List of festivals

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A list of festivals for any established festival, celebration or carnival anywhere in the world. For a list of festivals categorized by type (music, art, etc), see Category:Festivals.

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International

Countries

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Burkina Faso

Canada

Main Article Festivals in Canada

Colombia

Main Article Festivals in Colombia

Denmark

France

Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy, Festival du film italien d'Annecy

Germany

Hong Kong

  • Bun Festival
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival
  • Hong Kong International Literary Festival

India

main article: List of Festivals in India

  • India is also called the land of festivals. Diwali and Holi are one of the most famous festivals of India.

Republic of Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Main article: Japanese festivals

Lebanon

Lithuania

Founded in 1987, Vilnius Jazz is the oldest annual jazz festival held in Vilnius. It is an exceptional event in Lithuania, providing a broad perspective on contemporary trends in jazz from all over the world. Over the years Vilnius Jazz has earned a reputation of a radical avant-garde festival oriented towards novelty and limit-stretching creativity. The stylistic boundaries of jazz and free improvised music are often crossed and expanded here by offering joint projects with musicians from the academic, ethnic, rock and industrial music backgrounds.

The International Vilnius Jazz Festival is renowned for its creative and ambitious programmes featuring some of the biggest names on the international jazz scene alongside the best of Lithuanian talent. The festival’s hall of fame includes such world-class names as The Zawinul Syndicate (USA), Sonny Simmons-Oliver Lake Quartet (USA), Courtney Pine Group (UK), Billy Cobham Band (USA), Arthur Blythe Quartet (USA), Steve Lacy (USA), Leroy Jenkins (USA), Viacheslav Ganelin (Israel), Otomo Yoshihide (Japan), Fred Frith (UK), Carlos Ward Quartet (USA), Defunkt (USA), Django Bates (UK), Cinematic Orchestra (UK), Iva Bittova (Czech Republic), Myra Melford Quartet (USA), Cuong Vu Trio (USA), Willem Breuker Kollektief (NL), Marc Ducret Trio (FR) and many others. Many international projects have been organised through close collaboration with international cultural institutions and foundations, such as Goethe Institut, British Council, Swedish Institute, Pro Helvetia, US Arts International and Japan Foundation.

Attracting an audience of around 7000 each year, Vilnius Jazz has played a formative role for several generations of jazz fans. It has also to its credit helped develop local players who have then moved onto performing in other European venues and international jazz groups. Vilnius Jazz is also inextricably linked with the development of a distinctive Vilnius jazz school. Recognised as one of the most important signposts in Eastern Europe, Vilnius Jazz remains devoted to nurturing and promoting the living tradition of improvised music in Lithuania. In 2005, it joined the membership of the Europe Jazz Network.

The Festival usually offers a 3-4 day programme of concerts, workshops and jam sessions featuring up to 10 different groups. The coming 19th edition of the International Vilnius Jazz Festival will be held on 6-8 October. http://www.vilniusjazz.lt

Luxembourg

Mexico

Netherlands

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

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