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Ten things to look forward to at the Pohoda festival

A hot-air balloon, roller disco and an escape room. There are more things to enjoy besides the music.

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Sandals, sunscreen, gumboots, raincoat, hat, tent, sleeping bag, camping mat. While you pack for Pohoda, its organizers are already at Trenčín airport, building stages and preparing everything for visitors to create positive memories from the biggest Slovak festival.

If you are a “clever hippie for whom Brexit is the worst thing ever and who like their Chemical Brothers with a side of chemical-free vegan stew,” then Pohoda is the right place for you to go. At least, this is how the Evening Standard describes it when stating the list of the best European festivals to go to this summer.

The festival line-up does not need to be mentioned because it has been published at the official Pohoda website and any visitor may check on his or her own, according to preferences. Among the biggest names of this year’s festival are The Chemical Brothers, Jamie Cullum, St. Vincent, LP, Glass Animals, Rodriguez and Ziggy Marley.

However, these musicians are only a fraction of the entire programme when more than 130 performers in three days will perform on different stages. But besides music, there are more things to look forward to.

1. Pohoda from above

Two popular attractions are returning to Pohoda. One is the hot-air balloon that will ensure a view from a bird-eye's perspective and second is the two big wheels with a bar where you can enjoy fresh drinks at the highest point above Pohoda.

2. World of the sightless

Pohoda attendees may try how it is to be sightless for a moment thanks to the Empathy Black Box. Complete darkness will engulf you after entering a black cube. With glasses, Pohoda attendees may try the daily life of a sightless person, identify common items or encounter Braille and a Picht braille typewriter.

3. Running

The Pohoda run is nothing new at Pohoda. It will be organized again this year, on Saturday at 10:00. Enthusiastic runners will run a route 2.5 kilometres long. It is possible to register online or at Pohoda in the Slovenská sporiteľňa Zone.

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