Le Festival des 5 Continents

Festival‘s name: Le Festival des 5 Continents

Country: Switzerland

Location: Martigny

Start date: 13.06.2019

End date: 16.06.2019

About the festival: The Festival of 5 Continents is a must event in Valais that offers to discover the Musics and Cultures of the world. It gives the public a privileged opportunity to meet, with a focus on musical discoveries from five continents, culinary tastings as well as events promoting the Vivre Ensemble.


Festival’s name: Urkult

Country: Sweden

Location: Näsåker

Start date: 1995-08-03

End date: 2017-08-05

The first weekend in August, the fire will be lit next to Nämforsen when the folk and world music festival Urkult will be launched annually since 1995. A festival with endless love where the whole family can enjoy themselves.

The Urkult Festival is beautifully located next to Nämforsen in Näsåker, Sollefteå municipality. Here visitors come to enjoy music, dance, joy and love in addition to the landscape.


Festival’s name: ETNOSUR

Country: Spain

Location: Alcalá la Real (Jaén)

Start date: 2018-07-20

End date: 2018-07-22

Etnosur is a multicultural festival that has been celebrated for more than twenty years in Alcalá la Real (Jaén) during the month of July. It is characterized by hosting a program of activities totally free and for all ages that includes music, literature, forum, workshops, gastronomy, movies…

BU Global Music Festival

Festival’s name: BU Global Music Festival

Country: United States

Location: Boston

Start date: Friday, October 5, 2018

End date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

The BU Global Music Festival is a free, annual celebration of world music, featuring more than a dozen international and local musicians.

BU Global Music Festival Goals:
• Celebrate and enhance BU‘s Global Identity
• Celebrate the music and culture of immigrant communities in the greater Boston area
• Educate our students and the general community about world music and culture
• Build community and good will between BU and the greater Boston region
• Welcome a broad cross-section of community members to BU
• Present high-quality global music and engaging performances to the region for free

Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival

Festival’s name: Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival

Country: South Korea

Location: Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do

Start date: 3/October/2018

End date: 7/October/2018

Comments: Korea’s main event for traditional music and, since 2011, world music. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Songlines listed Jeonju Sori Festival among the World’s Best 25 International Festivals, the only Asian festival in the list.

Fira Mediterrània de Manresa

Festival’s name: Fira Mediterrània de Manresa

Country: Spain

Location: Manresa

Start date: 04/10/2018

End date: 07/10/2018

Fira Mediterrània de Manresa is a performing arts fair rooted in Mediterranean tradition. It has two main areas of focus: popular culture (based on elements that include the transfer of heritage, the crossover between contemporary creation and traditional regional culture, participation and the increase of the social foundations of culture) and world music and folk (traditional or contemporary music that is connected to its local region, with special emphasis on the Mediterranean).

It has been held every year since 1998 and has become a setting for exchange professionals that sell and buy productions.

Lowell Folk Festival

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”.

Bayimba International Festival of the Arts

Festival’s name: Bayimba International Festival of the arts

Website: https://bayimbafestival.com/

Country: Uganda

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.

FMM Sines

Festival’s name: FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo

Website: http://www.fmmsines.pt

Country: Portugal

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.

Colours of Ostrava

Festival’s name: Colours of Ostrava

Website: https://www.colours.cz/

Country: Czech Republic

Location: Ostrava

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