Phew, that was one hell of a weekend!
First of all, we would like to thank all of you who have come to visit the Chernobyling festival. We counted at least 14 different nationalities who came to enjoy this post-apo, urbex, art & geocaching festival that was held in Kyiv & Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Together, you have created an incredible atmosphere that will be remembered for a long time. Trust us!
It all started on Friday with the morning tours to Chernobyl and around Kyiv (or Kyiv’s underground). But the real fun started when the sun set for the horizon. In cooperation with THE PIT, we opened up a fantastic post-apo underground mine where people, dressed in the most exquisite costumes, were partying until late night. All of this complemented by concerts of local bands. It was something worth visiting! You could have met a zombie, a man in the costume of Sub-Zero from Mortal Combat, few witches or people dressed like in the Mad Max movies, all in the great mood, dancing, chatting and drinking beer together. At first sight it could have been a cultural shock, but after few minutes, you felt in this weird post-apo world like at home.
On Saturday, those who didn’t want to visit one of the interesting tours around Kyiv or Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with our exclusive guests, could see multiple lectures about history of Chernobyl, the nuclear power plant, the catastrophe or about many other post-soviet era abandoned places such as Krivoy Rog. Between lectures, the visitors could visit various workshops and learn how to produce paste up’s, how to create an installation or simply – how to combine industrial tourism with cycling. Later, again in the night, THE PIT opened it’s gates for all fans of post-apo living to celebrate this kind of lifestyle. And we can say for sure, it was one hell of a party! You should’nt have miss that!
You may ask – why the hell did you organized this festival? But I’ll tell you something, in pavilion 13 at Kyiv’s expocenter, for 3 days, we recreated this place to one very special place where everybody – the regular people from Kyiv, fans of post-apo topic, musicians, artists, freaks, lecturers, urbexers & all other people – can happily live together.
So, see you soon on Chernobyling 2019! We’ve already started counting remaining days ;) ...