festival okarina BLED 2018

Between 23 July and 5 August, Bled will again be flooded with music performed by the greatest global virtuosos of world music.

The greatest Slovenian world music festival will see its 28th edition: over two weeks, 15 top music bands and musicians from Europe, as well as Africa, South America and Hong Kong will be lined up at the Bled castle and lakeside promenade. Fanfare Ciocârlia of Romania, the most important brass band globally, Richard Thompson, one of the best guitarists of all times, and Natacha Atlas, queen of world hip-hop fusion all certainly deserve to be mentioned. As in previous years, admission to all concerts remains free of charge, only those set at the Bled castle require entrance fee to the castle. For the 28th year in a row, the programme has been curated by Leo Ličof, and production has been entrusted to Bled Culture Institute.

Featured artists of Okarina festival Bled 2018


Cesta svobode 11, 4260 Bled, Slovenia

Artistic director: Leo Ličof
Painter:: Ejti Štih
Translations: Alenka Ropret
Izdelava spletne strani: www.mandu.si
Fotografija Blejski grad in Promenada: Aleš Košir in Borut Žigon
Fotografija Festivalna dvorana Bled: Bled strategic forum


Bled castle: entrance to the castle (11 EUR)

LAKE PROMENADE: free entrance

Bled Festival hall: in case of bad weather, free entrance


Zavod za kulturo Bled

Špela Repnik, Festival office
+386 4 57 29 779

Leo Ličof, artistic director
+386 41 632 369

Uroš Bonšek, PR manager
+386 31 566 668

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