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Festivals, concerts and events in Skopje

Skopje’s Cultural Highlights

Skopje, the capital city of North Macedonia, is a vibrant cultural hub that seamlessly blends its rich history with a contemporary edge. Throughout the year, Skopje hosts a variety of festivals that celebrate music, art, food, and tradition, making it a fantastic destination for travelers seeking immersive cultural experiences.

In 2024, the city’s festival calendar is packed with exciting events that cater to diverse interests.

Let’s dive into some of the most anticipated festivals in Skopje this year and how you can make the most of your visit.

OFFest (June 3-7, 2024)

OFFest, established in 2002 as a sister festival to the Skopje Jazz Festival, has grown into one of the most anticipated music events in North Macedonia. This festival celebrates a diverse array of music genres, from traditional and folk to urban and experimental, reflecting the global rise of “world music.”

Highlights:

  • Performances by renowned international and local artists.
  • A wide range of music genres, including ethno, roots, contemporary, and experimental styles.
  • Special events and activities, such as artist meet-and-greets and cultural workshops.

Where to Buy Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online through the official OFFest website or at various ticket outlets in Skopje, such as the Macedonian Opera and Ballet box office or online on https://mktickets.mk/en/

Getting There:

Skopje International Airport is the main gateway for international travelers. From the airport, you can take a taxi or the airport shuttle bus to the city center. The festival venues are conveniently located and can be reached by public transportation or a short taxi ride.

OFF festival SKopje programme

Join at OFFest to experience a musical journey that transcends borders and showcases the best of world music in the vibrant city of Skopje.

Skopje se ladi (Concert of S.A.R.S, Brass Brothers & Tyzee) 8 June

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 20:30 CEST – 09 Jun 2024, 00:10 CEST

Stadium ARM, Stadium ARM, Vardar Trail, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia

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About the event

Three concerts in one evening!

– we will start with the hot Balkan sound of the energetic “BRASS BROTHERS”

– with his recognizable style and specific voice, the atmosphere will be complemented by the great “TYZEE”

– and for the finale and an unforgettable night, the eminent Balkan stars “S.A.R.S”

GIN LANE FESTIVAL Vol. 2 – June 8

Join us on June 8th at 19:00 for the second edition of the GIN LANE FESTIVAL, hosted by Bottega Events and Skopje City Mall. Taking place on the roof plateau of Skopje City Mall, this festive evening kicks off with a set by the young progressive DJ Bojan Janev – SoulCase, followed by a performance from the beloved band Foltin.

The night will close with beats from the Italian DJ duo Eternal Love, who are well-known to the Macedonian audience.

Enjoy stands featuring the best gins, drinks, and other products as you toast to summer.

Tickets, which include a coupon for consumption, are priced at MKD 500.

Additional tasting credits will be available for purchase on-site.

Let’s celebrate summer in style at the GIN LANE FESTIVAL!

Gin Lane Festival

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 22:00 CEST

Skopje City Mall, Ljubljanska 4, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia

BUC KESIDI – 05/07/2024

Big Concert in Skopje!

Get Ready for a Musical Extravaganza on July 5th

Dear music lovers, We are thrilled to announce that the sensational young band, Buc Kesidi, is set to perform their first big open-air solo concert in Skopje on July 5th at ARM Stadium!

Following their sold-out shows across the region—including Belgrade, Zagreb, and Novi Sad—the Serbian electro-rock duo is finally bringing their electrifying performance to Macedonia. Known for their blend of indie-rock and synth-pop, Buc Kesidi has captivated audiences with hits like “None,” “Ljubavi u klubu,” and “Nedelja ujutru,” becoming anthems for a generation.

BUC KESIDI - 07/05/2024

Join for an unforgettable night of loud music, vibrant costumes, and infectious beats as Buc Kesidi takes the stage. This is a concert you don’t want to miss!

Ticket Information:

  • Ground floor: 700 MKD
  • Fan pit: 900 MKD

Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 17th at 09:00 AM, available online at ticketx.mk and at various Ticketx outlets throughout Macedonia.

See you there!

SKOPJE CALLING 2024

GRACE JONES – 06/07/2024

Singer, actress and all-round superstar Grace Jones is set to headline this year’s edition of the ‘Skopje Calling’ festival at the Army Stadium in the City Park in Skopje on July 6.

There is probably no other artist who can so resoundingly bring on so many different and fully deserved epithets as Grace Jones, one of the most revolutionary and significant musical and artistic phenomena of all times.

Some of them include “Musical mastermind”, “Amazing Grace, “Timeless”, “Art aristocrat”, “True diva”, “Goddess of Rhythm”, “Pop culture icon”, “Fashion Icon” “Vamp Woman”… and in addition to all that, she is a Super Model and a Movie Star.

Grace Jones to perform in Skopje on July 6

Photo: Avalon Production

The organizers add all ticket information are available on Avalon Production social networks.

SEVDALIZA FOR GRAND CLOSING OF SKOPJE CALLING 2024!

JULY 7 – ARM STADIUM

Together with the international music program Telekom Electronic Beats, for the official closing of the Skopje Calling festival and as a second, special festival day, we had a great desire to provide a creative, independent , an avant-garde artist who is ahead of her time.

In the spirit of this year’s edition of Skopje Calling, in which, of course, the main position is held by the legendary Grace Jones, without any exaggeration, as an artist known for pushing boundaries and creating what we today call, not only, “pop culture” “, but also “sub culture”, it was more than natural within the framework of the official “closing party” of the festival to perform an artist who (like Grace Jones with her appearance on the stage) moves the cultural boundaries of the 21st century with her multidimensional art and a truly creative and futuristic vision.

SEVDALIZA has all these epithets written above!

Through the fusion of electronica, trip-hop and experimental pop, SEVDALIZA creates hypnotic music whose main focus is individual and female power.

Currently current on the world charts with the single “Ride or Die Pt.” 2“, this season Sevdaliza has a high position in the line-ups of many of the biggest festival stages in Europe and the world.

Tickets will be on sale online at ticketx.mk and in the ticketx sales network throughout Macedonia at the following prices and categories:

MKD 1,500 – ground floor
MKD 2,000 – fan pit

Safety Tips for Travelers in Skopje

To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to Skopje, here are some general safety tips:

Stay Aware of Your Surroundings

  • Always be mindful of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas like markets, public transport, and tourist attractions.

Keep Your Belongings Secure

  • Use anti-theft bags and keep valuables such as passports, money, and electronics secure. Avoid displaying expensive items in public.

Use Reliable Transportation

  • Opt for reputable taxi services or ride-sharing apps. If using public transport, be cautious of your belongings and avoid traveling alone late at night.

Stay in Well-Lit Areas

  • Stick to well-lit, busy streets, especially at night. Avoid walking alone in unfamiliar or poorly lit areas.

Know Emergency Numbers

  • Keep a list of emergency numbers handy, including the local police (192), medical emergency (194), and your country’s embassy or consulate.

Drink Responsibly

  • If you plan to enjoy Skopje’s nightlife, drink responsibly and keep an eye on your drink to avoid tampering. Stick with friends and ensure you have a safe way to get back to your accommodation.

Respect Local Customs

  • Be respectful of local customs and traditions. Dress appropriately, especially when visiting religious sites, and learn a few basic phrases in Macedonian to show respect and ease communication.

Stay Hydrated and Protect Against the Sun

  • Skopje can get quite hot, especially in summer. Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, and consider wearing a hat and sunglasses to protect against the sun.

Avoid Political Demonstrations

  • Steer clear of political protests and large gatherings, which can sometimes become unpredictable. If you encounter a demonstration, leave the area promptly and calmly.

Secure Your Accommodation

  • Ensure your accommodation is secure by checking that doors and windows lock properly. Use hotel safes to store valuables when you’re out exploring.

Keep Copies of Important Documents

  • Make copies of important documents such as your passport, visa, and travel insurance. Store them separately from the originals.

Stay Connected:

  • Keep your phone charged and have a reliable means of communication. Consider purchasing a local SIM card or ensuring your international roaming plan is active.

By following these safety tips, you can enjoy your time in Skopje with peace of mind and focus on making the most of your cultural adventure in this vibrant city.


Skopje, North Macedonia’s vibrant capital, is a treasure trove of cultural experiences, seamlessly blending its rich historical heritage with a contemporary flair. The city’s dynamic festival scene is a testament to its lively spirit, offering a wide range of events that cater to diverse interests.

Whether you’re a music aficionado, a culinary enthusiast, or simply a traveler looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, Skopje’s festivals provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable adventure. As you plan your visit to Skopje in 2024, make sure to mark these festivals on your calendar and get ready to experience the best that this captivating city has to offer.

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