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Festivals (July – August)

16 July 2018

Three Days of Live Music
Jazz on the Dnipro (UA, music festival)
20-22 July at 17.30
Dnipro (Shevchenko park, Monastyrsky island)
This year, this legendary open-air festival marks its 50th anniversary. It will bring together dozens of Ukrainian and international musicians who are sure to give audiences, of any musical taste, something to groove along to. Headliners include some big names such as Dee Dee Bridgewater – one of America’s great jazz vocalists and three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Tony Award-winning stage actress. The event will also feature 17-year-old blind-born organ and piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker (US), highly acclaimed Australian-born saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts, the most widely travelled of all jazz pianists Franco-American Jacky Terrasson, and Brooklyn-born Allan Harris – a world-class vocalist and guitarist. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
300 – 2 000 UAH
www.jazz-dnepr.com

Feel Good
UPark Festival 2018 (UA)
25 & 26 July at 16.00
Dynamo Stadium (Mykhaila Hrushevskoho 3)

One of the most anticipated events of the year, this large-scale festival continues to set new standards for Ukraine and easily rivals its European counterparts. For the first time ever, Kyiv will bring together many international stars within the context of one event. Famed musicians will headline among other significant or even cult contemporary artists, who will demonstrate their work alongside their latest albums and best hits in the capital. The first day will feature Gorillaz, Tove Lo, Kaleo and Yuko, while Massive Attack, Bonobo, Young Fathers, and Onuka will keep the party rolling on the second day. Each performance combines live shows with innovative lighting and visual effects. Photo zones, a huge food court, entertainment, and recreation areas will definitely add an extra dash to the event.
999 – 4 700 UAH
www.uparkfestival.com

Rainbow Mood
ColorFest 2018 (UA)
4 August at 10.00 – 20.00
Odesa (Dim Pavlovykh Stadium, Mykolayivska Road 168v)
In August, you can experience all the hues of summer in Odesa – the Black Sea coast city that will play host to its second international festival of colours. From year-to-year, Holi, one of India’s most traditional celebrations, gains more and more popularity in Ukraine. This time, the event promises to be bigger than ever. Festival goers have the opportunity to coat each other and passers-by with powdered paint. A food court will offer plenty of delicious seafood, burgers, meat, fish, grilled vegetables, and beverages to wash it all down. As well as the colour, the best DJs will keep the positive vibe going. Dress code: white clothing or swimwear.
Tickets: 120 – 1 200 UAH
www.colorfest.od.ua

LvivMozArt, Novel History of Music
International festival of classical music
13-22 July
Lviv (12 locations)
Tickets: 150 – 2 700 UAH
www.mozart.lviv.ua

Faine Misto Music Festival
Headliners: Tarja Turunen, Oomph!, The Rasmus
19-22 July

Ternopil (Hippodrome)
Tickets: 650 – 990 UAH
www.fainemisto.com.ua

Kurazh Bazar, Friends Edition
21-22 July
Art Zavod Platforma (Bilomorska 1a)

Tickets: 100 UAH
FB kurazhbazar

Off Road Free Fest 2018
The 13th International 4×4 Extremal Festival
26-29 July starting
Kyiv Reservoir Coast (Tolokun village)
Tickets: 150 – 250 UAH
www.offroadfreefest.com

Impulse Fest
Headliners: Dakh Daughters, Zhadan and the Dogs
27-29 July
Kharkiv (Art Zavod Mekhanika, Plekhanivska 126a)

Tickets: 400 – 740 UAH
www.impulse-fest.com

Ulichnaya Eda. 5 Years. 5 Senses
3-5 August
Art Zavod Platforma (Bilomorska 1a)
Tickets: 100 UAH (on site), 75 UAH (online)
www.ulichnayaeda.com.ua

Bandershtat Festival, Celebrating Ukrainian Spirit
Headliners: I Am Giant, Yurcash, NaviBand, Tartak, O.Torvald
3-5 August
Rovantsi village (near Lutsk)
Tickets: 500 UAH
www.bandershtat.org.ua

MRPL City Fest
Headliners: Max Barskih, Crazy Town, 5’Nizza, Kazka
3-5 August

Mariupol (Pishchanka beach, Velyka Morska 63)
Tickets: 500 – 750 UAH
www.mrpl.city/fest

X-Police Fest Patrol police competition and live music
9 August at 10.00 – 22.00
X-Park (Druzhby Narodiv Park)
Tickets: TBA
www.facebook.com/events/169051523774195/

Skhid Rock Fest
Headliners: Lyapis 98, Druga Rika, BoomBox
10-12 August
Trostyanets (Sumska Oblast, Kruhly Dvir, Myru 16)
Tickets: 500 UAH
www.cxidpok.com

Ancient Kyiv Ballads Festival of History and Culture
11-12 August
Kyivan Rus Park (Kopachev village, Obukhiv district)
Tickets: 50 – 250 UAH
www.parkkyivrus.com

Rap Shmep Yo Kurazh Bazar
Hip-hop party
11-12 August
Art Zavod Platforma (Bilomorska 1a)
Tickets: TBA
FB kurazhbazar

Chain G, Ukraine’s First Blockchain Festival
Education and entertainment event
15-16 August
Kyiv Reservoir
Tickets and times: TBA
FB ChainG.BF

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