Festivals

At Urban Travel Blog we love a good rave…. especially if we can do it right here in the city (we’re not really into tents and wellies). Follow our adventures as we sample some of the world’s famous – and less famous – festivals and fiestas. And remember it’s not just about the drinking… we cover cultural festivals too!

dinard british film festival

A British film festival in Bretagne? Josh Ferry-Woodard hops the Brittany Ferry across the Channel and enjoys two scoops of the silver screen with a French connection on top… Politics may divide us but during the Dinard British Film Festival at least, Britain and Europe still share a special relationship.…

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Hard to describe, impossible to forget: Sam Howe urges us to give in to our primal instincts and join Valencia in celebrating Spain’s most spectacular festival. It always goes off with a bang… To prepare for Las Fallas, I asked seasoned Valencians to describe what I should be bracing myself…

capital-days-festival

Vilnius’ Capital Days festival heralds the start of the cultural year every September, and is a great chance to enjoy Lithuanian live music in combination with a long weekend away. Duncan Rhodes reports. Vilnius’ Capital Days festival finds the city in fine fettle. The broad pedestrianised Gedimino Prospektas – the…

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For over a week in August every year Budapest’s Old Buda island becomes a utopia of music, games and revelry for nearly half a million to enjoy. We send Ben Rhodes to discover the reality of raving it up at Sziget… The organisers of Sziget festival describe it as “an…

budapest-essentials-fest

Our resident hedonist Ben Rhodes reports back from the Budapest Essentials festival, a city-wide fiesta… that mercifully doesn’t involve tents, mosquitoes or wellies. If you have already travelled to the Hungarian capital, you will likely agree with my fellow Urban Travel Blogger Stuart Wadsworth that “Budapest is a city which demands…