Pisana Loka Festival
|Organised by||Škofja Loka Municipality|
|Festival dates||17.8.2012 - 1.9.2012|
10.8.2013 - 25.8.2013
21.8.2014 - 30.8.2014
20.8.2015 – 29.8.2015
18.8.2016 - 27.8.2016
25.8.2017 - 2.9.2017
24.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
23.8.2019 - 1.9.2019
|Katja Štucin, Programme coordinator, Public relations|
|Phone||386 (0) 4 51 12 312|
Launched with urban reinvigoration plans in mind, Pisana Loka used to be just a series of music concerts in the city centre. In 2011 (and later in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), the festival organisation was handed over to Ivan Tavčar Public Library, scouts, student organisations, and various local cultural enthusiasts and associations., a cultural association run by local youth, and its ambitions noticeably rose. The festival started to connect various local institutions, groups, and actors, from local skateboarders to the pensioners society, the
As of 2017 the festival is again run by the Škofja Loka Municipality.
Pisana Loka has hosted bands such as Laibach, , Uršula Ramoveš in Fantje z Jazbecove grape, & , Vasko Atanasovski Trio, Dan D, Joe Cocker Tribute, , – all in all, a varied line-up that joins alternative musicians with big pop acts. The festival has also collaborated with the Loka Blues Fest.
There are series of public tribunes (with topics ranging from the cultural prospects of the town to youth employability), an open-air cinema, numerous theatre performances (hosting both the performances of the street theatre collective KUD Ljud as well as more traditional comedy shows), gallery exhibitions and other events that actively try to engage the local and regional population.