Music Festivals August listings 2017-07-17T16:32:27+00:00

Music Festivals 2017 Listings August

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Calendar Dates are sometimes unconfirmed and occasionally unreliable, so check before booking. TBC/A = To Be Confirmed/Announced

August Festivals 2017

30 June – 26

USA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Santa Fe Opera – a brilliant series of shows in a superb new opera house.

14 July – 19 August

ITALY, Puccini Festival – the world’s only annual opera festival dedicated to the works of the great composer Giacomo Puccini. At an open-air theatre located in Torre del Lago, near Lucca, Puccini’s birth place.

4 – 6  August

USA, Newport, Rhode Island,  Jazz Festival (the world’s longest-running jazz festival. )

9 – 16 August

HUNGARY, Sziget Festival, an annual rock festival, held Obudai Island in Budapest, is one of the biggest summer music festivals in Europe.

9 – 13 August

Serbia, Guca Trumpet Festival (Dragacevo Assembly) – a truly mad brass band festival and competition taking place in Guca near the city of Cacak. This event draws more than 600, 000 people from around the world to this town of just 2, 000. This is the world’s biggest trumpet happening and it’s free!

14 – 16 August

MALAYSIA, Kuching, Sarawak, Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) – an annual 3 day music festival in the Borneo jungle, featuring both international and local artists. Go wild with music and dance in the mud and tropical rain.

10 – 12 August
every year

IRELAND, Puck Fair in Killorglin, County Kerry. A large and loony street fair, one of three oldest fairs in Ireland, with plenty of singing, dancing and horse shows, and all overseen by King Puck – a goat. Ireland Guide

13 – 21 August

IRELAND, Fleadh Cheoil – a huge celebration of Ireland‘s music, dance and arts, with over 10, 000 musicians roaming and playing all over the place. It is also know for its Irish music competition run by Comhaltas. Hosted by a different town every year: 2015 was in Sligo, 2016 and 2017 are to be held in Ennis, situated on the River Fergus.

9 – 16 August

HUNGARY, Sziget Festival, an annual rock festival, held Obudai Island in Budapest, is one of the biggest summer music festivals in Europe.

10 – 20 August

CANADA, Montreal Pride Celebrations – a huge performing arts festival, gay, but not exclusively so. Free concerts, shows, parties conferences and more in attractive Montreal.

17 August –
3 September

FINLAND, Helsinki Festival – a festival including concerts, performance arts, parties and children’s events in Helsinki

17 – 20 August

WALES, Brecon Beacons, Green Man Festival – a 3 day live music fiesta held annually at the Glanusk Park Estate in the Usk Valley. This no-sponsors event is environmentally conscious and modestly anti-establishment. The line-ups vary from folk to dance, Indie to Americana but also feature comedy, film and theatre. UK Travel

27 – 30 August

ISRAEL, Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, south Israel. Held in three venues: The Club with 1, 000 seats around tables serving food and drink, the Hall with 2, 000 seats and the Arena overlooking the Red Sea. Israel Pictures

25 – 27 August
(Bank holiday weekend)

ENGLAND, Reading Festival in Berkshire – the world’s oldest popular music festival, which started in 1961 as the National Jazz and Blues Festival. Reading attracts more than 80, 000 people annually, has campsites and weekend tickets that include camping, but day tickets are also available. England Map.

25 – 27 August
(Bank holiday weekend)

ENGLAND, Leeds Festival in West Yorkshire – a rock and pop music festival, held in Bramham Park near Wetherby, with campsite. It is run by the same organization as the Reading Festival. The weekend tickets include camping; day tickets are also sold. England Map

24 – 27 August
(Bank holiday weekend)

ENGLAND, Daresbury, Creamfields in Cheshire – the UK’s biggest dance music festival, also held in other European places such as Andalucia, Prague and Lisbon (dates vary). Creamfields has been so successful that it stages events across the world – Sydney, Istanbul, Buenos Aires and more. England Map

25 Aug. – 3 Sept.

MEXICO, International Mariachi and Charreria Festival in Guadalajara (Jalisco state) – flashy trousers, fat guitars and gritos galore in this celebration of Mexican music. ‘Ayyy! ‘
Also in San Jose.

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