About     Contact   

Gallery

  1. Druga Godba small 0
  2. Druga Godba small 1
  3. Druga Godba small 2
  1. Druga Godba image 0
  2. Druga Godba image 1
  3. Druga Godba image 2
  4. Druga Godba image 3
  5. Druga Godba image 4
  6. Druga Godba image 5
  7. Druga Godba image 6
  8. Druga Godba image 7
  9. Druga Godba image 8
  10. Druga Godba image 9
  11. Druga Godba image 10
  12. Druga Godba image 11
Druga Godba thumb 0
Druga Godba thumb 1
Druga Godba thumb 2
Druga Godba thumb 3
Druga Godba thumb 4
Druga Godba thumb 5
Druga Godba thumb 6
Druga Godba thumb 7
Druga Godba thumb 8
Druga Godba thumb 9
Druga Godba thumb 10
Druga Godba thumb 11
Druga Godba thumb 0
Druga Godba thumb 1
Druga Godba thumb 2
Druga Godba thumb 3
Druga Godba thumb 4
Druga Godba thumb 5
Druga Godba thumb 6
Druga Godba thumb 7
Druga Godba thumb 8

 
Druga Godba Ljubljana, Slovenia - 26 May 2017

Where

Getting There

Getting There

Buses
nearest bus station:
Ljubjlana Bus Station: Trg Osvobodilne fronte 4

Other
nearest airport:
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik (LJU)

nearest train station:
Ljubljana Station: Trg Osvobodilne fronte 6

Tickets

  


change currency
Prices in the table are quoted in EUR
1-day pass35Single day Druga Godba ticket
Druga Godba Tickets
  • Buy tickets for Druga Godba festival per day only.
  • Discounts may apply for specific days.
  • Children under 12 enter FREE.

Druga Godba

Druga Godba

Druga Godba icon

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Križanke Summer Theatre
46.046895, 14.503682
type of festival
music
electronic, jazz, latin, rock, folk, classical, world, indie & underground, techno / house / garage, avant-garde & experimental, afro-caribbean, acoustic & instrumental, traditional
other events
dance: dancing, folk, traditional
start Fri, 26 May 2017
end Sun, 28 May 2017

Druga Godba: Rhythms of the World

Druga Godba is an eclectic celebration of alternative world music – its very name means That Other Festival for embracing any vibe that bucks the mainstream. It’s a cauldron of creativity for alt-rock, experimental jazz, techno beats, African and Latino + Slavic folk. One of Europe’s best hidden-gem festivals, it has attracted acts like the Pixies, Youssou N’Dour, The Lounge Lizards, Madredeus, Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, Cesaria Evora, Les Negresses Vertes & Afro-Cuban All Stars. Founded in 1984, Druga Godba has for the past 5 years been chosen among the 25 best world music festivals by British magazine Songlines. World rhythms converge on tiny Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charm-filled capital, for 2 days of the best in alt music.

About

Druga Godba: Rhythms of the World

Druga Godba was born in 1984 from a spirit of freedom in Soviet constraints, the first festival in former Yugoslavia to attract Third World acts including reggae and African rock. An explosion of musical liberation, it’s a mega-party to some of the best world music, including alt-rock, experimental jazz, Asian trad, reggae, techno, Latin jazz and Slavic folk. The name proudly means That Other Music Festival for the way it thumbs its nose at the mainstream. Indie spirit has brought global recognition, with big-ticket acts like the Pixies, Youssou N’Dour, The Lounge Lizards, Madredeus, Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, Cesaria Evora, Les Negresses Vertes & Afro-Cuban All Stars, as well as the lesser known Shutka Roma Rap, Orkestar Fejata Sejdića & Serbian Army Orchestra. For the past 5 years, Druga Gobda has been one of British magazine Songline’s 25 best world music festivals.

Venues

One of the best things about Druga Godba is the richness of venues within a miniature gem city, topped with a romantic castle. There’s the open-air Križanke Summer Theatre courtyard, late-night concerts at AKC Metelkova Mesto (an army barracks-turned-arts center), Kino Šiška, a 1960s culture institution & Cankarjev, the main concert hall that lends space to festival gigs. All sites are within a short walk in Slovenia’s stroll-friendly capital, Ljubljana. 

Druga Godba is world music in the enchanted town of Ljubljana in Slovenia!

contributor: Joji Sakurai
published: 24 February 2016
updated: 06 September 2016
Age: 16+, an event with no age restrictions, but things can get rather wild!
druga godba festival, festival druga godba, druga godba slovenia, druga godba ljubljana, international druga godba festival, druga godba international festival, druga godba tickets, druga godba lineup, druga godba slovenia, druga godba world music

Details

Details

General: award-winning, popular, best in the world
Ambiance: outdoor, indoor, urban
Features: debauchery, partying, romance, live music & shows

Druga Godba Festival Details

One of Druga Godba’s top venues is Metelkova Mesto - a former Yugoslav military barracks-cum-alternative culture center. In 1993, two years after the fall of communism, squatters took over and turned Metelkova Mesto into one of Ljubljana’s most unique experiences. The sprawling hangout is made up of seven buildings covering more than 12,000 sq. meters. It includes artist studios, concert space, an art gallery and bars.

Gemstone City

A world-class music festival in a gorgeous city so small you can walk everywhere – that’s the unique charm of Druga Godba. Ljubljana boasts Baroque architecture, art nouveau townhouses and a romantic Medieval old town blissfully free from traffic. Visit the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and stop for a break at Nebotičnik, an elegant café atop the city’s 1933 art deco skyscraper.

Ljubljana Castle

One of the highlights of Ljubljana is its commanding castle that broods over the city and environs. There’s a charming funicular that’s the civilised way to make the 70-meter ascent, and from the top you are rewarded with stupendous views. The castle dates back to Medieval times, but it was rebuilt in the 15h century and today most of the structures date from the 16th and 17th centuries.

River Strolls

Among Ljubljana’s greatest charms is strolling along its iconic river and stopping for a frosty one at one of the many captivating terrace cafes along its banks. There’s a romantic willow-lined terraced walk, and poetic bridges including the Trnovo Bridge, Cobblers’ Bridge and Triple Bridge. Don’t forget to stop for a drink at Maček (Cat) the place to people-watch, and be seen, on a balmy late spring festival evening.

Reviews

Rate & Review

What do you think?

Thank you!

Social

Beds & Eats

Accommodation

Druga Godba Accommodation
Ljubljana Hostels
Ljubljana Hotels

Amenities

Eats & Drinks: Bars, Restaurants, Food Stalls
Fresh & Clean: Toilets, Shower
Cash & Shops: Cash, Shops
Zone In & Out: Wi-Fi Zone
Accessibility: no
Druga Godba Amenities
  • Druga Godba festival is held in the heart of Ljubljana.
  • Everything is within walking distance of festival venues.
  • Try traditional cuisine in a vaulted restaurant: Güjžina

When

Dates

start Fri, 26 May 2017
end Sun, 28 May 2017
Druga Godba Dates
  • Druga Godba is held the last weekend of May.
  • It’s been going strong since 1984.

Season & Weather

Season: Spring
Temperature: 8 to 20 °C

Ljubljana weather in May is cool to warm, even quite hot by day, with plenty of sunshine, but also a fairly good chance of rain. Temperatures are pleasantly springish, averaging around 10°C, but with daytime highs that can reach up to 20°C. Since Druga Godba is primarily an indoor festival at various venues throughout the city, weather is not a major issue, however getting from one venue to another can require catching busses or walking, so prepare for cool evenings with a jacket and comfy walking shoes.

Contact

Contact

Tel: +386 1 430 8260, +386 40 222 207

Promoter

Zavod Druga godba Ljubljana: Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

druga godba handler