Upcoming Lviv

Aquarium to Flood Lviv with Rock’s Greatest Hits

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club will host Boris Grebenshikov – one of the founding fathers of Russian rock music – on 26 June. Hardly a music lover in former USSR hasn’t heard Grebenshikov and his legendary underground rock group Aquarium. During the 70s and 80s, Aquarium created an entirely unique musical and social aesthetic.

Leopolis Jazz Fest ‘18

Issue 113, June 2018.
Debuting in 2011, the Leopolis Jazz Fest has become the city’s premiere event, a natural fit for the architectural and cultural capital of Ukraine. The Guardian named Leopolis Jazz Fest one of Europe’s top 10 jazz festivals in 2016, putting the event on par with world-famous festivals like France’s Jazz a Vienne, England’s A Love Supreme, and Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival. Still gaining in popularity, this year’s event will attract hundreds of thousands of guests to the Western Ukrainian capital to enjoy the high-quality music of over 200 musicians from 15 different countries.

Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon

Issue 112, May 2018.
If you are active, athletic, and know how to enjoy life, then the Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon is the event for you! On 10 June, Leopolitan runners and guests of the city will race the 21 km main course, the 10+11.097 km relay, or the 5 km or 1 km runs.

Forpost Medieval Festival

Issue 112, May 2018.
Looking to experience the life and times of the medieval times? Kamyanets-Podilsky’s Forpost Festival offers Leopolitans and guests of the city the wonderful opportunity to meet old-time heroes, beautiful ladies, and brave knights.

New Wave Exhibition & Festival

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s !FESTRepublic club will play host to the New Wave Exhibition, a weekend festival of the creative industries, from 25-27 May. With panel discussions, exhibitions, and talks and gigs by artists, innovators, and industry leaders, this three-day event examines the creative and business connections between art and industry.

Porto Franko Creative Festival

Issue 112, May 2018.
Locations across the regional capital of Ivano-Frankivsk will host the Porto Franko festival, a contemporary art event rightly believed to be among the most important on the Ukrainian art scene, from 13-17 June. The event features tonnes of music, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, and art installations. This year’s theme is “Air Port” and the Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport will serve as the festival’s main artistic hub, while the festival’s main sponsor is Antonov Airlines. In addition to the airport, other intriguing event venues include City Hall, Potocki Palace, the Railway Station, and the Promprylad plant.

Purr-fect Pets at Cat Show

Issue 112, May 2018.
Crazy for cats? More than 200 of the world’s most pampered and ‘purr-fect’ felines will take over the Lviv Palace of Aesthetic Education for Youth for the International Cat Show. There will be rare breeds on display (ever heard of the ‘werewolf cat’?

Westland Festival

Issue 112, May 2018.
Kicking off the summer music festival season in Lviv is the Westland Festival at Arena Lviv on 9 June. This massive eight-hour non-stop electronic music festival will premiere this year in Lviv with a lineup packed with some of the biggest names in electronic music. The headliner is Dutch DJ icon Sander van Doorn, who began recording in 2004.

LvivKlezFest Returns!

Issue 112, May 2018.
LvivKlezFest – Lviv’s annual Klezmer Festival returns! The Klezmer Festival is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating traditional Jewish music (the joyful type typically associated with weddings and bar mitzvahs). The event generally brings this corner of Ukraine to a standstill with some 200,000 people expected to attend events from 15 May to 10 June. So, while the music might be ‘traditional’, it is still mighty popular!

Leopolis Grand Prix Roars into Lviv

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s Leopolis Grand Prix, a retro car festival started by Ukrainian retro car enthusiasts seven years ago, returns to the Western Ukrainian capital on 1-3 June. The event is designed to mark the first Leopolis Grand Prix held in 1930, to promote motor tourism in Lviv and Ukraine, and to popularise the restoration of classic cars. The track used is the same as the original and is known as the Lviv Triangle, running from Vitovskoho to I. Franko to Stryska and Maidan Heroes.