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New Year’s Eve celebration
December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Being unique after many things, and almost as no other city in the world, Novi Sad celebrates a New Year on two dates – December 31st and January 13th. Thanks to its position, between the East and West, it has been the place where many nations used to come to, stayed in it and intertwined their customs and culture with it. Living in concord and harmony people have shared their customs one with another, they visited each other and celebrated together two Christmases, two New Years, Saint Nicholas and Saint “, went to both the mass and liturgy…
That is why the holiday atmosphere is even bigger and merrier here, twice more than at any other place in the world. “Čarda” taverns on the Danube are heated by the strings of tamburitzas, dreaming “salaš” farmsteads are waking up with Bermet, Frankovka and Ausbruch, while the streets of the city are filled with a river of people in a good mood from the very morning. New Year is first celebrated by the youngest, with numerous programmes for children in magical “Icy Forest”. The atmosphere is heated up by day parties in cafes and bars. Rich tables in restaurants indulge everyone’s taste and fill with them with energy for what is to come. At central city square, the Liberty Square, the best party in the city is created together by excellent musicians and tens of thousands of people taken by good vibrations.
Events preceding the 2020 Meeting
Dance Performance Test 1-5
Dance Performance TEST 1-5 will be realized by a team gathered around the “Pokretnica” dance group, which deals with the topics of searching, discovering and hiding in relation to the bodily experience, sound and spatial frames in which the body is located.
Courtyard of Hotel Vojvodina
December 28, 2019
From 20:21 to 22:00
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Pop-up concert and mural
For more than a decade, TKV artist has been “leaving” her works on the streets of Belgrade, and in addition to an impressive length of time for all those who create art on the street, fans of “street art” and the media are rediscovering and presenting her as the bearer of new, fresh ideas in our streets. One of these will be found on a wall in Poštanska Street, in the center of Novi Sad, where a pop-up concert will start on Sunday, beginning at 8:21 pm. The Novi Sad band “The Gift” will perform, which brings the sounds of the British rock from the ’80s. and ’90. years and hits by world performers.
Poštanska Street, Pekinške Patke passage
December 29, 2019
From 18:00 to 21:00
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Young intriguing Belgrade band Artan Lili with the inhabitants of Novi Sad will follow the last hours of the old year and enrich the program of the 2020 celebration. With the hits: “Srce”, “Moja stvar”, “D.E.P.R.A”, “Ono što te neće” and many others that have made their way safely to listeners will warm the atmosphere on December 31st.
9:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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Bajaga and instructors
Novi Sad welcomes midnight with legendary Bajaga and instructors! This year, the band celebrates its 35th anniversary, as one of the few bands to perform without interruption in their careers. With countless hits marking almost four decades of career and an unusual lineup (the band is joined by a string quartet from Novi Sad and the choir), Bajaga and the instructors will take care of the good atmosphere on New Year’s Eve.
23:10 to 1:00
A young DJ and producer from Turkey who has made a planetary success, Mahmut Orhan, will further warm the atmosphere on square on December 31st! He has been on the music scene since he was 18 years old and has made numerous appearances at world festivals. The sounds of dip house, EDM, electronic music and alternative music directions will welcome the New Year in Novi Sad.
1:00 to 2:30