WHEN WILL EUROPA CANTAT LJUBLJANA 2021 TAKE PLACE?

The festival in Ljubljana will take place between 16 and 25 July 2021.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE EUROPA CANTAT FESTIVAL?

EUROPA CANTAT is a festival that is open to everyone: individual participants, groups, parts of choirs and whole choirs. We offer programmes for amateur and advanced singers and even for children, which means that a whole family can come and join our musical programmes. When you go through our workshop programme, please check the level first: A – for everyone, B – for anyone with sight-reading skills and who have prepared in advance. Then choose the style/repertoire/conductor that suits your level. Please note that if you would like to perform or hold an individual concert at the festival, you have to register as a choir.

CAN I COME TO THE FESTIVAL ALONE?

You can register to EUROPA CANTAT as an individual participant. It is not obligatory to participate with a choir.

I WANT TO COME TO THE FESTIVAL WITH MY WHOLE FAMILY. IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Yes, EUROPA CANTAT is truly meant for everyone! We offer programmes for children so that the whole family can come and join our musical programmes. There will be musical kindergartens with professional day care for ages 0–3 and 3–6. Primary school children can join a children’s choir atelier individually.

HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE FESTIVAL?

You can register through our online registration system which will BECOME AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER 2020.

WHAT DOES A DAY IN THE FESTIVAL LOOK LIKE?

The day starts with ateliers and workshops and continues with concerts in the afternoon. This is also the time for popular open singing adventures around the city and for a visit to the Choral Expo. In the evening you can attend a concert of world-renowned vocal groups or go to other special events.

WHEN DO THE ATELIERS TAKE PLACE?

It depends on the length of the chosen atelier, but the rehearsals will be held every morning from 9.30 to 12.30. On the final afternoon you can enjoy the final concert that will be open to the public.

SHOULD I BOOK MY OWN ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS?

You don’t have to book your own accommodation – our partner Palma Travel Agency has negotiated special prices for festival participants only. You can book your accommodation here and find more information about the prices and hotels.

HOW CAN I BECOME MEMBER OF ECA-EC, THE EUROPEAN CHORAL ASSOCIATION – EUROPA CANTAT?

You can receive significant reductions in the participation fee and also benefit from many other advantages by joining ECA-EC, European Choral Association – Europa Cantat. You can become a direct member or an indirect member through your choir organisation. Check out the website of ECA-EC to find out more about membership conditions.

HOW TO GET TO LJUBLJANA?

Getting to Ljubljana by air

Ljubljana Airport is located 26 km from Ljubljana (a 20-minute drive).

Flight information
T: +386 (0)4 20 61 981
W: Ljubljana Airport

Transfers to/from the airport
  • Shuttle transfers: We prefer our partner GoOpti, Nomago, MNJ Shuttle, Markun Shuttle, ZUP prevozi.
  • Taxi: Taxi services are available in front of the airport building.
  • Rent-a-car: Consult the list of rent-a-car service providers at the airport.
  • Regular bus route: A regular bus route connects Ljubljana Airport and the Ljubljana Main Bus Station (bus stop No. 28).
Other airports within reasonable distance to Ljubljana
Distances to other airports:
  • Graz Airport, Austria: 187 km
  • Klagenfurt Airport, Austria: 85 km
  • Zagreb Airport, Croatia: 140 km
  • Trieste Airport, Italy: 130 km
  • Venice Airport, Italy: 230 km
Ljubljana is easily accessible by airport transfers.
Several airports within reasonable distance to Ljubljana are served by low-fare carriers. Favourably priced scheduled transfers from these airports and Ljubljana Airport can be booked through: Transfers can be booked online.
Getting to Ljubljana by road
Ljubljana is located at the crossroads of Slovenia’s most important road routes. Motorway access from any of the neighbouring countries is very easy.

Road tax vignettes

Road tax vignettes must be purchased for the use of Slovenian motorways, including the Ljubljana bypass. The roads where the vignette is required are marked by special vignette signs. Vignettes can be purchased at petrol stations located in the border areas of Slovenia’s neighbouring countries, at petrol stations, post offices and most newspaper kiosks in Slovenia, and at branch offices of the National Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS) and other automobile clubs.

Vignette prices
Class 2A (passenger cars and mobile homes)
  • Yearly vignette: €110.00
  • Half-year vignette: €30.00
  • Weekly vignette: €15.00
Class 2B (vehicles exceeding 1.3m in height above the front axis)
  • Yearly vignette: €220.00
  • Half-year vignette: €60.00
  • Weekly vignette: €30.00
Class A (one-track motor vehicles)
  • Yearly vignette: €55.00
  • Half-year vignette: €30.00
  • Weekly vignette: €7.50

For further information visit the website of the Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia (DARS).

Traffic information
The Traffic Information Centre for Public Roads
collects and provides information on traffic and road conditions in Slovenia.
More information:
T: 1970 or +386 (0)1 518 85 18
W: Traffic Information Centre for Public Roads

AMZS, the Slovenian national automobile association provides roadside assistance, car towing services and car repair services 24 hours, seven days a week.
More information:
T: +386 (0)1 530 53 00
W: AMZS
Getting to Ljubljana by train

The Ljubljana Railway Station is Slovenia’s main railway station. It connects Ljubljana to Trieste, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Prague, Vienna, Graz, Budapest, Zagreb, and Belgrade. Railway is also a convenient means of transport within Slovenia, given that distances within the country are mainly short and travel costs low.

Information on train schedules:
  • Slovenian Railways call centre T: 1999 (indicative call price: €0.75; the price depends on the phone network you are calling from)
  • Answering service (information on train timetables from Ljubljana) T: +386 90 93 9801
  • E: potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
  • W: Slovenske železnice
Getting to Ljubljana by bus

The Ljubljana Bus Station has regular services to all Slovenia’s neighbouring countries and the most popular tourist destinations within the country. Bus tickets can be purchased at the counter of the Ljubljana Bus Station or online from the Ljubljana Bus Station’s website.
European cities served by direct bus routes from Ljubljana: Trieste, Venice (Mestre, Marco Polo Airport), Florence, Milan, Klagenfurt, Vienna, Munich, Dortmund, Paris, Budapest, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Niš, Sofia.

Major Slovenian tourist destinations served by direct bus routes from Ljubljana: Bled and Bohinj lake resorts, Postojna Cave, coastal towns of Portorož and Piran. In addition to bus tickets for the above-mentioned tourist destinations, the Ljubljana Bus Station website offers the possibility to purchase tickets for some of the major Slovenian tourist attractions.
T: +386 (0)1 234 46 00

Bookings for bus tickets from Ljubljana:
T: 1991 (the number is available only for calls placed from within Slovenian phone networks).
E: narocanje@ap-ljubljana.si
W: Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana