Where is Skopje?
The Republic of Macedonia is a country located in the central Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe. It gained its independence from Yugoslavia peacefully in 1991. Bordering Serbia to the north, Greece to the south, Bulgaria to the east, Albania to the west, and Kosovo to the northwest, Macedonia is a landlocked country.
The capital of Macedonia, as well as the biggest city in this small country is Skopje. Out of the 2,072,086 people living on the 25,713 sq km of land, more than a quarter of the population is situated in the capital of Skopje.
Which are the tour dates and places?
- Gevgelija [9 - 10 June]
- SKOPJE [10 - 19 June]
- Veles [17 - 18 June]
- Kavadarci [17 - 19 June]
- Kriva Palanka [25 June]
- Radovis [25 June]
- Krusevo [1 - 2 July]
- M. Kamenica [7 - 8 July]
- Dojran [8 - 9 July]
- Pehcevo [12 July]
- Kocani [12 - 13 July]
- Vinica [12 - 13 July]
Where will I perform?
Your performances in the city of Skopje will be on Square Philip II, and at Vero Center Mall.
In other cities, the performances will be mainly on city squares.
For more detail please refer to the PROGRAMME
Please do not make shows off the area of the festival, just do your shows by the schedule.
If you want extra shows, we can give it to you on the square; you just need to consult the organization.
Where will I sleep on the tour?
At Royal Hostel
Where will I have meals provided?
The meals will be provided at Old Town Brewery
at the Old Bazaar.
50% off in Old Town Brewery, Wine Bar Temov for artists.
How many meals do I have?
2 meals - breakfast and dinner
Breakfast from 9am to 12pm
Dinner from 3pm to 5pm
Will there be a local transportation provided?
Yes, transport from the hostel to the Restaurant and Festival location will be provided.
9 am (9:00) Hostel Royal to Restaurant (Old Town Brewery)
12 pm (12:00) Restaurant (Old Town Brewery) to Hostel Royal
3 pm (15:00) Hostel Royal to Restaurant (Old Town Brewery)
5 pm (17:00) Restaurant (Old Town Brewery) to Hostel Royal
6 pm (18:00) Hostel Royal to Square Philip II
1 am (01:00) Square Philip II to Hostel Royal
Show Time starts at 7pm (19:00)
Do Macedonians understand English?
In general, Yes.
How much does a taxi cost in Skopje?
60 denars from starting point, 1 km = 40 denars
Don't forget to get your fiscal receipt, the best TAXI companies are Nase Taxi - 15152 and Lotus - 15157 they have to give you receipt.
How about public transportation in Skopje?
There is public transport. On the following link you can see time table of buses: www.jsp.com.mk
From what to beware when I come in Skopje?
- There are some "poor" gypsies, and they might give you hard time, just ignore them, because they might get you in trouble, no matter how poor they look;
- DO NOT exchange money on the street, only banks and exchange offices: 1 euro = 61,5 dennars approximately;
- Drugs are ilegal, against the law... any kind even joint, so be careful;
- For those that are with vehicles, you should park on legal parking locations otherwise the penalty fee is 100 euros;
- There is a new law for throwing any kind of garbage and spitting on the street and the penalty fee is 50 euros;
- Another new law is that after 9pm you can't buy any kind of alcohol in market stores, only in a bar;
- Smoking in the restaurants and bars is banned.
Can I sell my CD's, on the festival?
Bands - you can sell your CD's after your performance. It would be the best if yhe price is 500 denars, since at that price people would buy them, if they are more expensive, they won't. The standard here is not very high, and at very low prices people buy pirates, or second class CD's.