The Dubrovnik Summer Festival will open for 68th time on Monday, July 10th, at 9 pm in front of Saint Blasius Church. This traditional festival always offers a lot to tourists and locals and was presented today at the press conference in Hotel Excelsior.
The speakers were the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Frankovic, the Deputy County Mayor Zaklina Marevic, the Executive Director Ivana Medo Bogdanovic and the Acting Artistic Director Mladen Tarbuk.
The Mayor of Dubrovnik congratulated all that were involved in making of this year’s festival.
- This year’s program shows the real Dubrovnik Summer Festival. It’s a combination of old and new, traditional and modern, national and international – said Frankovic and added that the City of Dubrovnik supports the festival.
The Dubrovnik Neretva County is also a great supporter of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, so the Deputy County Mayor wished a great success to this year’s festival.
Ivana Medo Bogdanovic exposed the financial plan, which goes to 12 million and 250 thousand kuna this year. She thanked the City of Dubrovnik for giving an extra 200 thousand kuna because that shows that the City government sees the idea behind the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
- The Dubrovnik Summer Festival is more than a manifestation, we wish to be a main partner to the City of Dubrovnik in organizing many other events – said Medo Bogdanovic.
Mladen Tarbuk presented this year’s program and the idea behind it.
- When it comes to the program, freedom is the main topic. What is freedom, are we free, can freedom be sold – that are the questions in today’s world and the art is here to answer – explained Tarbuk.
He also emphasized that there are 47 days of intense events – every day offers a lot to choose from. If you are interested in this year’s program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival click here.