The two-week long festival has been running since 1992. Initially the festival started, and amusingly the official website admits this, as a way to bring in visitors to the island of Saint Lucia at a time that was a low period for the tourism industry. Since then is has grown to become one of the main events on the Caribbean social calendar.
Although the event bills itself as a Jazzfestival, and Jazz musicians certainly play, it also includes Reggae, R&B, and World Music performers.
Kanamara Matsuri, or Festival of the Steel Phallus in English, is one of the more unusual festivals in the world. It is held every year on the first Sunday in April, in the city of Kawasaki, during the cherry blossom season This religious celebration of the penis has roots in the early 1600s, in the Edo period of Japan. At the time it was a frequent stop for travellers and traders who were close to the capital and to completing their journey.
This is a festival for those adventurous spirits who are looking for a truly different experience. Set in the middle of the desert on the border of Morocco, among its sloping golden dunes, there is nothing really like it. Transahara's exact location is kept secret, those attending go to a pre-established village, and then are driven 30 minutes away to the festival site. The combination of trance music and the extreme conditions are not for everyone (or even most), and the journey is not easy, but the location, with its breathtaking, almost surreal landscape, is out of this world.
Each year, Motel Mozaïque offers a mix of pop, dance and alternative music alongside theatre and visual arts. Approximately 80 acts, performers and artists will form 2013’s line up playing at 6 venues in the city centre of Rotterdam.
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Rumpus is a party style one day festival that takes part in London other other month. Their ethos is to great the vibe of a great party that goes beyond cramming people into one room with one style of music.
Based around creative collaboration, the event prefers to work with artist and performers who experiment, as opposed to seasoned and rigid professionals.
Clean Vibes is a company formed and dedicated to responsible on-site waste management of outdoor festivals and events. Our mission is to actively encourage and promote recycling, composting and proper waste disposal.
They hope to educate and inspire a new generation of responsible stewards. Our goal is to divert waste from landfills by increasing the amount of material that is recycled and composted, thereby greatly reducing the ecological footprint of outdoor festivals and events.
Clean Vibes are recruiting volunteers for the following festivals:
The Udderbelly Festival is an annual comedy festival which takes places at London's Southbank Centre every Summer. The venue is iconic, as the exterior of the venue resembles and upside down purple cow which is the event's mascot.
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