Friday, 6 March 2009

Ljubljana: An abundance of events

In Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, culture and entertainment are something of a way of life. Each year the city hosts around 10.000 events. Throughout the year, Ljubljana and its surrounding areas host a number of well-established international festivals.

This year will see an abundance of attractive events taking place in Ljubljana. From March to middle of July the Viva Mexico festival will present audiences Mexican culture through a large exhibition on the latest archaeological finds from western Mexico entitled Eternal Life and and accompanying a programme of theatre performances, concerts, film screenings, literary evenings, lectures and other events.

The Killers, one of the world's most popular rock bands, will visit Ljubljana on 7th June as part of their European tour promoting their third album, Day & Age. The Queen of Pop, Madonna, will make an appearance in Ljubljana in August as part of her much talked-about concert tour "Sticky & Sweet" on 20th of August.

The Ljubljana Festival, traditionally held in the summer, presents a wide programme of events featuring highly regarded artists of various disciplines from around the world. Each year, it includes from 70 to 80 events attended by an audience of around 80,000 people from Slovenia and abroad. The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts taking place for the 28th time in September is the world's biggest and one of the most renowned events of the kind.

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia's main airport, is located in Brnik, 26 kilometres from Ljubljana. It serves scheduled and charter flights to and from most of European capitals. Cheap flights to Slovenia are offered by the budget airline Easyjet, from London Stansted. Ljubljana is also close to several other airports served by various budget airlines such as Klagenfurt, Trieste, Venice or Rijeka.

Check out what's going on in Ljubljana on its official website at