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GUCA FESTIVAL * 50 ANNIVERSARY

Forget Glastonbury, Reading and Burning Man: the wildest music
festival on earth is a cacophonic, crazy brass band festival that takes place every summer in the tiny Serbian town of Guca in the western region of Dragacevo.
And from 13 to 22 August, Guca will host the biggest, loudest
brass mashup on earth for the 50th time. 600,000 visitors make their way to the town of 2,000 people every year, both from Serbia and abroad.
More than just a festival, Guca hosts a fierce band competition.
Elimination heats earlier in the year mean only a few dozen groups get to compete.
The Boban Markovic Orkestar used to be among the winners every time, receiving the "best orchestra" award in 2000 as well as "best trumpet" for the maestro himself in 2001 - his 5th personal win. Since then, Boban has stepped out of competition and instead performs as an honored guest, the undisputed King of Balkan Brass music.
And our magnificent Magnifico, one of the most famous Slovenian musicians, will perform on Thursday, 19 August, after the First International Contest of brass orchestra's at the central stage of the stadium.

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