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have/hold a festival

  • Tucson had a film festival last month.

celebrate a festival

  • The festival is celebrated each July.

go to a festival (also attend a festival formal)

  • An estimated 20,000 people had attended the festival.

appear/play/speak at a festival (=perform at a festival)

  • Sting is scheduled to appear at a festival in Amsterdam next month.

take part in a festival (=perform there)

  • The school choir, which has taken part in the festival since 1980, is rehearsing every day.


a film/music/dance/arts festival

  • The movie won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.

a rock/pop/jazz/folk festival

  • He's appeared at folk festivals all over Europe.

a literary festival

  • the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

a beer festival

  • the famous Munich beer festival

an international festival

  • an international festival of drama and dance

a cultural festival

  • A cultural festival will celebrate the traditions of the local people.


festival events

  • Many of the festival events are already sold out.

a festival programme (=a series of events at a festival)

  • This year's festival programme includes musicians from all over the world.

a festival organizer

  • Festival organizers say they expect more than 50,000 visitors.

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