La Tomatina is a festival held in the Valencian town of Bunol, Spain where participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight just for entertainment. The festival was launched in 1945 and has been held on the last Wednesday of August. This year around 22,000 people were participating in this gigantic tomato throwing fight. Well, it sure looks fun.
The Woodstock Festival took place in an dairy farm in New York state and was scheduled over three days but ran over four days in August of 1969. It attracted over 400,000 people and such music legends as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who and others played there through the rain or sun. And the atmosphere there was really special. Happily, these photos were taken by two LIFE photographers Bill Eppridge and John Dominis who were present at the Woodstock music festival to capture the essence of the 60s and what was going on there.
Last Friday, August 12, 2016, the first ever beer festival kicked off in Pyongyang, North Korea which will last 20 days. 800 people visited the event on its first day. It was organized to promote Pyongyang's home brewed Taedonggang beer. Apparently, Kim Jong-un decided to arrange his personal Oktoberfest.
Wasteland Weekend is an annual Mad Max themed festival, held during four days in the Mojave dessert, California. Even though it is not a cosplay or LARP event, everyone is asked to come fully equipped in both post-apocalyptic gear and attitude... The festival kicked off in 2010 and is now considered to be the largest post apocalyptic festival in the world.
Benny Hill's music theme makes everything better! The original video was filmed at the 2013 AwakeFest in the Netherlands.
These gorgeous colourful costumes are one of the great features of the annual street festival.