Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are happening around the globe so wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do.
Paris & Marrakech: Yves Saint Laurent Museums
Fans of Yves Saint Laurent rejoice! There is only one month left until the two brand new museums dedicated to the late and great French-Algerian designer Yves Saint Laurent open. The two museums will showcase the designer’s life and work in Paris and Marrakech. The Paris museum will occupy Saint Laurent’s former couture house on 5 Avenue Marceau and has been fully refurbished to resemble its original form, so visitors will be able to experience Saint Laurent’s studio as it was when he was designing and sketching. It will showcase more than 20,000 couture pieces and accessories from Saint Laurent’s career – a YSL lovers paradise. Meanwhile, 1,500 miles away in Marrakech, Saint Laurent’s adopted home another museum dedicated to the designer will open. This museum is located on the Rue Yves Saint Laurent near the Jardin Majorelle (where his ashes were scattered) and will also feature an incredible number of amazing creations by Saint Laurent, as well as rotating exhibitions, a library, cafe and restaurant. The museums are set to open on October 3rd and we cannot wait to see what treasures await inside!
Opening 3rd October 2017
5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France
Rue Yves Saint Laurent، Marrakesh 40090, Morocco
Monterey, USA: Monterey Jazz Festival 2017
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world and has presented nearly every major artist in the world, so if you’re a jazz fan then this is definitely the festival for you! It began in 1958 and over the years has featured some of the biggest names in jazz like Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Dave Brubeck. The festival line-up features more than 500 top jazz artists so you’ll be spoilt for choice on who to see! As well as musical performances there are a number of jazz conversations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and clinics to get stuck into. It’s a jam packed festival filled with talented musicians and lovers of jazz.
15th to 17th September 2017
Monterey County Fairground, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA, USA
Price: Tickets range from $60 to $410
London, UK: The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
It’s your last month to see The Pink Floyd Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as the exhibition ends on 1st October. The exhibition celebrates the work of the legendary rock band from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day. It includes more than 350 objects from the band including rare artefacts and memorabilia that have never been seen before, as well as exclusive video footage and sound installations, handwritten lyrics and original posters from their album and concerts.
Ends 1st October 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK
Price: £20 – £24
Dorset, UK: Bestival
Held every year in the late summer Bestival is considered to be one of the UK’s best festivals. It’s a festival that’s renowned for fun and frivolities and is organized by BBC radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank and his wife Josie. It has grown from a fairly small 10,000 crowd festival to nearly 60,000 attendees and in 2015 it won ‘Best Major Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards. For 2017 there has been one small change to Bestival – the location. Since it began Bestival took place on the Isle of White but in December 2016 organizers announced that it would be moving to The Lulworth Estate in Dorset. Music wise you will hear a real mix of EDM, indie, soul, funk and pop, so there is something to suit all tastes. Bestival is also famous for its elaborate stages that are designed by Josie who is a graphic designer. There are also lots of other fun little quirks to look out for like The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle and Happy Kanye. Fancy dress is another HUGE aspect of Bestival and each year has its very own theme. This year is the year of color so make sure you bring a rainbow wardrobe with you so you can take part in the annual Fancy Dress Parade! But don’t worry if you forget, there are studio tents dotted around that can help you make your own costume.
7th to 10th September 2017
Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, BH20 5QS, United Kingdom
Line up: The XX, Pet shop Boys, Justice, Circa Waves, Annie Mac, Dusky, Dizzee Rascal, Dub Pistols, Jamie T, Twin Atlantic, Blossoms, Jackmaster, Patrick Topping & many many more…
Price: Weekend Ticket £206
San Diego, USA: CRSSD Festival 2017
CRSSD is a relatively new festival that was launched in Spring 2015 but it’s secured its reputation as a festival to watch! It’s a two-day event that takes place in San Diego and has veered away from the traditional EDM route to present a more mature dance festival – promoters have even noted on their website that furry boots, pacifiers, LED lights and totems are discouraged and there is a strict over 21 age requirement for attendees. Festival organizers have ensured that CRSSD is intimate and personal with attendees capped at 15,000. There’s even a Spring CRSSD Festival scheduled in for May 2018 so it looks like the demand for a smaller, lower key dance music festival is exactly what people want.
30th September to 1st October 2017
Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, USA
Line up: MØ, Broods, Mura Masa, Hot Since 82, The Magician, Jax Jones, Chris Lake, Denis Sulta, Dixon, Floorplan, Hito, Lee K, Joseph Ashworth & many many more…
Price: Weekend pass $145, Saturday ticket $105, Sunday ticket $85
Chicago, USA: Riot Fest 2017
Riot Fest first began back in 2005 as a weekend of shows across various venues in Chicago but as it grew in popularity it evolved into a proper festival gathering in Denver and Chicago. The Chicago festival consists of six stages that are all in an easy, walkable distance from each other and have hosted some of the biggest names in punk, metal, indie and rock like Motörhead, Iggy Pop, Morrissey, The Misfits, Taking Back Sunday and Alkaline Trio. There’s no camping available at Riot Fest so after a day of rocking out you can head back to your cosy warm bed, take a shower and rest up so you can do it all again the next day.
15th to 17th September 2017
Douglas Park, 1401 South Sacramento Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
Line up: Nine Inch Nails, A Day to Remember, The Cribs, Queens of the Stone Age, New Found Glory, Paramore, Say Anything, Taking Back Sunday & many many more…
Price: 3-day pass $198.98