Kiev Events in July 2017
By tradition, we continue to inform you about the brightest events in Kiev. In our article, we offer only events that are relevant for foreign guests; that means that this list does not include any theatrical productions in Russian or Ukrainian languages and other irrelevant events. So, in July get ready for:
Celebration of Ivana Kupala
July 6, 2017, 5pm-10pm
Pirogovo open-air museum
Price: 60 UAH
The National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine Pirogovo will host the celebration of Ivan Kupala. The ritual action with Kupala songs begins at 5 pm: making a wreath, installing symbols of the holiday – figures of Ivan and Marena, Kupala tree called Kupailitsa. The holiday is full of many rituals and songs, and sunset on the shore of the pond will be especially bright. The holiday will end up with lightning of Kupala fire (7:30 pm), floating fire wheels off, burning of ritual milestones (19:50), fortune telling on wreaths, modern folk show with young performers and leading Ukrainian ethno band The Doox (starting at 8pm). The Sakhno-Art potters will provide visitors with a unique impression – creation of the fire sculpture “Tree of the Genus”.
Afro Cuba – Jazz on the Roof
July7, 2017, 8-11 pm
Price: 250 – 350 UAH
Bel étage Concert club
What can be hotter than Afro-Cuban jazz? Sounds of percussion instruments you recognize from the first seconds come from bongo, сonga drum, Cuban rattle and reсo-reсo.
Feel the rhythms and enjoy the exciting music – that is just right for the summer time.
If its hot outside, here you will feel heat. The program will feature items by Tito Puente, John Coltrane, Fania All Stars, Ernesto Lequan. Jazz Kolo Project will play unforgettable melodic mix of modern jazz and musical heritage of Cuba and South America.
The Hedonism Festival
July 7-8, 2017
Price: from 450 UAH
The Southern coast of Kiev will turn into cozy concert location: about twenty artists and bands will perform specially for you; the program also offers other interesting activities.
As you probably know, hedonism adherents say that life is for enjoyment and pleasure. That is actually the atmosphere organizers of the Hedonism festival offer to plunge into; the festivities are to be held on Truhanov Island. By the way, the Southern Coast of Kiev is a place that has long been popular for those who want to relax and forget about everyday life. However, now this territory has been cleaned, refined, renovated and turned into an ideal festival site. The Hedonism Festival will last for two days and will become a stage for 15 artists and music bands, including headliners known all over the world. You will have an unforgettable time, filled with the most diverse music, active or lazy relaxation with pleasant company against picturesque nature. In addition, the program includes sports and gaming activities, and many pleasant surprises.
July 15-16, 2017
Price: 300-550 UAH
MotoOpenFest is a festival of music and motorsport. For two festival days visitors will enjpy the races in different disciplines of motorsport and performances of Ukrainian and European rock bands.
Headliner of the first day are Finns – Lordi. They are first and foremost known as one of the most extraordinary winners of Eurovision. The Finns won this contest in 2006 with the song Hard Rock Hallelujah. The group is known for its eccentric images, bright pyrotechnic shows and masks, which musicians never shoot in public. The band’s music is hard rock and heavy metal.
Headliner of the second MotoOpenFest day is Uriah Heep – the British, who stood at the origins of rock music as we know it now. The group was established in 1969 and became cult along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. The band will present the songs from their latest album Totally Driven and legendary hits, including Easy Livin’ and Lady In Black.
Festival visitors also gonna enjoy performance by The best rock band of the planet according to last year rating of Global Battle of The Bands – Ukrainian trio SINOPTIK. Also lineup includes Belarusian punk band Dai Darogu!, rock band Massa Prichin, the People Inside group performing at the edge of rock and electronics, and Ukrainian hard rockers Royal Corvus.
The first half of the day will be full of motorcycle racing with broadcast on the big screen.
We expect a tough fight for the Cups of Kiev – GRANDPRIX OPEN CUP and SUPERMOTO OPEN CUP.
Depeche Mode Concert
JULY 19, 2017, 7:45-10 pm
Price: 890 – 2990 UAH.
One of the most popular groups of the twentieth century held a press conference in Milan, and told the details of its upcoming album and tour.
So, in the spring of 2017 Depeche Mode released the fourteenth album called Spirit on Columbia Records, and on July 19 it will be presented live on Olympic National Sports Complex in Kiev.
The producer of the record was James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, who worked with Florence+the Machine, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Jesse Ware, Klaxons, etc.
During the first part of the Global Spirit Tour, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher will play for over 1.5 million fans in 32 cities of 21 countries across Europe. The tour will cover grandiose venues, including stadiums Stade de France in Paris, San Siro in Milan, Olympiastadion in Berlin.
As part of the tour, DM will collect money for Charity:Water that delivers safe drinking water to hard-to-reach regions.
This visit to Kiev will be the third for the group after concerts in Sports Palace in 2010 and the Olympic Stadium in 2013. Both concerts were held with all tickets sold out.
Street Food Festival
July 21-23,2017, 11am – 11pm
Price: to be confirmed
Art Plant Platform
July festival has the most unusual theme – Mediterranean cuisine. The team of organizers selects participants and menus so that on this holiday even true fans of Mediterranean cuisine could discover something new.
July 26, 2017, 9 pm – 4 am
Price: 770 UAH
Canadian group Crystal Castles will for the first time perform in Kyiv!
These are synthetic spirit of the 80’s, alliance with Robert Smith, roughnesses in every album that make us appreciate their art. On July 26 the band will perform with their Amnesty (I) album in Sentrum Crystal Castles club.
The musical magazine NME included the band’s first studio album on its list of 100 best albums of the decade. According to the BBC, when listening to Crystal Castles, you “will be left unattended to the mercy of fate in a whirlpool of deafening pain. You will feel that you can do anything in this world, but this “anything” will really mean “nothing”. Crystal Castles reveal emotions that have never been shown in dance music before”.
July 27, 2017, 7 pm-10pm
Price: 790-1500 UAH.
Art Zavod Platform
Melomaniacs of the whole country have long waited for that! On July 27, for the first time in Ukraine, one of the best and most popular indie rock bands in Britain and the world – Foals – will perform at Art Zavod Platforma!
Foals’ fourth album called What Went Down was released in August 2015 by Transgressive Records and was one of the most brilliant albums of the year. By the way, the musicians shot the music video for the title song of the album in Kiev in Troyeschina region and close to Kiev reservoir.
Many of the leading music magazines noted the spirit and strength of the team that had become even stronger: loud and unrestrained emotions sounded even louder, more aggressive and dancing, first letting the listener into panic flight, and then dancing to the company’s flamboyant guitar rhythms.
Now the world-renowned team will tear the Ukrainian public to shreds. Exciting and damn nice! We are waiting for when we can dance to My Number and Mountain At My Gates, get crazy with What Went Down and dissolve with Spanish Sahara.
Billy Talent Concert
July 29, 2017, 8pm-10pm
Price: from 700 UAH
More recently, the guys delighted their fans with a new record, which became the fifth studio work of the band. For all the years of its existence, the team of Billy Talent has never changed, which cannot be said about the fan club of the group – the latter grows by leaps and bounds, constantly replenishing with new members. You can feel the power of the legendary rockers at their closest concert in Kiev club Atlas.