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Ruse becomes the capital of rock this weekend

Tuesday, 05 September 2023

The 15th edition of "Green Rock Fest Ruse" will take place on September 9 and 10. Both Bulgarian and foreign performers will take part in this year's festive edition. The event is carried out on the initiative of the association "Green Rock Fest" and with the financial support of the Municipality of Ruse, the Municipal Foundation "Ruse - City of the Free Spirit", as well as many sponsors.

On September 9 /Saturday/ the Ruse band "Popokatepetal", the attractive "The Big Deal" from Serbia and the American star Johnny Joely together with the Bulgarian band "Eridan" will perform on stage. The "Prista" vocal group of the Municipal Youth Home, led by Dorothea Bajlovska, will also participate.

Johnny Joely is an American rock artist with an extremely distinctive timbre, who has recorded over 100 studio albums. He is the vocalist of the German band Axel Rudi Pell and the American band Hardline.

On September 10 /Sunday/ the festival will be announced by the group from Ruse "HammerDance", the French group "Reaven" and the beloved "P.I.F.", with the participation of Ersin Mustafov from "Jeremy" and the actor Vlado Mihailov, former vocalist of the group "Sappho" and current of "Slang".

Seven talented young people from Ruse, selected through the online contest "Green Rock Challenge", will perform with their fellow citizens from "Popocatepetal" and "HammerDance".

The youngest will be taken care of by the volunteers from the Youth Parliament, who will entertain them in their tent called "Workshop for Toddlers".

Green Rock Fest has established itself as one of the most significant musical events in Ruse. Since its inception, its goal has been to give young rock bands and musicians at the beginning of their careers a chance to perform on the same stage with famous rock artists and bands, show their music and make friends. Over the years, youth groups from Ruse, Sofia, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna, Shumen, Pleven, Vratsa, Silistra, Tutrakan, Romania, Greece, Serbia, Turkey, Macedonia, Ukraine, etc. have taken part in the festival. Special guests were rock legends John Lawton, Joe Lynn Turner, The Nazareth Band, Tim Ripper Owens, Milenko Matijevic, The Foundation, BTR, Dougie White, Kikimora, Valdi Totev, D2, Factor, Bonfire and others.

The event would not be possible without the financial support of "Express Service" Ltd, "Stroitel" Ltd, "Rock Materials" Ltd, "Prestige-92" Ltd, CashCredit, Regiocom Bulgarien, "Dialeti" Ltd, "Megachim" - joint-stock company, "Stroitelno Equipment" Ltd., "Proxima" Ltd., ViK Ruse Ltd., "Dominex Pro" Ltd., "Road Engineering" Ltd., "Roan'90" Ltd., "SK Golyamo Vranovo Invest" Ltd., River Craft Beer, "Trifonov and Sons" Ltd., "Atanasov & Co" Ltd., "Auto Hit" Ltd., "Vitte Automotive Bulgaria" Ltd., UMBAL "Medica", "UniCo" Ltd., "Sonev & Sons" Ltd., "Elina-97" Ltd., Pepsi Bulgaria, "DM Solar Ltd., Transport and Trade Ltd., Dunav Plaza Hotel, as well as friends of the festival.

The event has free entry.

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