Okarina Festival Bled
The Slovenian world music festival has been held at Bled since 1991. One of the oldest folk music festivals has two venues, the Bled Castle and the so called Bled Promenade. Presenting a very wide range of musicians, its focus spans from many traditional folk genres to the more contemporary, hybridized idioms. The festival’s creed is in part summed up by its name, which alludes to a very ancient wind musical instrument that could be found all over the world and is called the ocarina. The festival invites all sorts of musicians, from flamenco bands, qawwali artists and Irish folk singers to US blues guitarists and jazz influenced Moroccan gnawa musicians.
of the biggest folk (ethnic) artists will overflow Bled from 23rd July to 4th August in 2019.) The events on Bled castle have entry fee, whilst the ones on the Promenade are free.