West (ukr. Zakhid, rus. Zapad) is an annual musical festival that is carried out in Western Ukraine. This grandiose musical event's goal is to popularize Ukrainian culture, active recreation, and to develop festival movement in Ukraine.
Every year the festival gathers more and more rock and ethno music lovers. Visitors will see unforgettable performances by Ukrainian and foreign singers. Bands Ot Vinta, O.Torvald, Qarpa, Bumbox and many others used to be festival's headliners in different years.
Besides musical stage, a literary one functions at the festival. Stars of Ukrainian prose and poetry perform there. Fire shows and knightly fights are carried out, medieval arch shooting gallery is installed, masterclasses are organized, and various folk products are sold within festival's framework.