'White Nights. Forest' Summer Music Festival in Kyiv

A couple wearing masks in a forest

The main dance event of the summer, White Nights | Forest will take place on August 17-18 on Art Zavod Platforma. Dozens of fabulous animals and forest inhabitants, futuristic white chandeliers, photozones, 105 top artists on 5 scenes is merely a part of what's waiting for the visitors.

August 17 Lineup

Crowd cheering at a concertThe highlight of the Main Stage is a performance by Planet Funk, one of the key artists of Italian electronic music scene. Their singles have topped music charts since 2001 with an intriguing mix of rock, dance and electro.
Other artists that will perform on Friday are Sagan, known for house hit Boomers and Happiness, and a house musician and composer DJ Lutique.

Tiefschwarz will perform at the Backyard Stage. This German techno-duet have been performing for 14 years: they've made remixes for Madonna (Get Together) and Depeche Mode (John the Revelator), performed in Miami, New York, Amsterdam, London and finally got to Ukraine. Ukrainian techno giants NekliFF, Smailov, S.A. Tweeman, Antai and Sasha Shults will support Tiefschwarz.

The Inside Stage will be conquered by artists from Western Ukraine, Gonivo Records. For 2 years of the label's existence, more than 100 Ukrainian-language releases were warmly received on the air of radio stations. The residents of the label Ipunkz & Gonibez were nominated for "Hitmaker of the Year" on Kiss FM twice. Other artists from Gonivo like Fatan & Forlen, Focus, Gooch Brown, Ipunkz, Micik Goni Bez, XRay will also perform on Friday.

At the Green Stage visitors will have a chance to dance to INGRET, Wwwaaavvveee, known for the single Machine, Sysuev, an indie artist popular in England, America and Mexico, Banned society, recognized for hip-hop with synthesizers, Y:K and Tof, a popular Ukrainian rapper.

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August 18 Lineup

Crowd on the concerrtThe Maneken will perform on the Main Stage. Its founder is Evgeny Filatov, composer and sound producer who presented tracks by ONUKA, Jamala and The Elephants. The last artist also will be featured on the Main Stage. The Elephants is a melancholic indie folk band.

Tube & Berger, techno-duet, will rock the Backyard Stage. Greenjack, Guy Richard, Bolotin, Kasey Kaotto, Keym, Leri, Louder than words will appear on Saturday as well.

The Inside Stage will transform thanks to the Zheleznyi Port by SALATPARTY. Zheleznyi Port is a musical journey through rap, hip-hop, pop and EDM. Highson, Retroaerobica, LVL, Raft Tone, Major Blade, General J x Podrezoff, BUSOL x Matsyutsa will light up the night with their tracks.

Do not miss DJ Walid, DJ GROM & Dj Roland (SweetMusicRecords), Veter, KOVALSKY, Morphom and TANA on the Green Stage.

A new musical stage, Soul Camp, will be arranged as well. Styled as a mystical tent, it will present representatives of extraterrestrial musical civilizations, namely Frolov, Gurov, Pest, Vadimooov, Beautecq and Ugentu.
Bartenders getting ready to workIn total, 14 bars will be set up for White Nights festival. You will have a chance to drink favorite sour at the Sour Bar, and Bellini, and craft cocktails in Gradus Bar.
Among the new activities are 5 fantastic animal habitats, a telephone booth where you can call a god and a gigantic coloring page. Do not forget about free barbershops, Fast Married and a hug-zone.

Be ready to meet the dawn in the fantastic forest on White Nights | Forest on August 17-18!


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