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Kiev Festivals


Festival of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in Kyiv (Kiev).

February 03-10, 2006 / Osteria Pantagruel, Kyiv (Kiev)

First wine festival of 2006 in famous Kyiv (Kiev) restaurant Osteria Pantagruel is dedicated to one of classical wines of Italy, namely, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This wine belongs to the very important family of Tuscan wines. The restaurant invites Kyivites and the guest of Kyiv (Kiev) to taste refined Italian wine.

Jamaican heat in winter Kyiv (Kiev)

February, 5, 2006 / Club "Ring", Kyiv (Kiev)

International Reggae-Festival Good Vibes will pass in Kyiv (Kiev) Club "Ring". This Kyiv (Kiev) event will devoted for the Bob Marley Birthday. The world famous legislature establishments of Reggae style will arrive to Kyiv (Kiev). Between of them are Dutch King Shiloh Soundsystem, Germans Uwe Bunton&Ganjaman and also Kyiv (Kiev) musicians. The leader of Germany Reggae-stage, the participants House of Riddim together with Kyiv (Kiev) group Dancehall Jamaica Sound will present common project. This project will be a surprise for Kyiv (Kiev) Reggae-funs. The concert program will continue 12 hours. The start of Fest will on 19.00.

Festival "Japanese autumn" is in Kyiv (Kiev).


Festival "Japanese autumn" in Kyiv is a result of successful visit of Ukrainian President Victor Yuschenko to Japan. Business-forums with the participating of Japanese delegation held in the festival framework in Kyiv (Kiev). The Exhibition of Japanese modern calligraphy passes in Japanese embassy in Kyiv (Kiev). This Exhibition in Kyiv (Kiev) is the first big event at the territory of Commonwealth of Independent States and second in Europe. Besides "Japanese autumn" involves science conference "Japanese culture: traditions and present" and art exhibition "Samurai sister".

International Music Festival "Kyiv (Kiev) - Music-Fest" will open.


During a week listeners can enjoy symphonic, chamber, choral and jazz concerts at the International Music Festival " Kyiv (Kiev) - Musik -Fest". Boris Ljatoshinsky music in sixteenth time will opened festival which traditionally passes last week September in Kyiv (Kiev). The special attention also deserves music dialogues "Ukraine-USA" and "Ukraine-Germany". 120 composers will represent there music compositions at "Kyiv (Kiev) - Music-Fest".
And the main gift for students will be absence of tickets for concerts, entrance will be free.

ղ International Festival of Trickfilm "Krok".

[20.09 - 01.10, 2005]

ղ International Trickfilm Festival "Krok" will start in Kyiv (Kiev). It will pass at motor ship "Dnipro princess" and go journey Kyiv (Kiev) - Zaporizzya - Kherson - Sevastopol - Odessa - Kyiv (Kiev). Tour will continue till October 1. Festival inauguration will be in Kyiv (Kiev) Cinema House on September 20. In this contest will take part 131-th films.

Old-timers Show

[03-04.09.2005 / Kyiv (Kiev) Olympic Stadium]

4th Antique Automobiles Festival will take place during first September weekend on Kyiv (Kiev) Olympic Stadium. The festival besides numbers of rarities shown will include old-timers parade through Kyiv (Kiev) Central streets, popular musician performances and entertainment programs.
Main audience: wildest audience of weekend makers, old cars admirers, or just walk-in Kyivites (Kievites) or Kyiv (Kiev) guests. This show is perfect as a family event. Admittance: free
How to get there: metro Republic Stadium (Kyiv (Kiev) metro blue line). 15 minutes walk from Khreschatyk following Velyka Vasilkivska (former Krasnoarmeyskaya) street. If you go by car be warned of limited parking spaces near the site and road works at Velyka Vasylkivska.

Chaika Rock Festival will pass in Kyiv (Kiev)

[01.09.2005 / Sport Complex Chaika]

Annual Rock Parade will take place on September 1 as usually outdoor at Kyiv (Kiev) Sport Complex Chaika. Main audience: mainly youth and those who feel like youth. Rock bands funs and outdoor parties' lovers.
How to get there: metro Svatoshino-Academmictechko-Zhitomyrskya (Kyiv (Kiev) metro red line), then taxi bus to the site. Shared taxi or private car are also the option as the massive number of people will lead to this Kyiv (Kiev) event.

Kozyrna Karta Open Air Party

[10.07.2005 / National Exhibition Centre, Kiev]

The all-conquering Kiev based Kozyrna Karta, who run many of the best restaurants in town, will hold its annual party on 10 June. The National Exhibition Centre will be the party venue for the second year in a row, as 50,000 people are expected to turn up to the event which will feature a 'culinary parade' from Kozyrna Karta's 42 restaurants. Hosts for the event will be actor Alexander Tsekalo and the star of hit Russian comedy 'My Perfect Nanny' Anastasia Zavorotnyk while all manner of stars, including Iryna Bilyk, Ani Lorak and Russian rocker Vladimir Kuzmin, will entertain guests.
Main audience: wild audience ranging from Kozyrna Karta venues fans to Kiev celebrities, top businessmen and Kiev bomonde. Suitable as a family event.
Admittance: 60-100 hrv
How to get there: metro Lybidska (Kiev metro blue line), trolley bus, bus or taxi to Kiev National Exhibition Center. If you go by car be warned of limited parking spaces near the site.

Kiev Eurovision Effort Widely Acclaimed


Kiev Eurovision 2005 has been widely heralded as one of the best ever. Eurovision top brass are said to be delighted with the way in which the contest was organized while fans had nothing but good to say of both the event and Kiev. 'It's a wonderful place' said Franz, a Eurovision fan from Cologne. 'I really didn't know what to expect but I've been amazed at just how beautiful Kyiv is and how friendly the people are!' The Eurovision stage was acknowledged as the best in ten years by Svante Stockselius, one of the contest's senior figures while all sung the praises of the numerous supporting events and parties which were held around town.

Kiev Eurovision 2005. Kiev guests may lodge at camp


During the Eurovision song context in Kiev will be functional an open-air camping site where all guests having no Kiev hotel booked can reside.
Camp sponsors from Kiev Eurovision 2005 Support Committee with support of National Television Company (NTKU) expect from 5 to 10 thousand inhabitants at the site.
Kiev Eurovision Camp is expected to become one of the hits combining comfortable living with romantic mood of revolutionary Maidan experienced during days of Orange revolution.

Kiev Eurovision 2005. Kiev Eurovision problems: extremely expensive Kiev hotels.


One of the biggest fears to negatively affect overall experience of Kiev visitors during Kiev Eurovision Song Context 2005 is high rising lodging prices on Kiev hotels and lack of adequate accommodation alternatives.
Kiev Eurovision 2005 Executive producer Pavlo Gritsak earlier informed that during meeting with Delegation Heads of countries participants, he received number of complaints about significantly increased priced on Kiev hotels for the festival period.
National Television Company (NTKU) from their side trying to influence on Kiev hotels management not to aim on extra profit but rather improve image of Ukraine. As a negative case was shown Kiev hotel Radisson SAS, with rates far above Radissons prices in other European countries, where prices were increased even higher for the Eurovision period.

State travel administration appointed official Kiev Eurovision 2005 hotels. Kiev central hotels included in the list:

    5 star Kiev hotels: Kiev Premier Palace Hotel;
    4 star Kiev hotels: Hotel Dnipro, Kiev Hotels Kievskiy and Nationalny.
    3 star Kiev hotels: Hotel Kiev, Hotel Ukraine, Kiev Hotels Lybid and Sport, Hotel Salut and Rus Kiev Hotel.

As an accommodation option four cruise ships will be lodging Kiev guest on the Dniper, also youth hostels and student dorms will be welcoming young audience.

Kiev Capital Auto Show 2005 will take place in Kiev at middle of the May.

May, 2005

Kiev Capital Auto Show will take place in Kiev during May 13-15 at well known for Kiev car lovers Kiev address: 90 Stolichnoe Shosse at UkrAuto auto mall.

Among participants are leading automakers promoting their product on Ukrainian market. Many world brands will be presented: Mercedes Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Toyota, Nissan, Renault, Mazda, Suzuki, Opel, Chevrolet, ZAZ, and VAZ. Expected presentations of new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Opel Astra GTC, Opel Tigra and Chevrolet Spark. Auto dealers will offer test drives, special prices on the models, deals on credits and insurances.

As a part of the show will be Car Stereo Context and Travel Show. The Kiev Capital Auto show will be followed by live concerts.

Main audience: wild audience ranging from auto enthusiasts to deal hunters. Also suitable as a family event.

Admittance: free

How to get there: metro Vidubichi, bus or taxi following Stolichnoe Shosse until the site (apr. 10 min ride)

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