Carniola Festival, Summer in Kranj



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Festival Carniola, Poletje v Kranju
Glavni trg 20, SI-4000 Kranj
Phone386 (0) 41 455 318
Domen Dolhar, Director

Phone386 (0) 41 455 318
Festival dates9.6.2017 - 17.6.2017

The last edition of the festival took place in 2017.

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Organised by the Art Centre - Institute of Youth Culture, Kranj since 2003, the Carniola Festival, Summer in Kranj is an international summer festival of music, theatre and dance, usually taking place in June. As part of the wider Carniola Festival, the Kiselfest Festival offers a music and puppetry programme for children end of June.


Carniola Festival presents Slovene and international performers of jazz, classical music, opera, street theatre, classical theatre, contemporary dance, and folk dance.

Past performances include Laibach (Slovenia), Terrafolk (Slovenia), The Platters (USA), Huerque Mapu (Argentina), Afrikali (Tanzania), Mariachi & Ballet Folclorico Policromia Mexicana (Mexico), Conjunto Artistico Maraguan (Cuba), Vermicelli Orchestra (Russia), Rimpparemmi (Finland), Picikato Brass Band (Macedonia), Etno Histria (Croatia).

Later on in summer the music festivals programme in Kranj is expanded by Jazz Kamp Kranj taking place in August.


During the first decade many events were performed in the open air or, in cases of rain, in the Prešeren Theatre Kranj or at Khislstein Castle, later on the new venues emerged, e.g. Layer House, Bazen Coffeebar, KluBar, Kavka Bar, Pungert Cafe Gallery, and SubArt (Trainstation Squat).

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