#08 Novi Sad

Bastion of Roman rule to present-day cultural hub and the site of one of the region’s definitive music festivals - the evolution of the Petrovaradin fortress tells the story of Novi Sad in a nutshell.

A story of perseverance and boundless creativity is; key characteristics of the multicultural trading town on the banks of the Danube. These qualities no doubt played a role when the city, not officially part of the Union, gained the ECoC title for 2022. Reemerging from the ravages of war to host a celebration of music, youth, and life the Fortress could not be a more potent symbol. The rejuvenated landmark is but one of the city’s many cultural hubs: buzzing venues ranging from baroque to industrial. Carrying its strong genius loci upriver, Novi Sad offers a taste of its youthful, life-affirming, and creative culture that has withstood centuries of war and hardship. Novi Sad's music scene is a testament to the city's enduring spirit, with a thriving community of musicians, DJs, and music lovers who keep the beat alive across a diverse range of genres, from classical and jazz to underground techno and experimental noise.


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