The Slovenia Times

Orto Fest for rockers of all ages

Orto Bar, a Ljubljana club with a lively alternative music scene.
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Ljubljana's celebrated rock club Orto Bar will host the 23rd iteration of the Orto Fest from 30 March to 29 April. The 2023 line-up features 20 Slovenian and 10 foreign bands, many of which are well-known crowd favourites.

Opening the festival will be the popular Slovenian rockers Big Foot Mama, who will soon be followed by Dan D, described by some as Slovenia's Pearl Jam.

Other highlights, ranging in style from rock, punk, metal, rap and all the way to impro theatre, will include performances by Koala Voice, Paraf, Grč, Crvena Jabuka, Slon in Sadež, Elvis Jackson, Niet, Swallow The Sun, Avatarium and Metropolis.

Orto Fest, running almost continuously for almost a month, is Slovenia's biggest club festival. It has hosted nearly 700 bands and performers so far and has kept going despite being fully independent and having to do without subsidies or other forms of financial support.

For a detailed programme click here.


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