Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Are you ready for celebration of Lá Fhéile Pádraig?

Or to be more precise, St. Patrick's Day, St. Paddy's Day or St.Patty's Day! You are right! This time all roads lead to Ireland! Each year on 17th March this holiday is celebrated and it   represents an important part of Irish history. Thanks to St.Patrick, a significant music festival is held and it takes place in Limerick city. This internationally recognized festival has been going strong for over 30 years and plays host to marching bands, concert bands, drill & dance teams, and choirs from Ireland, Europe, and around the world. It's a wonderful opportunity to see the glory of historic Ireland and perform with bands, choirs and teams from around the world! Fun guaranteed! 

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Related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqqehfbqFPs

Metaltown, Gothenburg

Metaltown is a two-day festival at the harbour pier of Gothenburg, Sweden. The metal capital of the world! The next festival will take place June 17-18, 2011.

Regarding the history, the Metaltown festival saw its first light in the summer of 2004 as one-day event with 5,000 visitors the opening year and 14 playing bands in total, including Alice Cooper, Turbonegro, Edguy and In Flames. Since then Metaltown has been growing constantly, hosting bands like Tool, Motörhead, Cradle Of Filth, Slayer, Machine Head, Rammstein, Mastodon and many more. In summer of 2009 Metaltown had 22 000 visitors (sold out) and 32 bands on stage.

This year you may listen to System of a down, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Bring Me The Horizon, All That Remains, Parkway Drive, Cradle Of Filth, Arch enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Soilwork, All The Gates and a lot groups more... It surely can't be missed!


Øyafestivalen, Oslo

The Øyafestivalen in Oslo is a major music event in Norway that offers an amazing line-up of internationally known rock and indie bands, singers, and other performers! This annual event takes place in August and without any doubt this is one of the "can't-miss" events when you're flying to Oslo.

Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in Middelalderparken (lit. the Medieval Park), Oslo. It has grown quickly since its modest start in 1999 with an audience of 1000 people in one day, and has now become one of Norway's biggest festivals.

The festival area in Middelalderparken consists of four main stages (Sjøsiden, Enga, Vika, Odden). More than 80 bands played in the park in 2009. Featuring musicians likeSonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, babyshambles and Franz Ferdinand, the festival currently draws an audience of approximately 60,000 people. The first two years, the festival was held on Kalvøya, near Sandvika just outside of Oslo. After the two initial years, Øyafestivalen was moved to Middelalderparken, downtown Oslo, making it more of a central festival. The festival lasts for four days in Middelalderparken. These days are preceded by a club night where the festival holds concerts in more or less all of Oslo's central clubs.

Official Site:  www.oyafestivalen.com

Related Videos:       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b4ZBLeiofs

Copenhagen Distortion, Copenhagen

Coming to Copenhagen in June? Come prepared for a big explosion of parties and to meet party people like you from all over the world! Copenhagen Distortion is the festival where Copenhagen turns into party-heaven on earth, every year on the first weekend of June. The organizers orchestrate more than 50 parties in more than 50 locations over 5 days, in 5 neighborhoods, with 3 giant block-parties and 32,000 people. The cultural focus is on the newest, the sweetest and the wildest side of street life and nightlife in Copenhagen. Come out and show the world how to party it up in Copenhagen!

When it comes to some certain facts about the festival, ever since 1998 Copenhagen Distortion is Scandinavia’s leading street and nightlife festival, orchestrating 88 dance floors across 5 days of party madness, including four huge block parties and an insane Club Clash programme in spectacular locations (warehouses, museums, sport halls, bridges, old breweries…). The festival is unique, as it is fully mobile. Each day during the festival, Distortion visits a different neighbourhood in Copenhagen, so that both the street programme and the night events (The Club Clashes and Final Party) move through the different city districts, celebrating Copenhagen’s urban space, as much as it celebrates the newest and the wildest aspects of international club culture.

Music of all guises finds a home at this cool festival ranging from hip-hop and techno to the more traditional sounds of rock, folk and jazz. The event also showcases the city's less mainstream art with exhibitions, shows and internet presentations which adds to the festival's ambiance of creativity and youthful energy.