FAK Festival of Alternative Culture
|FAK Festival alternativne kulture|
|Festival dates||22.12.2017 - 31.12.2017|
21.12.2018 - 31.12.2018
The first edition of the festival was announced with the slogan: "The time has come when the elephant will proudly enter the porcelain store: This is a festival, which under the cult roof of cinema Udarnik in the centre of Maribor combines free and challenging art flavours, which until now in Maribor felt like an elephant in a porcelain store." The festival brought together music art forms such as techno, hip-hop, trap, electronics, rap, drum'n'bass, rock, also art of tattooing, graffiti art etc., with artists such as Lea Dobricic at the already established underground party called HushHush, bands Matter and MRFY, multi-instrumentalist Zala Kralj, YNGfirefly, and N’toko, with an accompanying panel discussion in the EPeKa Space.
The second edition offered a wider programme, the nine events took place in three locations, beside cinema Udarnik also in Vetrinjski dvor and in Restaurant Rožmarin's Wine Bar, enriching the December's atmosphere in the city. The festival again presented a variety of music genres and excellent music and entertainment that brought together young and older generations, fans of alternative music as well as more popular forms of entertainment. It presented Slovene and foreign music artists working in techno music, electronics, acid house, hip-hop, trap, drum'n'bass and disco rhythms, such as crew Courtyard, which in Maribor has been creating disco-house evenings under the name Rolada (Roulade), Belgian disco and house DJ Nachtklank, Belgrade's DJ Nevena Jeremić, Austrian drum'n'bass duo Dossa & Locuzzed, Kukla, DJs Shu Shu and Disco Durum, Tim Urbanya, the rap group Matter, Maribor's rap crew Tekochee Kru, Magnifico and many others. The festival attracted around 3200 visitors.