Conde Nast Traveler - Best Festivals Around the World 2017
Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine 19-21 May 2017
Submitted by Shaneod on Wed, 15/03/2017 - 9:06am
In some ways, the festival is the ultimate holiday. A life-changing experience, crammed into a few days, which transforms you from jaded commuter into free spirit, or opens your mind through art, music, poetry, performance.
Glastonbury may have sold out in seconds flat - but there are enough festivals around the world to keep us happy all year long, from literary highs to euphoric trance. So pack your wings and stilts. Take your clothes off and paint your bum blue, try unidentifiable street food and circus skills, crowd-surf to the front and
launch yourself into space from a giant catapult. And lose it, just for a few days. You don't even have to get travel insurance. Will this be the year you finally make it to Burning Man and turn into a silver fish?
Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine | 19-21 May 2017
A stuffed larder of the most influential chefs and writers debating, discussing and demonstrating in County Cork. The Big Shed Fringe Festival has artisan stalls and entertainment into the wee hours.