Our pick of May’s cultural highlights
As the barometer rises, so does our hunger for exploration. Wherever you are in the world, seize the day and check out our cultural highlights for May.
Oh hi, May! Let’s get this month started with a banging music festival, shall we? If you’re there, ensure to look out for the Absolut world of weird and wonderful transformation. You won’t regret it.
The where and when: Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 1st – 3rd, 2015.
Electric Daisy Carnival (New York)
Music, rollercoasters and art all in one fine carnival. Far more than you bargained for (word on the street suggests every minute will be mind-blowing).
The where and when: MetLife Stadium, New York. May 23rd – 24th, 2015.
La Biennale (Venice)
Venice Biennale is back in town for the 56th time. Armed with no less than 136 artists showcasing their incredible work, it’s almost enough to give you an art attack.
The where and when: Sestiere Castello, Venice. May 9th – November 22nd, 2015.
Price: Euro 25
Frieze Art Fair (New York)
What do you call a fake pizza or an axe lying in sugar? Contemporary art, obviously. This year’s fair will be wacky and wonderful – just try not to mistake an actual fire extinguisher, door, toilet etc. for the next big thing.
The where and when: Randall’s Island Park, New York. May 14th – 17th, 2015.
The Church Berlin at Prince Charles (Berlin)
To kick off the XJazz Festival in Berlin, the stage at Prince Charles will be open for singers, instrumentalists and dancers for a jam session.
The where and when: Prinzenstrasse 85, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, 10969 Berlin. May 6th, 2015
Price: 8 euro
Primavera Sound (Barcelona)
This year, Spain’s largest musical festival has an eclectic – and totally electric – line-up. You can expect the shockingly good alt-J, Dixon and promising electro-pop duo, Sylvan Esso.
The where and when: Parc Del Forum, Barcelona. May 28th – 30th,, 2015.
Price: 185 euro
From prominent collectors to trendy folk who like to be ‘scene’, tons of art buffs are heading to thethird edition of this booming fair, featuring works by rising stars from around the world.
The where and when: Olympia, London. May 21st – 23rd, 2015.
Price: From £15
Thief Music Unplugged Festival 14/5 (Oslo)
Soak up the sounds of these fresh new artists, who will be performing live to a vibrant Nordic crowd. This is your chance to discover tomorrow’s talent before they hit the big-time (and you can no longer afford the tickets).
The where and when: Landgangen 1, Oslo. May 14th, 2015.