Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and representatives of tourist events met yesterday to define the conditions that need to be met in order for art and music festivals to be held in August and September, a favourable period regarding the epidemiological situation, according to experts.
As announced by the Prime Minister’s cabinet, the Exit festival will be held from 13 to 16 August, while the Nisville festival in Nis and the Lovefest in Vrnjacka Banja will be held on the usual dates, from 13 to 15 August and 6 to 8 August respectively.
This year’s Guca Festival will be held from 6 to 9 August, while the Beer Fest and Music Week in Belgrade will take place from 20 to 23 August and 28 to 30 August respectively. The Belgrade Dance Festival will start on 11 September.
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Brnabic announced that the Serbian government will soon adopt a clear plan for the opening of the country and underlined that organizing events and festivals is very important, both to promote local tourism in Serbia and to complete the revitalization of the event sector.
Understanding the importance of culture, creative economy and tourism, Brnabic was one of the first government officials in the world, as stated in the announcement, to give green light to festivals in Serbia starting in August.
The meeting was attended by all the representatives of the aforementioned festivals, which together with other event organizers in Serbia, annually hold about 2,000 events and 14,000 corporate and congress events, pay taxes in the amount of over 200 million euro and create more than 10,000 permanent and tens of thousands of temporary jobs.
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