Festival’s name: Lowell Folk Festival
Country: United States
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Start date: 27/07/2018
End date: 29/07/2018
The Lowell Folk Festival is the largest FREE folk festival in the northeast. Downtown Lowell transforms into an all inclusive festival for three days, featuring five musical stages that showcase highly curated traditional music, representing cultures from around the world. There are sunny and shaded stages, and there will be smiling faces all around. With a Family Activities Area, Crafts Demonstrations, savory ethnic foods, and so much more, everyone enjoys it “their way”.
Festival’s name: Bayimba International Festival of the arts
Location: Lunkulu Island, Mukono
Start date: 2018-08-02
End date: 2018-08-05
The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts has developed into a major multi-arts festival with varied and qualitative programming, presenting exciting, innovative and creative ideas. It is eagerly awaited by locals while artists and visitors from abroad pour into Uganda to take advantage of the exciting artistic experience. With a vibrant and an unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts from renowned and upcoming artists from around the world. The festival has truly become a highlight on Uganda’s social and cultural calendar and is also gradually developing into an important (East) African destination festival.
Festival’s name: FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo
Location: Sines, Portugal
Start date: 19 July 2018
End date: 28 July 2018
About: FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo is a music festival held every July in the municipality of Sines on the Alentejo coast in Portugal. Organised by the Sines City Council, it is a cultural public service festival. Adopting “Music with a spirit of adventure” as a motto, the festival is presented in historic and urban scenarios of great beauty and authenticity, close to a coastline with protected landscape.
Festival’s name: Colours of Ostrava
Country: Czech Republic
Start date: 2018-07-16
End date: 2018-07-21
The Colour of Ostrava festival includes 3 events:
1. Czech music Crossroads conference + showcase concerts (running in the first 2 days) – 14 bands from 4 countries performing,
2. The main festival running in the following 4 days
3. Melting pot and Music Alarm, the discussions with musicians, artists and public figures running as the daytime supplement to the main festival
Festival’s name: World Music Festival Bratislava
Dates 2018: 13 – 16 Sep
World Music Festival Bratislava is a multi-genre festival with focus on world music taking place around the old town heart of Slovakia’s capital Bratislava. In a region that has long been Europe’s cultural crossroads. The festival forms a meeting point between East and West. The programme consists of concerts, showcases, conference, workshops, presentations about the traditional culture of the region, children’s programme and public discussions. It features leading musicians and bands from Slovakia and beyond. It provides a window on world music’s context in the country and its relationship to Slovakia’s rich traditional musics.
Festival’s name: Cordas World Music Festival
Dates 2018: 7 – 16 Sep
Founded in 2016, Cordas World Music Festival is now working to build the third season in 2018. www.festivalcordas.com
Pico island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean welcomes string-music instruments and artists from around the world in venues that range from a garden, a cave, a vulcanic crater, natural pools, dragon-tree sanctuary, centre square stage and the new contemporary auditorium in the town of Madalena.
Artists that have been at Cordas include…
International: Tcheka (Cape Verde), Lu Yanan (China), Eran Zamir (Israel), Michel William (Mozambique), Maninho (Brazil), Anjos Teixeira (Germany), Marco del Castillo (Canary Islands), Beselch Rodriguez (Canary Islands), Pieter Adriaans
Festival’s name: Sukiyaki Meets The World Festival
Location: Nanto-city, Toyama prefecture
Dates 2018: 23 Aug – 2 Sep
The Sukiyaki Meets The World takes place in Nanto-city (Hokuriku region, Japan) every year since 1991. It is entirely organized by local citizens (250 persons). With 4 stages and 12,000 visitors every year, it is the oldest and biggest event in Japan completely dedicated to Word Music. With more than 150 workshop, residence program, all the generations of the city are involved, throughout the year. The line-up includes confirmed groups and newcomers (http://sukiyakifes.jp/history/), supported by the national medias and the main labels , it is established as a major actor of diffusion in the country. It includes satellite edition in Tokyo, Nagoya and Okinawa since 2011.
Festival’s name: Kamwa
Country: Russian Federation
Dates 2018: 27 – 29 July
One of the biggest and the best world and folk music festivals in Russia run by Natalia Shostina for 12 years.
Festival’s name: Rainforest World Music Festival
Dates 2018: 13 – 15 July
The Rainforest World Music Festival 2018 will be the 21st edition. It attracts a crowd estimated at 20,000 during the 3 days. A 3 day celebration of music and action- packed stage shows at the Sarawak Cultural Village, under the imposing shadow of Mount Santubong, and in the midst of a virgin rainforest at the edge of the South China Sea. Apart from the music and stage shows, there will also be activities for the whole family, a health & wellness program and many more. An event not to be missed on the island of Borneo.
Festival’s name: Rudolstadt Festival
Dates 2018: 5 – 8 July