Top five music festivals to attend in October


Some great music festivals will be happening in the month of October and this is your guide to the top five ones to attend according to Resident Advisor.

The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place from October 16 – October 21 inAmsterdam. The line up will feature over 1,700 artists with acts such asObjektProsumerMathew JonsonRicardo VillalobosI-F, and Dave Clarke.

Number 2 on the list is the Unsound festival from October 13 – October 20 inKrakowPoland. Look out for the likes of White Material crew, Golden Pudel resident Helena Hauff and Anthony Naples onboard.

Head to Bristol in the UK on October 12 for the UK Bristol festival with its house music and bass; Over 60 acts line up there and look out for names like Nicolas Jaar and Moderat as well as Hyetal and Outboxx.

The Robot festival takes place in BolognaItaly from October 2 to 5 and is number 4 on the list. The festival will feature acts such as Cosmin TRGPantha Du PrinceSeth TroxlerTim Hecker, and Tropic Of Cancer.

Last but not least, from October 23 to 25 you can head to GrazAustria for theDom Im Berg festival where you will hear the sounds of PeverelistPowell,VakulaDelroy EdwardsXOSAR and Ron Morelli. With festivals spread out from week to week, you will be dancing all October long.


Amsterdam, European waterway

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands located in province of North HollandThe city enjoys an oceanic climate because of its proximity to the sea.

Among the main places to visit in Amsterdam are the Rijksmuseum which houses many of Rembrandt and Vermeer’s paintings; the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Anne Frank House, and the Amsterdam MuseumOther interesting sites include the city’s many canals, red light district and the cannabis coffee shops.

Amsterdam is famous for its cafes and one of the leading cafes is Getto. Getto is a burger bar which has each of its burgers named after a drag queen who performs there.

For restaurants that serve Dutch food there is Moeders. This restaurant serves classic Dutch food. The Haesje Claes offers pea soup, fish stew, and chicken livers while Loetje dishes up biefstek and friet.

Amsterdam is one of the most bike friendly cities in Europe and getting around on a bicycle is quite easy. It is possible to hire a bike using MacBike or City Bikes which both charge €10 per day. Getting around the city may also be done by tram.

The city is served by the Schipol International Airport with flights from other cities across Europe.


Washington DC

While it is true that Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, it is a nice place to visit for the average tourist in its own right.

The city is cool and with an easy road network is one of the nicest cities to walk around in with chic neighbourhoods, trendy restaurants, and an entire section dedicated to American history on the National Mall.

It is also walking or a metro rides distance from the nearby states of Maryland and Virginia which both donated land to help form the district, named in honour of President George Washington, in 1791.

The city is in a humid sub-tropical zone and has four seasons with hot summers and cold winters.

The city has a distinctly European feel which is not surprising since it was designed based on plans of the cities of Paris, Karlsruhe, Amsterdam, and Milan.

Six of the buildings listed in the top ten of the American Institute of Architects are in Washington D.C. These include the White House; the US Capitol; Thomas Jefferson Memorial; Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Historic buildings in the city have a varied style built in Queen Anne, Chateauesque, Romanesque, and Victorian styles.

Georgetown, the Smithsonian Institute with the National Air and Space Museum are also must sees. Across the Potomac River in Virginia is Arlington Memorial cemetery where former presidents including JFK are buried.