Every month we bring you a round-up of some of the coolest events that are happening around the world. So wherever you are you’ll always have something fun to do.

Manchester: Parklife

Rudimental performing at Parklife festival in Manchester

Derek Bremner

The Parklife Weekender is a two-day festival that takes place every year in Heaton Park, Manchester. 10,000 early bird tickets sold out in the space of two hours so you know this is a good summer festival to attend. This is the seventh year that it’s been running and there are some pretty massive names performing this year, over 140,000 festival attendees have the choice to see The Chemical Brothers, Jamie XX, Nina Kraviz, Gorgon City, Flume, 99 Souls and many many more acts, we don’t know who we would want to see first!

11th June to 12th June 2016

Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, M25 2SW, United Kingdom

Price: Weekend ticket £89.50

Line up – Major Lazer, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Jack Garratt, Jamie Jones, Diplo, Todd Terje, Adam Beyer, Sub Focus, Julio Bashmore, Skepta and many many more.

www.parklife.uk.com

 

New Orleans: Creole Tomato Festival

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The Creole Tomato Festival is held in America’s oldest city marketplace (The French Market) and features live music, cooking demonstrations and the Creole Tomato Parade. Some of the best chefs in the food industry lead the cooking demonstrations, cooking dishes, which of course include the Creole tomato as the main ingredient. The Creole tomato was originally imported from the West Indies, and it thrives in the rich soil and subtropical climate found in Southern Louisiana.

11th to 12th June 2016

The French Market, 1235 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States

Price: Free (yay!)

www.frenchmarket.org

 

London: Opening of the new Tate Modern

Head on down to the Tate Modern on 17th June to see the unveiling of the new ten story high extension, The Switch. 15 years ago Swiss architects Herzog & Meuron transformed the Bankside power station and are responsible for the new extension today. The Switch will provide 60% more exhibition space and allow for a ‘progressive rehang’ of the Tate Modern’s permanent collection.

Friday 17th June 2016

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG, United Kingdom

www.tate.org.uk/new-tate-modern

 

Atlanta: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

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Find out everything you could possibly want to know about sneakers at the Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition. You can see 155 different types of sneakers and discover the journey of the sneaker from its humble beginning in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in today’s society as a staple fashion item. Sneakers from Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma and Reebok, as well as Prada and other fashion design houses are included in the collection. There is also film footage, design drawings and lots of images that help to illustrate the social history, fashion trends and marketing campaigns over the past two centuries that have made the sneaker into what it is today.

12th June to 12th July 2016

High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States

Price: $19.50

www.high.org/Sneaker-Culture

 

Boston: AlunaGeorge

Catch the British electronic music duo AlunaGeorge in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club on 18th June. Their most recent release ‘I Remember’ (produced by Flume) is seriously catchy and we’ve had it on repeat for the past month.

18th June 2016

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, United States

Price: $25.00

www.alunageorge.com/tour



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