ATTENDEES at the largest Czecho-Slovak music festival Cibula Fest (Onion-Fest) held in Holíč, managed to set a new Slovak record for tugging on a rope, Slovak Records book publisher Igor Svítok told the TASR newswire on July 20.
“The attempt (to set a new record) of Slovaks and Czechs was successful,” said Svítok. “It was a fun discipline: one-end rope pulling, with as many people tugging on a single end of a rope as possible.” Last year, visitors were encouraged to a classical tug of war, while this year, a rope 80 metres long was meant to pull a whole truck with a semi-trailer with all people concentrated on one side. Popular entertainers like Czech Zdeněk Izer and Slovak Peter Batthyány hosted the event.
The organisers managed to get precisely 175 visitors to pull the rope. Some 7,000-8,000 visitors came to enjoy the communal experience of music concerts at a three-day festival that hails the co-existence of two nations once united in the Czechoslovak state. Performers included Czech and Slovak bands like Tomáš Klus, Kryštof, No Name, Mandrage, and more. Accompanying events included a Miss Wet T-shirt competition and a motorbike meeting, as well as a 5D cinema.
The festival in Holíč, a town in the Trnava Region, began in 2009 in local amphitheatre, but after growing in popularity and attendance, it later moved to nearby airport where 10 hectares are available. In recent years, around 7,000-8,000 come to the festival annually.
5. Aug 2013 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská