22 September 2018 - According to Mladen Franović, Deputy Executive Director of Tourist Organisation of Budva, the main goal of this year’s Montenegro Oktoberfest was to offer Budva’s tourists and locals new and different content, to bring new guests to the city at the end of September and to prove that the season can and will continue. At the same time, the organisers relied on a brand that is strong enough to once again position Budva at the very top of entertainment destinations on the Adriatic.
In the co-organization with the Color Press group, Montenegro Oktoberfest is being held for the first time, and it is already quite certain that it will become a tradition.
Right after the first Montenegro Oktoberfest was opened by the Director of TOB Mladen Franović and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Montenegro, Dr. Robert Weber, the “spirit of Munich” officially moved to Budva. Famous Bavarian sausages, pretzels, draft beers and charming waitresses in traditional costumes took over the whole City Park, which turned out to be too small to receive all visitors. Bruno Langer, the frontman of the band Atomsko Sklonište made sure the audience was having a great time, all the while singing the band’s greatest hits, such as “Žuti kišobran”, “Pomorac sam majko” and “Pakleni vozači”. The band once again managed to prove that rock music and good vibes still go hand in hand with the incredible reaction of the audience during the performance of the song "Jer za ljubav treba imat dušu".
"I want the Oktoberfest, the festival of beer, sausages and great atmosphere, to continue and become a tradition and that people get more and more festive each year. We are honoured to be called to perform at the first time of the event because you always remember who was present at the first festival," said Bruno Langer after the festival.
After the competition in “holding the mug”, the first evening of the festival ended with the sounds of folk Irish music and the fantastic performance of the group "Ortodox Celts". Montenegro Oktoberfest continued on Saturday, September 22, with the performances of Budva City Music, ensemble "So Sabi" and the band "Bad Copy".