Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are going on. So wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do.
Edinburgh: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is probably one of the best times of the year to visit Edinburgh as the city is bustling with all sorts of interesting and talented people from all across the world. The Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place for three weeks every year in August. There are literally thousands of performers who perform in venues all across the city and you can see some huge entertainment names like Daniel Sloss, Amy Schumer and Al Murray to name but a few. But there are also loads of lesser-known artists who are looking to make a name for themselves in the entertainment world. What makes the Fringe so great is the fact that you can spend a morning seeing a musical theatre performance, the afternoon seeing a comedy show and the evening seeing a dance show, there’s a never ending show supply and you’ll definitely find something to suit everyone’s tastes.
5th to 29th August
Location: Various venues all across Edinburgh
Price: You’ll be able to find shows for free and shows you need tickets for, which can be found here
Bunol: La Tomatina
La Tomatina is the perfect festival to let your inner child come out to play; it’s a festival where people throw over-ripe tomatoes at each other in the streets! It’s held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near Valencia. It’s the world’s biggest food fight in which tens of thousands of people from all across the world throw over 100 metric tons of tomatoes. No one is certain how the festival first began but there is a popular theory that the unhappy citizens of Bunol rioted and attacked the city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. Whether this is the real reason behind the festival or not the people of Bunol enjoyed throwing tomatoes so much at each other that it happened every year since, and we’re so glad they did as it looks so fun!
Price: Accommodation and entry into the festival start from €200
Mysteryland is a Dutch dance festival held in Haarlemmermeer and is an amazing festival fantasyland. It’s the longest running electronic music festival in the Netherlands and yep you’ve guessed it, it’s full of mystery. You never really know what to expect at Mysteryland and in previous years there has been all sorts of fun to be had, from Mad Hatter tea parties and deep house yoga, to a giant version of Mouse Trap and Day of the Dead DJs, pretty much anything you can imagine. Festival attendees can expect to hear all sorts of electronic music, from dubstep and disco to house and techno, if you love dance music then this is the perfect festival for you.
27th to 28th August
Floriade, Haarlemmermeer, 2141 Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
Line up: Afrojack, Galantis, Gorgon City, Seth Troxler, Green Velvet, Boddika, Lost Frequencies, Eton Messy, MK, TCTS and many many more…
Price: Weekend and camping ticket €149,50, weekend ticket €119,50, Saturday ticket €62,50, Sunday ticket €72,50
Atlanta: Imagine Music Festival
Imagine Music Festival (IMF) is an electronic music festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s three days of awesome music, flashy lights, a heavy base line and lots of fun. The festival organizers had long been known on Atlanta’s electric music scene, so it came as no surprise that when they put on their first two-day festival in 2014 that it was a huge success. IMF has a playful circus themed feel to it where anything is possible and acts as a much-needed break from reality. If you get your hands on a ticket then you can expect to see incredible circus performers, mermaids, sea creatures, art installations and many more exciting experiences. Of course you can see some massive electronic music names over the two days and for those who feel like they want a little bit more then there are also a few after parties to attend too.
26th to 28th August
Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA 30228
Line up: Benny Benassi, Steve Angello, Dillon Francis, Dirty South, Lotus, The Bloody Beetroots, Pendulum, Cosmic Gate and many many more…
Price: Three day weekend pass $299 + taxes, car or tent camping ticket $69 + taxes
Antwerp: Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th Century Silhouette
You’ve got until the 14th August to catch the ‘Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th Century Silhouette’ and it’s certainly one not to be missed. This exhibition in Antwerp looks at the incredible work of fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga whose work during the 20th century created a totally new silhouette for women. This new silhouette gave women far more freedom within their clothing and created space around the body. Balenciaga, along with many other pioneer designers of haute couture designed clothing for women that broke free from the constrictive hourglass silhouette. The central focus of the exhibition is Cristóbal Balenciaga however there are also lots of unique couture and ready-to-wear silhouettes by designers like Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons, Madeleine Vionnet and Gabrielle Chanel, who helped to shape and redefine fashion of the 20th century with their new perspectives.
Ends 14th August
Mode Museum, Nationalestraat 28, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium