Belgrade Beer Fest

Belgrade Beer Fest
Belgrade Beer Fest (Beogradski festival piva) is an annual beer festival held in the capital of Serbia every August. It attracts over 500,000 attendees over 5 days, which makes Belgrade Beer Fest the biggest beer festival in Southeastern Europe.

Belgrade Beer Fest is produced by the Belgrade Cultural Network (Beogradska Kulturna Mreža). It is based on three key principles: free entrance, an impressive selection of domestic and foreign beer brands, and an exceptional music program. Along with Belgrade Beer Fest, the Network produces beer festivals and beer gardens in other Serbian cities, as well as a number of music festivals, parties, concerts, and other cultural events.

The first Belgrade Beer Fest took place on August 21–24, 2003 in Kalemegdan Park that surrounds Belgrade Fortress. In 2008, the festival moved to its current venue at Ušće, an urban neighborhood of Belgrade noted for its maintained open parkland.

Belgrade Beer Fest showcases the finest beers and breweries from all over Serbia and abroad. At the festival, attendees can sample a wide range of domestic and foreign brews. Vendors offer both draft beer and various canned and bottled beers.

But Belgrade Beer Fest isn’t all about beer. It also offers a great music program that encompasses various genres and styles, including pop, rock, electronic music and world music. Past headliners at Belgrade Beer Fest have included Orthodox Celts, Alfapop (formerly Tir na n’Og), Hlando Pivo, Cee Lo Green, The Shapeshifters, Love Hunеers, Siddharta, Stereo MC’s, Timo Maas, and many others. The line-up features musicians from Serbia and neighboring countries as well as international acts.

The festival is also noted by its active participation in social campaigns such as “I Choose to Recycle”. In 2014, it won the Best of Serbia Award established to promote the most successful brands on the Serbian market.

Belgrade Beer Fest




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