Guca expects highest number of visitors this weekend

GUCA - The Guca Trumpet Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in the world, expects a record number of visitors, and highest for this year's edition of the event, this weekend.

Chairman of the festival committee Mladomir Sretenovic told a press conference Saturday that the organizers had ensured total security for all visitors.
“We had a meeting with representatives of the World Health Organization yesterday, and they are satisfied with the measures for the protection of the participants’ and visitors’ health,” Sretenovic said.

In addition to the traditional trumpet wake up, Saturday will see the streets of Guca making way for a trumpet parade accompanied by members of culture and art associations and an improvisation of the traditional Dragacevo wedding, and the grounds of the town’s sports center will host a humanitarian tournament.

Saturday night’s audience at the biggest trumpet festival in the Balkans and one of the most significant authentic folk creativity events will be able to enjoy the final contest of senior trumpet orchestras and a concert by trumpet master Dejan Lazarevic.

This year’s edition of the festival, which kicked off on August 6, will be closed by performances of Slovenian musician Magnifico and Serbian folk singer Miroslav Ilic at the Guca stadium on Sunday.

Guca has been known as “the capital of the trumpet” since the festival was held for the first time in 1961.

Experiencing the Guca Festival, also known as the Dragacevo Assembly, was named one of this summer’s best music festivals and listed among 10 Must-Dos in August in posts on the National Geographic website.
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