09 Jun Festivals Abroad: Summer 2015

  Although summer hasn’t technically begun (June 21 can’t come soon enough!), the season of music festivals is already well underway! Each year, the number of music festivals worldwide continues to grow, and while being abroad certainly adds a few hurdles to seeing your favorite artists on the circuit this summer, you’d be surprised at just how many international festivals there are that feature major headliners! Of course, we’re always ones to promote local bands, scenes, and cultures, but even locals get excited at the prospects of major international music artists playing their country. So, whether you’re looking to vibe out to electronic music, head bang through a few rock sets, or lightly sway side-to-side with your arms crossed while your favorite indie band strums along (kidding, kidding, not all indie fans are like this!), you’ll definitely find something to suit your tastes abroad this summer. You might even see your favorites along the way! Take a look at an abridged (seriously, there are hundreds) selection below, for just a taste of what you’ll find abroad. Greenfield Festival When: June 11-13, 2015 Where: Interlaken, Switzerland Headliners/notable acts: Slipknot, Motörhead, In Flames, Lamb of God, Gaslight Anthem Isle of Wight Festival When: June 11-14, 2015 Where: Isle of Wight, UK Headliners/notable acts: Blur, Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Pharrell Williams Orange Warsaw Festival When: June 12-14, 2015 Where: Warsaw, Poland Headliners/notable acts: Muse, The Chemical Brothers, Incubus, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Bastille Secret Solstice When: June 19-21, 2015 Where: Reykjavík, Iceland Headliners/notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan, The Wailers, FKA...

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28 Aug Animals on Ice

Iceland is portrayed as the country of ice and volcanoes. A cold, barren, sparsely populated region of the world that is great for Vikings and geologists, but not so great for anything else, right? None of this could be further from the truth, and Panrimo’s going to set the record straight the best way we know how: pictures of adorable, fluffy animals! So sit back, relax and prepare to be in “awwwwwww”, as we count down our Top 7 Icelandic Animals. 7) Wood Mouse Wood mice are not native to Iceland’s harsh climate, but proved up for the challenge by stowing away in Viking longboats, which brought the first settlers to the northern shores. Often found living in the cozy foundations of churches, farmhouses, and the neighboring bushes wood mice have survived, but not easily. An award winning documentary film “Wood Mouse – Life on the Run” provides surprising drama as it follows two mice and their battle to survive the winter. 6) Grey Seals If there is any animal that has truly flourished in the North Atlantic, it’s the grey seal. Though archaeological digs have turned up seal remains dating back to 800AD, the earliest written records of their presence in and around Iceland date back to the 1700s. Unfortunately, early inhabitants of the region were not as taken with the seals’ appearance as modern day tourists and promptly dubbed them ‘hook-nosed sea pigs’. Today the seals are particularly populous in the Myrar...

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