THE BASICS

WHERE:BELGRADE, SERBIA
WHEN:AUGUST 3-AUGUST 9, 2015
TICKETS: FREE
CAMPING: YES
WEBSITE: OFFICIAL WEBSITE

THE SCENE

And now something totally different. Most of the festival goers probably didn’t experienced festival like this in their lives. Guča (Gucha) Festival is dedicated to one instrument and it is a trumpet and to one type of music bands, brass bands. If you are expecting jazz festival you are as right as wrong. even if you can experience jazz sessions on the festival the nature of the festival is completely different, it is dedicated to the ethno music and performances of brass bands, mainly from Serbia, but also from all around the World. And every year the best trumpet player and best brass band are awarded with the Grand Prix, so it has competition character. Besides brass music all visitors are overwhelmed with beautiful girls dancing on tables, piles and piles of barbecue meat, tons of beer and rakija (brandy) and 24 hour party on the streets of small town of Guča in central Serbia. Between 500.000 and 1 million visitors come to this small town of only 2.000 inhabitants each year for the last 55 years. Come and experience something totally new and unexpected…

2015 LINEUP – FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Monday, 3rd August 2015.

11:00 Оpening of the Festival – city center
11:30 Opening of the art exhibitions – Museum of Trumpet
12:00 Press conference – Center for Culture
13:00 Оpening of the exhibition of economy – Sports Center
19:00 Presentation of books and publications – Center for Cuture
20:00 Cultural and artistic program – Zlatibor and Boljevac qualification- stage of the Center of Culture
Tuesday, 4th August 2015.

19:00 Cultural and artistic program – stage of the Centre for Culture
20:00 Cultural and artistic program – Surdulica and Kovačica qualification – stage of the Center of Culture
Wednesday, 5th August 2015.

12:00 Press conference – Center for Culture
19:00 Cultural and artistic program – stage of the Center for Culture
20:00 Performance “They have won – they have deserved it” – stage of the Center for Culture
Thursday, 6th August 2015.

12:00 Press conference – Center for Culture
15:00 Meeting with the kapellmeister of young brass bands – Centre for Culture
18:00 Competition of young brass bands – stage of the Center for Culture
21:00 Concert: Trumpet Master Ekrem Mamutović – main stage
22:00 Concert: Dejan Petrović and Big Bend – main stage
23:30 Concert: Goran Bregović – main stage
Friday, 7th August 2015.

07:00 Wakening call of the trumpeters – streets of Guča
12:00 Press conference – Center for Culture
13:00 The all-around people’s tournament in traditional sport disciplines – main stage
17:00 Festival parade – streets of Guča
18:00 Dress Rehearsal of final competition – stage of the Center for Culture
18:30 The competition of Zdravičari (those who propose toasts) , the national costumes contest- stage of the Center of Culture
19:30 Cultural and artistic program of the guests from aboard – stage of the Center for Culture
21:00 Concert: Trumpet Master Dejan Jevđić – main stage
22:00 Concert: Boban and Marko Marković – main stage
23:30 Midnight brass band concert  main stage
Saturday, 8th August 2015.

07:00 Wakening call of the trumpeters – streets of Guča
11:00 Festival parade – streets of Guča
12:00 Improvisation of traditional Dragačevo wedding – stage of the Center for Culture
13:00 Press conference – Center for Culture
14:00 Meeting with the kapellmeister of  senior brass bands – Centre for Culture
18:00 Cultural and artistic program „Dragačevo in song and dance“ – stage of the Center for Culture
21:00 Final competition of senior brass bands – main stage
23:00 Concert: Trumpet Master Dejan Lazarević – main stage
Sunday, 9th August 2015.

12:00 Press conference – Center for Culture
20:00 Concert: Trumpet Master Elvis Ajdinović – stage at the stadium
21:00 Concert: Sanja Ilić and Balkanika – stage at the stadium
22:30 Concert of the winners of the 55th Guca Trumpet Festival – stage at the stadium
23:30 Festival Closing