Skip to main content

Strichka Festival

Photo taken of the crowd at Kyiv's Strichka Festival. One dancer is waving a blue fan above their head

In May, Strichka Festival took place at Kyiv's Closer club in defiance of the Russian bombardment that had intensified in recent weeks. Here, Kit Macdonald reports back from the event, and meets artists and punters determined to show that they won’t be bowed by Putin’s war machine

In the early hours of Saturday 20th May, Russia attacks Kyiv for the 10th night in a row. DJ Mag counts 10 window-rattling explosions in...

Kyiv club Closer announces new Sunday party series to pay for fire damage repairs

Key Kyiv club Closer was partially damaged in a fire last week. The venue's team shared the setback on Instagram, saying a fire broke out...