Visit Serbia during the most famous music festivals in the region
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WINTERFEST – SKI & WINE
24-26 March, 2017, Kopaonik, Serbia
Winterfest is a three-day conference about wine, gastronomy and wine tourism, which gather many wine producers, traders, students, caterers, hoteliers, tourism organizations and agencies, as well as the media from the region. Skiing, wine tasting, educations, wine routes, a festival with more than 100 premium wines from the regaion, wine schools, an excursions to the parish wineries, – all this is waiting for you at magnificent Kopaonik mountain!
June 2017 Novi Sad, Serbia (dates still unconfirmed)
6-9 July 2017 Novi Sad, Serbia (PETROVARADIN FORTRESS)
Exit Festival is an award-winning summer music festival which is held at the Petrovaradin fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. Exit takes place at the magical Petrovaradin fortress, located on the right bank of the river Danube in Novi Sad. The location is unique in the festival world as it is important for the festival’s atmosphere. it’s considered as one of the largest and most beautiful European medieval fortresses. The location also offers superb acoustics, allowing different events, and allows them to take place one next to another at the same time, without any sound interference.
The festival began in 2000 as a student protest against the government. During its existence, Exit has been visited by over two million people from more than 60 countries. CNN, The New York Times, and many others have on numerous occasions proclaimed Exit amongst the Top Ten world festival destinations.
EXIT Festival 2017 will take place 6–9 July 2017. It will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Next year, EXIT will mark some of the most important events from 1967 when the revolutionary Peace Movement began and changed the world forever. Besides EXIT Festival, EXIT Summer of Love 2017 will present three more festivals – Sea Star Festival in Croatia on 26-27 May 2017, Revolution Festival in Romania on 2-3 June 2017 and Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro on 13-15 July 2017. Along with EXIT Festival, Sea Dance Festival is a part of a special festival package called EXIT Adventure.
EXIT Summer of Love festivals will present a combination of various live and electronic acts, ranging from famous rock, hip-hop and pop acts to techno, punk, hard-core, reggae, experimental and metal music.
Aug 2017, Vrnjačka Spa, Serbia (dates still unconfirmed)
Festival “Love Fest” in Vrnjacka Spa, is a musical event, during which attendees can enjoy a variety of musical genres, with a special emphasis on the promotion of electronic music. The idea for this festival was created in 2006 as a response to the insufficient number of cultural events in Central Serbia. The name “Love Fest” is derived from the fact that Vrnjačka Spa is a destination for couples, who are coming to this Spa to visit the Bridge of Love, to have a walk in popular Vrnjačka Park and to have a ride in the carriage. The Bridge of Love is one of the 20 bridges which are standing on the Vrnjačka River – unique in Serbia and it represents a monument of love. Therefore, the first party, the forerunner of the festival, was organized on this same bridge and around it. Enjoy nature, good music and culture during this young festival that brings together a large number of young people and builds its popularity from year to year.
GUČA TRUMPET FESTIVAL
9-13 Aug 2017, Guča, Serbia
Guča trumpet festival, also known as the Dragačevski sabor trubača (Serbian), is an annual brass band festival in the town of Guča, near Čačak city in Dragačevo, region of western Serbia. Guča is a three-hour car journey from Belgrade.
Half million visitors from Serbia and the world come to the town of 2,000 citizens each August. Elimination heats earlier in the year mean only a few dozen bands get to compete. That events features previous winners, each bands getting to play three tunes while folk dancers, all kitted out in bright knitting patterns, dance kolo and oro in front of a hyped-up audience.
NIŠVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
10-13 Aug 2017, Niš
The International Nisville jazz festival is the largest and most-visited jazz festival in Southeastern Europe. The festival is the offical cultural event of the City of Niš (since 2005) and also “the festival of national value”, according to the rankings by Serbian Ministry of Culture in 2010. The importance of the festival was also recognized by Serbian Ministry of Trade and Services, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, as Nisville festival was the winner of the award “The best from Serbia” in 2011. The Tourist Organization of Serbia includes Nišville as its official offer in tourist fairs throughout Europe. In the European Union magazine “New Europe”, published in Brussels, the festival has been reviewed as the “European face of Serbia”.
Since the first edition of the festival in 1995, Nisville has been promoting the multiculturism as the inevitable characteristic of the contemporary jazz music. The festival’s concept is based on presenting the ‘traditional’ jazz forms together with their fusion with the world music tradition, with the emphasis on the music from the Balkans. One of the most famous jazz magazines, the American ‘Downbeat’ values Nisville as the important musical event as the promotion of both the traditional Balkan music and American jazz heritage. According to the magazine, Nisville speciality is the popularizing the blend of the two.
The main program of the festival is held at two connected stages in the Fortress of Niš, while there are also many free stages in the Fortress and in the city: River, Open, Movie, Welcome, Youth and Jam Session Stage. During the festival days, more than 100,000 visitors are enjoying the musical peformances, movies and theatre, art exhibitions and book promotions.
BELGRADE BEER FEST
16-20 Aug 2017, Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade Beer Fest™ is on average, the biggest beer festival in Southeastern Europe. Within 5 days, over 500.000 people visit the festival. The large number of visitors is mostly due to basic festival principles: free entrance, an exceptional music program, and a wide range of foreign and domestic beer brands.
Belgrade Beer Fest™ was founded in year 2003. In fourteen years of its existence over 7.6 million visitors could have seen more than 600 music performances, tasted more than 330 beer brands and participated in umerous social campaigns.