization of filmmaking and viewing processes across the world.
In 2009 the festival has moved into a channel format, presenting new work as well as film and video culture on a daily basis. As of September 2009, the festival have tripled in size. It now has over 15,000 registered members and 50,000 unique visitors per month.
The festival channel features new work as well as film and video culture each day of the year. Each August, the Portable Film Festival hosts it annual competition, which features a curated selection of film and video culture. An international call for entries is open annually between March and June for both professional and amateur filmmakers.
Based in Melbourne,
Midnight Sun Film Festival (Finnish: Sodankylän elokuvajuhlat) is an annual five-day film festival in Sodankylä, Finland. The festival usually takes place in the second week of June. One of the main themes of the festival is to show films without a break all day and night long, while the sun keeps on shining.
The Midnight Sun Film Festival is non-competitive. The program consists mostly from the films of the main guests, 20–30 modern movies from all parts of the world, contemporary Finnish films and cinema classics, some of which are usually presented as "master classes" by various film theory experts. Typically the festival introduces 4–5 directors from younger generations who are also guests at the festival. In recent years, the yearly attendance has been between 15,000 and 25,000.
The festival was first arranged in 1986 and the first international director guests were Samuel Fuller, Jonathan Demme, Bertrand Tavernier and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Later on it has hosted some of the biggest names in cinema, such as Jim Jarmusch, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roger Corman, Terry Gilliam, Francis Ford Coppola, Abbas Kiarostami and Milos Forman.
Here follows the list of guests who have attended
Personal Fest is an Argentine music festival, held annually in Buenos Aires since 2004. It was named after its main sponsor, Personal. It was originally held in the neighborhood of Puerto Madero, and since 2006 was held at Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires. More than 55,000 persons attended in 2006 .
Acts appearing in 2004 included Primal Scream, Blondie, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, PJ Harvey, The Mars Volta (featuring John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Death in Vegas, rinôçérôse, Andy Smith, Electric Six, Goran Bregovic and others. Locals included Gustavo Cerati and others.
The 2005 festival included Duran Duran, who headlined the Saturday night performance. The Friday saw US pop-punk band Good Charlotte take the stage, followed by the legendary Scottish band Simple Minds. These edition also had performances by Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, The Crystal Method, Plastilina Mosh, Aterciopelados and others. Local bands Babasónicos, Catupecu Machu and Kevin Johansen were also featured.
The 2006 edition attracted approximately 55,000 people over two nights. Performances were divided between the Main Stage, the Personal Mania Stage and two smaller stages.
Acts performing this year
Extremefilmmaker's 48 Hour Film Festival is a film festival in Los Angeles where filmmakers shoot and edit movies in 48 hours. (They are permitted to write the movies beforehand.)
What became the Extreme Filmmaker 48 Hour Film Festival began with a small group of friends who worked at a small visual effects company in Hollywood. They would sit around during their breaks and talk about making movies, but none of them actually got around to doing it. They challenged each other to a contest to see who could make the best movie in 48 hours... the goal being to get them to actually start doing what they had been talking about for years... making movies. Originally called simply "The 48 Hour Film Festival," the first showing in the upstairs office of the effects company contained only seven movies.
With the second festival, friends of the original filmmakers were also involved in making films and the screening was moved to a larger screening room at a post production facility. After that, Mark Kochinski, who had done much of the work of setting up the festivals joined with his long-time buddies Keith Matz and John Parenteau and took the project public, allowing filmmakers from around the
Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is an event that was founded as a celebration of independent film, in a variety of forms, and to provide a forum for independent filmmakers with differing global perspectives. The festival places a particular emphasis upon new filmmakers with a diversity of ideas, as a means to not only provide public exposure for festival content and its creators, but to also inspire and enlighten audiences. HIFF is usually an annual five-day event in mid-October and is held in theatre venues located in the Long Island area of New York, United States (US). Approximately 18,000 visitors attend each festival and close to a hundred films are featured each year, including an annual representation of at least twenty countries and an awards package worth over USD$200,000. The festival has presented films that have subsequently been considered highly successful productions; the 2008 event featured eventual winners of the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Independent Spirit Award "Best Picture" accolades, and the 2011 season consisted of 24 Academy Award nominations.
The festival is also significantly involved with other events during the remainder of the
There are quite a number of music video festivals around the world, but none in Russia... So, Tour de Film and Loud Media decided to change such a sad statistics and organize The 1st International Music Video Festival MUSEEK which will be held between November 14th and 23rd, 2008 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The story began last year when we’ve compiled a music video program with the same name and showed it to the fellow people of Saint-Petersburg. They liked it. So did we. Then we started thinking of making a festival of our own. And here’s the result of our work. MUSEEK is a first ever music video festival in Russia! A week of festival screenings in Rodina Cinema and Achtung Baby club will include the best music videos from Russia and abroad as well as retrospectives, concerts, highlights from our partners, curated programs, audiovisual performances and much more. As for the «music video» - we do not denote it as a promo for a band. The only thing we want from the films is that the image should greatly coincide with the music. We’d love to see something creative and experimental!
Redhead Day (Roodharigendag in Dutch) is the name of a Dutch summer festival that takes place each first weekend of September in the city of Breda, in the Netherlands. The two-day festival is a gathering of people with natural red hair, but is also focused on art related to the colour red. Activities during the festival are lectures, workshops and demonstrations which are aimed specifically at red-haired people. The festival attracts attendance from 50 countries and is free due to sponsorship of the local government.
The festival started in 2005 unintentionally by the Dutch painter Bart Rouwenhorst in the small Dutch city Asten. As a painter, he was inspired by artists like Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Gustav Klimt. Both of these artists created dramatic portraits of women, and both artists made famous paintings depicting redheaded women.
To follow the footsteps of his favourite painters, Rouwenhorst planned an exhibition of 15 new paintings of redheads. Finding models was problematic, since redheads are rare in the Netherlands, only 2% of the population had natural red hair. To find models, an advertisement was placed in a local newspaper. However, instead of 15, 150 models
The Rock en Seine festival is a two or three-day Rock 'n roll festival, held at Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, Château de Saint-Cloud's park West of Paris, inside the garden designed by Le Nôtre. It is the festival at which Oasis split up on 28 August 2009 after Liam and Noel Gallagher had a fight just before they were due to headline the main stage.
The name is a pun, based on exactly the same pronunciation in French of the words "scène" meaning stage and Seine (the river separating Saint-Cloud from Central Paris after which département Hauts-de-Seine is called).
The festival takes place in the down of the Park of "Domaine national de Saint-Cloud", it's a magic and historic place at the gates of Paris, and 5 minutes from the nearest subway station métro Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud.
The park and the garden, was designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, and it's the first park to be classed as a Monument historique in 1994. It is a 4.6 km² park, and there are gardens and forest with basins, thickets, cascades and statues.
Beck, P.J. Harvey, Massive Attack
25/08 : Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire, Jurassic 5, Hot Hot Heat, Fort Minor, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The
The United States Grand Prix West was a race held at Long Beach, California, as a Formula 5000 race in 1975 and a Formula One world championship event from 1976 to 1983. After 1983 the event returned as the Long Beach Grand Prix of the CART series.
With the Watkins Glen track on the downslope during the mid-70s, the USGP West was created, making the US just the second country (after Italy) to host two Championship F1 events in the same season. The street circuit was an immediate success from its first race in 1976, and it became the U.S.'s answer to the Monaco Grand Prix. The layout of the downtown course changed three times over its eight-year run, but all featured a sweeping "straight" (actually a long right-hander) down Shoreline Drive along the harbor. In the final event in 1983, John Watson won from 22nd place on the grid, the farthest back from which a modern Grand Prix driver had ever come to win a race.
Part of the interior of the circuit is the 13,600 seat Long Beach Convention Center which also doubled as the pit paddock for the Formula One teams when in Long Beach.
See also Long Beach Grand Prix
Embolded teams are competing in the Formula One championship in the current
The Japanese Grand Prix (日本グランプリ, Nihon-guranpuri) is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Traditionally one of the last, if not the last race of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix has been the venue for many title-deciding races, with 13 World Champions being crowned over the 27 World Championship Japanese Grands Prix that have been hosted.
The first two Japanese Grands Prix in 1976 and 1977 were held at the Fuji Speedway, before Japan was taken off the calendar. It returned in 1987 at Suzuka, which hosted the Grand Prix exclusively for 20 years and gained a reputation as one of the most challenging F1 circuits. In 2007 the Grand Prix moved back to the newly redesigned Fuji Speedway. After a second race at Fuji in 2008, the race returned to Suzuka in 2009.
The Japanese Grand Prix was supposed to continue alternating between Fuji Speedway and Suzuka Circuit, owned by perennial rivals Toyota and Honda, respectively. There had been speculation that both tracks would host Grands Prix, with the readoption of the Pacific Grand Prix moniker used by the TI Circuit when it hosted Grands Prix in 1994 and 1995. The race made Japan one of only six countries to
The Festróia Festival Internacional de Cinema de Tróia is an annual film festival that takes place in Setúbal, Portugal since 1985.
The festival's competitive section is open to films from countries producing less than 30 features per year. The festival produces an award ceremony every year in the first week of June. The main award is the Golfinho de Ouro (Gold Dolphin).
The German Grand Prix (Großer Preis von Deutschland) is an annual automobile race.
Because Germany was banned from taking part in international events after World War II, the German GP only became part of the Formula One World Championship in 1951. It was designated the European Grand Prix four times between 1954 and 1974, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe. It has been organized by AvD (Automobile Club of Germany) since 1926. The well-known ADAC hosts many other races, one of which has been the second F1 race in Germany at the Nürburgring, held there since 1995.
In 1907, Germany staged the first of the Kaiserpreis races at the Taunus Circuit. Entries were limited to touring cars with engines of less than eight litres. Italy's Felice Nazzaro won the race in a Fiat. Like the Prinz-Heinrich-Fahrt, which was held from 1908 to 1911, it was a precursor to the German Grand Prix.
The first national event in German Grand Prix motor racing was held at the AVUS (Automobil Verkehrs und Übungs-Straße) race circuit in southwestern Berlin in 1926 as a sports car race. The first race at AVUS, in heavy rain, was won by Germany's native son,
The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF, Chinese: 香港國際電影節) is a platform for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch and experience new film work. There are seminars, conferences, exhibitions, and parties celebrating the festival community. The festival is committed to discovering talent, and it is also a major platform to launch films to the Greater China region and Asian market.
Previously operated by Urban Council and Leisure and Cultural Services Department from 1977 to 2001, and Hong Kong Arts Development Council from 2002 to 2004, HKIFF is officially corporatized as an independent, charitable organization – Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited, after completing its 28th edition. The Hong Kong Government has continued to subsidize the festival through venue provision and funding for up to 7 million Hong Kong dollars.
Screening over 300 titles from 50 countries in 11 theatres across Hong Kong, the 33rd HKIFF reached an audience of 580,000 people, including 4,500 business executives who attended the Hong Kong Film and Television Market (FILMART). The 34th HKIFF was held from March 21 to April 6, 2010, the last film
The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place every year on the Isle of Wight in England. It was originally held from 1968 to 1970.
The 1970 event was by far the largest and most famous of these early festivals and the unexpectedly high attendance levels led, in 1971, to Parliament passing the "Isle of Wight Act" preventing gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island without a special licence.
The event was revived in 2002 at Seaclose Park, a recreation ground on the outskirts of Newport. It has been held annually since that year, progressively expanding.
The original events were promoted and organised by the Foulk brothers (Ron, Ray and Bill Foulk) under the banner of their company Fiery Creations Limited. The venues were Ford Farm (near Godshill), Wootton and Afton Down (near Freshwater) respectively. The 1969 event was notable for the appearance of Bob Dylan and the Band. This was Dylan's first paid performance since his motor cycle accident some three years earlier, and was held at a time when many still wondered if he would ever perform again. Followers from across the world trecked to the Isle of Wight for what seemed like a 'second coming'.
Lollapalooza /ˌlɒləpəˈluːzə/ is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. It has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups.
Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, but poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. In 2010 it was announced that Lollapalooza would debut overseas, with a branch of the festival staged in Chile's capital Santiago on April 2–3, 2011 where they partnered up with Santiago-based company Lotus. In 2011, the company Geo Events confirmed the Brazilian version of the event, which was
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) the first Tuesday in November.
The race has been held since 1861 (see list of Melbourne Cup winners) and was originally held over two miles (about 3,218 metres) but following preparation for Australia's adoption of the metric system in the 1970s, the current race distance of 3,200 metres was established in 1972. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.31 ft), and Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3min.19.1sec was accordingly adjusted to 3min.17.9sec. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3min 16.3sec.
The race is a quality handicap for horses 3 years old and over, run over a distance of 3,200 metres, on the first Tuesday in November at Flemington Racecourse. The minimum handicap weight is 49 kg. There is no maximum weight, but the top allocated weight must not be less
Instances:2008 National League Championship Series
In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) is a round in the postseason that determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to Major League Baseball's championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. The reigning National League Champions are the St. Louis Cardinals.
Prior to 1969, the National League champion (the "pennant winner") was determined by the best win-loss record at the end of the regular season. There were four ad hoc three-game playoff series due to ties under this formulation (in 1946, 1951, 1959 and 1962). (The American League had to resolve a tie in 1948, but used a single-game playoff for that.)
A structured postseason series began in 1969, when both the National and American Leagues were reorganized into two divisions each, East and West. The two division winners within each league played each other in a best-of-five series to determine who would advance to the World Series. In 1985, the format changed to best-of-seven.
The NLCS and ALCS, since the expansion to best-of-seven, are always played in a 2–3–2 format: games 1, 2, 6 and 7 are played in the stadium of the team that
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but "die Wiesn" - after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.
The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place during the sixteen days up to, and including, the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival would go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the first Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October, to mark the 200th anniversary of the event. The festival is held in an area
Ottawa Chamberfest is a music festival held by the Ottawa Chamber Music Society in Ottawa, Canada.
In 1994, the idea of a chamber music festival in Ottawa came to life to remedy the meager availability of live classical music during the summer months and fill the city’s churches with splendid sounds. Ottawa Chamberfest started life as the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival with 22 concerts in two churches and was an immediate hit. Growing steadily over the years, the 2011 edition of Ottawa Chamberfest presented almost 100 concerts, attracting over 80,000 listeners and is the largest chamber music festival of its kind in the world.
The members of the Juno award-winning Gryphon Trio (cellist Roman Borys, violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon and pianist Jamie Parker) are the Artistic Programming Directors for Ottawa Chamberfest.
Among those who performed in the 2011 edition of the festival were Jan Lisiecki, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Simone Dinnerstein, Marc-André Hamelin, Julie Nesrallah, Yehonatan Berick, National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Swingle Singers, Nexus (ensemble), Trio con Brio Copenhagen, New Zealand String Quartet, TorQ Percussion Quartet and more.
Pukkelpop is an annual music festival which takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium in mid-to-late August. It is held within a large enclosure of fields and woodland—between a dual carriageway called Kempische Steenweg—in the village of Kiewit, approximately 7 km north of Hasselt. It is the second largest music festival in the country after Rock Werchter, with an attendance rate of 180,000 over the course of the event in 2009.
The program is noted for its wide variety of alternative music, spanning styles such as rock, pop, electronic, dance, hip-hop, punk and heavy metal. The event's organizers aim the festival to be a "progressive and contemporary" musical event. Notable acts that have performed at previous editions include Sonic Youth, The Mission, Ramones, Nirvana, The Sisters of Mercy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Metallica, Green Day, Blink 182, Guns N' Roses, Anti-Flag, Pixies, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden. The term "pukkel" is the Dutch word for "pimple".
The 2012 edition featured headliners Björk, Foo Fighters and The Stone Roses.
The festival was founded in 1985 by youth organisation Humanistic Youth
The Sarajevo Film Festival is the premier and largest film festival in the Balkans, and is one of the largest in Europe. It was founded in Sarajevo in 1995 during the siege of Sarajevo, and brings international and local celebrities to Sarajevo every year. It is held in August and showcases an extensive variety of feature and short films from around the world. The current director of the festival is Mirsad Purivatra, former CEO of the Bosnian branch of McCann Erickson.
The first Sarajevo Film Festival was held from 25 October to 5 November 1995. At that time, the siege of Sarajevo was still going on, and attendance projections were very low. However, a surprising 15,000 people came to see the films, of which there were 37 from 15 different countries. The festival grew at a remarkable pace now being the most prominent film festival in South-East Europe, attracting tens of thousands of people a year, as well as foreign celebrities such as U2's Bono, Willem Dafoe, and Angelina Jolie.
The Sarajevo Film Festival has been hosted at the National Theater, with screenings at the Open-air theater Metalac and the Bosnian Cultural Center, all located in downtown Sarajevo and has been attended
Instances:2012 Stockholm International Film Festival
The Stockholm International Film Festival (Swedish: Stockholms filmfestival) is an annual film festival held in Stockholm, Sweden. It was launched in 1990 and has been held every year in the second half of November. The film voted by a jury as the best in the competition section receives the Bronze Horse (Bronshästen).
The following films have received the top honour at the festival, the Bronze Horse for best film.
The Traverse City Film Festival is an annual film festival held every late July through early August in Traverse City, Michigan. The festival was created as an annual event in 2005 to help “save one of America's few indigenous art forms—the cinema." The event was co-founded by Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning film director, well known for his anti-establishment films and documentaries such as Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, and Roger & Me, along with author Doug Stanton and photographer John Robert Williams.
The mission of the Festival is to show movies representing excellence in filmmaking, particularly those rare independent films and documentaries by both noted and new filmmakers, that do not receive mainstream distribution. The Traverse City Film Festival is a non-profit organization, and is funded by businesses, community groups and individuals, plus ticket sales for various events. The Festival is headed by a committee of Michigan area filmmakers, writers, and creative professionals. Deb Lake has been the executive director of the Traverse City Film Festival since 2006, and is one of only two paid employees who work year round. All other work is done by the nearly
ViBGYOR Film Festival is an international short and documentary film festival held annually in Thrissur City in Kerala state of India. ViBGYOR Film Festival is organised by ViBGYOR Film collective, a coalition of Chetana Media Institute, Nottam Traveling Film Festival, Navachitra Film Society, Visual Search, Moving Republic, Cense, GAIA, with the support of Thrissur Municipal Corporation, Zilla Panchayath, Federation of Film Societies of India, Kerala Chalachitra Academy, Information & Public Relations, ActionAid India, ICCO-South Asia and other various Film Societies.
The ViBGYOR Film Festival is the largest alternate film festival in South Asia. It is a five-day long film festival held every year at the Sangeetha Nataka Akademy Campus in , Thrissur. Celebrating Identities and Diversities is the central theme of ViBGYOR. VIBGYOR have 3 type film packages as listed blow
Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video and Short films.
Wave-Gotik-Treffen (ger. das Treffen means "the meeting") is an annual world festival for "dark" music and arts in Leipzig, Germany. 150+ bands and artists from various backgrounds (Gothic rock, EBM, Industrial, Noise, Darkwave, Neofolk, Neoclassical, Medieval Music, Experimental, Gothic metal, Deathrock and Punk being examples) play at several venues throughout the city over 4 days on Whitsuntide. The festival also features several fairs with medieval, gothic and cultural merchandise.
With 18,000 to 20,000 regular attendants, the WGT is one of the largest events of the Goth-, Cybergoth-, Steampunk and Rivethead- subcultures worldwide.
A first attempt at a Treffen was made in 1987 in Potsdam. However, as the laws of the German Democratic Republic made this kind of event illegal, only a few hundred visitors attended.
In 1992, after the re-unification of Germany, the first official Wave-Gotik-Treffen was held in the Eiskeller club in Leipzig. Since then, the number of visitors has increased greatly.
The largest installment of the WGT was the one in the year 2000 with over 300 acts and an estimated 25,000 visitors. However, that year's festival suffered financial collapse on the third
The Federated Auto Parts 400 is an annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Since 2004, the race has served as the last race in NASCAR's "regular season". Following the race, the top twelve drivers in the standings (originally ten) advance to the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup.
From 2000–2009, the race was sponsored in some form by Chevrolet. For 2001 and 2002, the race sponsorship was in conjunction with Warner Bros., with Looney Tunes characters featured in several cars' paint jobs. For the 2003-2009 races the race was known as the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 and various cars were painted to promote various rock music acts. The 2010 race saw the sponsorship move from Chevrolet to the Air National Guard, a branch of the United States Air Force. The race was sponsored by Roll Global through its Wonderful Pistachios brand, a division of Roll Global subsidiary Paramount Nuts in 2011. On May 2, 2012, Federated Auto Parts and Richmond International Raceway announced that Federated Auto Parts will be the race's sponsor starting in 2012 and ending in 2014.
Because of its proximity to (and its occasionally being run
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) takes place every year in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island as well as satellite locations throughout the state. Started in 1997, the Festival is produced by Flickers, the Newport Film/Video Society & Arts Collaborative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 1981. The Festival was created by George T. Marshall, the founder of the Flickers Arts Collaborative. He has been the Executive Director/CEO of the Festival since its creation. Joanne Arnold is the Administrative Director. J.Scott Oberacker, Ph.D. is the Educational Outreach Director. Dr. Kevin Esch is the Special Programs & Policy Director. Shawn Quirk is the Program Director. Timothy Haggerty is the Technical Director. Keith Brown and Jessica Wong are the Educational Program Directors. Lawrence J. Andrade serves as the Executive Advisor and Human Resource Director. Michael Drywa, Esq. is the Board President.
RIIFF has been a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards since 2002. In 1998, it hosted the world premiere of the Farrelly brothers film, There's Something About Mary. The Festival draws over 29,000 people annually along with a strong filmmaker presence
The Swiss Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix de la Suisse, German: Großer Preis von der Schweiz) was the premier auto race of Switzerland. In its later years it was a Formula One race.
Grand Prix motor racing came to Switzerland in 1934, to the Bremgarten circuit, located just outside the town of Bremgarten, near Bern. The Swiss Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1939.
The Bremgarten track remained the home of the Swiss Grand Prix until 1954 and in 1948 it was designated the European Grand Prix, in a time when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe. Any chance to return was erased in 1958 when motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix returned in 1975 as a non-Championship Grand Prix just across the border, at the Dijon-Prenois circuit, France. The next, and last, Swiss Grand Prix was a round of the Formula One World Championship in 1982, also held at Dijon.
On June 6, 2007 Swiss Parliament voted to lift the ban of circuit racing in Switzerland, 97 in favor and 77 opposed. However,
The Tribeca Film Festival is a film festival founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.
The mission of the festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.
In 2006 and 2007, the Festival had over 8600 film submissions and 1,500 screenings. The Festival's program line-up includes a variety of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, as well as a program of family-friendly films. The Festival also features panel discussions with personalities in the entertainment world and a music lounge produced with ASCAP to showcase artists. One of the more distinctive components of the Festival is its Artists Awards program in which emerging and renowned artists celebrate filmmakers by providing original works of art that
Truck Festival is an annual independent music festival in Oxfordshire, England. It was started in 1998 by the Bennett family (including the brothers Robin and Joe of the band Goldrush), who decided that mainstream festivals such as Glastonbury had become too commercial and predictable. It is held in July at Hill Farm in Steventon, near Abingdon-on-Thames. The festival also gave birth to the Truck Records label in 1999.
The main stage is constructed from three large flatbed trucks, and a common misperception is that this is where the name of the festival comes from. However in 2007 Robin Bennett wrote on the official Truck website: "Contrary to popular belief, the name Truck actually came from a compilation CD I picked up, 'Ten Trucking Greats', the soundtrack of the movie Convoy."
Truck has grown somewhat since its inception, but with an annual attendance of around 5,000 it is dwarfed by the likes of Glastonbury (around 150,000 people) and Reading/Leeds. Part of Truck's appeal for fans is that it can be viewed as a microcosm of these larger festivals, with a similar layout and facilities but on a more manageable scale. Due to a variety of factors, chiefly the layout of Hill Farm,
Ankkarock was a Finnish rock and metal festival held annually in Korso, Vantaa, in the Greater Helsinki area. It literally translates into Duckrock. The first Ankkarock was held in 1989; the festival was free of charge until 1998.
In 2006 the two-day event attracted approximately 40,000 visitors. The 2007 festival took place on 4 August and 5 August.
Held on 2 August and 3 August
Held on 4 August and 5 August.
Held on 5 August and 6 August.
Held on 1 August and 2 August.
Lineups from pre-2006 include such artists as:
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The Ashland Independent Film Festival is a film festival in Ashland, Oregon, United States that has been presented by the non-profit Southern Oregon Film Society since 2001. Founded by D.W. and Steve Wood, the festival is held each spring over five days at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Ashland and the Historic Ashland Armory in the Railroad District. The festival presents international and domestic shorts and features in almost every genre, including drama, comedy, documentary, and animation.
Most of the numerous high quality independent films show on the five screens at the art-deco Varsity Theatre located in the heart of historic downtown Ashland, a city that was referred to in the Washington Post as “a dream [...] and wish you'd never have to leave." Special events and large screenings (Calvin Marshall, The River Why, Tattoo the World) are held at the Historic Ashland Armory nearby, a venue that will seat 500 people. In addition to the screenings scheduled from 9:30am to 9:00pm daily during the festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival hosts several parties including an Opening Night Gala (an event held at the Ashland Springs Hotel that features “Savor the Rogue,” a
The Beijing Pop Festival (Chinese: 北京流行音乐节; pinyin: Běijīng Liúxíng Yīnyuè Jié) is a rock music festival held in Beijing, China's Chaoyang Park each September since 2005. It features rock bands from China as well as from overseas.
Among the notable artists featured in the 2007 festival were Nine Inch Nails, Marky Ramone, New York Dolls, Public Enemy, Cui Jian, Brain Failure, Ra:IN and Wan Xiaoli.
Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday. The 2012 Burning Man Festival took place between August 27 and September 3. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man. 2011 attendance was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out on July 24. In April 2011, Larry Harvey announced that the organization had begun the process of transitioning management of the festival over to a new non-profit called the "Burning Man Project".
The annual event now known as Burning Man began as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice in 1986 when Larry Harvey, Jerry James, and a few friends met on Baker Beach in San Francisco and burned a 9-foot (2.7-meter) wooden man as well as a smaller wooden dog. Harvey has described
The Ottawa Folk Festival is a Canadian folk music festival. The organization presents a four-day weekend festival in September, as well as an evening benefit concert series throughout the year.
The festival books both local, national and international talent. It follows a standard format which sees invited artists playing several short sets on various stages throughout the weekend, often grouped into quadruple or quintuple bills by topics (e.g. In the Tradition, East Meets West, etc.); this format allows for interaction and jamming between invited artists (be they established stars or newcomers). For the 2011 festival, workshop stages were curated by the Ottawa Folklore Centre, one of the hubs of folk music in Ottawa and the Founding Sponsor of the festival. Prominent artists also played sets on the CUPE-SCFP Stage with headliners performing one hour to one hour and a half. The festival is slanted toward contemporary and popular folk, bluegrass, rock and blues performers, but some traditional folk artists are invited as well (see Folk music for more on this distinction).
In addition to musical performances, the festival generally includes a contra dance as well as other types of
The Connect Music Festival was a music festival that took place in the grounds of Inveraray Castle, located on the banks of Loch Fyne in Argyll, Scotland. It was aimed at more mature music fans and recent headliners included the Beastie Boys, Björk and Franz Ferdinand. The inaugural festival was held in 2007 and was repeated in 2008. The festival did not take place in 2009 or 2010 with the organisers blaming high running costs and the effects of the Financial crisis of 2007–2010.
It is composed of five stages of music and two other areas:
The festival was held between the 31st of August and the 2nd of September 2007. The festival damaged the Winterton shinty pitch, home of Inveraray Shinty Club, meaning that the pitch was unplayable for the rest of the 2007 season.
In 2008, the festival changed its name to Hydro Connect due to sponsorship from Scottish Hydro Electric. It was held between Friday 29 August and Sunday 31 August.
The artists that performed included Kasabian, Manic Street Preachers, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Amy MacDonald, Sigur Rós, Goldfrapp, Paolo Nutini, Glasvegas, Mercury Rev, Gossip, Elbow, Duffy, The Coral, Ladytron, The Roots, Sparks, Crystal Castles, Young
The AAA Texas 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The inaugural race took place on November 6, 2005. The race is held on the first weekend in November each year; TMS has expressed interest in changing the date, which is also the opening weekend of deer hunting season in Texas.
The race was acquired as a result of the Ferko lawsuit, which forced NASCAR to relinquish the sport's fourth major, the Mountain Dew Southern 500 and in the process end its Grand Slam, as the Southern 500 was one of the four races that made it up.
This race has been derisively referred to as the Francis Ferko 500, mostly by traditionalist fans upset by the demise of the Southern 500.
This race is featured in the 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby where on the last lap Ricky Bobby spins out with Jamie McMurray and McMurray continues but Bobby puts the car in reverse and wins backwards. The filming was actually at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the wall painted to look like Texas.
The race has always started in the late afternoon, go through sunset and twilight, and ended under the lights at night. It is not considered a
The Dutch Grand Prix (Grote Prijs van Nederland) was a Formula One automobile race held at Circuit Zandvoort, from 1948 to 1985. It was a part of the World Championship from 1952, and designated the European Grand Prix two times, 1962 and 1976, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe.
1985 was its final running, as the company that commercially ran the circuit (CENAV) went out of business, marking the end of Circuit Zandvoort. The track, owned by the municipality of Zandvoort, was not used for some time and part of the grounds and approximately half of the track was sold in 1987 to Vendorado, a bungalow park developer at that time.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
Embolded constructors are still competing in the Formula One championship
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
All Dutch Grand Prix were held at Zandvoort.
Note: Pink background indicates non-Championship year.
Film Collection is an annual screening event in New York City and around the world; a showcase for new independent films by emerging filmmakers; and a significant initiative to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations.
Founded by filmmaker Topaz Adizes in March 2006, the events take place at the IFC Center. According to Adizes, "our mission is to build a worldwide audience that empowers themselves to impact their communities. We believe that by telling stories, we are creating greater understanding of the world we live in and reminding ourselves of our shared humanity."
The first Film Collection raised funds and awareness for the Daniel Pearl Foundation, . , created in memory of journalist Daniel Pearl to further the ideals that inspired Daniel's life and work. The foundation's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications. The event was preceded by a talk by Daniel's widow, Mariane. The 2007 Film Collection raised money for Seeds of Peace, whose stated aim is "to empower young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence".
The Metaltown Festival is a two day festival featuring heavy metal music bands, held in Gothenburg, Sweden. It has been arranged annually since 2004, taking place at the Frihamnen venue. The 2011 edition of the festival took place on June 17–18, 2011 at the new venue Göteborg Galopp close to Gothenburg City Airport.
Alice Cooper - Totalt Jävla Mörker - Turbonegro - Dimmu Borgir - Brides of Destruction - In Flames - Kee Marcello's K2 - Evergrey - Mustasch - Edguy - Within Y - Debase - Notre Dame
Apocalyptica - Dark Tranquillity - Hanoi Rocks - HammerFall - Rammstein - Beseech - Enter the Hunt - Tiamat - Sentenced - Nine - All Ends - Kakaphonia - Hell N' Diesel
Cradle of Filth - Danko Jones - Electric Earth - Engel - Enter the Hunt - Entombed - Evergrey - Fingerspitzengefühl - Khoma - Manimal - Motörhead - Opeth - Satyricon - Soilwork - Sparzanza - The Haunted - Tool
Slayer - Mastodon - Machine Head - Meshuggah - Raised Fist - Nine - Cult of Luna - Hardcore Superstar - Sturm und Drang - Sonic Syndicate - Marduk - Ill Niño - Candlemass - Entombed
In Flames - Cavalera Conspiracy - Nightwish - Chris Cornell (cancelled) - Monster Magnet - Dimmu Borgir - Danko Jones - Bullet for My
The Montol Festival is an annual heritage, arts and community festival in Penzance, Cornwall held between the 16th and 22nd of December each year. The festival is a revival or reinterpretation of many of the traditional Cornish midwinter customs & Christmas traditions formerly practiced in and around the Penzance area and common to much of Cornwall at one point. Every year the main event, Montol eve is held on the traditional date of the feast of St Thomas the Apostle, usually the 21st of December, which always coincides with the Winter Solstice.
Edward Lhuyd in his 1700 MSS. of vocabulary in the Cornish language states that "Montol" means Winter Solstice. However he later translates the word as "balance" (in Latin Trutina,).
At the very core of the festival are several of the revived customs of the West Cornwall area including, predominantly Guise dancing the masked celebrations common to Cornwall in the 19th Century, the Cornish candle dance (Dons Cantol) in revived Cornish and the performance of traditional Guisers plays such as St George and the Turkish Knight or Buffy and the Bucca. Cornish Christmas carols also feature heavily during the festivities.
The historical basis for
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amberFestival is running as an annual festival since 2007. It is the only event of its kind in Turkey since it's inception takes places in İstanbul, in the second week of November. Hosted more than 200 artists and researchers with their works in the last four years. www.amberplatform.org
The semi-annual New York Fashion Week, branded Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek in 2009, is held in February and September of each year in New York City. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world (along with those in Paris, London, and Milan).
The first New York Fashion Week (which was then called "Press Week") was the world's first ever organized fashion week. First held in 1943, the event was designed to attract attention away from the French fashion during World War II, when fashion industry insiders were unable to travel to Paris to see French fashion shows. Fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert organized an event she called "Press Week" to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had previously neglected their innovations. (Buyers were not admitted to the shows, and instead had to visit designers' showrooms.) Press Week was a success, and fashion magazines like Vogue, which were normally filled with French designs, increasingly featured American fashion.
In 1994, the event was moved to its former site in Bryant Park by Fern Mallis, where it was held inside a series of large white tents in the almost-block-long park. Admission is by invitation only, to
The Nova Rock Festival, also just Nova Rock, is a music festival that has existed since 2005 and takes place each year in June. It is Austria's biggest rock music festival, and also one of the largest in Europe. It is located in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria, near Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders. It is organized by Nova Music Entertainment, which is a cooperation of Musicnet, FKP Scorpio and several former employees/bookers of Wiesen , who left Wiesen in 2004 after ongoing internal misunderstandings. The event draws around 90,000 - 100,000 people over a 3 day period 150,000 in 2006, with an average of 30,000 - 35,000 fans per day.
Date: 08. - 10. June 2012 Confirmed bands:
Canceled due to storm.
Date: 11. - 13. June 2011 Confirmed bands:
Special Late Night Attraction
Date: 11. - 13. June 2010 Confirmed bands as of Nov 23, 2009:
Confirmed bands as of 4 April 2009:
Nova Rock Festival 2007 took place from the 15th to the 17th of June with the following lineup:
Headliners: Billy Talent, The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Pearl Jam, Slayer, The Killers,
The festival also consisted of bands including: Linkin Park, Machine
OFF Festival is alternative music festival held annually since 2006, sponsored by mBank and Lech, and promoted by one of Poland's national radio stations, Program 3 Polskiego Radia. Until 2009 it was held at Słupna Park in Mysłowice, Poland in August and lasts four days. OFF Festival from 2010 takes place in Katowice in Dolina Trzech Stawow.
The organizer and creative director of this festival is Artur Rojek, leader of the band Myslovitz (and formerly in Lenny Valentino).
In addition to the music, the Off Festival also support a variety of independent arts and culture events, like exhibitions,workshops and movie screenings. It is also connected with promotion of volunteer programs.
The first edition of OFF Festival was held from 18–20 August 2006. About 11,000 people attended the three-day event with 30 bands performed on the 3 stages. OFF Festival 2009 was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. The guest of honour was Sub Pop boss Jonathan Poneman. The 2010 edition of Off Festival was held from 5th to 8 August in Katowice. Festival was dedicated to the celebration of 200th birthday of Fryderyk Chopin and filled with concerts with the main theme being
The Pyongyang International Film Festival is a biennial cultural exhibition held in Pyongyang, North Korea. The film festival is an unusually cosmopolitan event for a state known to be reclusive to outside (particularly Western) contact.
The event originated in 1987 as the Pyongyang Film Festival of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries. As the name precisely delineated, the festival was a cultural exchange between countries of the Non-Aligned Movement. The maiden event, held from September 1 through September 10, showed short films, features, and documentaries that were judged for competitive awards.
The film festival returned in 1990 and would be regularly held every other year. Recurrent subject matter included domestic cinema that commonly praised the high leadership such as a film shown at the 1992 film festival, verbosely translated, Glory of Our People in Holding the Great Leader in High Esteem, and foreign films about revolutionary resistance. In 2000, officials widened the acceptable breadth of film watching, by screening Japanese films for the first time. Six films by director Yoji Yamada, including two installments of Otoko wa tsurai yo, a long running
The Ravello Festival is also popularly known as the "Wagner Festival" and is an annual summer festival of music and the arts held in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast in the Campania region of Italy. The festival has been held yearly since 1953 when the town fathers decided to use the historical fact of the visit to Ravello in 1880 by German composer Richard Wagner as a way to promote tourism and bolster the economy of the area in the difficult years following the Second World War. The composer had been so taken with the beauty of the Villa Rufolo in Ravello that he is said to have proclaimed, in reference to a character in his own opera Parsifal, "Here is the enchanted garden of Klingsor."
Although the original emphasis during the festival was on Wagner's music, the event has since grown into an almost two-month-long presentation of a wide variety of music featuring large orchestras, chamber groups, jazz, art shows, dance, photographic exhibits, discussion groups and a chance to meet and talk with the featured artists, many of whom are of world renown.
The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill. The Reading Festival is held at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue in central Reading, near the Caversham Bridge. The Leeds event is held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, the grounds of an historic house. Campsites are available at both sites and weekend tickets include camping. Day tickets are also sold.
The Reading Festival, the original and senior leg of the two, is the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence. It has had various musical phases over the years, as detailed below. In the twin-site era, rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal have tended to dominate.
The festivals are run by Festival Republic, which was divested from Mean Fiddler Music Group. For promotional purposes during 1998-2007 they were known as the Carling Weekend: Reading and the Carling Weekend: Leeds. Unsurprisingly, these titles were seldom used when not required, although NME did so as part of its involvement. In November 2007, the
Solas Festival is an annual music festival, held at Wiston, Scotland, since 2010. The festival also comprises elements of poetry, art, politics, dance, philosophy and literature.
Described as a "wee Woodstock," the festival is associated with Creative Scotland, Scottish Refugee Week and Christian Aid.
The festival's 2012 musical acts included: Admiral Fallow, Roddy Woomble, Ricky Ross, Randolph's Leap and The Imagineers.
Southbound is an arts, camping and music festival. A variety of Australian and international artists perform at this event. The festival occurs annually, early January, at the Sir Stewart Bovell Park in Busselton, Western Australia.
Southbound began as a single day music festival in 2005, located at Sir Stewart Bovell Park in Busselton, Western Australia. In 2006 the event expanded, allowing festival-goers to camp on the festival grounds. In 2007, campers were allowed to camp the night before the festival, with special acoustic performances that same night. The 2010 event expanded into a 3 day festival for campers (2 days for non-campers).
ArtBound started at Southbound 2006, as a showcase of works from the local art community.
EcoBound displayed how recyclable materials and alternative energy were implemented to reduce the environmental impact of the festival. Solar power and biodiesel were used to meet energy needs.
StageBound gave unsigned artists an opportunity to perform at Southbound. A requirement of these artists was that they were from the south west regional areas of Western Australia.
Sunday 2 January 2005:
Pete Murray, Regurgitator, Eskimo Joe, Machine Gun Fellatio, The
Sweden Rock Festival is an annual rock/metal festival held in Sweden since 6 June 1992. While having a clear rock/metal focus, the festival is noted for its diversity across these genres, having featured southern rock bands such as Molly Hatchet to death metal legends like Obituary.
The first version of the festival was held in Olofström, with nine bands performing. The next five years, the festival was held in Karlshamn, but this was changed in 1998. Since then the festival has been held in Norje, outside Sölvesborg.
When the festival first began in 1992, it featured nine relatively unknown bands and it only lasted one day. The next year the festival was expanded to two days and more bands were added to the line-up. From 1993 to 2002 the festival would last two days; over those years it would also begin to feature bigger name acts. In 2000 the festival was expanded to three days but it returned to two days the following year.
From 2003 to 2006 the festival lasted three days and had by then featured some of the biggest acts in metal and rock. From 2007 the festival has been expanded to four days and will feature approximately 120 different bands/artists.
Some notable appearances in
The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival or Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival takes place every June on the waters and shoreside of False Creek in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is among the oldest and largest dragon boat festivals held outside of Asia, having its roots in 1986 at the Expo 86 world fair, and one of the few on the planet outside of Asia that holds a festival during the traditional time, around the period of the summer solstice (the other non-Asian festival celebrating at this time being held in Toronto, Canada, an even larger festival in terms of the number of participating crews.). As the title sponsor changes, so does the name of the festival and associated branding.
When Vancouver celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1986, Expo 86, a world exposition themed on transportation, was organized for that summer and held on the shores of north, east and south east False Creek stretching from Granville Bridge east to Science World. For that same year, Vancouver's Chinese-Canadian community, under the leadership of the Chinese Cultural Centre, organized a volunteer committee to introduce the traditional annual Chinese Duanwu Festival (summer solstice) to Canada,