Floating Castle festival in three numbers and four words …
MUSICIANS & PERFORMERS
Within four days, the castle and its surroundings will feature a wide variety of music and concert experiences that will be performed by both, established international artists and local enthusiasts. The great attraction of the festival is Ethno Histeria World Orchestra, an international music group of 80 members, which constantly surprises visitors with a unique spectacle of ethno music from all over the world.
During the festival, the Snežnik castle, cultural and natural pearl, comes to life in a completely new dimensions and connects foreign artists and locals in a unique way. Locals enrich the festival with interesting cultural and ethnological contents of Loška dolina, they cook local home-made food for performers and visitors, and enrich market place of the festival with interesting home-made crafts and food products.
At the ambiental supplemented venues of Snežnik Castle and its surroundings, you will be able to see various pefomances as the acompany of music events, as well as independent performances. We can expect puppet shows, circus performances, street and improvisational theater, and also acrobats, poetry readers, various exhibitors, film screenings and workshops for adults and children.
The specialty of the festival is the visual and performative revival of the castle and its surroundings. Scenographers use natural conditions for minimal interventions, thus turning the sinkhole into an amphitheater, a pile of wood into a monumental sculpture, a wagon into a boat or a field into the illusion of the sea. This year’s theme of the festival is “Spiritus Mundi”, as a paraphrase of forgotten ghosts of the castle, which will be revived during the festival.
NATURE AND ECOLOGY
Sustainable development and care for the environment are always important and emphasized for all festival activities. This is reflected through the recycling system, energy saving, the use of porcelain instead of plastic, and the concept of “land-art”, which uses primarily natural materials. After the festival, we want to leave the environment as it was before.
The added value of the festival are volunteers. Members of societies and individuals who devote many hours to volunteer and organize themselves to the festival, as they come at the site at their own expense and come out of their own motives: meeting with other artists and like-minded, staying and performing in a beautiful environment, and support for supportive and diverse community.
COMMUNITY BASED NANOTOURSIM
One of the main orientations of the festival is connecting people, their potentials and artistic expressions. The event promotes intergenerational cooperation and takes care of the future of young people and involvement of the elderly. The festival motivates local people to participate, and their engagements are a unique enrichment.
*The festival itself is set up in a non-profit manner. Tickets represent the compulsory voluntary contribution of visitors to cover the inevitable costs of the festival (electricity, stages and tents, security, first aid, firefighters, a warm meal for artists, volunteers and organizers). Children up to and including 14 years of age don’t pay contribution fee (they have free entrance).
One-day ticket Pinocchio is for all those who are in distress with time (although we know this is not true) and you would like to stay only one day on the festival.
Three-day ticket Early Bird is for all enthusiasts who want to try all the courses of the festival, even if they don’t know yet what the meal is going to be like. Pre-sale only.
Three-day ticket Robinson is for anyone who dares to survive, live and experience the entire festival. The right choice that you won’t regret!
Lineup schedule and map of stages for Floating Castle 2018 are under development. Last year lineup can be seen below
ETNO HISTERIA WORLD ORCHESTRA (INTL.) | NANO STERN TRIO (CHI) | KATE IN THE KETTLE QUINTET (INTL.) | VIBRATION GNAOUA (ALG) | ZAMEE (IND/FR/SI) | RASHA NAHAS (PAL) | ANTARA (ISR) | SHERZER BRIGADE (SI) | MOMBE (BRA/VE/GER/PL) | TOMAS DEL REAL (CHI) | DONNERBALKAN (GER) | OUTART (ALG) | URŠULA RAMOVEŠ & FANTJE Z JAZBECOVE GRAPE (SI) | THE BREAKS (SI/SE) | CIRKUSZ-KA (HUN) | BOHEMIAN CRYSTAL INSTRUMENT (CZ) | MO (ARG) | HANNAH JAMES & CLAUDIA SCHWAB (A/UK) | WILD STRINGS TRIO (FR/SK/SI) | LUGNA (ARG) | KAPELA DVOU TYGROO & GUESTS (CZ) | ROAMING PROFETS (USA) | BELEN CONTE (ARG) | FERGUS MC KAY & NOTHING CONCRETE (SCOT/FR/IT) | BRINA (SI) | SANTAI (GER/BEL/PL) | EXODUS TRIP (ISR) | STEPAN CHRISTANOV (RU) | LIDOVA MUZIKA S CHRASTU (CZ) | CHORUS KING (UK) | NESESERI KAKALULU (SI/AUS) | ZELISKO (PL/ARG/ES) | GETONKA (SI) | NIKA SOLCE (SI) | TAMARA KALUŽA & DANIEL GEORGIEV (SI/BG) | IDA MEIDELL & TOBY KUHN (SE/FR) | MARTIN RAMOVEŠ BAND (SI) | MAYA MCCOURT (UK) | ACUSTIC POTRICA (SI) | DANIEL GEORGIEV (BG) | JEAN (SI) | GALEB & THE SEA (IT) | NEMUER (CZ/SK) | IMPOLS (NOR/SE) | ALJA PETRIC (SI) | SABINA VOSTNER (SI) | THE RUSKS (SI) | A’QUARD QUARTET (INTL.) | DIESIS DJ | TALL JENNY (SI) | TOBY KUHN (INTL.) | HEARTELL & KUGLER (A) | THE INDICALS (SI) | TOM HYATT (UK) | BOKADEMA (SI) | DVOJINA (SI) | MAŠA A MEDVĚD (CZ) | JOËL GAUDOT (FR) | IAN VINCENT (UK) | LUCIO COSENTINO & FRIENDS (IT) | PIHALNI ORKESTER KOVINOPLASTIKA LOŽ (LOŽ)
CIRCO SOLUNA (WAY) | ATELIER LIBUŠIN – TAGTOOL (CZ) | THE PAMBAZOS BROS (URG) | AS PSCIRCOPATAS (ARG/BRA) | MAGNUS PETER KUHN (GER) | TIAN-TIEN (ARG) | AMAYA (SI) | EL LINYE (ARG) | CAROVANA ARTISTICA (IT) | HUGE PUPPETS (INTL.) | MAKEDOX FILM AREA (INTL.) | BEGGERS BALL (INTL.) | CIRKOKROG MLADINSKA IZMENJAVA (INTL.) | KAMIŠIBAJ MARATON (SI) | COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE MASTERCLASS (INTL.) | ŠUGLA (SI) | CARAVANMASCHERA TEATRO (BRA/IT) | TEATRO MATITA (SI) | GLOBUS HYSTERICUS (UKR/USA/SI) | EVA SOTRIFFER (IT) | GLEDALIŠČE DELA (SI) | OMARE STARE ŠARE – AREA (INTL.) | ZALA PEZDIR (SI) | LG ZAPIK (SI) | ŽIVAUSKA FARMA (KOR) | KUD PIRNIČE (SI) | GUILLERMO ESCALANTE (ARG) | COMPAGNIA LA FA BÚ (NZ/IT) | ANTONÍN BRINDA (CZ) | KUD TRANSFORMATOR (SI) | KUD TRIANGEL (SI) | BRUTALCI (SI) | DAGMAR (LOŽ) | ANTON FRBEŽAR TONI (USA) | G/6 (SI)
THEATRE & VISUAL ART
WHERE SHOULD MY CARRIAGE STOP?
Snežnik Castle | Kozarišče 67 | 1386 Stari trg pri Ložu | Slovenia
FOR TRUE FANS ONLY
During the festival, there will be a campsite. You can come with tents of any size, trailers or campers. There will be also a drinking water and chemical toilets.
*Fixed price per person during the festival (1, 2 or 3 nights)
Ars Viva Hostel
“The offer of the hostel is suitable for all tourists. Visit them and experience your vacation in a slightly different way. You will not only be a child of your parents, but also a child of the landscape that gives you a home and a climate mixes air flows in its own way and veils and unveiles the sun.”
*Promotion price per person per night without a tourist tax only counts when you own festival bracelet
Guest house Mlakar
“At Mlakar Guest House they have been hosting their guests for fourty years. They are famous for their home-made Slovenian dishes. They offer 5 comfortable rooms with a view of the idyllic landscape. In the warmer days, a tent, caravan or a camper can be placed in their garden.”
Telephone: +386 (0)5 991 5058 | +386 (0)41 582 081
Markovec 15a, Stari Trg pri Lozu 1386, Slovenia
PRICE: aprox. 20€*
*Fixed price per person per night without a tourist tax