Today, on the 30th of June, we are eager to kick off the first event »Ljubljana is urban« (»Lublana je urbana«) at the Festival of Urban Culture Slovenia which will happen this weekend on the June 30th and July 1st. The festival offers varied daytime and night events on 10 venues, with over 30 different performers from Slovenia and abroad.

Tonight we prepared three sets which include Jamirko&BEATTape (Slovenia), Icon (Slovenia), Frank (Great Britain) from the legendary music group Fun Lovin´ Criminals and many others.

The daytime part of the programme, which will take place on 4 different venues, will start at 14:00 hrs. and close at 20:00 hrs. A true ladies event will be organized on Petkovsek embankment with DJs Nati Katchi, Shu Shu and Damaris. In front of Central station, the performance of Urban Pfeifer awaits your attention, as does the presentation of association GOR in front of Žmauc. The venue at the Museum of Modern Art promises an afternoon performance of Young Sanci Collective, followed by the presentation of the book Slovenology at 19:00 hrs.

At 19:00 hrs., the evening part of the programme is moving onto the main stage of the Festival at the Congress Square. There you will witness the performance of UBU (Introset), followed by a very special Slovenian project JAMU – JAMirko X Murat Beattape at 20:00 hrs. The famous Frank Benbini from the group Fun Lovin´ Criminals will take his place behind the DJ booth at 21:00 hrs. He prepared an eclectic mix of funk, reggae, old school hip-hop and other music. At 22:30 hrs. JAMirko will return to the stage with his friends Murat & Jose, Maya, Tosca Beat and others… At 23:00 hrs. a in-house production of the Festival of Urban Culture Slovenia presents a premier concert event of a Slovenian group Icon.
Admission to all above listed events is free.

After midnight, the events continue at selected clubs in the very centre of Ljubljana, some of them scheduled until 06:00 hrs. in the morning. The night event in KUD Channel Zero will serve as an intro to International day of Reggae music (1st of July) with performers Roots In Session SoundSystem, Meet, Rockers DUB Master Sound System and VJ Mesec. The rhythms of DJs Damir Hoffman, Christian Kroupe, Mayell, Limco, Herzog and the famous UK DJ and producer O Phase will shake the dancefloor of the Club K4. On the stage of Club Circus you can party until dawn with Mike Vale and Buchan.

The daytime programme of the festivals second day on July 1st starts at 14:00 hrs. at all venues, while the International Day of reggae music will be held in Tivoli Park. For now let us reveal only a few performers: Roots in Session, German group Jazzanova ft. Paul Randolph and German duo Booka Shade with a special programme, prepared only for the Festival of Urban Culture Slovenia.

You can find the program, biographies and news of the Festival of Urban Culture Slovenia on www.festivalslovenia.com

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