At the beginning of June this year, we will again host the Salsa Festival, providing fans of these fast and temperamental dance rhythms a two-day party. This time, part of the festival will be held at Hostel Celica, which will be transformed into a genuine dance venue. There is, of course, no festival without a castle ambience, so on Saturday the main event will shift from the city to the heart of the Ljubljana Castle, the Castle Courtyard, which will resound with live music.
In addition to events with the dance music of renowned DJs, live music and beginner workshops, visitors to the festival will also be able to spend the night in our Hostel Celica.
In the case of bad weather, the dance events will take place indoors.
Friday, 7 June: Hostel Celica, Preparty – dance evening with renowned DJ Marouen Shems Eddine Sanaa
9.00 pm–1.00 am (outside) to 2.00 am (inside)
The festival will get underway in the centre of Ljubljana, in the Ljubljana hostel with cult status, Hostel Celica. In addition to Slovenia’s renowned DJs of salsa, bachata and kizomba (Mark Selan, Rok Cerkvenik, Katja Drofenik, Francisco Soto Bravo, Boštjan Zupančič, Branko Stojanovič), the celebrated international salsa DJ Marouen Shems Eddine Sanaa will join us at the festival. He has already thrilled audiences with his music choices in Russia, Austria, France and throughout Tunisia, as well as in Slovenia. In addition to being a gifted DJ, he is also a great dancer, so we can expect him to take a spin on our dance floor himself.
On this night, Latino music will echo through all of the ground floor rooms of Celica. A diverse range of cuisine awaits us, as well.
More info at this link.
Saturday, 8 June: party at Hostel Celica, dance workshops and dance evening with the orchestra The Irè Oyálè Sextet
2.00 pm–5.00 pm: Afternoon social party (Hostel Celica)
7.00 pm–8.00 pm: Dance workshop for beginners (Palatium: bachata; Estates Hall: kizomba)
8.00 pm–9.00 pm: Dance workshop for beginners (Castle Courtyard: salsa)
10.00 pm–4.00 am: Dance evening on two dance floors, with live music and DJs in the Castle Courtyard and with DJs in the Palatium
The salsa will start in the afternoon hours at Hostel Celica. The event with dance music will be enhanced by DJs.
When we are warmed up, we will head from the city to the Ljubljana Castle, where there will be beginners’ workshops for bachata, kizomba and salsa. The workshops will be led by: Aleksandra Košir, Varja Vitorovič, Rok Cerkvenik and Mark Selan.
All fans of dance rhythms, as well as beginners, will be able to show off their dance steps on the parquet of the Castle Courtyard, where they will be able to spin to live music, as well.
In the Castle Courtyard, we will again host the Latin orchestra The Irè Oyálè Sextet, whose style is characteristic of New York Salsa from the 1970s. It is one of the few orchestras that still performs classic dance salsa, and is therefore a sought-after guest of dance and music festivals throughout the world.
During the breaks, the best salsa music will be played by the leading Slovenian salsa DJs, and Shems Eddine Sanaa will again enrich the evening with his own music selection.
This is certainly an evening not to be missed. An unforgettable dance experience awaits us!
Presales ticket price (valid for purchases until 24 May 2019):
Ticket for the Preparty (Friday, Hostel Celica): €10.00
Ticket for Saturday evening and dance workshops: €15.00
Party pass ticket*: €30.00
Full pass ticket**: €100.00
Regular ticket price (valid for purchases from 25 May 2019):
Ticket for the Preparty (Friday, Hostel Celica): €15.00
Ticket for Saturday evening and dance workshops: €20.00
Party pass ticket*: €40.00
Full pass ticket**: €120.00
* first and second dance evening, Saturday afternoon party at Hostel Celica, workshops, 1 x return jouney on the funicular
** first and second dance evening, Saturday afternoon party at Hostel Celica, workshops, 2 x accommodation with breakfast at Hostel Celica (Friday and Saturday), 1 x return jouney on the funicular
Ticket Sales: Ljubljana Castle sales points, www.ljubljanskigrad.si and all www.mojekarte.si sales points (including Petrol service stations and Kompas branches throughout Slovenia).
On this day, the Entrance Pavilion will operate until 2.00 am and the funicular until 4.00 am.
We recommend using the funicular railway to attend the festival.
In cooperation with:
- Na Gradu Restaurant;
- Kaval Group;
- Society for Education and Organisation of Dance Events