November 13, 2018 - Organized by the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, a press conference was held on Tuesday at Hotel Center Ville in Podgorica, where the New Year 2019 program in Montenegro was presented.
Representatives of local tourist organizations from Budva, Bar, Herceg Novi, Tivat, Kotor and Podgorica presented multi-day entertainment programs and announced concerts by renowned performers from the region who will be organized at city squares during the New Year's holidays. Traditionally, a rich New Year program has been prepared by numerous hotels throughout Montenegro. Representatives of hotel groups Budva Riviera and Montenegro Stars, the strategic partners of the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, spoke at the press conference on New Year's arrangements and prices. Thanks to spectacular outdoor receptions with attractive performers, and cheerful atmosphere on the streets, hotels, restaurants and other catering establishments, Montenegro has positioned itself as the destination of the best holiday in the region. This year expects a very high quality, diverse and dynamic New Year program, justifying this image and attracting tens of thousands of guests to spend the holidays in Montenegro, according to the National Tourist Organization of Montenegro.
New Year 2019 Program in Kotor
The New Year's Eve in Kotor includes a Kotor evening, when the guests, after the program for the youngest- Children-New Year's Eve, will be entertained by the Kotor performers and their guests. For the New Year's Eve and the first night in 2019, Kotor returns to its true, rock image and within the Rock New Year program, bringing the most significant bands of the ex-yu rock scene of today. On 31 December, Damir Urban, Darko Rundek, Bombaj Press and M.O.R.T. will perform, while the 1st of January starts with the performance of Four Blues Driver, followed by Galija, Psihomodo pop, Autogeni trening.
Within the "From Christmas to Christmas" event, which runs from 23 December to 09 January, Kotor’s citizens and guests will be able to enjoy the Concert of City Music, New Year's Bazaar, Concerts of Classical Music, Concert of Klapa Music, Concerts of Spiritual Music, Humanitarian fun evening, Children New Year.
New Year 2019 Program in Herceg Novi
Citizens of Herceg Novi and the guests of the city under the Orjen Mountain will also be able to welcome this New Year in the open. Organized by the Tourism Organization of Herceg Novi and the Municipality of Herceg Novi, a multi-day music program with a wealth of accompanying content is being prepared, with a magnificent welcome to 2019 on the platform in front of Hotel Igalo. The program will be adapted to different musical tastes, so the New Year's Eve will mark the hits of Riblja Čorba, Jelena Rozga, Sergej Ćetković, and the performances by Ljuba Stanković and other performers.
Herceg Novi enters into 2019 with the most successful hits of the Belgrade group "Riblja čorba" and their frontman Bora Đorđević. They will be playing in Igalo on 31 December from 11 pm and the opening band will be the Bokelian band "Light under the black mountain", from 21h.
The night before, on December 30th, the best atmosphere will be Split's pop singer Jelena Rozga and winner of Pink stars Ljuba Stankovic and during the day, or more precisely from 12h, the "Children's New Year" will be organized with the children's play “The Enchanted Santa Claus".
Monday, 1 January, is reserved for the performance of the biggest domestic music star, Sergej Ćetković, whose performance will begin from 9 pm to introduce the band "Toć".
New Year 2019 Program in Tivat
Željko Joksimović will entertain citizens of Tivat and their guests on New Year's Eve, and Lepa Brena and Bojan Delić will perform on 1 January, while Ana Kokić and the Tivat band "Toć" will perform on 2 January. The New Year’s program on the city promenade Pine will begin on 15 December when Tivat's caterers will set up recognizable gastro cottages, and the music program will begin on 26 December. During the eight holiday days, there will be the concerts of Amadeus band, Ana Rucner, Leontina and guests, Boris Novkovic, La band Tambura night, The gents, Disko inferno, Tribute band ABBA. The rich fun-minded program will continue until January 10, 2019, with a variety of events and resident DJs.
New Year 2019 Program in Bar
The new year's happening in Bar starts on December 30 with the Children's New Year's performance "The Enchanted Santa Claus", and performances by Dino Beharević and D'Bend and Aco Pejović from 9 pm. On 31 December at noon, the New Year's Eve concert will be held by the choir ANTIVARI MUSIC with the soprano Aleksandra Vojvodić -Jovović and under the conductor Miro Kruščić. Before the concert of Sergej Ćetković, the band “Akademia” will perform at 9 pm. The first night in 2019 will be marked by the “Perper” and “Plavi Orkestar” performances. They are also planning to organize a New Year's bazaar with traditional products of the Bar region.
New Year 2019 Program in Budva
The local tourist organization Budva organizes an open-air public New Year's program on the square in front of the Old Town, which will also be the Jubilee - 20 years after the first organized public reception of the New Year in this town. The program will begin on 28 December with Most Wanted, Who See and BG Sindikat concerts from 9 pm.
The day later, Ethno group Zora, Halid Bešlić and Marija Šerifović will go through the program, and the program in front of the walls of the Old Town will begin at 9.30pm. The local DJs will perform first, and Burak Yeter and Darren Emerson will perform at 10 pm.
Citizens and guests of Budva on the craziest night will be entertained by Jack Lupino and Leftovers and “Aerodrom”, followed by the appearance of the regional star Dino Merlin. According to a long tradition, the Concert of Classical Music (Audience Orchestra + Sara Vujošević, Emilija Minić, Marijana Šovran, Lana Asija Dabović) will be organized on the 1 January. “Akademia”, “Partibrejkersi” and “Van Gogh” perform at the evening program.
The Budva Tourist Organization plans, in cooperation with the Budva Host Association, to realize the idea of a "Christmas Bazaar" this year as well, located in the city park. It will be available to citizens and visitors from 15 December to 15 January.