Festival Lent 2010, Maribor, Slovenia
The International Festival Lent is the peak of summer life in Maribor. More than 14 days of excellent festival happenings with many renowned Slovene and foreign performers, also attracts many amateurs to Maribor from Slovenia and abroad. Come to Maribor - enjoy yourself and surrender to the pleasant Štajerska atmosphere!
What do the festival stages offer? concerts of classical, jazz, pop and ethno music, cant author evenings and evenings of chansons, theatrical and dance performances, drama performances and puppet shows, sports events, creative workshops for children – from now on also in the City Park, Stand up comedy, Folkart, folklore festival, Jazzlent festival, Street Theatre Festival. Some Festival Lent events are gratis others require entrance ticket payment.
To date, many internationally acknowledged musicians have performed at Festival Lent, particularly at Jazzlent. Along the banks of the river Drava, stars such as Ray Charles, B. B. King, James Brown, Jose Feliciano, Lester Bowie, Stephane Grappelli, Tania Maria, Les McCann, Jimmy Whitterspoon, Maynard Ferguson Big Band, Paquito D’Rivera, Howard Johnson & Gravity, Dr. John, B. Golson, Chicco Freeman, Vocal Sampling, Reggie Workman, Chucho Valdes, Brad Mehldau, Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Alfredo De La Fé, Bela Fleck, Alvin Queen, Dr. Didge, Esbjörn Svensson, Alfredo Rodrigues, Matt Darriau, Taj Mahal, Malia ,Mercedes Sosa, Olodum ,Eric Burdon & The Animals, David Byrn, Reggie Johnson, Femi Anikulapo Kuti, oe Zawinul, Maceo Parker, Living Colour, Omara Portuondo, Cubanismo, Solomon Burke, Keziah Jones and many others have attracted numerous visitors.
Moreover, every year honoured guests at the festival also include many acknowledged Slovene artists. The International Folklore Festival “Folkart” is characterised by its quality and the variety of folklore groups from Slovenia and abroad. Some top street theatre groups from all around the world, and from Slovenia, visit Maribor every year thanks to the Street theatre Festival.