Tag: Festivals

Watch this trailer for the new Fyre Festival documentary!

The Fyre Festival documentary premieres on Netflix on January 18 and I can’t wait. If you remember the Fyre Festival, you definitely weren’t there… because, y’know, it didn’t happen. And I’m glad, because if it did, we wouldn’t have this fantastically ridiculous story. From NetFlix: Created by Billy McFarland and […]

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Le Voyage à Nantes Public Art Festival

If you arrive by boat to Nantes in western France, you’ll quickly understand what makes the city (the country’s sixth largest) such an unusual and thrilling place. Scattered all along the Loire river on the way into the city are massive public artworks, including a skeletal sea-snake and a typical French stone house that’s sat […]

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Some Music Festivals Balk at Booking 50% Female Acts. One Just Did It.

An Icelandic music festival has become the first to meet a target ensuring half its acts are women — increasing pressure on the world’s biggest festivals to step up the number of women they book. Iceland Airwaves, the country’s answer to South By Southwest, is one of 109 festivals that signed up in September to […]

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At Avignon Festival, Lots of Imagination on Show, but Few Women

AVIGNON, France — The biggest productions of the 2018 Avignon Festival did not skimp on dramatics. Thomas Jolly presented a mythological king who feeds his brother his own sons; Milo Rau recreated the murder of a gay man in Belgium in 2012; and the festival director Olivier Py cast three men in turn as violent […]

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Inside the Festival d’été de Québec, 2018: Eleven days of diverse music and art programming at Canada’s largest outdoor cultural happening

No amount of photography can truly capture what it means to attend the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ). Stretching across sprawling riverside parks and, at times, tucked within the intimate stages of Québec City, the multi-venue indoor/outdoor happening features a vast, diverse line-up. But more than just a musical festival, FEQ activates an entire city. […]

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Highlights from the International Talent Support Contest: We wander through the show in Trieste, discovering explosive developments in fashion

Italy‘s most eastern city, Trieste is geographically and culturally located at the intersection of the Mediterranean and Central Europe. It’s there that Barbara Franchin created International Talent Support (ITS) back in 2002, one of the most respected events for emerging talent in fashion design. This year’s event saw some 900+ creative projects submitted from 80 […]

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W Hotels “Wake Up Call” Music Festival Official Playlist : A teaser from the forthcoming series traveling from Hollywood to Barcelona and Bali

Back in 2016, W Hotels threw the inaugural Wake Up Call music festival on the grounds of the W Scottsdale. It was the first music festival to take place entirely on hotel grounds, and it made use of every amenity the location could offer. This fall the Wake Up Call festival will return in a […]

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Where Danes Butt Heads (Politely) With Their Leaders

ALLINGE, Denmark — For four days a year in June, Danes like to pretend there are no boundaries between them. They gather for Folkemodet, a political festival where the prime minister, chief executives of top companies and other respected leaders remove their ties and heels and mingle with members of the public on the remote […]

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