Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

MUSIC, THEATRE, EXHIBITION....

Countrywide Events

Western SLOVAKIA Bratislava MUSIC: JUDAS PRIEST, the British heavy metal legend that has sold over 35 million albums worldwide, will perform in Bratislava on June 16 as part of the 2008 Junifest Beer Festival. K. K. Downing, Ian Hill, Rob Halford, Scott Travis and Glenn Tipton, often nicknamed Metal Gods, have been cited as an influence since their emergence in 1970. Supported by the Swedish metal band Heed and Czech bands Kreyson and Interitus, Judas Priest will give the public the best they have to offer.

(Source: Courtesy of EPG)

Western SLOVAKIA


Bratislava
MUSIC: JUDAS PRIEST, the British heavy metal legend that has sold over 35 million albums worldwide, will perform in Bratislava on June 16 as part of the 2008 Junifest Beer Festival. K. K. Downing, Ian Hill, Rob Halford, Scott Travis and Glenn Tipton, often nicknamed Metal Gods, have been cited as an influence since their emergence in 1970. Supported by the Swedish metal band Heed and Czech bands Kreyson and Interitus, Judas Priest will give the public the best they have to offer.

After the open-air concert, the Judas Priest After Party Stage will be accessible for all metal enthusiasts, with the fun going on into the early hours. The event take places at the Incheba EXPO Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7 on June 16 from 20:00. Tickets cost Sk300, including an all-day admission pass to the Junifest beer festival. For more information, see www.junifest.sk or call 02/5249-3975.

Bratislava
DANCE: The Garden - The Peeping Tom Collective from Belgium performs a modern and catching piece at the close of the Bratislava in Movement contemporary dance festival.
Starts: June 17, 20:00. Admission: Sk100-Sk300. Historical Building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Tel: 02/5443-3764, www.abp.sk.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL: Expres Radio Festival - This popular two-day open-air festival features the best-known Slovak musicians, including Paľo Habera, Miro Žbirka, Desmod, Robo Grigorov, Chinaski, IMT Smile, Vašo Patejdl and many others.
Starts: June 20, 14:00. Admission: Sk350 (in advance), Sk400 (at the door). Zlaté Piesky open-air pool, Senecká cesta 2. Tel: 02/5930-8965, www.expres.sk/festival.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Big Exclusive Funky Party - Funkiez, Gulo Čar and Funky DJ invite all funk enthusiasts to enjoy themselves at a great dance party.
Starts: June 20, 20:00. Admission: Sk250. Loď - Divadlo v podpalubí (Theatre in the Underdeck), Tyršovo nábrežie. Tel: 0903/449-650, www.adylod.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Noche de Tango - Slovak Latino music band Porque Tango play passionate tango melodies.
Starts: June 20, 20:00. Admission: Sk100. Hlava XXII (Catch XXII), Bazová 9. Tel: 0903/725-557, www.hlavaxxii.sk.

Piešťany
TRUCKS: Euronics Truck Country - The largest truck festival in Central Europe offers a three-day programme full of thrilling shows including truck races.
Starts: June 20, 16:00. Admission: Sk350 (one-day ticket), Sk500 (two-day ticket), Sk600 (three-day ticket). Piešťany Airport. Tel: 032/7773-057, www.truckcountry.sk.

Dolná Krupá
FLOWER FEAST: Summer Feast of Roses - The Slovak National Museum presents an exhibition of roses accompanied by several folklore and classical music performances.
Runs: June 21-22. Admission: Sk50 (adults), Sk25 (children). Dolná Krupá Manor House. Tel: 0905/285-103, www.rozariumkrupa.sk.


Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
FESTIVAL: Ýni Piatok - This multi-artistic open-air festival for the young features concerts, theatre performances and various workshops in literature, drama and visual arts.
Starts: June 20, 14:00. Admission: free. The park
below the SNP Monument. www.ynipiatok.sk.

Dolný Kubín
EXHIBITION: Land on the Horizon - The Orava Museum exhibits its collection of ancient maps, atlases and books of travels. A puzzle map of the world is to be pieced together by visitors to the display.
Open: Mon-Fri, 08:00-15:00, until June 30. Čaplovič
Library, Hviezdoslavovo Square 7. 043/5864-780, www.oravamuzeum.sk.


Eastern SLOVAKIA

Prešov
CONCERT: THE PRESTIGIOUS Convergences music festival provides all chamber-music lovers with a tempting mixture of concerts in Levoča and Liptovský Hrádok by renowned Czech and Slovak artists. The City Cultural Centre of Levoča at Majster Pavol Square 54 will host the well-known Cellomania Quartet on June 19 at 18:00 and the famous VENI Ensemble on June 20 at 18:00. Cellist Jozef Lupták and the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra from Ostrava will perform at the Evangelical Cathedral in Liptovský Hrádok at Hviezdoslavova Street on June 21 at 17:00. The festival continues in Bratislava in the fall. Tickets cost Sk100 for the first two performances. The third is free. For more information, go to www.konvergencie.sk.

Poprad
CLASSICAL MUSIC: VENI Ensemble - The famed VENI Ensemble of contemporary music performs original music as part of the 2008 Factory Art project.
Starts: June 19, 18:00. Admission: free. The Electricity Plant of the Tatra Gallery, Hviezdo-
slavova 12. Tel: 052/7722-617, www.tatragaleria.sk.

Košice
MARATHON: VSE City Run - "Only one wins, but everyone helps" is the motto of this charity 4-km marathon held in the centre of Košice. A number of accompanying events for the whole family are available.
Starts: June 20, 09:00 (running starts at 17:30). Admission: free (enrolment fee for runners: Sk50). The Lower Gate at the Main Street (Hlavná). www.cityrun.sk.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava