WHEN WILL EUROPA CANTAT LJUBLJANA 2021 TAKE PLACE?
The Ljubljana festival will be organised between 16 – 25 July 2021.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN EUROPA CANTAT FESTIVAL?
EUROPA CANTAT is a festival open to everyone: individual participants, groups, part choirs and whole choirs. We offer program for amateur and advanced level singers, we even offer programs for children, therefore a whole family can come and join musical programs. When browsing our workshop offer, check first the level: A- for everyone, B- for good sight readers and who come prepared,etc. and choose the style/repertoire/conductor according to your level. When starting your registration please pay attention that you should register as a choir if you wish to perform and give an individual concert during the festival.
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 for everyone! We offer programs for children, so that the whole family can come and join musical programs. We are considering the possibility of musical kindergartens with professional day care for ages 0-3 and 3-6. Primary School children can individually join a children’s choir atelier.
HOW CAN I REGISTER TO THE FESTIVAL?
You can register through our online registration system which will OPEN 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 around the city and to visit Choral Expo. in the evening you can attend a concert of world renowned vocal groups or attend special events.
WHEN DO THE ATELIERS TAKE PLACE?
It depends on the length of the chosen atelier, but the rehearsals are every morning from 9:30-12:30 and on the final day there is the final concert in the afternoon, which is open for everybody.
SHOULD I BOOK MY OWN ACCOMODATION?
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 the 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 from the participation fee, plus benefit from many other advantages by joining ECA-EC, European Choral Association – Europa Cantat. You can become a direct member, or you can be also an indirect member through your choir organization. Check the website of ECA-EC and find out about membership conditions.
HOW TO GET TO LJUBLJANA?
Getting to Ljubljana by air
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is located 26 kilometres to Ljubljana (20 minutes by road).Flight information
T: +386 (0)4 20 61 981
W: Aerodrom Ljubljana
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 the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport and the Ljubljana Central Bus Station (bus stop no. 28).
The distances to the other airports:
- Airport Graz, Austria: 187 km
- Airport Klagenfurt, Austria: 85 km
- Airport Zagreb, Croatia: 140 km
- Airport Trieste, Italy: 130 km
- Airport Venice, Italy: 230 km
Several airports within reasonable distance to Ljubljana are served by low-fare carriers. Favourably priced scheduled transfers from these airports and Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport can be booked through:
Getting to Ljubljana by roadLjubljana 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 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
- Yearly vignette: €220.00
- Half-year vignette: €60.00
- Weekly vignette: €30.00
- 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.
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.
T: +386 (0)1 530 53 00
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:
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 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, the coastal towns of Portorož and Piran. In addition to bus tickets for the above-mentioned tourist destinations, 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).
W: Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana