The list of spring events in Kyiv ramps up of different events and happenings. After low-key winter season spring brings various festivals, concerts and fairs to the capital of Ukraine. «Destinations» rounds up the most interesting spring events in Kyiv.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
Sophie Ellis Bextor shot to fame with number one singles including Groovejet and Murder on the Dancefloor. This spring popular English singer, songwriter and model will visit Kyiv with her new concert program.
When: March 6th, 2017
Where: Sentrum Music Club. 11, Shota Rustavelli street, Kyiv.
Kyiv Vegan Boom Festival
Kyiv Vegan Boom will be a vegan food celebration where local vegan & vegan-friendly vendors come together to offer you the best veggie goods in one place.
When: March 11th - 12th, 2017
Where: Izone Creative Spaces (8, Naberezhno-Luhova street, Kyiv)
Popular singer/songwriter from Chichester, West Sussex, the UK, Tom Odell had a meteoric rise to success after the release of his debut album, impressing with his emotive vocals and delicate, keyboard driven songs. His debut album "Long Way Down" arrived in June 2013, capitalizing on media hype and achieving a number one record in the UK. The album was widely successful throughout Europe, breaking into the Top 40 in several countries.
Following the success of his debut, Odell embarked upon a national tour in the UK, helping to support his album. In 2014, Odell covered The Beatles' track, "Real Love," for John Lewis' annual Christmas advert, gaining further publicity for the artist.
When: March 23rd, 2017
Where: Stereo Plaza. 119, Lobanovsky Avenue, Kyiv.
Read: Upcoming Concerts in March 2017
Babylon Opera-Circus is a story of birth and death of metaphoric "tower". It is based on Biblical legend about conflict between man and God, extrapolated on urban tragedy of the modern city.
The mix of languages and people is transmitted by the mix of contrasting musical styles: avant-garde and pseudo-baroque, trip-hop and rock, shamanic folk and electronic techno, allusions to Italian opera and French chanson.
The opera’s libretto is based on Biblical texts (The Book of Genesis, Apocalypse) with allusions to Old Greek Mythology (the image of Cassandra) and present-day literary texts (Viktor Pelevin’s «Generation P»). The vocal part uses the texts of folk songs, Latin prayers, words and verbal constructions from 19 different languages (including Mongolian and Chinese).
When: March 24th, 2017
Where: Palace of Culture KPI. 37, Peremogy Avenue, Kyiv.
Kurazh Bazar: Opening of the Season
Kurazh Bazar is the biggest and the most popular flea market and thrift fair in Kyiv. In March Kurazh Bazar opens the season of fairs with the major spring sale of old and interesting stuff, the fair of Ukrainian makers and brands, mini street food festival and charity projects of Ukrainian celebrities and socialites. This is a fun and friendly event to attend on spring weekend.
When: March 25th - 26th, 2017
Where: Platforma Art Zavod. 1A, Belomorska street, Kyiv.
The Great Gatsby Ballet
Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the glamorous 1920s as the talented dancers from all over Europe bring The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to the stage.
When: March 31st, 2017
Where: «Palace Ukraine» Concert Hall
Jamala: I believe in U
The singer who brought Eurovision to Ukraine, Jamala is giving a big concert for all her fans. A day before the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest Jamala will perform all her best songs and some new material she prepared specially for all the Eurovision visitors.
When: May 12th, 2017 Where: Sport Palace. 1, Sportyvna Square, Kyiv.
Read: Okean Elzy. Iconic Ukrainian Music Band announces 2017 Tour Dates
Eurovision 2017 will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on 9, 11 and 13 May 2017 after winning the competition in 2016 with the song "1944" performed by Jamala. "Kyiv International Exhibition Centre" will be the arena for Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
When: May 9th, 11th, 13th 2017.
Where: Kyiv International Exhibition Center. 15, Brovarsky prospekt, Kyiv.
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