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Summer sounds calling

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.

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

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