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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

People construct incredible things out of ice and snow, decorating them with lights and lasers. The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has been held since 1963. It had been balked for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution. Harbin is situated in North China underneath the direct blast from the cold winter months wind via Siberia. The common temperature inside summer is actually 21. two degrees Celsius as well as in winter months is -16. 8 certifications Celsius. Yearly low temperature below -35C aren’t unusual. The festival starts Present cards 5th to be able to February sixth. However your displays usually open previously and keep longer, weather conditions permitting. Ice sculptures beautify technological innovation bounds from the modern (using lasers) to be able to traditional (with glaciers lanterns). While you will find ice sculptures throughout the city, you will find two significant display places: Ample excellent skiing conditions sculptures from Sun Is (a recreational area for the opposite side from the Songhua River from the city) plus the separate “Ice as well as Snow World” of which drives every night. Ice as well as Snow Earth builds illuminated full dimensions buildings made out of blocks connected with 2–3 feet thick crystal clear ice. You will find ice lantern planting touring activities held in most parks inside city. Winter activities inside festival consist of Yabuli alpine winter sports, winter-swimming inside Songhua Water, and your ice-lantern exhibit in Zhaolin Lawn. The Harbin festival would be the biggest glaciers and excellent skiing conditions festival on earth. Other big ice as well as snow celebrations including Japan’s Sapporo Ideal Festival, Canada’s Quebec City Winter weather Carnival, as well as Norway’s Skiing Festival.

efficientre

efficientre

 

On site festival experiences

I am currently researching the topic of health and safety at festival sites and whether the behaviour of attendees affects what controls are put in place. If you could please follow the link and fill out a short questionnaire. All respondents will be kept anonymous. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HWY9K3F Greatly thankful.

fayeab

fayeab

 

Festival

I have a bristol based alcohol delivery service and am licensed to sell deliver and distribute alcohol cigarettes and cream chargers anywhere in the UK I am very interested in moving into the festival scene as I think it could be profitable anybody have any ideas on how to get started ?

alcorunner alex

alcorunner alex

 

Riba Rocks 2013

Riba Rocks is a celebration of arts and music in a finca located near the rural village of Riba Roja D’Ebre, Catalunya. Situated by the stunning River Ebro and surrounded by picturesque mountain backdrop, ‘The Valley’ will host its first gathering on September 7th 2013. For more information, tickets and rent-a-tent visit www.riba-rocks.com

Riba Rocks

Riba Rocks

 

Making Festival Keyrings? eeeek HELP!

Hey there fellow festival goers hope everyone is well & looking forward to all the amazing festivals ahead of us!!! I was wondering if any of you could help me though please? I make personalised key rings & bag tags & I've been asked to make a load up for a friends stall to sell at a few festivals this year but I'm really stuck on what to actually put on these key rings.. I've only made key rings with peoples names on them & As a festival virgin I'm really not clued up at all about what kind of things sell at festivals & if there's any particular words or slogans mainly used at these places.. I've posted a pic of a few types of key rings I make & any word suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Many thanks if you can help me LeeLee xxx

LeeLee83

LeeLee83

 

Introducing to you Lichfield's FUSE Festival

The amazing FUSE Festival 2013 takes place in Beacon Park, Lichfield between 12th and 14th July. A weekend of non-stop and free musical entertainment. This fantastic family arts festival is in its 13th year and continues to be a major event in the community calendar. Over the last few years it has attracted up to 20.000 over the weekend to see and take part in a myriad of activities from professional and amateur music performances, arts and crafts, spoken word, comedy and children's activities. This year appearing on stage: the likes of Knoxville Highway, The Valvolines, Peter Parker’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, The Offbeat and Fred Zeppelin just to name a few.

LichfieldArts

LichfieldArts

 

Rhondda Rocks Festival 2013: Space/ The Primitives +More

Tickets now on sale! Rhondda Rocks 2013 – The Factory, Porth Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August www.rhonddarocks.co.uk Back for it’s 2nd successive year, Rhondda Rocks 2013 is the landmark three-day live music event celebrated in the very heart of Rhondda at the iconic Factory Music Venue, Porth, South Wales. Over one weekend in August, we're giving music-lovers a rare chance to witness local and national musical pedigree over multiple stages. We're pooling together our expertise, ethos and all year programme; in order to unite good people with good music. Performing at this years Rhondda Rocks festival, we have announced a stellar line-up appealing to many of our audiences musical tastes young and old. Saturday’s headliners are legendary late-80's band The Primitives, famous for their 1988 international hit 'Crash', which was featured on the hit Jim Carey movie, Dumb and Dumber. Sunday's headlining act are cheeky mid-90's Liverpudlian band, Space, who came to prominence with global hit singles such as “Female of the Species” and "The Ballad of Tom Jones”. A perfect opportunity for reuniting Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews? We're also presenting a current wave of new music with appearances from Sweet Baboo aka Stephen Black, a native of the North Wales countryside and a flamboyant single-minded, singer-songwriter. We're particularly excited to present Islet at this years festival. An incredible 4-piece psych-prog outfit from Cardiff, renowned for their explosive live shows. Another highlight, is a slot from Keys, a stomping garage-rock band who draw influence from Frank Zappa, The Black Keys and The Kinks. For lovers of nostalgic indie, also on the bill is legendary Bluetones' frontman, Mark Morriss, who'll be performing versions of his hit singles with a stripped back guitar. Sticking to our ethos and providing lots of opportunities for homegrown talent, we have performances from The Coalition, Blackbyrd, Replaced with Robots, Zephyr Reign, Cherry Rebels, and many more live acts who will be celebrating Rhondda Rocks with us over the weekend. The weekend will be bustling with lots more activity including stages designated to comedy and showcasing acoustic artists from all over South Wales. We will also be presenting stalls featuring local independent traders/artists, Rhondda Renegades Roller Derby team, exhibitions, arts activity and all round family-friendly atmosphere throughout. “It’s such an honor to be involved with Rhondda Rocks 2013. Building upon the success of its first year it’s amazing to see how much the reputation has grown; bringing internationally renowned artists but still striving to give local talent a platform” Sadye Baker, Festival Marketing and Artist Liaison “We want to give back to all the people that have supported The Factory as a music venue over this last year. It’s great to be able to bring a festival to the Rhondda for the second year running and that people can come along to and really be part of the experience” John Davies, Festival Director “Rhondda Rocks has been a ongoing love-affair for us all at The Factory. We've been steadily bring national talent to the Rhondda over the last twelve months, under the Rhondda Rocks banner. Our festival in August is the pinnacle of this and its going to be an incredible explosion of local and national pedigree over one weekend. Its fair to say, theres lots of hard work ahead but we're really thrilled that such a great event is coming to Rhondda!” Spike Griffiths, Festival Marketing Tickets are available in the following form: Rhondda Rocks 2013: Friday Tickets £5 Rhondda Rocks 2013: Saturday Tickets £10 Rhondda Rocks 2013: Sunday Tickets £10 Rhondda Rocks 2013: Weekend Tickets £15 Tickets can be purchased online from: www.ticketweb.co.uk / www.factoryporth.com / www.rhonddarocks.co.uk / www.wegottickets.co.uk Also available from the venue itself: The Factory, Welsh Hills Works, Jenkin Street Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF399PP Twitter: @RhonddaRocks Facebook: www.facebook.com/rhonddarocks For further details including press accreditation please contact Sadye Baker – sadye@factoryporth.com

The Factory

The Factory

 

Factory Club Nights 1st Birthday Bash: Judge Jules

Deep in the heart of the Rhondda Valleys lies a not so secret treasure. What was once the birthplace of 'Corona' soft drinks is now a platform for live music and all things entertainment; drenched in character and charm! The latest venture to take place at the venue is Factory Club Nights. Set up by sic music loving DJ’s from around the Rhondda, they felt that there weren’t enough opportunities for revelers to enjoy the dance scene locally. Dave Eaves, Dan Howells, Deon Rewbury, Bleddyn Richards , Geraint Davies and Craig Prichard; assisted by Sadye Baker and John Davies of The Factory, are causing a rumble amongst the Valleys music scene, mixing fresh local talent with internationally renowned super-stars. Past acts include Dave Mills and Matt Joy who brought Cool House - one of the most innovative and exciting nights for party people. Judgment Sundays resident Tristan Ingram, internationally renowned model and DJ Jakki Degg, Toolrooms DJ and producer Mark Storie and Defected super DJ, Sam Divine. Intimate yet lively, the nights are brimming with tenacity from the first drop of the bassline – bringing in a crowd who describe it as “absolutely bouncing”. Thanks to the hard working team and some great names, the nights have grown in success and reputation, only adding to the excitement for those to follow. What better way to celebrate one year of the Factory Club Nights than with British music legend and former Radio One superstar, Judge Jules. This massive night will be celebrating one year of bringing good music to good people along with the expansion into the newly refurbished ‘Space’ at The Factory, an ex industrial warehouse space - perfect to lose yourself in the atmosphere and help party like it’s a birthday! Notes for Editors: Tickets: £10 in advance, more on the door Tickets can be purchased online from: www.ticketweb.co.uk / www.factoryporth.com / www.wegottickets.co.uk Also available from the venue itself: The Factory, Welsh Hills Works, Jenkin Street Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF399PP Howells Newsagents, Porth Catapult Records 3/7 Duke Street Arcade 
Cardiff 
CF10 1AZ
 Twitter: @FactoryClubNite / @TheFactoryPorth For further details including press accreditation please contact Sadye Baker – sadye@factoryporth.com www.judgejules.net

The Factory

The Factory

 

It might work...

Blog number 3. Lets see how this goes. If nothing else, it'll help try and keep track of who we want to see at Glastonbury. Which is going to be tricky considering we're a couple with quite disparate music tastes to start with and he's only coming to Glastonbury to humour me. So. I'm a mid 30's woman with a premier sub to Spotify and a lot of downloaded playlists in my phone. I listen to a lot of music through a very nice pair of headphones that are so shiny I'm too embarrassed to wear them outside of work. I'm shy, crowdphobic, probably slightly aspie and a professional geek. No, I don't know why 137,000 bod festival sounded like a good idea either. I just got sick of not doing stuff cos I was scared I guess. Anyway. I need to go work out what I want to write about here.

Somersetsun

Somersetsun

 

Festival Survey- for my university dissertation PLEASE COMPLETE

I am a final year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, currently completing a research project on customer's loyalty towards music festivals. If you could take a few minutes to fill in this survey, it would be much appreciated. All results are confidential and anonymous. You can stop the survey at anytime. Thank you. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WFF5KKH

hollski

hollski

 

Festival Survey- for my university dissertation PLEASE COMPLETE

I am a final year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, currently completing a research project on customer's loyalty towards music festivals. If you could take a few minutes to fill in this survey, it would be much appreciated. All results are confidential and anonymous. You can stop the survey at anytime. Thank you. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WFF5KKH

hollski

hollski

 

Dissertation help!

Hi everyone, I'm writing my dissertation on the predictability of music festivals and if this affects consumer experience. I would really appreciate it if you could complete my short questionnaire. It will only take 5 minutes and I would really value your opinions. Thanks. http://www.surveyexpression.com/Survey.aspx?id=60d28ecb-392d-4301-bbea-6611f157591c

emma_hood

emma_hood

 

Festival Traders Wanted

Hi there, We are currently looking for traders wanting to sell their food and non-food goods at our new 2 day festival in Dorchester, Dorset on the 16/17th August 2013. If you are interested please take a look at our website http://foreversun.co.uk where you can find info on our event and links to the trader application forms. Thanks! Dave Event Organiser

foreversun

foreversun

 

First blog, best live acts at a festival ?

My first blog on my first account needed to be a big one, so I decided on the very opinionated topic of which act performs best at festivals. I referred to my own experience of some bands at festivals and the ones that stood out were seasoned performers like Pearl Jam, Feeder, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and The Charlatans. But obviously this is open for discussion. So are experienced performers the best ones ? When I saw Eminem though, he was very disappointing. No doubt there are plenty of other bands I've missed out. I have been very disappointed with acts who in an enclosed space are great, but the minute they are given an open air stage are not measurable to what they can do. Such as Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Enter Shikari and even Jake Bugg, saw him in a concert hall, but at Y-Not i was underwhelmed. But can anyone offer an explanation to why Eminem, regarded a legend in the music business and has honed his craft in live performance was, to me, so disappointing at v-fest ? Can anyone explain properly how and why some people can perform so well at festivals and offers just can't. I've heard the typical reasons like volume levels etc. But that doesn't explain why some can do it and others can't.

The_ReeceRocker

The_ReeceRocker

 

Sziget: This is what the party at the end of history looks like

My only festival recommendation for 2013 is Sziget. Sziget Festival is a week long festival in Budapest. On an Island in the Danube. In the 30 degree sunshine. With showers. 24/7 HOT SHOWERS. And CLEAN toilets - with toilet paper. Seriously...why would you go to a cold muddy festival in the UK where beer costs a fiver and the food even more when you can go on a holiday and a festival in a oner for a week and spend the same money! Hungary doesn't have the Euro which means that a pint costs about £1.20 - the food is cheap and amazing. The people are incredible, and most of the aren't british. I think the British were 5th down the list of where the most visitors had come from. In my eyes this is a great thing - you meet people from all over Europe because when the festival describes itself as the European meeting point it really isn't joking. Lots of Dutch, Croatians, Germans, Italians, French, Hungarians (of course) Irish, even Australians (they get everywhere!) and Americans. It's a multicultural heaven and everyone wants to be your friend. I've been 4 times and have never seen any trouble. It's like a dream! You find yourself walking slower, thinking slower, you just forget about your real life for a week and enjoy the sunshine, the music, the city (which is insanely easy to get to for outdoor swimming pools/spas and an AMAZING zoo) and the people. I could go on and on. Now I've been to UK festivals before - The Isle of Wight Festival, V Festival, Glastonbury - they just don't compare. I even met Michael Eavis last year at Sziget - see! In his year off he decided to come over and see what all the fuss was about - needless to say he loved it! Much like Glastonbury Sziget is about way more than just music. With music from all over Europe, encompassing all genres, from Romany Gypsy folk, to a 24/7 Drum n Bass tent and all sorts of arts and crafts (yes crafts!) including the always incredible giant street theatre (which one year ended in a huge outdoor foam party). You can easily walk around and see people covered in chocolate head to toe having just had a chocolate wrestle on a bouncy castle to then be hosed down by scantily clad women at the Lynx tent who take great pleasure in cleaning you off in front of a jealous crowd. Its hot. It can get dusty, sometimes its rains - but in a good way. Like the best storms you've ever seen - and then it's hot again. And what do they do with the puddles? They fill them with sand. Often the main stage looks like a beach by the end of it - great to chill out in. (May or may not have fallen asleep while watching the Hives back in the day - hey it was day 4 - I was tired!) I implore you to think about Sziget this year - tie it into a little bit of European travel - it's so easy to get to on the trains, and from the airport there are shuttle buses to the enormous supermarket down the road where you can buy your supplies. I love it, I think I'm going to go every year for as long as I can - UK festivals aren't even an option for me anymore, it doesn't make sense to go to them when you can have the best week of your life for the same money and get a holiday at the same time. This video does a much better job of explaining what its like than I ever could - check it out. I'm even in it! (3:26!)

jibaugh

jibaugh

 

the eFestivals app for Android

I'm really pleased that I've succeeded in knocking together a comprehensive and free Android app for eFestivals. You can download it here:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nrgi.efestivals

Neil

Neil

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