Nights in Old Ljubljana Town music festival kicks off

Ljubljana – Nights in Old Ljubljana Town, a traditional end-of-summer festival organised by the Imago Sloveniae Foundation, will begin tonight in Ljubljana’s historical centre despite Covid-19. It will open with the Marko Hatlak Band while featuring a total of 19 events at five venues and over 100 artists from six countries until Saturday.

The 33rd edition of the festival will combine traditional and modern sounds, intertwining progressive world music and jazz.

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, the biggest street festival in the Slovenian capital will go ahead with all the planned events, said Janoš Kern, the director of Imago Sloveniae.

The opening concert will see the Marko Hatlak Band of the versatile virtuoso Marko Hatlak, an accordionist, vocalist, songwriter and lyricist, present a mix of soul, funk, latino music, pop and rock.

As part of the international programme, the festival brings concerts by the renowned Hungarian Roma performer Mónika Lakatos, folk singing master Zvezdana Novaković and the Viennese Duo 4675.

Slovenian academic musicians gathered in the Oberdixie Band will also give a concert.

The festival will offer an accompanying cultural programme, as well as gastronomical treats prepared by the winners of the MasterChef cooking show.

As always, all events are free of charge, and will take place even in case of rain.