Music festivals culture is extremely popular throughout the world. Ukraine is not the main destination for music fans, however it offers some interesting options that are not worth that European small scale festivals to choose from. Check out the top music festivals in Ukraine.
Stare Misto is an international music festival that attracts Ukrainian, European and American rock bands. It is organized annually since 2007. Despite its small scale, it is considered to be one of the top music festivals in Ukraine. Such popular bands as Kaiser Chiefs, Esthetic Education, Gogol Bordello, IAMX, Archive and The Subways have been the headliners of the festival in different years.
When: May – June (exact dates are the subject to confirmation each year)
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Photo: Atlas Weekend Official Facebook Page
The main objective of the festival is the combination of innovative trends and famous Ukrainian artists who have won the audience's love and acceptance. These are the bands that already have an international acclaim and are interesting to listen to. The festival runs two pop and rock scenes in the evening and an ‘afterparty’ with the participation of popular Ukrainian DJs at night.
When: July (exact dates are the subject to confirmation each year)
Where: Kiev (PLATFORMA Art Zavod)
The largest in Eastern Europe Z-Games music festival takes place at the seacoast. This project combines active sports and drive music. The program includes performances from famous international music stars (such as Xzibit, Brutto and Tesla Boy), action shows featuring international stars of sport, stage of international competitions in extreme dirt jumping, wake boarding, kite boarding, skimboarding, z-climb, parkour, mini ramp, hip-hop, BMX and others.
When: August (exact dates are the subject to confirmation each year)
Photo: NextSound Official Facebook page
NextSound is the most progressive festival of electronic music and digital creativity in Ukraine. Here it is not important whether you prefer techno, rock, rap or ethno music: NextSound is the festival for those who can think and feel. NextSound experiments with music that moves in space, builds its own architecture and form. This happening is worth experiencing for sure.
When: October (exact dates are the subject to confirmation each year)
Where: Kiev (Closer Art Space)
Go ahead and rock the top music festivals in Ukraine!