This summer there will be 6 music festivals, so if you are a music lover you should not miss them! You can choose one of them to go.
The Feggaros Festival is coming for the seventh year. The festival will take place in three days and three separate scenes, from 3 to 5 August. Field Stage, Village Stage and Church Stage will invite artists from Cyprus, Greece, America, Italy, Kuwait, Niger, Israel, Australia and England. They will also be hosted at the Folk Art Museum of the village. Also invited will be the Grammy-winning American Fantastic Negrito, who won the Best Contemporary Blues Album and comes from California to Kto Dris.
Information / Program: www.fengaros.com
> 3-5 August, Kato Dris, Larnaka.
Windcraft Music Fest 4
This Wind Festival was awarded with the Cyprus Youth Organization's Culture Prize. There will be guests from Cyprus, Greece and Italy, the 7-member world jazz band Toubanaki & The Buzz Bastardz (Greece), the jazz quintet of Takoshi-Karapatakis with the participation of the Greek trumpeter Andreas Polyzogopoulos and the cooperation of the bronze band Windcraft Band with Italian saxophonist Federico Pascucci. The festival will also have music workshops for all ages, treasure hunting (in cooperation with the Cyprus Youth Organization), walks and informal jam sessions. Also this year, for the first time, will be screenings of musical documentaries on Cypriot musical tradition, acquaintances of visitors with the locals, Generation wrap will also be performed, where the oldest of the village will show to younger specific arts and traditions, , Kneading, traditional toys and more.
> 12 & 13 Aug, Catsada Solea.
This festival was loved and moves to Killani. The program will include workshops, theatrical performance, presentations from artists' hospitality and various musical activities. This year, there will be two new initiatives called "Voicing Stories" and "Craft Stories", which will include telling stories about the memories and testimonies of the inhabitants of the village and surrounding areas and about the popular culture and Crafts.
> 19 & 20 Aug, Killani.
Paradise Jazz Festival
This year, both in the two-day festival, the Pooh and the Paradise, are the host of the Cypriot jazz scene and not only. For the 18th year, this August 18th and 19th, the Paradise Jazz Festival at Paradise Place, in Paphos. With presentations by the best jazz musicians in Cyprus, new shapes, collaborations and guests from abroad. There will also be various activities such as work shops, yoga and children's workshops.
> August 18 & 19, Pomos, Paphos.
This year at Farm, there will be 6 scenes! The live act scene will host 4 bands, arena will play dance, groove and disco rhythms by hosting 4 acts (2 lives, 2 DJs), while the Kennel will be able to dance urban beats and there will be 5 DJs specialists In kind! It will also be a 'techno' scene in 'The Tomb' with 3 DJs that will make the atmosphere more eccentric on the stage, while at 'The Jam' you will jam under the sounds of 3 live acts! But if you're on a more chill mood, stop at 'The Chill' and you'll have choices among the three DJs. Projekt Farm this year will host 7 international acts (2 international bands in live acts, 1 international live act in the arena, 1 international DJ at The Kennel, 1 international DJ at The Tomb and 2 international live acts at The Jam). Headliner in the Live Act Stage will be Monika, Mononome at The Jam stage; The Tomb stage headliner will be Luigi Tozzi and JFB Kennel stage. Also at the festival will be representatives of 4 bars of the island, to make the cocktails of their shop for you!
July 1, Angel's Hills Mountain Resort, Campia.
The AfroBanana Republic Festival 2017
This festival will take place in July, one of the most discussed festivals in Cyprus and will be the same as last year in the forest area of Kornos. For the seventh consecutive year, the festival returns bigger than ever, the 7th, 8th and 9th July, where it will be honored to host internationally award-winning artists who are preparing to come along with some of the best local musicians in the impressive and entertaining festival ever made in Cyprus. There will be four different scenes, which will host more than 40 musicians. It will be a fascinating feast with artistic interventions, creative workshops, artistic performances and more.
> Fri 7, 8 & 9 July, Forest Area of Kornos, Larnaca District.
The festival gates open at 2 pm on 7 July and close at 11 pm on 9 July.
Tickets: Presale: One Day € 20 / Three Day € 35. At Entrance: One-day € 25 / Three-day € 45. Camping area - Reception: €2,00.
Free admission for children under 12 years of age.
Limited ticket pre-sale at www.afrobanana.com and selected locations until exhaustion or until July 5th.
Have a nice summer with lots of music!