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Vola Open Air Festival

Friday Jul 16 - Saturday Jul 17    
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If you haven't heard about it yet, Vola open air promises to be that fresh mix of forest smell and picturesque views with quality music by non-commercial artists that will win you over with its authenticity, style and mastery.
Vola Open Air is a music festival on 'Okolchitsa' peak - within the Vratsa Balkan Nature Park. This is an event that has become a sustainable project with long-term development, in cooperation with the Vratsa Balkan Nature Park Directorate and the Municipality of Vratsa.
The goals of the festival are to provide a stage for performances of young Bulgarian and foreign artists who are engaged in innovative and non-commercial creativity; To gather young people from the country and the region and to include them in the environmentally friendly way of life; To promote tourism in the region by supporting culture and sustainable development.

The eighth edition of the festival, which will take place on 16th and 17th July 2021, will be even more inspiring, especially now that everyone is thirsty for good emotions. The organisers of the festival have already revealed some of the musical surprises for this year to raise expectations:

Kurt Kolev - colourful, provocative and at times exotic, who with a swing mixes the experimental with pop, under the influence of vaperwave, house and hip-hop. His debut album "Ramonia" is an interesting musical collage, intertwining traces of socialism, youth and ageing, party culture and loneliness.

Kopriva (Bulgarian for nettle) infinitely charming and although 'it' can sting you - KOPRIVA is worth it! Inspired and enriched by her participation as  frontwoman in the electronic duo GO'TOUCH'T and in the psychedelic trio "The Elephant of the Princess", in 2017. KOPRIVA's personal musical universe is in the style of "electro-pop", mixed with psychedelic and ethno elements driven by the idea that love is not the strongest feeling, it is the most natural!

Ropotamo Co sound-musical adventure which takes us somewhere between performance and exploration, flowing between ambient, cosmic folk and dub, psychedelic tribal. Their playful but professional approach, intertwining the acoustic with the electronic, will entice visitors into something seemingly unpretentious, yet deep, bold and fabulous.

Downshift Collective will bring funk, hip-hop, nu jazz, reggae and dub sound to the experience on 'Okolchitsa' peak this summer. Alexander Georgiev - guitar, Tsvetan Chobanov - keyboard / saxophone and Mihail Lyulev - vocals, together with Stefan Tsekov on drums will help us enjoy the things we love - good music in good company.

Fortinbrass, will take the stage at Vola open air’21 with the ambitious task of discovering the natural environment of the old, dusty and raw sound of blues, jazz, soul and funk outdoors. You will not find his work on the Internet because he believes in direct communication with the audience.
STARTERAs will undoubtedly contribute in the best way to the ultimate festival experience! Beatmaker, sound designer, DJ, BBoy and MC - this mix of skills and spirit gives us something to look forward to; quality rhymes and an engaging beat under the open sky.
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