The music festival season in Ukraine starts spinning. Ukraine is not the main destination for music fans and festival enthusiasts, however it looks like the lineups of Ukrainian music festivals in 2017 are going to change that. With the world famous musicians performing on stages all over Ukraine, the summer of 2017 will become memorable for many music fans of most different genres.
Odesa Classics Music Festival that will be happening in June. The lineup of the event is very impressive. The international musical festival Odesa Classics 2017 (June 7th - 13th) brings together listeners and admirers of classical music. This year violinists Vadim Repin and Daniel Hope will be the headliners of the main festival program. These legendary musicians are in the list of TOP-10 best violinists of the XXI century. They were invited by the festival President Alexey Botvinov. Events of the main program with participation of star musicians are going to take place traditionally in the Odesa Philharmonic Big Hall – one of the main stages of the Festival.
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Alfa Jazz Fest 2017
Alfa Jazz Fest, the major jazz event not only for Ukraine but for the whole Europe, will be taking place in Lviv from June 23rd to June 27th, 2017. Again, Lviv will be hosting the biggest jazz event of the year and it expects thousands of visitors and world famous musicians. Alfa Jazz Fest puts Lviv on the international musical scene as festival’s line-up is getting more and more impressive every year. The list of participants of 2017 Alfa Jazz Fest and detailed schedule can be found here.
In 2017 Atlas Weekend festival in Kyiv is getting even bigger. Over 200 artists will be performing on 8 stages from June 28th, 2017 till July 02, 2017. Over these 5 days visitors will have a chance to enjoy live gigs by Brainstorm, John Newman, The Prodogy, Three Days Grace, Alex Clare and many others. The full line up can be viewed here.
ONUKA, Boombox, the Hardkiss, O. Torvals and many others are among Ukrainian bands that will be performing at Atlas Weekend 2017.
The Festival will take place at VDNH (Akademika Hlushkova Ave, 1, Kyiv). The prices for tickets are different depending on the number of days of the festival you want to attend. 5-day tickets cost from UAH 1400.
«Faine Misto" («Cool City») a four-day festival will be held from July 20th till July 23rd, 2017 at «Ternopil» International Airport. More than 80 bands will be performing on 6 stages for 4 days of the festival. The line-up is pretty dope, with popular bands Guano Apes, POETS OF THE FALL, Eskimo Callboy and Ukrainian bands such as Druha Rika and Antytila headlining the show.
The biggest open-air festival in Ukraine invites true music fans for another wild summer weekend bash on August 18th-20th, 2017.
ZAXIDFEST is the oldest and the most popular music gathering of its kind in Ukraine. But it’s about to get even more crowded with the pretty dope line-up and over 40 bands coming both from overseas and domestic territories. ZAXIDFEST 2017 will take place on the territory of "Charivna Dolyna" ("Magic Valley") hotel-recreation complex in village Rodatychi, Horodok district, Lviv region, 40 kms away from the city towards the Polish border. The area is surrounded by forests, ponds and fields and will include three venues, paid campsite and parking. At the festival you will find a food court, showers, toilets, luggage storage room and cell phones charging stations.
Breaking Benjamin, Noize MC, The Qemists, O.Torvald, Тартак, Vivienne Mort, Detach, In Extremo, Dark Tranquillity, Pain, Chelsea Grin, Miss May I, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Being As An Ocean and many others are among the headliners in 2017.
Z-Games: The Spirit Of Action is one of the biggest sports and music festivals in Europe. In August 2017 this massive event will take place in Zatoka - beachfront town in Odesa Region.
Z-Games Festival starts on August 21st, 2017 and will last till August 29th. Z-Games will offer experimental sport activities, live concerts of Ukrainian and world famous artists, beach parties, all night long DJ sets, serf camps and numerous masterclasses, contests and quests.
Z-Games highlights the summer holidays with an adventure filled weekend on Ukraine’s south coast coolest, fastest and most intense sports and musical festival featuring a huge line up of land and water based outdoor sports. Get involved and get your adrenaline pumping!
Koktebel Jazz Fest
Koktebel Jazz Fest will take place on the Black Sea coast for the 15th time already. The festival offers a unique location where music is accompanied by the gentle sounds of waves and audience can enjoy jazz tunes and romantic sunsets by the sea. Asian Dub Foundation, Shantel, Boom Pam, Hypnotunez, Submotion Orchestra, DJ Johanson and many others are among the most anticipated guests musicians this year. Koktebel Jazz Fest will be happening from August 24th, 2017 till August 27th, 2017. More information can be found here.
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As you can see, the festival calendar is full of interesting events to attend this summer. Explore our picks for the best summer 2017 music festivals to catch.
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