The world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich cancels for second year in a row

Image by RitaE from Pixabay Wiesen 2021 or Oktoberfest, the largest folk festival in the world, will not be held in Munich, Germany this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced yesterdayin a joint press conference with Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder and Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter. In the statement, Söder … Continue reading The world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich cancels for second year in a row

Air Guitar World Championships to resume in August 2022

Air guitarist photo courtesy iStock The annual Air Guitar World Championships attract visitors from around the world to Oulu, Finland, every year. But with the ongoing COVID pandemic and travel restrictions, the organizers decided to postpone the competition until 2022. Despite the delay, "Air guitar will nevertheless be present in August in Oulu," a statement … Continue reading Air Guitar World Championships to resume in August 2022

Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Image by Rene Rauschenberger from Pixabay The Festival de Jerez, one of the foremost and longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world, is usually a live event at the historic Villamarta Theatre in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. This year because of safety concerns and travel restrictions from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

2021 Ice Music Festival Norway cancelled, virtual event planned in March

On February 11, 2000, composer and percussionist Terje Isungset performed the first ice concert inside a frozen waterfall in Lillehammer, Norway. His fascination of creating music with instruments he built from ice continued, and his fan base grew. Six years later, he teamed up with Pål Knutsson Medhus to host the first Ice Music Festival … Continue reading 2021 Ice Music Festival Norway cancelled, virtual event planned in March

Ring in the New Year from home with a futuristic concert from Paris

Welcome 2021 by watching world-famous composer Jean Michel Jarre's live performance at Notre-Dame in Paris on New Year's Eve from the comfort of your home. “Welcome to the Other Side” is a concert combining music with a light show inside the famous cathedral. Jarre describes the concert as "free concert experience whose ambition, beyond celebrating … Continue reading Ring in the New Year from home with a futuristic concert from Paris