Kiev map: best events of September 2017
Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days SS’18
August 30 – September 3, 2017, 12:01-11pm
Congress and Exhibition Center Parkovy
Price: to be confirmed
On August 30 – September 3, Congress and Exhibition Center Parkovy will host 15th season of International Fashion Week Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days!
The organizer of the 15th season of Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days is the Parisian LMG Group. This season get ready for 75 designers and brands from 12 countries, which makes the fashion week the largest in Ukraine and the Eastern European region. The advertising campaign of the Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days of the SS’18 season was filmed by Luke Gilford in California, and M.I.A became the face of the campaign.
- shows of Ukrainian and foreign designers;
- show-rooms of Ukrainian brands at Fashion Days Market;
- business conference Kiev Fashion Institute;
- parties of partners and designers.
White nights vol.5
September1-3, 2017, 8pm-6am
Art Zavod Platforma
Price: to be confirmed
Extreme fun, kilowatts of electronic music, delicious cocktails and wild dances. On September 1-2, “White Nights” are back Kiev! We are waiting for you at the brightest party of the capital!
2 times a year Art Zavod Platforma follows the principle “The night is brighter than the day”. White Nights Dance Event, the main musical event of the Ulichnaya eda team, opens and closes the summer musical season. The festival brings together over 100 artists of different musical genres – from disco to drum&bass; has five dance floors, light show, bright photo zones, tons of extreme fun, hundreds of kilowatts of sound and thousands of music fans.
The motto of the event is freedom in everything. Freedom of music, expression and creativity in all its forms. The organizers have prepared several different scenes so that everyone can find the music to their liking. It does not matter whether you love jazz or drum’n’bass; all you have to do is choose a bright suit, make the most insane make up, take your friends and go to the main party of the capital!
For you – the best music, space-steep photo zones and a sea of love! “White Nights” – when the nights are brighter than the day! You have to be a part of this event!
Craft Beer Fest 2017
September2-3, 2017, beginning at 12:01pm
VDNKh (Expocenter of Ukraine)
Price: 100 UAH
Craft Beer Fest is a wonderful holiday for those who like quality drinks. Get ready for interesting master classes, competitions and of course tastings different types of beer.
On September 2-3, Kiev will host a festival dedicated to favorite alcoholic drink of many people around the world – craft beer. Guests of Craft Beer Fest 2017 will have a wonderful opportunity to learn many interesting facts and entertaining stories from the brewers. Come and taste the most diverse types of beverage from the best manufacturers!
It should be noted that this festival is the biggest and brightest event of its kind. Over a hundred kinds of beer from more than 20 Ukrainian manufacturers will be presented at the festival.
Within two days, Kievites and guests of the capital will enjoy the exquisite taste and aroma of different types of beer. In addition, visitors and professional tasters will vote to determine the best beverages!
Gogolfest, Festival of Contemporary Art
September9-10, 2017, 10am – 10pm
National Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNH)
Price: to be confirmed
The history of Gogolfest began in 2007 thanks to Vladislav Troitsky, the head of Dah, contemporary art center. The main idea was to unite on one stage literally all the main genres of high art – from literature and poetry to theater and circus performances. During the first years of its existence, the festival has significantly expanded the list of its genres and even geographic location – later it was held in Ivano-Frankivsk and Perm; with the help of broadcasts and journalistic reviews, the overall coverage of the audience exceeded one million people. This year, Gogolfest will be held on the territory of VDNH. The program includes exhibitions, shows and performances from experimental theaters of Ukraine and the Baltic countries, choreographic performances, performances of academic musical groups from several countries, literary readings and much more.
Concert of Children Of Bodom
September 14, 2017, beginning at 8pm
Price: 690-1400 UAH
Concert of Children Of Bodom in Kiev is a real gift for those who like melodic death metal style. CoB will celebrate its anniversary together with Ukrainian fans. It’s hard to believe, but twenty years have passed since the band released its debut album, which instantly brought them incredible popularity. That is not surprising, as the very special horror style and incredibly tough transitions do not leave anybody indifferent.
Interesting facts about the band
Concert of Children Of Bodom to be held in Kiev by irreplaceable leaders of the Finnish metal scene, will give you a chance to plunge into unreal atmosphere. The name of the group was not chosen by chance. Children of Bodom Lake became a real legend, the blood runs cold. In the summer of 1960, there was a brutal murder of three teenagers, which was never solved. The bodies of three children were found near a lake located near the Finnish capital.
Horror permeates every compositions of the band. In their songs, you can find references to popular horror movies, such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Children of Corn, and thrillers, among which are Exorcist and Twin Peaks. Series with mystical overtones, as well as all kinds of TV shows, filled with real madness are not exception.
In some songs, you can even find quotes from different projects, or sound segments that allow you to imagine horrifying pictures, surreal and mystical motifs. All this is superbly emphasized by deep, fast and heavy music.
Concert of Zucchero
September 14, 2017, beginning at 7 pm
Price: 250-3950 UAH
Zucchero concert in Kiev will give an opportunity to enjoy high-quality live sound and incredible energy of the author and composer who has created all the favorite hits as well as new melodies you will hear this evening. The musician gives his listeners his heart and soul. Masters of the world musical Olympus are happy to cooperate with him. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the bright show with visual effects and light installations. This will be the only performance in Ukraine held as part of the world tour. His solo performances are colorful, memorable, unique and truly fascinating.
Interesting facts about the performer
The creative path of Zucchero lasts more than thirty years. For this time, he managed not only to create a grandiose individual career, but also to cooperate with the most famous musicians of the world. For example, for his Wonderful world song, Eric Clapton performed both guitar solo and backing vocals. Such venerable names as Andrea Bocelli, Joe Cocker, Paul Young, Luciano Pavarotti, Bono, Sting and many others consider it a great luck to work on the same stage with him. His work is so multifaceted and varied that he is in demand for artists of all styles and musical genres. He is happy to work with jazz and blues interpretations. You can see this personally, having come to Zucchero Kiev concert.
Zucchero has a lot of nominations, awards and prizes, including numerous victories in MusicMusicAwards, WorldMusicAwards, Festivalbar and Grammy. He has twenty studio albums. In the distant 1987, his CD Blue’s was a sensation, giving the impetuous points of his musical life. Such themes as Hey man, Bambinoio,bambino tu (Legenda) and Con le mani gave him worldwide fame. Speaking of achievements, the record Oro incenso e birra in the shortest time spread to all continents; over eight million official copies were sold.
Kiev Singles Festival
September 17, 2017, beginning at 6pm
Price: 500-1000 UAH
Forever alone is canceled))
It seems that in such a large and dynamic city like Kiev it is impossible to feel completely alone; there is simply no time to be bored. However, looking back you understand that you do not even have anyone to spend a Friday evening with. The festival of acquaintances is a large event aiming to bring hearts together.
This is not “speed dating”, but a complex of games, quests and master classes; thanks to all that visitors of the festival will not feel shy. You will not spend the evening standing by the wall waiting for someone to come and talk to you; you will be at the center of everything that is happening. “A highlight” of the entertaining program of the Festival will be a master class on the incendiary dance of bachata. To remember this day, you can take photos of in a specially designed photozone. The Festival also offers its guests tasting wine and other drinks.
Andrea Bocelli Concert
September 27, 2017, beginning at 7pm
Price: 480-7000 UAH
The NSC “Olimpiysky” will host a concert of the most successful singer, favorite tenor of the world – Andrea Bocelli.
Since 1995, Andrea Bocelli has toured all the countries of the World and conquered the audience of the most prestigious venues.
The singer performed a duet with the stars of the opera and stage: Luciano Pavarotti, Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Elen Segar, Christina Aguilera.
In March 2010, Andrea Bocelli has got his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is repeated nominee for the Grammy Award.
In 2016, his world tour Cinema was a great success; the tour was held to support his eponymous album in support with records of world hits. In December, Cinema was nominated for the Grammy Award in the nomination “The Most Successful Album”.
In November 2016, a film “Music of Silence” about Andrea Bocelli was filmed in Rome. The basis of the film is the book of a singer with the same name. Toby Sebastian and Antonio Banderas perform the main roles in the film.
Visit Kiev concert, which will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra and chorus, to hear the most popular hits of the singer and opera masterpieces.
Barometer International Bar Show 2017
September 29-October 1, 2017, beginning at 11am
Congress and Exhibition Center Parkovy
Price: 150-800 UAH
The second season of the Barometer International Bar Show 2017 will be held in Kiev from September 29 to October 1 at Congress and Exhibition Center Parkovy. The show can only be compared with a similar holiday taking place in Berlin. For three days, all guests will be treated with proper alcoholic drinks prepared by professional bartenders.
The best bartenders from Ukraine and other countries have already rubbed their bar counters and polished shakers to mix delicious cocktails for all guests of the festival. The scale of the holiday really impresses; get ready not for three counters but for a few dozen stands from various establishments. In total, 26 bars will take part in the current festival; that is, there will be a river of quality alcohol.
However, the purpose of this event is not to spoil Ukrainians with drinks. The territory of the Parkovyi Center will host a huge lecture, where speakers will cover various topics. Having visited these lectures, you will learn that the profession of bartender has a special philosophy, and the culture of drinking and mixing cocktails is real art. In addition, the lecturers will address the topic of unstable economy and tell about how to manage the bar in difficult times.
Last year, over 12 thousand guests who drank about 30 thousand beverages, visited the two-day festival. Without a doubt, Barometer International Bar Show 2017 will be held with even greater aplomb!
Run Zombie Run
September 30, 2017, 12:01-3 pm
National Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNH)
Price: 300 UAH
If you adore walking dead and picturesque post-apocalyptic performances, then zombie-run with zombie-obstacles is just right for you. On this day, hundreds of charming corpses will fill the territory of VDNH to chase the owners of fresh brains. On a five-kilometer trail, you will meet a crowd of zombie, who will give you pretty nice adrenaline rush and help you overcome the distance as soon as possible.
Unforgettable adventures and a storm of emotion are guaranteed to all guests of the event!