STA, 1 August 2022 - Snežnik Castle in the south of Slovenia will host between Thursday and Sunday the 10th Floating Castle festival, which will transform the area into a multi-kilometre stage as visual-performative installations will serve as venues for more than 200 concerts of various genres.
The festival, whose main organiser is the Snežnik Castle Appreciators Association, will feature experimental jazz, punk cabaret, ambience electronic music, world fusion, South American beats and singer-songwriter music.
Visitors can also look forward to circus and acrobatics shows, dance performances, workshops and a programme for children or all those young at heart.
In total, the festival will feature 170 music and theatre groups from all over the world. The organisers see it more of a movement that goes on after the events end than a typical festival.
Visitors and performers can set up camp right next to the venues and there will be a festival market so they will not go hungry.
Special venues are the staple of Floating Castle. Performances will be held on water, on the roofs of fire engines, in the forest or in the castle cellar, and in the presence of knights and squires or enlarged chairs that create optical illusions.
This year's theme is a time machine taking visitors on a journey though the history of Snežnik Castle.
The festival will also introduce a dedicated currency - kojn, a pun playing with the words "coin" and "horse", which is "konj" in Slovenian. Every visitor will get five kojns to give them to their favourite performers. "All profits from the festival will be distributed among the performers according to the number of the kojns received," the organisers said.
The line-up includes singer-songwriter Kate Young with her fusion of Scottish and Bulgarian folk music, Argentinian guitar player Manu Rosales, gipsy-swing chanson sextet Karavana, Butoh dance collective Iliminal Butoh, movement-musical jam session Floating in the Air, and the Broken Hearts Trio, a band performing Chilean-Irish-Balkan folk music.
A special treat will be also a performance by the 100-member Etno Histeria World Orchestra 2022 that will wrap up its Primorska tour at the festival.
See more at the festival website