Energetic Bosnian band to open Lent Festival
Maribor, 20 June - The annual Lent Festival will get under way in Maribor tonight with the opening gig by Dubioza Kolektiv, the Bosnian band touted as a high-octane, ska-punk-reggae-rock attraction.
Although a bit smaller than usual due to a shortage of funds, the Maribor summer festival remains true to its programme formula, catering for different tastes and visitors of all generations.
Running until 29 June, the festival will feature music, theatre, folklore and dance shows, events for children and even sports events.
The main venue, Leon Štukelj Square will see music acts such as the Croatian band Parni Valjak, the Janez Dovč & Sounds of Slovenia ensemble, Magnifico, Croatia's Urban & 4, Gibonni and Slovenian DJ Umek.
The programme there will also include the SNG Maribor ballet production Hora - Cantata, and major events of the Folkart festival, which will feature folklore groups from China, Mexico, Guam, Ukraine, Ireland and North Macedonia.
A smaller stage on the river Drava will provide the venue for bands such as Orleki, Elvis Jackson, Zabranjeno Pušenje, Strojmachine and Pips, Chips & Videoclips.
Comedy shows will run at the Minorite Monastery, classic music will be available at Union Hall, while the city park will be taken over by children.