The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is a long running festival dedicate the joys of ice sculpture. The festival goes back to 1964, but was interrupted following the chaos of the cultural revolution. In 1985 it was brought back, and has been running since then.
The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is a North American film festival featuring cat videos as chosen by a panel of judges. The festival was conceived as a modest celebration to bring online communities together in the real world. #catvidfest has since become its own viral phenomenon, drawing more than 10,000 fans to each of festival debuts and winning the attention of local, national, and international audiences and media.
This Mexican festival is one of a kind. Set against a backdrop of lush forest, Mayan temples, and placid lakes, it really manages to create a special atmosphere that has been praised by the artists themselves.
The first edition of the festival was in December 2012, and it celebrated the end of the cyclical Mayan calendar. The festival is back in January 2014, the world not having ended, to inaugurate year one of the new calendar.
Holy Ship! is a festival in a category all of its own. The premise is simple: a three day festival on a luxury liner. The festival/ship departs from Miami and goes to the Bahamas, stopping at several islands, and returns. Parties featuring DJs are held both on-board the ship, and on the islands. The ship, the MSC Diva, is a brand new luxury liner and includes a disco, restaurants, a spa, a pool, and a casino.
Organiser's book big electronic dance music acts every year, so the music is not just a gimmick, it plays a central part in the festival.
Southbound Music Festival is an annual arts, music and camping festival held at the Sir Stewart Bovell Park in Busselton, Western Australia. Southbound began its life as a single day music festival in 2005 and in 2006, expanded to enable attendees to camp on festival grounds. As of 2010, the festival takes place across 2 days, and allows campers to occupy the grounds for 3 days.
2013's line-up featured performances from The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines and The Hives.
One Big Holiday takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun.
This is primarily a music and party festival. Bands play during the daytime and dance music is performed at night. There are also other daytime activities which include things like:
* yoga classes
* tequila tastings
* excursions to local tourist attractions
Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. The festival also has an offshoot London event which after a successful run in April 2012, is due to return for 2013 and 2014.
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