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Alfa Jazz Fest
Date: June 24-28
Bands: Jamala, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis Quartet and special guest Kurt Jelling, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, Lars Danielsson band, Michel Camilo Trio.
Lviv and jazz is just a perfect combination. Sixth Alfa Jazz Fest will have three stages: Ploshcha Rynok, Potocky Palace, and park of Bohdan Khmelnytsky.
Place: Expocenter of Ukraine, Kyiv
When: July 8-10
Bands: Apocalyptica, Jamala, "DakhaBrakha", Beissoul & Einius, GusGus, Pianoboy, "Boombox," Ivan Dorn, 5'nizza, Splin, Noize MC, The Subways, Kwabs, Onuka etc.
Atlas Weekend Festival was held last year for the first time, and now it has expanded into six scenes. The singers will be located on the territory of Kyiv permanent multi-purpose exhibition complex congress center and present different contemporary music - from hip-hop to ethno rock. Overall the organizers announce participation of 130 artists.
Place: Airport "Ternopil"
Date: July 7-10
Bands: Lordi, Crazy Town, Pain, Zdob Si Zdub, Boombox, The Hardkiss, Dead by April, BRUTTO, TNMK, O.Torvald, Onuka, One in the canoe, Jinjer
One of the most jovial musical events of Ukraine will have four scenes. It will follow the rock direction. In addition, many last year participants to return in July: "Boombox", BRUTTO, "Elizium", The Hardkiss, and O.Torvald.
Place: Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv
Date: July 6 and 8
Bands: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, The Kills, Nothing But Thieves, Hurts, The Hardkiss, Poets of the Fall, My Vitriol, SHANA.
U-Park Festival has been announced to be loud and major event: first it was reported that Red Hot Chili Peppers will play at NSK "Olympic" for the second time. Then Muse became the headliners. Subsequently, the program was filled quite equivalently, it contains foreign bands that have already been in Ukraine, and those who come first, and the Ukrainian bands as well.
Place: Trukhaniv Island, Kyiv
Date: July 29-31
Bands: Is Tropical, Hot Chip (DJ set), Marcus Marr, Lake People, Sophie Villy, Gapochka, Secret Avenue, Fun Service, Myopia, The Elephants, "Hands in Pants," Artem Pyvovarov, Mari Cheba etc.
During the last weekend of July, on the banks of Dnipro you can understand the philosophy of hedonism, which is the highest good and proper aim of human life. Beach on Trukhaniv Island will have four music scenes where young Ukrainian bands and European artists will play. The program will also include educational and sports events.
Place: Rodatychi near Lviv
Date: August 19-21
Bands: Crystal Castles, Hollywood Undead, Enter Shikari, Oomph !, Behemoth, IAMX, DevilDriver, Noize MC, Balthazar, Jamala, SINOPTIK, Onuka, Pianoboy, O.Torvald, Vivienne Mort, Christina Soloviy, Zapaska, 5 Vymir, Panivalkova.
In its three stages, Zaxidfest combines solid rock with indie sound. The program includes foreign headliners - Crystal Castles, Hollywood Undead, and Enter Shikari. In addition, the festival will present some Ukrainian music sound that has gained European recognition: the winner of Eurovision 2016 Jamala, and SINOPTIK group, which in late May 2016 won the first finals of Global Battle of the Bands in Berlin.
Place: Gdynia, Poland
Date: June 29 - July 2
Bands: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pharrell Williams, Sigur Rós, PJ Harvey, LCD Soundsystem, Florence + The Machine, Foals, The Last Shadow Puppets, Tame Impala, Wiz Khalifa and other
This year the festival will bring amazing musicians at the Baltic Sea shore. You will listen to LCD Soundsystem, which reunited in late 2015, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with a new album "The Getaway," and PJ Harvey, who presented the ninth release in April 2016 year.
Place: Novi Sad, Serbia
Date: July 7-10
Bands: The Prodigy, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Hurts, Wiz Khalifa, The Vaccines etc.
Earlier Exit Fesitval had a rock program, but this time, it will have a lot of dancing - from David Guetta to The Prodigy. The event takes place on the territory of Petrovaradynska fortresses, ancient walls of which not only create a special atmosphere, but also improve the acoustics.
Place: Salacgrīva, Latvia
Date: 15-17 July
Bands: Ellie Goulding, Iggy Pop, M83, John Newman, Hot Chip, Years & Years, Air, Mark Ronson, Grimes, Wolf Alice, Joss Stone.
Latvian Positivus festival this year celebrates its 10th birthday. It takes place in a small town on the coast. This year headliners are very different: a French indie project M83, pop singer Ellie Goulding and godfather of punk rock Iggy Pop.
Place: Budapest, Hungary
Date: August 10-17
Bands: Muse, Rihanna, Sia, The Chemical Brothers, Editors, Sigur Rós, The Last Shadow Puppets, SUM 41, Kaiser Chiefs, Crystal Castles, CHVRCHES, Die Antwoord.
This year would be the 23rd Sziget Festival. During this time, the number of visitors has increased from 43 thousand to 440 thousand (as it was in 2015). The island of freedom will traditionally host the concert stage, circus, theater tent, dance floor in the shape of the Colosseum and many other attractions.