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Bratislava majáles 2019 (Spring Celebration)

The 12th Bratislava Majáles (spring celebration) will take place during the first weekend of May, May 3 – 5, at the traditional venue – the Danube riverbank between the Arena Theater and the city beach.

The Bratislava Majáles is an urban open-air multi-genre festival that is regularly being held since 2008. The festival’s a follow-up to similar urban open-air events in other major European cities, such as Donauinselfest in Vienna or The Thames Festival in London. At the same time, the program of the event emphasizes the importance of events which took place at the beginning of May, in particular the end of the Second World War in Europe and the accession of Slovakia to the European Union. The program of the festival is built on various genres, diversity, tolerance and cosmopolitanism. The program consists of live performances by leading Slovak and Czech music groups and performers, children events, cycling event and also public discussions, workshops and presentations of various civic activities.

Programme:

LIVE PERFORMANCES MAY 3 – 5, 2019

Friday 3. 5. 2019 from 5:20 PM Saturday 4. 5. 2019 from 3:20 PM  Sunday 5. 5. 2019 from 3:20 PM 
Secret Session
Folk & Bass Orchestra
The Youniverse
Los Orangutanes
Girls From The Moon
Hviezda
„Medley band“
Slobodná Európa
Billy Barman
Taste of Brass
Saténové Ruky
Vypsaná FiXa
Para
Hex

FIREWORKS BY THE DANUBE

Sunday 5.5. at 9:50 PM
Traditional climax of the Bratislava Majáles. Unique fireworks fired from a vessel on the Danube accompanied by music.

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME, MAY  3 – 5, 2019

Gambrinus Srdcovka
Friday noon– 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM
Refreshment zone with the atmosphere of the Srdcovka restaurants, the flagship of the Gambrinus brand.

Street Food
Friday noon– 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM
Food corner with classic festival food and drink assortment.

Park for children and their parents
Friday noon– 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM
Relaxing zone for families with children.

Café Europa
Friday noon– 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM
Open air café held in cooperation with the European Commission representation office in Slovakia. The program includes discussions, interactive competitions and quizzes on the issue of Slovakia’s EU membership.
Discussions:
Saturday 5:20 PM  “Double food quality – myth or fact?”
Where and how can the “double” food quality phenomenon emerged? What can we do about it as individuals, as a society? What is the future of food and its safety in a globalized world?
Guests: Ladislav Miko (Head of ZEK in SR), Jarmila Halgašová (former Director of the Food Chamber of Slovakia), Petra Molnárová (Slow Food Pressburg)
Host: Michal Hvorecký
Sunday 4:00 PM “Are MEPs really powerless?”
Discussion with the European Parliament election candidates
Sunday 5:20 PM “What is the future of Bratislava?”
A debate about the future and further development of the capital, transportation projects, new parking policy, and so on.
Guests: Matúš Vallo (mayor of Bratislava), Juraj Droba (Chairman of BSK), Zuzana Aufrichtová (mayor of the district Bratislava – Staré Mesto), Ladislav Miko (Head of the European Commission representation office in the Slovak Republic)
Host: Michal Havran

Information stand of the European Commission representation office in Slovakia
Information, quizzes and competitions.

Bike ride „Župná dvadsiatka“
Sunday 5.5. o 1 PM
A bike ride through Bratislava County with the start and finish at Tyrš riverbank, for all age and performance categories.
Registration: starting at noon at Tyrš riverbank
Start: 1 PM Tyrš riverbank
Length: basic circuit 26 km, circuit for children and families 19 km

Since 2008, more than 1,000 artists have performed at 10 festivals under the name Bratislava Majáles. Bratislava Majáles is a harbinger of large open-air festivals. The event has already been visited by more than 300,000 people. The event organizer of the Bratislava Majáles is a civic association of the same name which organizes the event in cooperation with the municipal council of Bratislava, the Bratislava Self-Governing Region and the European Commission representation office in the Slovak Republic. At the same time, the event is supported by several commercial partners.

Entry to all events: free

More information:

Milan Vajda, OZ Bratislavský majáles, email: mlnvjd@gmail.com, tel.: 0911699456
Web: www.bratislavskymajales.sk
FB: facebook.com/bratislavskymajales
Twitter: twitter.com/BAMajales
Hashtag: #BAMajales

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