Event Name : Guca Trumpet Festival
Start Date: 8 August 2016
End Date: 15 August 2016
Venue : Guca, Serbia.
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TUESDAY , 05/08/2014
Also called the Dragacevo Assembly, Guca trumpet festival is a brass band event held annually in Serbia. It is actually a competition between 50 brass bands to bag the Golden trumpet award. It is considered as the wildest music festival in the world. More than 600,000 people attend this trumpet festival in the tiny town with a population of just over 2000. Such is the popularity of his festival in this region.
Held annually in a small town called Guca in the Dragacevo region of Serbia, this event is usually scheduled in the second week of August, which is summer for Serbia.
Trumpets have been a part of the Serbian landscape ever since Prince Milos Obrenovic commissioned the formation of a trumpet band. All major events including the auspicious ceremonies are accompanied by the playing of trumpet in the background. It is today almost a national event and is evolving into a diverse gathering. The first Guca trumpet festival was held in the year October, 1961. It was held in Guca in the yard of the famous church of saints Gabriel and Michael. It was more of a modest assembly owing to the political scene at that time. But slowly it grew and has taken a prominent position as the folk culture of the country. The trumpet capital as Guca is known for its hospitality and attracts many visitors from all over the world.
today the trumpet festival is not only a competition of the top brass bands but also a place to come to and experience the food and festivities of this small nation. Make-shift restaurants and bars provide unlimited fun to the tourists. Little pigs and cows are roasted on open fires and washed down with the local beer. The actual event is a five day festival and only the few dozen finalists compete during the event. Elimination rounds are held earlier in the year. The festival is split into 3 parts: Friday has an opening concert, Saturday is the night of celebrations and Sunday is the competition.
The nearest airport is the city of Belgrade after which the tourists take a four-hour bus ride to this tiny town.
|TEEN TICKET( 13-17 YEARS )||£75|
|STUDENT TICKET( FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS )||£125|
|TEEN TICKET( 13-17 YEARS )||£75|
|CHILD TICKET( 5-12 YEARS )||£5|
|INFANT( 4 YEARS AND UNDER )||£0|
|LIVE IN VEHICLE TICKET( PER VEHICLE FOR THE WEEKEND )||£60|
|CAR PARK TICKET( ALL CARS REQUIRE A CAR PARK TICKET )||£5|
|HOLIDAY TICKET(LENGTHEN YOUR STAY WITH 3 EXTRA DAYS OF GREEN MAN )||£40|
|KINGS OF CONVENIENCE||BAND OF HORSES||BEN HOWARD|
|MIDLAKE||THE HORRORS||LOCAL NATIVES|
|COLLINS||LOW||JOHNNY FLYNN & THE SUSSEX WIT|
|THE PASTELS||ROY HARPER||LAU|
|PHOSPHORESCENT||LORD HURON||ELLEN AND THE ESCAPADES|
|SAM AMIDON||RYAN FRANCESCONI & MIRABAI PEART||FERNHILL|
|JULIA HOLTER||THE SLOW SHOW|
|PEGGY SUE||ZERVAS & PEPPER|
|MATT BERRY||FUCK BUTTONS||VILLAGERS||SWANS|
|JON LANGFORD||DARKSTAR||STEVE MASON||BRITISH SEA POWER|
|BEAK||ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT||UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA|
|MOON DUO||JAMES YORKSTON||WOODS|
|PARQUET COURTS||ARBOURETUM||MELODYS ECHO CHAMBER|
|JACCO GARDNER||GIRLS NAMES||MIKAL CRONIN|
|THOUGHT FORMS||WILD SMILES||GULP|
|FIST OF THE FIRST MAN||BLAENAVON||FLAMINGODS|
EROL ALKAN & DANIEL AVERY
JON HOPKINS (LIVE)
|RACHEL ZEFFIRA||ALLAH-LAS||VERONICA FALLS|
|LANDSHAPES||OLOF ARNALDS||HALF MOON RUN|
|TELEMAN||THIS IS THE KIT||PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING|
|EAGLEOWL||FOSSIL COLLECTIVE||ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF|
|BUKE & GASE||SWEET BABOO||DARREN HAYMAN|
|JOE BANFI||BEAR'S DEN||MARIKA HACKMAN|
|ESTON COBBLERS CLUB||ROZI PLAIN||COWBOIS RHOS BOTWNNOG|
|ANNIE DRESSNER||GRASS HOUSE||HUW M|
|DENAI MOORE||MAN'S AN IDIOT|
|ANNIE EVE||MO KENNEY|