24.4 C
torek, 28 septembra, 2021

Lent Festival dominated by small venues & domestic artists

The Lent Festival will bring a number of concerts, theatrical shows, dance and other events to the city of Maribor between 22 and 29 August. It will feature jazz and comedy, including stand-up nights, a children’s programme and the Ana Desetnica street theatre.

The festival, which offers several smaller festivals under its wing, usually opens the summer festival season in Maribor, but the corona crisis pushed it to late summer.

The festival organisers had even considered scrapping it altogether, but had eventually changed their minds.

“The city must be given back its vibe and the cultural sector needs to be supported,” Narodni Dom director Vladimir Rukavina told the press on Wednesday.

But events will be held at smaller venues, the focus will be on domestic performers, and strict anti-coronavirus measures will have to be observed, including the wearing of face masks.

Big domestic names such as Siddharta, Elvis Jackson, Vlado Kreslin, Dan D and Lačni Franz will perform at a venue which can take 340 visitors.

There will be no official opening event, the festival will simply kick off with workshops in City Park on Friday morning.

There will also be no Sladolent series with chefs and no fireworks display, as it usually attracts several thousand people. “We just can’t take this risk,” said Rukavina.

The most affected part of Lent will be Folkart, a festival of folk groups from around the world, which will feature only groups from Slovenia, Czechia and Hungary.

It is Folkart, first held in the late 1980s, from which Lent evolved to be first held in 1993. Folkart’s development will be chronicled in a display at the Water Tower.

Rukavina said that fewer visitors are expected this year, and that the festival’s budget is also smaller, at some half a million euro.


Latest news

Plans afloat to suspend rule of law in Hungary

By: V4 Agency The campaign to suspend the rule of law by pledging to disregard the constitution is under way. Leading left-wing opposition parties are...

European blockchain week 2021

By: UKOM European Blockchain Week 2021 (EBCW 2021) was one of the soundest events in the framework of Slovenian Presidency of the Council of EU....

Infectious disease specialist Federico Potočnik told, without mincing his words, some bold statements about angry anti-vaccinators

By: T. F. / Nova24tv During the new wave of the epidemic, the Christian weekly Družina talked to Dr Federico Potočnik, an expert and infectologist...

Anti-government media and anti-vaccines caused alarming epidemiological conditions in Slovenia

By: Nina Žoher / Nova24tv The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that Slovenia and Lithuania are among the countries in the...

Related news

Diaspora painter Klavdij Palčič dies

By: J.S., STA Klavdij Palčič, a leading ethnic Slovenian artist from Italy, has died aged 81 after a long illness, Primorski Dnevnik reported. He was...

Cukrarna Gallery a new platform for contemporary art

By: P.T., STA The Cukrarna Gallery, managed by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML), will open its doors to the public on Friday in...

Innovator and sound engineer Emilija Soklič wins Badjura award

By: P.T., STA The recipient of this year's Badjura Award, given out for lifetime achievements in film since 1995, is the innovator and film sound...

Drama Ljubljana’s new season brings mixture of old and new

By: J.S., STA SNG Drama Ljubljana, the country's leading theatre, will stage some old plays, some based on films and others it has commissioned itself,...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here