Macedonia, the land of rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality, becomes even more vibrant during the summer season.
With a plethora of exciting festivals, the country offers an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts and cultural aficionados alike.
In this article, we will explore four remarkable summer festivals in Macedonia in 2023: Strumica Open Festival, Skopje Calling, Ohrid Calling, and D Festival in Dojran. From traditional melodies to contemporary beats, these festivals promise an electrifying atmosphere that will leave you wanting more.
Get ready for an exhilarating summer of music and culture in Macedonia.
Get your tickets now and let Macedonia’s summer festivals ignite your senses!
Strumica OPEN Festival: Macedonia’s Ultimate Cultural Extravaganza
Step into the vibrant world of Strumica OPEN Festival, the largest cultural and artistic event in the region, which has been captivating visitors since 2012. With its impressive growth in both quality and scale, this festival has become a hallmark of Strumica, drawing in international guests and creating a strong brand identity.
Unveiling Strumica OPEN Festival
Strumica OPEN Festival has become an iconic celebration that lights up the summer nights at around 20 open-air locations in Strumica and its surroundings. What started as a 7-day festival in 2012 has blossomed into a remarkable 10-week extravaganza, featuring over 30 events.
The festival’s program has evolved to cater to diverse tastes, offering a fusion of classical, jazz, rock, pop, hip-hop, and electronic music.
A Fusion of Culture, Art, and Sports
The festival’s primary aim is to activate all the senses of its attendees, providing a feast of cultural experiences and high-quality entertainment.
Alongside the captivating music performances, Strumica OPEN Festival emphasizes artistic expressions, showcasing the rich artistic talent of Macedonia.
From exhibitions and installations to theater performances and street art, there is something to captivate every art enthusiast.
In a unique twist, the festival has recently embraced sports and recreational activities, collaborating with local sports clubs. This addition adds an extra layer of excitement and invites visitors to engage in various athletic competitions and recreational events.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to not only witness the festival’s artistic side but also to actively participate in the dynamic energy of the festival.
Plan Your Visit
If you’re planning to experience the magic of Strumica OPEN Festival, make sure to check the festival’s official website Strumica OPEN Festival or Facebook page for the latest updates on dates, venues, and ticket information.
4 June-13 August 2023 in Strumica
By securing your spot in advance, you can ensure that you don’t miss out on the incredible performances, awe-inspiring art installations, and thrilling sports activities.
Skopje Calling Festival: A Journey of Musical Ecstasy
Discover the electrifying energy of Skopje Calling Festival, the ultimate music spectacle in Skopje, this festival promises an unforgettable night for music lovers of all generations.
Set to take place on July 7th at the Army Stadium
With an impressive lineup including Nina Kraviz, Laibach, Konstrakta & Zemja Gruba, Buč Kesidi, and Nipplepeople, Skopje Calling 2023 is a cultural and musical event like no other.
The ticket categories include:
- Parter (1,500 denars)
- Fan Pit (2,000 denars)
- VIP (reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Get ready for a night to remember!
Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in a night filled with love, quality music, and an incredible atmosphere. Get your tickets now and prepare for a night that will leave you craving for more.
Check their Facebook page Skopje Calling for any updates or changes.
D Festival Dojran- Get Ready for a Weekend of Music and Fun
Experience the mesmerizing charm of D Festival in Dojran, a unique open-air music event that has been captivating audiences since 2011.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Dojran’s picturesque lake, this festival offers an alternative summer celebration unlike any other.
With each passing year, D Festival has grown in popularity, attracting over 15,000 visitors who come to revel in the electrifying performances of local, regional, and international music artists.
From Stereo MC’s to Dubioza Kolektiv, the festival showcases a diverse lineup that never fails to ignite euphoria among attendees.
With a growing reputation as a must-visit destination for summer festival enthusiasts, D Festival continues to expand its offerings, including extended music programs and a festival camp located along the captivating shores of Dojran Lake.
30 of June until 2 of July 2023 in Dojran
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create unforgettable memories at D Festival in Dojran, the ultimate destination for those seeking the true spirit of a summer music festival.
D Festival 2023 will take place this summer from 30 of June until 2 of July 2023 in Dojran, featuring a 3-day international programme.
Tickets prices for D Fest
entire festival program
3 DAYS FESTIVAL30 JUNE – 2 JULY
entire festival program + CAMP space
3 DAYS FESTIVAL30 JUNE – 2 JULY
ONE DAY TICKET
Friday, 30th of June, 2023 entire festival program for one day
ONE DAY TICKET
Saturday, 1st of July, 2023 entire festival program for one day
ONE DAY TICKET
Sunday, 2nd of July, 2023 entire festival program for one day
Skopje – Dojran – Skopje 1300den
Ohrid Calling-Where Music Meets the Majestic Beauty of Ohrid
Nestled on the shores of the stunning Lake Ohrid, Ohrid Calling is a must-visit festival for music lovers.
This open-air festival boasts an idyllic setting, with the shimmering lake as a backdrop. Ohrid Calling showcases an eclectic mix of genres, including rock, pop, jazz, and traditional Macedonian music.
Local and international acts grace the stage, creating a magical atmosphere that blends music, nature, and history.
Unforgettable Moments Await at Ohrid Calling 2023 with Steve Aoki, Jonas Blue, Morten, Salvatore Ganacci, and Amelie Lens!
Ohrid Calling, the highly anticipated music festival in the stunning city of Ohrid, is back with a bang this year!
From July 31st to August 4th, Kasarna Ohrid
You will have the opportunity to witness electrifying performances by renowned artists such as Steve Aoki, Jonas Blue, Morten, and Salvatore Ganacci. These headliners are set to deliver unforgettable shows, taking the festival atmosphere to new heights.
One of the most exciting moments of Ohrid Calling 2023 will be the official closing party, in collaboration with Telecom Electronic Beats, featuring the extraordinary Amelie Lens (Belgian electronic music DJ, record producer, and owner of the Lenske record label).
This special event on August 4th promises to be an epic conclusion to the festival, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
In addition to the headliners, the lineup includes an array of talented artists spanning various genres.
From the infectious beats of Regard and the dynamic sounds of Sullivan King to the high-energy performances of Wolfpack and Marten Hørger, there will be something to satisfy every musical taste.
To make the festival even more enticing, block tickets purchased for Ohrid Calling 2023 will also grant access to the Telecom Electronic Beats – Amelie Lens closing party at no extra cost. This means double the excitement and entertainment for festival-goers!
Only block tickets (for all 4 festival days) will be available starting Wednesday (17th May) on ticketx.mk at very favorable prices:
- BLOCK PARTER – 3.500 MKD (53 EUR)
- BLOCK FAN PIT – 4.500 MKD (73 EUR)
- BLOCK VIP – 6.000 MKD (100 EUR)
The detailed program for each festival day, along with the pricing of daily tickets, will be announced on June 12th, and ticket sales will begin on June 14th.
The lineup for the separate festival days and the ticket prices will be announced on 12th June, with the ticket sales starting June 14th.
So mark your calendars and get ready to experience the sky-high energy and incredible music at Ohrid Calling 2023.
Macedonia’s summer festivals in 2023 promise an exceptional cultural experience for music lovers.
Whether you’re seeking traditional folk music, energetic rock performances, soothing jazz melodies, or pulsating electronic beats, there’s a festival to suit your taste.
From the Strumica Open Festival to Skopje Calling, Ohrid Calling, and D Festival in Dojran, each event offers a unique ambiance and a stellar lineup of artists.
Make sure to plan your visit in advance, book accommodation, secure your tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable summer filled with music, joy, and the warmth of Macedonian hospitality.