Top Choice Performing Arts in Perm

Diaghilev Festival

Perm is said to be the third ballet mecca, following Moscow and St Petersburg. Every two years the Diaghilev Festival (named after the famous Russian ballet star Sergei Diaghilev) attracts arts fans with its rich ba…
Top Choice Music in Western & Central Serbia

Guča Festival

Known simply as 'Guča', after the western Serbian village that has hosted it each August since 1961, this four-day annual gathering of brass musicians is hedonism at its most rambunctious: tens of thousands of beer-…
Top Choice Music in Novi Sad

EXIT Festival

The Petrovaradin Citadel is stormed by thousands of revellers each July during this epic festival. The first edition, in 2000, lasted 100 days and galvanised a generation of young Serbs against the Milošević regime.…
Top Choice Carnival in Rijeka

Rijeka Carnival

Rio it isn't, but the largest carnival in Croatia provides a good excuse to tarry in Rijeka between mid-January and Ash Wednesday. The festivities include pageants, street dances, concerts, masked balls, exhibitions…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Ohrid

Ohrid Summer Festival

This is Ohrid's most celebrated festival and one of the biggest cultural events in Macedonia. It hits town in late July, and features classical and opera concerts, theatre and dance staged at venues all over the cit…
Top Choice Music in Cluj-Napoca

Untold Festival

Romania's largest music festival has been scooping up awards since it began in 2015. An explosive mix of dubstep, house and EDM takes to the stage over four euphoric days. Book tickets, and accommodation in Cluj, we…
Top Choice Film in Western & Central Serbia

Küstendorf Film and Music Festival

Held in the fantastical, purpose-built village of Drvengrad, this festival is hosted by award-winning director Emir Kusturica and showcases up and coming films from across the world; the nightly live concerts (rock,…
Top Choice Music in Budva

Sea Dance Festival

Three huge days of international music acts on Jaz Beach.
Cultural in Kyzyl


Tuva’s most dramatic festival is Naadym, usually held in and around Kyzyl in the summer months. Vastly less touristy than the Mongolian equivalent, Naadym is a good opportunity to hear khöömei concerts, watch horse …
Music in Shushenskoe

Mir Sibiri International Festival of Ethnic Music & Crafts

In July around 25,000 music fans make camp in Shushenskoe during the annual Mir Sibiri (previously known as the Sayan Ring Festival). The three-day-long folk-music bash attracts ensembles from across Siberia and the…