Novi Sad (1977-1978)
|Years active||1972 – 1978|
BOOM Festival was a former Yugoslav rock music festival. The festival was held for the first time in 1972 in Ljubljana, and for the last time in 1978 in Novi Sad. The festival featured numerous prominent acts of the former Yugoslav rock scene, and five various artists live albums were recorded on various editions of the festival.
The first edition of the festival was held during April 21 and 22, 1972, in Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia. The festival featured Nirvana, Indexi, Ivica Kiš, Alarm, Grupa 777, Mladi Levi, Had, Ivica Percl, Time, Grupa Marina Škrgatića, Trio Neda, Dario i Miljenko, Jutro, Bumerang, Dekameroni and Tomaž Domicelj. The double live album Pop Festival Ljubljana 72 was recorded on the festival and released through Helidon.
The 1973 edition of the festival was held in Tivoli Hall during April 20 and 21. The festival featured YU grupa, Buco i Srđan, Ave, Srce, Jutro, Zdenka Kovačiček, Nirvana, Rock Express, Drago Mlinarec, Ivica Percl, Dah, Time, Grupa 777, Lambert Shop, Clan, Grupa Marina Škrgatića, Pop Mašina, Srđan Marjanović, Bumerang, Ganeša, Tajga and Spirit. The double live album Boom Pop Fest '73 was recorded on the festival and released through Jugoton.
The 1974 edition of the festival was held in Tivoli Hall during May 10 and 11. The festival featured Bijelo Dugme, Bumerang, Cvrčak i Mravi, Tomaž Domicelj, Hobo, Grupa 220, Jutro, Ivica Percl, Prošlo Vreme, S Vremena Na Vreme, Sedam Svetlobnih Let, Sunce, Zenit, YU grupa, Drago Mlinarec, Nirvana and Grupa Marina Škrgatića, as well as the supergroup Boom '74 Pop Selekcija, formed specially for the occasion. The double live album Boom Pop Festival Ljubljana '74 was recorded on the festival and released through Jugoton.
In 1975, the festival was moved to Zagreb, SR Croatia. It was held on May 31, and featured Time, Torr, Ivica Percl, Crčak i Mravi, Drago Mlinarec i Spektar, Buldožer, Tomaž Domicelj, Grupa 220, More, Bijelo Dugme, Zdenka Kovačiček i Pop Selekcija, Teška Industrija, Kamen Na Kamen, Smak, Formula 4 and Vulkan.
In 1976, the festival was moved to Belgrade, SR Serbia. The festival was held on June 16, in Pionir Hall. It featured Smak, YU grupa, Time, September, More, Buldožer, Suncokret, Parni Valjak, Teška Industrija, Zdenka Express, Process, Torr and Oliverova Beogradska Reprezentacija. The live album BOOM '76 was recorded on the festival and released through PGP-RTB.
In 1977, the festival was moved to Novi Sad, SR Serbia. It was held in Sajmište during December 10 and 11, and featured Ibn Tup, Tetka Ana, Čerge, Neoplanti, Cvrčak i Mravi, Leb i Sol, PU, Tako, Suncokret, Zebra, Buldožer, Tomaž Domicelj, Parni Valjak, Stakleno Zvono, Vatra, Smak, Zlatni Prsti, Vatreni Poljubac, Zmaj od Bosne and Teatar Levo. The double live album BOOM '77 was recorded on the festival and released through Suzy.
The last edition of the festival was held in Novi Sad, on Sajmište during December 10 and 11. It featured Aerodrom, Generacija 5, Riblja Čorba, Suncokret, Zvuk Ulice, Gordi, Izazov, Bumerang, Paraf, Prljavo Kazalište, Pekinška Patka, Den za Den, Galija, Tako, Tomaž Domicelj, Vatreni Poljubac and Leb i Sol.