For the third year in a row, Poreč will become a must-visit destination for all fans of entertainment and fun with the new edition of the life festival, from 1 July to 15 September – Poreč Open Air. The leading tourist company, Valamar Riviera, in cooperation with the sponsors and hosts, the City of Poreč and the Poreč Tourist Board, and the event promotor MPG, will once again reignite the festival spirit in the streets and squares of Poreč and the island of Saint Nicholas, by hosting more than a hundred new and exciting events for all generations. The main stars of this year’s festival will be announced soon.
Special attention will be given to this year’s musical part of the programme and, while a part of it is still kept as a surprise, the promoters have announced the first performer for this year: S.A.R.S., popular Belgrade-based musicians whose live gigs provide an unforgettable experience. One of the most famous bands in the region and loved by the audience, they will play great concert hits like Lutka, Ratujemo ti i ja, and Buđav lebac as the climax of this year’s festival on the Poreč Riviera on 15 September.
Last year, the festival hosted 130 performers in 20 different programmes over 59 days for more than 60,000 visitors. The value of the festival has, already after its first edition, been recognised by the Istria Tourist Board, awarding it the prestigious Golden Goat award (Capra d’Oro) award in 2016 in the festival category. In addition to that, during the 2017 Croatian Tourism Days, Poreč Open Air was one of the three finalists in the tourist event of the year category