Trnfest Festival

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Karunova 14, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 283 2288, 386 (0) 1 283 2299
Luka Korenčič, Programme Coordinator
Festival dates1.8.2018 - 1.9.2018

Trnfest Festival 2011 the crowd Photo DK.jpgCrowd at the Trnfest Festival, organised by KUD France Prešeren Arts and Culture Association, 2011

The last edition of the festival took place in 2018. Trnfest Festival was a traditional international summer festival which mainly took place for the entire month of August on an open-air stage and inside the venue of KUD France Prešeren Arts and Culture Association as well in some other corners of the centre of Ljubljana.

As the KUD France Prešeren Arts and Culture Association ceased most of its activities due to financial crisis, the Trnfest edition in 2013 was entitled The Last Trnfest?. Anyway, in 2014 the organisers prepared another edition of the festival in August, in cooperation with the Pohorje Battalion Foundation. The final event, the Emona Promenade 2014, was produced by the House of Children and Arts.

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The festival's programme is broad and combines theatrical events, music concerts, video projections, dance performances, and even afternoon shows for children. Attendance is free of charge. Since its beginning in 1992 the main criteria for inclusion in its programme has been variety, humorous content and a degree of summertime levity. Gradually Trnfest Festival has transformed itself into a sociable, easy going gathering, end of summer festivity with the programme withdrawn into the secondary plan. In spite of this newly found functionality, Trnfest still occasionally presents some fine music and artistic performances at a time when the Ljubljana cultural offering also goes on summer break.

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