FolkWorld #57 07/2015
© Folk Holidays

An Extraordinary Music Festival

Folk Holidays

25 July - 1 August 2015
Peter Lipa Band
Szidi Tobias & Jolanka
Marian Varga
Ondřej Havelka & Melody Makers
Iván Gutiérrez & Madera
Petr Linhart
Valentin Clastrier
Matthias Loibner
Germán Díaz
Valentin Clastrier

The 30th annual Folk Holidays festival in the Czech town of Náměšť nad Oslavou will provide outstanding music as well as non-music experiences and inspirations.


Artist Video Federspiel @ FolkWorld:
FW#49, #56

Folk Holidays Náměšť nad Oslavou is an extraordinary music festival in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. These 8 days many visitors spend as their music, art and dancing holidays, of which they can be either active or passive participants.

They are surrounded by the charming environment of the Naměšť renaissance chateau, located on a hilltop above the town by the Oslava river. Náměšť nad Oslavou is known for Little Charles Bridge, which is a smaller replica of the Charles Bridge in Prague.

Every evening programme at the chateau courtyard has its theme with no genre borders - world, ethnic and folklore music, jazz, rock, folk, classical music.

Folk Holidays actually includes several festivals in one: the music festival Folk Holidays (every evening from dusk till night), Nest of Muses festival of music, dance, art and text workshops, Open Stage mini-festival of amateur musicians (working day afternoons), workshops for children and night concerts.

During the festival days a number of workshops take place - you can e.g. learn to play the basics of some interesting musical instrument, jam and talk with musicians, who the previous evening enthused the courtyard, create your own drawings, paintings, silkscreen printings, objects, write your own text and poetry.

Several hours in the afternoon belong regularly to so-called Open Scene, where interesting, less known music groups perform on a small stage behind the Baroque Hospital in the town. And at night not only does the festival camp come alive with music, but also the chapel of the Baroque Hospital.

Matthias Loibner

Artist Video Matthias Loibner @ FW:
FW#18, #44, #44, #44, #54

Germán Díaz

Artist Video Germán Díaz @ FW:
FW#30, #38

Valentin Clastrier

Artist Video Valentin Clastrier @ FW:

Photo Credits: (1) Folk Holidays, (2) Federspiel, (3) Matthias Loibner, (4) Germán Díaz, (5) Valentin Clastrier (unknown/website).

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