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Scottish Rock Sensation Franz Ferdinand at the 25 th Anniversary Špancirfest!

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Croatia’s Longest-Running Street Festival Proudly Celebrates Quarter of a Century – in Style.

The longest-running Croatian street festival, Špancirfest in Varaždin, celebrates its 25 th edition this year! The jubilee edition, held from August 18 – 27, shares a real musical extravaganza – a concert by one of the biggest rock bands, Franz Ferdinand.

The Scottish rock sensation will perform on August 22 at the main festival PAN stage near the Old Town, and if that wasn’t enough – the great thing about all of this is the concert entry is completely FREE.

With their fabulous music and timeless hits such as “Take Me Out”, “Do You Want To”, “No You Girls”, “Walk Away”, “This Fire”, “Love Illumination”, Franz Ferdinand deservedly marked an entire generation after almost two decades of work. Millions of sold records, a handful of music awards and topping of the music charts highlight why Franz Ferdinand is one of the most recognizable rock bands today. Franz Ferdinand’s performance becomes the most anticipated foreign guest in Varaždin this year with a performance – not to be missed! Reserve the date for this amazing musical spectacle at Špancirfest Street Festival.

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This year’s Jubilee festival includes seven more fantastic free concerts – all on the main festival PAN stage, which is just a very small part of the rich program offering more than 500 elements for literally all ages during the ten days of festival delight.

Top Performers from Ten Countries and Dancers with a Strong Message

On the city’s beautiful outdoor stage, along the streets and on the squares of the historic centre of Varaždin, street artists and top performers from as many as ten countries, will leave audiences breathless with their striking performances and appealing costumes.

A unique experience not to be missed is innovative dance spectacle, People Power Partnership at the official opening of Špancirfest, where 32 young dancers from 6 European countries will beautifully perform. This innovative project is co-financed from the Creative Europe program.

Exhibitor Opportunity with Early Registration Discount

As always, a significant part of the street festival are the exhibitors, who add a special charm to the historical centre with their wonderful products and colourful creative exhibition spaces. The invitation to lease exhibition and sales spaces at this year’s Špancirfest has been published on the festival’s official website. We invite all interested exhibitors to really take advantage of the opportunity and the market that the festival offers – as well as the possibility of early registration discounts, and to be part of this year’s special 25 TH edition of Špancirfest.

Špancirfest Goes VR

Thanks to VR technology, it’s now fully possible to experience the atmosphere of the Varaždin’s Špancirfest Street Festival – any time of the year, not just during the 10 summer festival days in August. Špancirfest has now its own VR edition.

Thanks to VR glasses, in just a few seconds and with just one click, travel to the virtual world and find yourself among the magic – in the middle
of Špancirfest! Surrounded by performers, entertainers and excited visitors, enjoy the unique moments of the festival, and virtually feel the atmosphere that is somehow difficult to describe in words without being there. Now you can virtually – wherever you are physically. The VR edition of Špancirfest was financed by the Varaždin City Tourist Board with the funds of the Croatian Tourist Board and the support of the Varaždin County Tourist Board. Find VR glasses at the office of the Varaždin Tourist Board – and see for yourself!


Špancirfest contains a whole series of contents rich enough to function as independent events, and harmoniously united in Špancirfest.


Špancirfest contains a whole series of contents rich enough to function as independent events, and harmoniously united in Špancirfest.


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