While festivals aren’t the only upcoming concerts this summer, they certainly generate the most buzz – especially the summer music festivals below. We are bringing you the best festivals every music fan living in or visiting Bratislava and Slovakia should check out:

Legendy festival

16.6. – 17.6.
This two day festival offers a guaranteed selection of Slovak music legends such as Miro Žbirka, Tublatanka or Kabát. The festival is held at the airport in Prievidza city.

Entry: 30 € – 45 €
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(source: ajdnes.sk)

Dobrý festival

16.6. – 18.6.
“The good festival” has been established for the several-years tradition of the folk music. Dobrý festival has gradually extended the range of music styles, so besides the traditional folk, you can enjoy various alternative and classic styles of music featuring rock, pop, drum & bass, punk, jazz, blues or even metal bands.

Entry: 22 €
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Fest Fiesta

A summer festival which brings a selection of local and foreign artists as well as theater performances and music workshops.


Entry: 10 € – 13 €
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Hip Hop festival

30.6. – 2.7.
This is certainly the biggest hip hop event in Slovakia which is held in our capital, Bratislava, in the area of Zlaté Piesky. In addition to numerous concerts, you can enjoy a rich accompanying program and various activities such as graffiti jam, break dance competitions, free style battles, beatbox battles and more.

Entry: 37 €, 99 € VIP
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(source: Hip Hop Zije Festival)

TopFest festival

30.6. – 1.7.
A very popular music festival dedicated to rock music which takes place every year since 2004 at the airport in a small city of Slovakia, Piešťany.

Entry: 30 € – 60 €, 120 € VIP
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Pohoda festival

6.7. – 8.7.2017
The music festival Pohoda was established in 1997 and it is the largest festival in Slovakia which is also an integral part of a network of major European music festivals. Pohoda got already a lot of prestigious worldwide awards and this year the UK magazine named festival Pohoda as one of the best 37 music festivals in Europe. Like every year, this year the 21st edition will take place at the airport in the city Trenčín. The main festival program consists of various music genres, representing rock, punk, folk, world music, reggae, ska, pop, jazz, rave and various genres of dance music, folklore, but also classical music.

Entry: 59 € – 99 €
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(source: Pohodafestival.sk)

Gothoom open air festival

20.7. – 22.7.
A two day unique metal festival Gothoom is dedicated to the toughest musical genres. The festival takes place in Revištsky Podzámčí by the river Hron.

Entry: 40 € – 55 €
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SunDance Open Air festival

21.7. – 22.7.
Definitely the biggest open air festival of electronic dance music in Slovakia. It takes place in Zemplínska Šírava. So far the festival brought big names such as Nicky Romero, Tujamo, and Dimitri Vangelis.

Entry: 11,99 €, 19,99 € VIP
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(source: SunDance Festival)

Open Jazz festival

28.7. – 29.7.
Taking place in the beautiful natural area Zelená Voda, the festival brings together all generations, from the oldest to the youngest. The aim of this jazz festival is to support and introduce creative projects, especially folk project and musicians who combine elements of folk, jazz, classical and modern energetic music.

Entry: 25 € – 40 €
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Grape festival

11.8. – 12.8.2017
The popular music festival aimed at global indie, pop, rock and electronic music is regularly held at the airport in the city of Piešťany. Grape festival gradually grew from originally a small event to one of the biggest music festivals in Slovakia. Its efforts in presenting Slovak audience less known artists from home and abroad are gaining positive feedback. Grape Festival was ranked among the 10 best small festivals in Europe of a festival Awards.

Entry: 30 € – 55 €
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(source: Grape Festival)

Uprising reggae festival

25.8. – 26.8.
If you are a fan of reggae music, you can’t miss this event! Uprising reggae festival takes place in Bratislava, Zlaté piesky. Four music stages, a cinema zone, many different workshops and culinary specialties. The area has also great conditions for camping and a beautiful lake which offers many different sport activities and place to relax. If you are at the festival, you meet also locals but also many foreigners from different countries, because they just simply love the atmosphere and are always happy to come back for the festival.

Entry: 30 € – 45 €, 120 € VIP
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Lodenica festival

31.8. – 2.9.
The festival which brings families and fans of country, folk and tramp music together to the camp side in Piešťany. Lodenica festival is traditionally held the last weekend of August. What a great opportunity to enjoy the last summer days in a pleasant environment!

Entry: 17 € – 20 €, 50 € VIP
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(source: ahudba.sk)

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  1. Hi Margaret, there is a big event starting a bit earlier, in summer, Viva Musica: http://www.vivamusica.sk/en/index.html
    You can also check this websige – Bratislava Goes Classical – for similar projects: http://bagoclassical.sk/en/
    Or just keep following us, we will be talking about all major upcoming events here, too :)

  2. Hello,
    I am looking for information on the programmer for the Bratislava classical musi festival in Sept – October 2018. I’d be grateful if you could let me know where I can get the information of if I can sign up to an email list for it?

    Best regards

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