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Moscow Music Week

Various Venues, Moscow, Russia. Photo: Sasha Mademuaselle Moscow Music Week is a festival that celebrates new underground music. It has been described by Russian culture website The Village as Russia’s answer to The Great Escape and SXSW, although it doesn’t yet match the size or… Read More

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Skaņu Mežs Festival

Daile Music House, Riga, LatviaPhoto: Busdriver by Artūrs Pavlovs. Based at the Daile Music House, a repurposed cinema in Riga’s central district, Skaņu Mežs displays a broad approach to curation. Now in its 16th edition the festival’s most accessible programme yet incorporates everything from contemporary… Read More

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Leto (Summer)

Kirill Serebrennikov (Director), Hype Film/Kinovista, 126 minsImage: Aleksander Kuznetsov as The Skeptik in Leto (Summer) “The Soviet rock musician must find the light inside of mankind. He must have an active role in society.” So says the director of the Leningrad Rock Club, Anna Aleksandrovna… Read More

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Dronica

The Old Church, London, UKPhoto: Luxul by Matteo Favero Dronica is a small-scale experimental music festival that produces around three editions annually. Now in its third year, the festival hosts workshops, installations and live performances in a modest Elizabethan church. Chosen for its intimate size… Read More