UPDATED: JUL 10,12:20

20th Jubilee year of Pohoda music festival begins

Headliners include PJ Harvey and the Prodigy as well as the Nederlands Dans Theater.

Pohoda 2016 festival opens.Pohoda 2016 festival opens. (Source: TASR)

The 20th year of Pohoda, the biggest open-air music festival in Slovakia, takes place between July 7 and 10 at Trenčín airport. Headliners – PJ Harvey, Gogol Bordello, Parov Stelar, SPOR, Sigur Rós, the Prodigy, as well as local and other foreign guests and accompanying events and activities resulted in the festival being sold out before it officially started.   

The performers and activities on offer include the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Elledanse dance studio and school, the Krav Maga workshop, morning yoga lessons, ethnic dance classes, debates on extremism, contemporary Arabian literature, modern Israel, censorship, corruption and Green Schools and a lecture on the bio-history of Europe and more, the organisers announced. The weather is expected to favour the organisers and visitors, with pleasant summer temperatures and occasional rain-showers.

On the first day, founder Michal Kaščák commemorated the beginnings of the festival, and popular Slovak actor and entertainer Milan Lasica sang his well-known songs, the SITA newswire wrote. He also launched a new album made in collaboration with the Bratislava Hot Serenaders. 

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