Folk Holidays in Náměšť nad Oslavou: John Smith, Dálava, Jan Hrubý and others

Folk Holidays in Náměšť nad Oslavou: John Smith, Dálava, Jan Hrubý and others

The international festival Folk Holidays in Náměšť nad Oslavou is approaching. This year the festival is entering its 33rd year with names like John Smith, Jan Hrubý, Jitka Šuranská & Petr Uvira, as well as Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers.

Folk Holidays will last a full 8 days, during which visitors will have a choice from a programme made up of music, art and dance. The musical part takes place every day and continues with night concerts at specific venues. The festival also includes workshops for children, a musicological colloquium on folk music, afternoon debates with music journalists, exhibitions on musical themes and art-music happenings. The festival is the only one in the Czech Republic to present the British folk scene over a number of years, whether in the shape of its legendary performers or new exceptional musicians, with this year for example John Smith appearing.

Folk Holidays in Náměšť nad Oslavou will take place from 28 July to 4 August 2018 in the surroundings of the towns Renaissance chateau, the chateau park, the adjacent area around the Oslava, both in and outside the town.

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