STA, 16 July 2021 - The Restart tour, the biggest series of concert events in Slovenia, starts on Friday in front of the Hala Tivoli in Ljubljana after a year-long break from live concerts due to the epidemic. The organisers are planning 58 concerts with 26 different performers, held over a period of two months in ten cities and towns.
"The Restart tour will bring an explosive awakening of the music scene in our country. It is not just a matter of culture and entertainment, it's also about the feeling that the universe has not yet shrunk to just our living room," said Peter Lovšin, frontman of the punk rock band Pankrti.
The organisers have brought together some of the most prominent names from the Slovenian and former Yugoslav scenes. Among the performing artists will be Jan Plestenjak, Gibonni, DJ Umek, Parni Valjak, Senidah, Saša Avsenik, Tony Cetinski, Vlado Kreslin and many others. In addition to Ljubljana, concerts will take place in Maribor, Celje, Kranj, Koper, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, Novo Mesto, Ptuj and Lendava.
The tour was organised by the company Temma-X, which also developed a concept of safe socialising for the concerts. Thus, with the exception of Ptuj, the events will be held outdoors and the number of tickets will be limited according to capacity and current restrictions.
The company's CEO Peter Keček said: "It is our desire to help revive culture and social life after a break from concerts that lasted more than a year. It is time for recovery, time to bring vibrancy back to our cities, to bring life back to the streets and bring back the feeling that people can socialise again."
"We are still a long way from being carefree, but one of the first steps is surely to bring vibrancy, culture and music back among the people. In addition to the importance of recovering from the epidemic and achieving sufficient vaccination, it's time to bring the events back to the people," added Keček.