Focus on September festivals
It’s almost the end of the summer holidays... oh no... But we have good news: the festivals never stop! September is approaching with an exciting array of festivals celebrating culture, music, tradition and the beauty of the transition to autumn.
Let’s focus on some of the most fascinating festivals of September!
01 June - 30 Sep 2023 | Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DŽUMBUS FESTIVAL started back in 2016 when a group of young people from Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, decided that they want to organise something new, something different, not ordinary for their community and solely to their liking.
Since then, various events took place from alternative sports, exhibitions, video art, fairs, street art, theatre plays etc. – but the main component of the festival has always been music. From electronic to rap and hip-hop, from pop to heavy metal, local independent artists of all genres have been and continue to be the heart of DŽUMBUS Festival.
The city of Tuzla is situated in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has a rich history that is reflected in its architecture and cultural sites. It is easy to go to this festival as the city has good transportation connections, including road and rail networks.
Find more about their programme on their Facebook Page here.
Picture: DŽUMBUS FESTIVAL Facebook Page
16 Jul - 03 Oct 2023 | Germany
The Mosel Musikfestival is one of the first of its kind in Germany that successfully unites exclusive locations and renowned artists alongside the river Moselle.
The Mosel Musikfestival is the oldest music festival in the federal state of rhineland-palatinate. It was founded and formed by Hermann Lewen, general manager of the festival for more than 30 years. The festival takes place every year in venues of cultural and historical significance throughout the Mosel Region.
Among them there are several venues that belong to the UNESCO world heritage. Music-lovers can choose from an extensive range of events, from classical concerts to jazz, big band and a cappella, all performed by world class international musicians. Whether concerts are performed in churches, wineries or monastery ruins, the festival attracts thousands of visitors with its superb music and unique atmosphere.
Discover their programme and take your tickets here.
Picture: Mosel Musikfestival Facebook Page
27 Aug - 24 Sep 2023 | Bucharest, Romania
The George Enescu Festival is a Romanian musical event benefitting from international high reputation, which was initiated in 1958 as a tribute to the memory of George Enescu, the great Romanian composer and violin player.
Reaching its 23rd edition in 2017, the event took place in Bucharest and other 7 cities in the country (Iasi, Brasov, Cluj, Timisoara, Bacau, Ploiesti and Sibiu) and was coordinated by masters Zubin Mehta-Honorary President and Vladimir Jurowski - Artistic Director.
The Enescu Festival is known for its commitment to artistic excellence. It attracts some of the world's most renowned orchestras, conductors, soloists, and chamber ensembles. The festival stands out globally as one of the most diverse and intense musical experiences, bringing its audience a diverse repertory and a complex musical experience.
Find all of their programme right here.
31 Aug - 30 Sep 2023 | Ponta Delgada, Portugal
The 18th International Festival of the Azores returns in 2023 and reinvents itself. In search of new artistic directions, the FIA projects itself, thematically, from the Atlantic and the diaspora, through various cultural routes to the US, Brazil, and many other artistic latitudes. It will be a dialogical crossroads where the next festival will anchor; a moment when the concept of travel is highlighted and the correspondences with both sides of the oceanic and hemispheric mirror stand out.
The FIA welcomes some of the most recognised artists and groups to emblematic locations in the Azores archipelago, with concerts and shows that both explore centuries of cultural history and musical tradition and venture into the unknown land of contemporary creation. In addition to classical music, which has been the guiding thread of the FIA, this year's program is more eclectic, encompassing various languages - such as jazz, literature, and the performing arts. It will be through a comprehensive and expanded set of activities that, for about three weeks, the edition in which the FIA reaches "majority" will put the Azores at the epicentre of a great cultural celebration and reference.
Find all their programme on the official website here.
[Go green] Porta Ferrada Festival
In 2023, Porta Ferrada Festival prioritised sustainability with reusable cups and funding beach cleaning. Over 24,000 ecological glasses were distributed, embodying their commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement.
[Go green] Rock for People Festival
In collaboration with Komerční banka, it was created the KB FutureFest 2030 zone at Rock for People, highlighting a sustainable festival vision with solar/hydrogen-powered stages, eco-friendly materials, and discussions on sustainability.
[Go Green] Medieval Festival of Rhodes
The Medieval Rose Festival offers a living history experience, transporting participants to an era with sustainable practices like creative recycling and minimal waste. Emphasising experiential archaeology, the event promotes eco-friendly concepts, from reusable ceramic cups to minimal electricity usage, fostering a connection between medieval lifestyles and contemporary sustainability.