Gljevstock Festival Celebrating 10 Years of Music, Nature and Peace

Ultra Europe may be the biggest music festival on the Central Dalmatian festival calendar each year, but it is certainly not the only one.

One of the lesser known festivals – for tourists at least – is the annual Gljevstock music festival, which takes place each in beautiful nature on the edge of the village of Gljev near Sinj.

All types of music are welcome, with the only stipulation being that the artists must come from the Sinj area. This year’s festival with take place on June 22 and will be the 10th anniversary of Inland Dalmatia’s very own mini-Woodstock. And there will be plenty to do for all the family in addition to the music.

The Mandala workshop or God’s Eye: (according to God’s eye or Ojo de Dios on Quemado Mountain, San Luis Potosi, Mexico) is a spiritual and votive object made of weaving yarn on a wooden cross. A few colors are often used. They are most often found in Mexican communities, among the indigenous and Catholic peoples. The ritual is a tool that is believed to protect those who pray, a magic object and the ancient cultural symbol. There is a limited number of entries (20 people).

For children aged 5 to 14, a creative workshop “Make Me Real” will be held. The youngest students will be able to learn about the birds in the Cetina region and how important they are for nature. The BIOM Association, in cooperation with the Gljevstok Association, will provide participants with all the necessary materials for making a three-dimensional model of a bird species you can find or create a butterfly model that will be a wonderful gift to mothers, granddaughters or festival visitors. Early applications are not required and a maximum of 15 participants can partake. Željko Ćurković will lead the workshop.

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