May

Spin LDN

SPIN London is the world's first urban focused bicycle festival, set to debut in East London this May!

Lineup

For details of live music, DJs, exhibitors, brands and highlights to look out for, click here

Vibe

Set in the historic hotbed of consumer cool and street culture at The Old Truman Brewery in East London, SPIN London promises to be the hottest ticket the city and the UK has to offer for cycle enthusiasts, cycle traders & the general public

Cost: 
£5 Early Bird

Saint (St) Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

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 Jazz festival, and Jazz musicians certainly play, it also includes Reggae, R&B, and World Music performers.

Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

Not so much a festival as an annual competition, we thought that the Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling is unique enough to warrant its own wiki page. The event takes place on Cooper's Hill, in the village of Brockworth in Cambridgeshire, during the May Bank Holiday. It involves precisely what it sounds like; large 7-8 pound wheels of Gloucestershire cheese are released down the hill, and contestants race after them. Whoever gets across the finish line first wins. It should be noted that the hill is very, very steep.

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Austin Psych Fest

OVERVIEW

Austin Psych Fest is an independent annual three day festival held in Austin, Texas in late April/early May. It was established in 2008 and focuses on alternative musical genres, specifically psychedelic, experimental, noise, garage and drone.

LINE-UP

2014 LINE-UP

The Austin Psych Fest 2014 line-up has yet to be announced, though tickets are currently on sale.

Festival organisers expect the 2014 line-up to be confirmed in Autumn 2013.

2013 LINE-UP

Location: 
North America
Cost: 
Limited discounted 3-day passes - $120; 1-day passes - $60 (2013 cost); Full cost 3-day passes - $150 (2013 cost); Camping - $60 (2013 cost)
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Unknown