From music festivals in Texas to film festivals along the South Riviera we have handpicked our top industry events for 2017 to watch out for. Of course don’t forget that your team at Stage and Screen are on hand for all your travel needs including but not limited to; VIP cast and crew travel arrangements, group travel bookings and superior hotel and airline rates.
Sundance Film Festival, Park City Utah, January 19th- 29th
This uber-cool film festival takes place annually in Park City, Utah. With 46,660 attendees in 2016, it is the largest independent film festival in the United States!
Screen Actors Guild Awards, Los Angeles, CA, January 29th
The SAG awards in LA acknowledge outstanding performances in film and primetime television. This red carpet event rewards some the best performances from big names to artists who perhaps lesser known but ones to watch.
Super Bowl, Houston, Texas, February 5th
The iconic Super Bowl in February will see plenty of fans and sports personalities travelling to Houston for an epic showdown between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.
New York Fashion Week, New York, NY, February 9th-17th
Hot style. Hot Trends. Hot Models. The February Fashion week will launch the much anticipated Fall Winter 2017 lines from a plethora of designers.
London Fashion Week, New York, NY, February 17th- 21st
Much like it’s New York counterpart, London Fashion week is part of the “big 4” of fashion weeks. London is best known for its spate of talented, cutting-edge designers, including household names such as Burberry or Vivienne Westwood.
The Oscars, Los Angeles, CA, February 26th
The nominations have been announced and after the awards faced much criticism due to lack of diversity last year, there was much anticipation to see if the iconic awards ceremony had once again overlooked actors and actresses of color and films that portrayed non-white narratives. Thankfully the 2017 Oscars showcases a good amount of diversity and it is also already making headlines with the staggering 14 nominations for the musical La La Land.
SXSW- South by Southwest, Austin, TX, March 10th- 19th
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. SXSW is renowned for being a festival of discovery, inclusion and above all a hell of a good time.
Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL, March 24th- 26th
This massive EDM and dance music festival is infamous and self-proclaims itself as the “world's premier electronic music festival, boasting elite DJs and unparalleled production located in the beautiful city of Miami.”
MTV Movie Awards, Los Angeles CA, April 8th
The annual MTV Movie Awards ceremony recognizes the best actors and actresses in a unique array of categories. The ceremony features awards such as Best Kiss, Best Villain, and Best Breakthrough Performance.
Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY, 19th- 30th April
The Tribeca Film Festival was first launched after 9/11 with the intention to promote the cultural and economic revival of Lower Manhattan. It is a wonderful platform for innovative and upcoming filmmakers to showcase their work.
Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta USA 3rd – 9th April
Some of the best golfers in the world will compete on one of the best courses in the world for that iconic green jacket! Augusta is also full of history and attractions to keep travelers busy when they aren’t watching on the green sidelines.
Cannes Film Festival, Cannes France, 17th- 28th May
The glamourous film festival previews new films from an eclectic mix of genres and countries. Its popularity is down to not only the quality of the films showcased but also due to its stunning backdrop against the French Riviera.
Monaco Grand Prix 25th - 28th May
The crème de la crème of Formula One races is held just outside of Milan, Italy. The event brings excitement and glamour to automobile racing and is considered one of the most demanding tracks in Formula one.
FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, 27th May
A key event for soccer lovers around the globe, the FA Cup Final always brings drama, excitement and suspense. 2017 will mark fifty years on from Wembley Stadium's first ever League Cup Final.
Tony Awards: New York, NY, 11th June
The 2016 Tony Awards made headlines for musical Hamilton which received a record 16 nominations across 13 categories and took home 11 of these. The 71st Annual Tony Awards will recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2016–17 season and will be held at Radio City Music Hall, New York
Wimbledon, London, 3rd- 16th July
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club hosts this annual event that attracts tennis fans and celebrities from all over. It is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is one of the four grand slam tennis tournaments across the world but the only one played on grass.
Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL, 3rd-6th August
The Chicago music festival sells out every year incredibly quickly. It features a diverse range of bands across music genres and hosts more than 160,000 people over a 2-3 day period!
MTV Video Music Awards, New York, NY, 27th August
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) acknowledges the best music videos in the industry and since 2006 allows viewers to vote for their favorite videos on all the categories on the MTV website. Usually held in either New York or Los Angeles, the 2017 awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall, New York.
Toronto Film Festival, 7th- 17th September
This Canadian International Film Festival, sometimes referred to as TIFF 2017 for short, has become one of the most prestigious and popular film festivals in the world with annual attendance exceeding 260,000 people.
UN Week, New York, 12th-25th September
The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Oktoberfest, Germany 16th September – 3rd October
The largest beer festival in the world is held annually in Munich over the course of 16-18 days! As well as sampling the best Bavarian beer on offer the event also embraces Bavarian culture and people can enjoy traditional foods, games and activities.