Druga Godba 2020 – Latest updates





  • Fatoumata Diawara and Sílvia Pérez Cruz concerts postponed 
  • Slovenian premieres: Uršula Ramoveš in Fantov iz Jazbecove Grape and Hostnik pa Krečič
  • New addition to the programme – Kimmo Pohjonen, Ultra Organ

In common with many other festival and concert organisers, Druga Godba is currently unable to hold public events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken to tackle it. Almost overnight, we came to the realisation that we would be unable to fulfil the programme for May’s 36th annual Druga Godba festival. At the same time, it quickly became clear to us that we would be unable to mount the festival in the same form and with the same line-up at any later date this year. Therefore, after consulting our co-producers, we have decided to organise four evenings of music between 27 August and 8 November 2020. (update: between 11 September and 4 December 2020) 

We are very pleased to announce that some of the performers who were due to appear in May remain on the new programme, while others will very likely have to wait until 2021 to appear in Ljubljana. We are particularly delighted to have the opportunity to present two new concerts: by Slovenian duo Tomaž Hostnik and Matija Krečič, and by world-renowned accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen with his Ultra Organ project, which received its world premiere at the Kölner Philharmonie, Germany in 2017.

As stated, the new programme will be comprised of four concert evenings.


Fatoumata Diawara, who was due to appear at Kino Šiška on 14 May, is slated to open the concert cycle on 27 August. If her appearance cannot take place on this date, we have also reserved 4 December, which will mark the end of this year’s Druga Godba cycle. This will also take place at Kino Šiška. (update: The concert has been postponed to December 4th)

Sílvia Pérez Cruz, who was due to appear on 13 May, will present her new album on 22 September in Linhartova Dvorana, Cankarjev Dom.


The premiere performance of the new album by Uršula Ramoveš in Fantov iz Jazbecove grape will take place, in tandem with an appearance by French band San Salvador, as part of a club night at Klub CD (Cankarjev Dom) on 11 September. Tomaž Hostnik and Matija Krečič will present their debut album on the same evening.

The cycle will come to an end with Finnish accordion wizard Kimmo Pohjonen, in the company of an organist, for the Ultra Organ project. This concert will be held in the large hall of Kino Šiška on 8 November, and will mark Kimmo’s return to a festival he first performed at way back in 2002.

If you have already bought tickets for the Fatoumata Diawara, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Uršula Ramoveš in Fantov iz Jazbecove grape and/or San Salvador concerts, these will, of course, be valid for the new dates. If you bought a festival ticket, which were valid for all Druga Godba 2020 concerts, this will give you access to all four new evenings of music. Tickets for all four evenings will now go on sale as a ‘season ticket’ under a new name: Abonma Druga Godba 2020. Tickets for individual concerts are also available via mojekarte.si and from the Cankarjev Dom information centre. If you have bought a festival ticket or tickets for individual concerts and are unable to make the new concert dates, your money will be refunded. Please apply for a refund at the point from which you purchased the ticket(s). 

We at Druga Godba sincerely hope that the programme we are presenting to you today will not be subject to any further changes brought about by measures to deal with the pandemic. However, we stand ready and waiting to make any further adjustments that might be required. What’s more, we believe that festival-lovers, Druga Godba veterans and all those who were looking forward to their first taste of Slovenia’s best global music event will stand with us come what may. Until then, whether at home or in the fresh spring air, stay safe and stay tuned.

Your Druga Godba Team


Druga Godba 2020 programme 


Pre-sale ticket prices


Druga Godba season ticket EUR 46

Fatoumata Diawara EUR 28/24*  

Sílvia Pérez Cruz EUR 15/20/23/12*

Klub CD concert evening EUR 18/14*

Kimmo Pohjonen EUR 18/15*


*For under-25s, over-65s 


The Druga Godba 2020 concert evenings will be produced jointly by Cankarjev Dom and Kino Šiška.

The programme is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana.

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