Belgrade Beer Fest

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Belgrade Beer Fest
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Belgrade Beer Fest 2009, Ušće park
Genre rock, pop, world music, electronic music
Dates Five days, in August each year.
Location(s) Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Years active 2003 - present
Website
www.belgradebeerfest.com

Belgrade Beer Fest (Serbian: Beogradski festival piva, Београдски фестивал пива or Бир фест) is an annual festival of beer in Belgrade, Serbia. Started in 2003, the festival is held annually over 4 to 5 days as a showcase event for various beer producers. In addition to domestic and foreign brews, the festival features live music performances each evening. It has quickly grown in size and popularity: in 2004, it attracted over 75,000 foreign visitors to Belgrade and in 2005 it was the second most visited festival in Serbia with 300,000 visitors. In 2009 it attracted more than 650,000 visitors, and in 2010 the festival attracted about 900,000 visitors.[1][2]

The festival entrance is free.

History[edit]

# Year Location Dates Headliners Guests Notes
1 2003 Kalemegdan Fortress[3] 21-24 August[3] Psihomodo Pop, Neno Belan & Fiumens, Hladno Pivo, Sunshine, Orthodox Celts, Eyesburn, Tir na n'Og, So Sabi, Intruder, Rare, VROOM[4] The musical program was divided into two parts: the rock, pop and world music acts performed from 18:00 until 00:30 and DJs from 00:30 until 05:00.[4] Orthodox Celts, the only act which appeared on every Belgrade Beer Fest so far (except Belgrade Beer Fest 2004, when their performance, alongside the whole program for August 21 and 22 was canceled[5]), performed on the festival for the first time.
2 2004 Kalemegdan Fortress[6] 19-22 August[6] Lude Krawe, Grandpa Candys, Hladno Pivo, Cactus Jack, Negative, Hladno Pivo, Irish Stew of Sindidun, Kraljevski Apartman, E-Play, Van Gogh, Night Shift, Saša Lokner[5] The musical program scheduled for August 21 and 22 was canceled due to the storm that damaged the stage.[5]
3 2005 Kalemegdan Fortress 17-21 August[7] Čikine Bombone, Irish Stew of Sindidun, Sirova Koža, Prljavi Inspektor Blaža i Kljunovi, Van Gogh, Louis, Tir na n'Og, Đorđe David & Gang, Tanja Jovićević, Darko Rundek, Delča & Sklekovi, Zona B, Kraljevski Apartman, Najda & Gale, Sunshine, Shiroko, Point Blank, Orthodox Celts, Del Arno Band[7] The festival lasted for five days for the first time.
4 2006 Kalemegdan Fortress[8] 16-20 August[8] Šinobusi, Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra, Zvonko Bogdan, Plava Trava Zaborava, Šukar, So Sabi, 357, Alogia, Eyesburn, Atomsko Sklonište, Orthodox Celts, Tir na n'Og, Omar Naber, Damir Urban, Van Gogh, Električni Orgazam, Louis, Irish Stew of Sindidun, Đorđe David & Gang, Superhiks, Rambo Amadeus, Zabranjeno Pušenje, Kevin Saunderson[8] 550,000[9]
5 2007 Kalemegdan Fortress[10] 15-19 August[11] Trigger, Đura i Mornari, Nikola Čuturilo, Prljavi Inspektor Blaža i Kljunovi, EKV Revisited, Louis, Neno Belan & Fiumens, Osmi Putnik, Dan D, Vlatko Stefanovski, YU grupa, Vatreni Poljubac, Deca Loših Muzičara, Rare, Kristali, Najda & Gale, Psihomodo Pop, Foltin, E-Play, Kraljevski Apartman, Čovek Bez Sluha, Elvis Jackson, Del Arno Band, Orthodox Celts, So Sabi, Zona B, Elvis J. Kurtović, Emir & Frozen Camels featuring Danny Shepard, Van Gogh[11] The festival featured two stages.[10] The Main Stage featured rock, pop and world music acts, while the second, sponsored by Beck's and entitled Beck'sperience Stage, featured electronic music acts.[11]
6 2008 Ušće park[12] 20-24 August[13] Šank Rock, KUD Idijoti, Dragoljub Đuričić & Drummers, Prljavi Inspektor Blaža i Kljunovi, Louis, Big Foot Mama, Kanda, Kodža i Nebojša, Generacija 5, Film, Dubioza Kolektiv, Atomsko Sklonište, Carne Cruda, Block Out, Galija, Kiril Džajkovski, Cedric Gervais, Timo Maas, Goribor, Atheist Rap, Dado Topić & Time, Orthodox Celts, Darkwood Dub, Sunshine, Oružjem Protivu Otmičara, Nervozni Poštar, Vrelo, Arhangel, Van Gogh[13] The festival was held in Ušće park for the first time.
7 2009 Ušće park[14] 12-16 August[15] Zvonko Bogdan, Wickeda, Laibach, Stereo MC's and Strip, Odjila, Divlje Jagode, Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar, Rambo Amadeus, LMT Connection, Letu Štuke, Esma Redžepova, Vatra, Aleksandra Pileva, Psihomodo Pop, Orthodox Celts, The Shapeshifters, Toni Kitanovski & Čerkezi Orkestar, Let 3, Emir & Frozen Camels, Valentino, Vlatko Stefanovski, Kiki Lesendrić & Piloti[15] 650,000[16]
8 2010 Ušće park 18-22 August[17] Instant Karma, Zdenka Kovačiček, Ana Popović, Partibrejkers, Kiril Džajkovski, Gramophonedzie, Benny Benassi, Zona B, Legende, Jurica Pađen & Aerodrom, Riblja Čorba, Prljavi Inspektor Blaža i Kljunovi, S.A.R.S., Kal, Pankrti, Bajaga i Instruktori, Del Arno Band, Skroz, Siddharta, Sunshine, YU grupa, Orthodox Celts, Louis, Bilja Krstić & Bistrik Orchestra, Dejan Cukić, Neno Belan & Fiumens, Van Gogh[17] 900,000[18]
9 2011 Ušće park 17-21 August[19] Šinobusi, Vasil Hadžimanov Band, maNga, Negative, Riblja Čorba, Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg, Zvonko Bogdan, Sevdah Baby, Magnifico, Simple Minds, Goblini, Orthodox Celts, Atlantida, Garavi Sokak, Svremenaši, S.A.R.S., Dubioza Kolektiv, Kerber, Atomsko Sklonište, Pips, Chips & Videoclips, Zemlja Gruva, Jura Stublić & Film, Uli Jon Roth, Boris Leiner & Pozdrav Azri, Emir & Frozen Camels, Svi Na Pod!, Lollobrigida, Sanja Ilić & Balkanika, Kiki Lesendrić i Piloti[19] 650,000[20] The festival featured the second stage, sponsored by Tuborg and entitled Tuborg Meeting Point.[19]
10 2012 Ušće park 14-19 August[21] Toni Montano, Viva Vox Choir, Kiki Lesendrić & Piloti, Električni Orgazam, Plejboj, Vampiri, Obojeni Program, Hladno Pivo, Vlatko Stefanovski, Rambo Amadeus, Ritam Nereda, Zoran Predin & Cover Lover, Galija, Dado Topić & Time After Time, Psihomodo Pop, Pekinška Patka, Bilja Krstić & Bistrik Orchestra, Plavi Orkestar, YU grupa, Zabranjeno Pušenje, Prljavi Inspektor Blaža i Kljunovi, Love Hunters, Crvena Jabuka, Siddharta, Sunshine, Orthodox Celts, Kiril Džajkovski, Pete Tong, Zona B, Đura & Mornari, Valentino, Partibrejkers, Van Gogh[21] 700,000[22] The festival lasted six days for the first time.
11 2013 Ušće park 14-18 August[23] Zvonko Bogdan, Massimo Savić, Atomsko Sklonište, Rambo Amadeus, Bad Copy & V.I.P., Sunshine, Sirova Koža, Osmi Putnik, Riblja Čorba, Alen Islamović & Kad Bi Bio Bijelo Dugme, Generacija 5, Bjesovi, Kerber, The Dibidus, Dubioza Kolektiv, Babe, The Shapeshifters, E-Play, Bajaga i Instruktori, Deca Loših Muzičara, Orthodox Celts, Boban Marković Trumpet Orchestra, Legende, Boney M., Dejan Cukić & Spori Ritam Bend, Partibrejkers, Block Out[24] 700,000[25]
11 2014 Ušće park 13-17 August[26] Love Hunters, Parni Valjak, Cee Lo Green, Felix da Housecat, Garavi Sokak, Bajaga i Instruktori, Sharks, Snakes & Planes, Bad Copy, Sanja Ilić & Balkanika, Plavi Orkestar, Atheist Rap, Goblini, Darren Emerson, Kanda, Kodža i Nebojša, Hladno Pivo, Prljavi Inspektor Blaža i Kljunovi, Edo Maajka, Orthodox Celts, Di Luna Blues Band, Bilja & Bistrik, Van Gogh, YU grupa, Darkwood Dub, S.A.R.S.[26] The entrance on the first day of the festival was charged.[26]

Accolades[edit]

On December 31, 2005 the British newspaper The Independent named Belgrade Beer Fest "one of the worldwide events to visit in 2006".[27]

Incidents[edit]

On the last day of the 2007 edition of the festival, August 19, 2007, the body of a 22-year old Branko Jovanović from Belgrade was found dead and partially consumed in the bear cage at the Belgrade Zoo (also located at the Fortress). It is believed that the man, possibly drunk or drugged, may have fallen from a restaurant overlooking the bear cage, which is an open-air structure, with no roof. Two adult bears had dragged the man's body to the feeding corner of the cage.[28] The investigation department of the court claimed that there were no indications that the young man was murdered.[29] Subsequently, the next year's edition of the festival was relocated from the Fortress.

On August 20, 2011, one attacker randomly stabbed eight visitors of the festival with a knife. He was later identified as Ljubomir Trifunović from Belgrade, and was sentenced to seven years in prison.[30][31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Na Beer Festu 900.000 ljudi", Blic Online
  2. ^ "Belgrade Beer Fest 2011: Simple Minds", nadlanu.com
  3. ^ a b 2003 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  4. ^ a b 2003 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  5. ^ a b c 2004 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  6. ^ a b Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  7. ^ a b 2005 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  8. ^ a b c 2006 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  9. ^ 2007 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  10. ^ a b 2007 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  11. ^ a b c 2007 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  12. ^ 2008 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  13. ^ a b 2008 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  14. ^ 2009 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  15. ^ a b 2009 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  16. ^ 2009 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  17. ^ a b 2010 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  18. ^ 2010 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  19. ^ a b c 2011 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  20. ^ 2011 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  21. ^ a b 2012 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  22. ^ 2012 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  23. ^ 2013 Belgrade Beer Fest musical program at the festival's official website
  24. ^ 2013 Belgrade Beer Fest info at the festival's official website
  25. ^ "Beer fest posetilo 700 000 ljudi", balkanrock.com
  26. ^ a b c "Komletiran muzički program Belgrade Beer festivala!", balkanrock.com
  27. ^ Smagalski, C. "Beer and Brewing Site"
  28. ^ Smagalski, C. "Beer and Brewing Site"
  29. ^ "Mladić bio živ kad je upao u kavez"
  30. ^ Random Attacker Stabs 8 at Serbia Beer Fest
  31. ^ Napadačima sa "Bir festa" ukupno 13 godina i pet meseci zatvora

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