SUMMER is the time for music festivals. The warm weather sets people free to relax and enjoy great live music.
Below, The Slovak Spectator presents a list of this summer's hottest music festivals.
Klikkfest (Nové Zámky, June 30 - July 2):
A huge rock festival. About 60 rock bands from Slovakia and neighbouring countries play on six stages.
Performers: Zdob si zdub (Moldavia), Arakain (the Czech Republic), Desmod, Vidiek
Babica Bojná (Ranč pod Babicou, July 1):
Fourth annual motorbike festival with accompanying live music.
Performers: IMT Smile, Post it, Senzus, Honza Nedvěd
Topvar Rock Fest(Nové Mesto nad Váhom, July 1 - July 2):
Second annual music festival, including some interesting foreign artists.
Performers: Morcheeba (Great Britain), Soulfly (USA), Apocalyptica (Finland)
World & Etno fest (Levice, July 1 - July 2):
Fifth annual festival that together with Moravian Zahrada and Polish Ethnosfera forms the international The Three Suns Festival.
Performers: Fru Fru (the Czech Republic), Vlasta Redl & Každý den jinak (the Czech Republic)
Radimovská šopa (Radimov, July 1 - July 2):
Country festival. Performers: Neřež (the Czech Republic), Fleret a Jarmila Šuláková (the Czech Republic), Zuzana Smatanová
Bažant Pohoda (Trenčín, July 15 - July 16):
The largest music festival in Slovakia featuring some top international names.
Performers: The Prodigy (Great Britain), Garbage (USA), Asian Dub Foundation (Great Britain), Roots Manuva (Great Britain), The Klezmatics (USA).
Žákovic Open(Trenčianske Bohuslavice, July 22 - July 23):
One of the smallest festivals in Slovakia; a fact organizers present as one of its positives. This year is its fifth year.
Performers: Zóna A, Hex, Mango Molas, Švihadlo (the Czech Republic), Le Payaco, Puding pani Elvisovej
Myjava fest (Myjava, July 23):
Summer music festival
Performers: Chinaski (the Czech Republic), Slobodná Európa
Letná pauza (Summer break, Bojnice, July 23):
Slovak and Czech performers.
SummerBeach Rudava (Malé Leváre, July 22 - July 24):
A combination of beach volleyball and concerts.
Performers: Polemic, Desmod, Noc a deň, Mňága a Ždorp (the Czech Republic), Ska-pra šupina, Puding pani Elvisovej
Jánošíkove dni (Terchová, August 5 - August 7):
Traditional folk festival
Terchovský budzogáň (Terchová, August 12 - August 13):
Folk, folk-rock and rock bands from Slovakia and the Czech Republic
Hodokvas (Pezinok, August 18 - August 20): Multimedia open-air festival. German punk band Die Toten Hosen will be one of the main attractions. Apart from the music, you can also take part in a Literary Circus and International Sculpture Symposium. Performers: Die Toten Hosen (Germany), The Sooner, The Herbaliser, Zion Train (Great Britain)
Stupavský širák (Stupava, August 19 - August 20):
Country and folk bands as well as performances from folk dancing troupes.
Performers: Nový Rownák, Cop, Miki Ry vola, Nezmaři, Bukasový Masív
Country lodenica (Piešťany, August 26 - August 28):
Traditional festival of country and folk music on four stages.
Theatre performances are also part of the festival. Among other attractions are gold panning, a boulder wall, horse riding and a Native American camp.
Performers: Honza Nedvěd, Vlasta Redl, Čechomor, Príbuzní, Nedvědovci, Divokej Bill (the Czech Republic)
Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
27. Jun 2005 at 0:00