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Of People Around The World BOARDING PASSES MARCH By:Larm 2017 Date: 2 – 4 March 2017 Venue: Oslo, Norway Europe Highlighting the current Nordic music scene, this music festival also directs the spotlight onto new talents by booking bands from a jury selection. M Magners International Comedy Festival Date: 16 – 19 March 2017 Venue: Singapore City, Singapore Asia and Australia If you can't see your uvula bouncing up and down by the end of the show, then you don't know what funny is. A WOW: Women of the World Festival Date: 7 – 12 March 2017 Venue: Southbank Centre, London, England A stellar line-up championing everything that is great about women and girls, discussion, debate, performances and activism. Female achievements are celebrated and the obstacles that prevent them from achieving and contributing are explored. Taste Florence Food Festival 2017 Date: 11 – 13 March 2017 Venue: Florence, Italy The best of Italian foodie offer, lifestyle and design. A F International Yoga Festival Date: 1 – 7 March 2017 Venue: Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India The festival offers yoga classes from world class Yoga teachers, evening discussions with some of India's leading spiritual leaders, vegetarian cooking classes and the Yoga Aid Challenge charity fundraiser. Carmen at the Sydney Harbour Date: 24 March and 23 April 2017 Venue: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia Some of Sydney’s most spectacular landmarks will provide the backdrop for a magnificent production of one of the world’s best loved operas, Bizet’s Carmen. S C Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Date: 2 – 5 March 2017 Venue: Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee, Florida A magical atmosphere of art, music, yoga and camping, private beach, star-studded lineups and commitment to top vibes, the festival is a perfect kickoff for the national festival scene. Toronto ComiCon Date: 17 – 19 March 2017 The Americas Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada Toronto ComiCon is a three-day festival with a range of guests from cosplay, comic characters and celebrities. M PA Art Dubai Africa and The Middle East Date: 15 – 18 March 2017 Venue: Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Dubai, UAE Performances, artist and curator residencies, educational workshops, art projects and live talks! All under one roof! Randfontein Show 2017 Date: 2 – 5 March 2017 Venue: Greenhills Stadium, Homestead Avenue, Randfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa Calling all Randfontein-ers to celebrate the West Rand's biggest food and music festival! A C Festival de Curitiba Date: Between 22 March and 3 April 2017 Venue: Curitiba, Brazil The theatre festival shows all genres spread across various corners of Curitiba and will attract an audience of all ages and tastes, moving the cultural agenda of the city. C International Education Expo & Conference Date: 7 March 2017 Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria Do you have it in mind to explore the heart of Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa? Are you willing to get on top of your career with international exposure? Study your options at this education fair. E 4 S Sport F Food M Music C Culture PA Performing Arts A Arts E Exhibition

Of People Around The World BOARDING PASSES APRIL Paaspop Date: 14 – 16 April 2017 Venue: Schijndel, The Netherlands Twelve stages offering anything between rock and hip hop to pop and metal, you'll be spoilt for choice picking from over 175 music acts. Budapest Spring Festival Date: 8 – 24 April 2017 Venue: Throughout Budapest, Hungary Europe Pulling together the best in classical music, opera, jazz and folk music, this annual festival is the largest cultural event in Hungary. M C Formula 1 Shanghai Grand Prix Date: 9 April 2017 Venue: Shanghai, China Keep track of the next F1 season in Shanghai. Visit and travel the city which was once a small fishing village but now the largest municipality in the world! Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Date: 31 March – 9 April 2017 Venue: Melbourne, Australia Asia and Australia The annual state-wide celebration of Victoria’s food and wine industry that attracts more than 250,000 attendees to a diverse programme of over 200 events will keep you salivating. S F Bernexpo Date: 28 April – 7 May 2017 Venue: Bern, Switzerland Would you like to view horses and livestock or just enjoy munching on an apple fritter? Then this public trade show is the perfect event for you. Canadian Music Week Date: 18 – 22 April 2017 Venue: Across Toronto, Canada One of the premier entertainment events in North America, it features five nights of performances, with 1,000 bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto. Coachella The Americas E PA Date: Between 14 – 16 and 21 – 23 April 2017 Venue: Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, United States Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar will be serenading you. Have you gotten your tickets? The Buenos Aires International Book Fair Date: 27 April – 15 May 2017 Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina The festival hosts many professionals who are working in the education sectors such as authors and lecturers as well as those from leading industries of market and trading, wholesalers, importers, exporters, processors, manufacturers, distributors and also some other exhibitors at the event. M A Pulp Summer Slam 17 Date: 29 April 2017 Venue: Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, The Philippines Southeast Asia's biggest and longest-running metal festival returns with Megadeth this year! They’ll be joined by Whitechapel, I See Stars and Australian progressive metal band Gods of Eden along with local favourites Slapshock, Greyhoundz, Wilabaliw, Razorback, Kjwan and the winner of the 2016 Red Horse Muziklaban. Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017 Date: Between 31 March and 1 April 2017 Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Lower Long Street, Cape Town CBD, Cape Town, South Africa Affectionately dubbed as 'Africa's Grandest Gathering', Cape Town International Jazz Festival is considered the largest, most renowned music festival in Sub-Saharan Africa attracting over 38,000 jazz lovers worldwide. Dead Sea Ultra Marathon Date: 14 April 2017 Venue: King Hussein Park, Amman, Jordan It will consist of three races – the 50km marathon, half marathon 21km and the 10km race. A shorter race for children will be organised one week before the official event on the grounds of the King Hussein Park. International Istanbul Baroque Music Festival Date: 1 April 2017 Africa and The Middle East Venue: Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey Operas, cantatas, sonatas and stabat maters performances are what you should be looking for at this music festival. S M S M 5