This year’s Belgrade Beer Fest 2016 opens its doors on August 17 and brings a great 5-day music program enriched with more than 100 different beer brands!
In duration of five days, visitors can attend more than 40 concerts, including the concert of the one of the most popular bands today, Rudimental, which will perform in this part of Europe for the first time! This will be their only concert in the region, so we expect nothing less than a spectacle from this famous English drum and bass band. A massive regional rap band Elemental will, as well, play in Belgrade Beer Fest for the first time, followed with midnight gig of a controversial Croatian band Let 3 known after their alternative sound!
On Thursday, August 18, Bajaga i Instruktori will once again rock the stage of BBF! Before them, the audience will enjoy the special music set of a legendary singer Zvonko Bogdan, wheres later, starting at 22:45, Kolja and Grobovlasnici will bring their own music to the stage. Led by the actor, writer and director Nikola Pejaković Kolja, the band will perform at BBF for the first time! The 2nd night will be closed with gigs of a rock legend, YU Grupa and reggae band ZAA, which in a short period of time became one of a kind concert attraction.
One of the most famous Balkan bands on the world music scene, Mostar Sevdah Reunion, will have their BBF debut on the 3rd festival night! This night will mark the gig of one of the most popular regional bands, Dubioza Kolektiv, while music program also features concerts of hip hop – rock band Sunshine, mega popular Montenegrin hip-hop duo Who See, “Serbian Irishmen” Orthodox Celts and reggae band Irie FM.
Music program for Saturday, August 20, open performances of ethno artist Bilja Krstić and one of the favorite band of Belgrade crowded, S.A.R.S, followed with the rock concert of Vatreni poljubac and Milić Vukašinović. The highlight of this night will be the concert of one of the greatest regional music stars, and one of the greatest guitar virtuosos, Macedonian musician Vlatko Stefanovski.
The last night of Belgrade Beer Fest brings concert of Croatian musician of magnificent singing voice, Massimo Savić. The program also includes gigs of a popular Serbian hip hop star Sajsi MC, cult rock band Psihomodo Pop and a cult band from Novi Sad, Ritam Nereda, which is synonymous for the loud, fast and energy filled gigs!
Concert program also includes gigs by bands Counterfate and Elektro Kvartet, performance of Serbian acapella choir Viva Vox, Danilo Petrović Trio, Bane Lalić & MVP and many others. Abundant music program is enriched even more so with the excellent offer of a selection of beers – more than 100 beer types and brands, including some very exclusive ones!
For the first time this year, festival visitors can enjoy concerts from the designated Crown VIP Stand. The number of seats is limited and the ticket, costing 3600 dinars per night, includes five complimentary beers of the choice and a souvenir. Tickets are available at all Eventim ticket outlets!
For more information about Belgrade Beer Fest 2016 visit official website www.belgradebeerfest.com.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.