Atlas Weekend

Atlas Weekend
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Atlas Weekend is an annual music festival held in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine. It was founded in 2015 and instantly became one of Ukraine’s most important music events. The festival is run and managed by the PMK Event Agency. It takes place at the Expocenter of Ukraine, a multi-purpose exhibition complex formerly known as the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of the Ukrainian SSR.

Atlas Weekend has an impressive line-up that includes emerging local musicians, veterans of the Ukrainian stage and world-class musicians from abroad. For some of the international musicians it is their first performance in Ukraine. The line-up typically features over 100 acts.

Musicians and bands that have already performed at the Atlas Weekend music festival include 5’nizza, Alloise, Apocalyptica, Bahroma, Beissoul & Einius, Biplan, Boombox, Brunettes Shoot Blondes, BRUTTO, Druha Rika, Dvoe, Epolets, Flëur, Fontaliza, GusGus, I Am Waiting for You Last Summer, Ivan Dorn, Jamala, K.A.T.Y.A, Mgzavrebi, Onuka, O. Torvald, Peter and the Wolves, Pianoboy, PUR:PUR, Secret Avenue, SunSay, Tape Flakes, The Erised, The Maneken, The Rethuses, and many others.

The organizing team of the festival pays special attention to selecting the headlining acts. For example, the 2016 edition of Atlas Weekend were headlined by Aquarium, a legendary Russian rock band formed in 1972 by Boris Grebenshikov, who is now the only remaining original member, and Anatoly “George” Gunitsky.

High-quality line-up is what attracts thousands of music lovers from all over Ukraine and even abroad to Atlas Weekend. While the festival does focus on music, its also offers theater performances, visual art and design, sports, special attractions for kids, chill-out areas, food stalls, an arts & crafts market, and other activities and attractions for adults and children alike.

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