20 August 2019 - The Wild Beauty Art Festival, which was opened on August 19 at the Black Lake (Montenegrin: Crno jezero) in Žabljak by the famous guitar duo, Srđan Bulatović and Darko Nikčević, is a new quality segment of the Montenegrin tourist offer in the north, said State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development, Damir Davidović for MINA Agency.
Speaking at the opening of the festival, which is being held for the first time, he said that the policy of development of the northern part of the country, in addition to significant infrastructure investments and increase of accommodation capacities, implies enrichment of the cultural offer with attractive programs of high quality.
“The Wild Beauty Art Festival is a new quality segment of our offer in the north, especially Žabljak. It is a project that we hope will really set new standards. Our wish is for the Wild Beauty Art Festival to become a significant cultural manifestation, which the north of Montenegro can be recognised for. We all admire KotorArt festival on the coast, and we hope to achieve great results for the north in that aspect as well," said Davidović.
Admission to all Wild Beauty Art events is free, and with the support of the Žabljak Tourist Organization, a free shuttle bus drive from the centre of Žabljak to the event is provided for all interested parties free of charge.
Some members of the team who organise KotorArt festival are participating in the implementation of the Wild Beauty Art Festival, providing even more active contribution in positioning Montenegro as a tourist destination that offers the highest quality artistic and cultural contents, not only on the coast, but this year also in the north of the country.
This year's Wild Beauty Art is focused on Durmitor and Žabljak and will run through Friday, with planned programs on Black Lake and locations such as Savin Kuk, Stećci, Sedlo and Đurđevića Tara Bridge.
During the five days, daily and evening concerts of different genres are planned, at different locations of Durmitor National Park.
On August 20th, the program of the Wild Beauty Art Festival will include several performances. Balázs Bágyi New Quartet will perform at the Black Lake at 7.30 p.m. This project was supported by the Hungarian Embassy as a segment of Weeks of Hungarian Culture in Montenegro program. Two more performances are also expected on this day. Mockingbirds are going to perform two times - at 11 a.m. at Stećci, Unesco's Heritage and at 3 p.m. at Sedlo. More information about the festival and the performers can be found at the official Facebook page of Wild Beauty Art Festival.