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Bear Stone Festival: additional program announcement + other info!

Bear Stone Festival, which will take place on July 7 & 8, 2023 in Donje Primišlje (Slunj), Croatia, announced additional program and other info:

We are little more than a month away from the beginning of this year’s edition of Bear Stone Festival, an event where rock music and untouched nature coexist in perfect harmony. In this announcement, we bring you important information related to the upcoming festival.


Having visuals like in the photo above being projected live onto the stage while Orange Goblin is playing on it sure is a pretty cool sight. Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be doing at this year’s Bear Stone Festival.

We have teamed up with Sector 7G, a visual art team stationed in Berlin that is inspired by the psychedelic art of the ’60s as well as by the video art of the ’80s and ’90s.

They use all-analogue techniques and work with old-fashioned projectors, overhead projectors, liquid light, video feedback, slides, film loops and lumia art. This approach ensures that their live performances are unique and unrepeatable.

We can’t wait to see what they’ll have in store for us!


Bear Stone Festival is not just about the music but also about immersing oneself in the stunning natural surroundings and exploring the thrilling activities that the region has to offer. That is why we are happy to announce an exclusive partnership with a couple of hand-picked small local businesses to offer our festival-goers an unforgettable adventure.

We take pride in being able to support our local businesses while offering our visitors a well-rounded experience that goes beyond the music. With this partnership, visitors of Bear Stone Festival can create their own adventure and discover the hidden gems of the wider Slunj region.

All Bear Stone Festival visitors wearing their festival wristbands will be entitled to an exclusive 10% discount on these exciting activities. It’s the perfect opportunity to extend your festival adventure and create lasting memories while exploring the wonders of the surrounding area.

Bear in mind that some of the activities require a reservation. It’s best to contact them and schedule your visit well in advance.

Here is the list of our partners:
Adrenalin Park Plitvice – Experience the thrill of ziplining through breathtaking canopies.
Ranch Deer Valley – Delight in the gentle and enchanting experience of deer petting. Reservation is mandatory.
Quad & Buggy Plitvice – Rev up your adrenaline with thrilling quad tours through the rugged terrain. Reservation is mandatory.
Ranch Terra – Embark on a captivating horse riding adventure through picturesque landscapes. Reservation is mandatory.
Barać Caves & Speleo – Explore the captivating underground world with mesmerising cave tours.
Aquatika – Freshwater Aquarium – Immerse yourself in the wonder of the largest freshwater aquarium in the region.


At last year’s Bear Stone Festival Year Zero Edition, SVIRAJ!JAM managed to wow the crowd while becoming one with the soothing feel of the Mrežnica river. We’re bringing them back for seconds to do what they do best – fill out the festival area with uniquely improvised music to ensure phenomenal vibrations while you’re sunbathing on the riverbank.

SVIRAJ!JAM is a group of renowned professional musicians of the Zagreb music scene that first started off in 2019 as a weekend getaway but turned into much more than that. In case you haven’t experienced them live last year, their concept is very straightforward: twelve incredible musicians switch around between their instruments with four to six of them performing at the Jam Stage at any moment. Their music is improvised on the spot and inspired by their interactions and the ambiance.

Team is fronted by Erol Zejnilović (ABOP, Elemental, Kries, marisol), Sara Ercegović (ŽEN) and Luka Čapeta (Mary May, pastele, Krv u stolici, Duetto Chapetlewsky).

DUO LOCO is a team of two vinyl enthusiasts who use their extensive vinyl collections to take their crowd on an unforgettable space rock journey.

One of these underground aces spends his free time performing in several punk bands, while the other one is an acid house DJ with a keen ear for everything distortion-related. Combine them and you get a first-class ticket for a trip on the Starship Enterprise!

BABILONSKA is a seasoned Zagreb-based DJ with a 9 year career behind her. She also had her Bear Stone Festival debut at the Year Zero Edition, where she displayed a wide array of experimental electronic (sub)genres.

This year she’ll be digging deep into her inspirations that include jazz, hip hop and riff-oriented music to bring us a special space rock-styled set. Her performance will be accompanied by psychedelic projections courtesy of Sector 7G.


At this year’s Bear Stone Festival, our merch stand will be equipped with festival lockers for the convenience and security of our visitors. These lockers will offer a safe space for storing personal belongings while enjoying the festival to the fullest.

Festival lockers provide a worry-free experience, allowing visitors to store their valuables, bags, and other items securely. With the lockers readily accessible throughout the event, attendees can dance, mingle, and immerse themselves in the music without the burden of carrying belongings.

Whether it’s a backpack, jacket, or other personal items, the lockers offer a convenient solution for keeping belongings safe and easily retrievable throughout the festival. Dimensions of each locker are 48cm(l) x 40cm(w) x 16cm(h). Price for renting a locker for the duration of the festival is 16€ with unlimited access.

Due to the limited number of lockers, we suggest that you reserve yours in advance by contacting us at


Hard-Copy tickets for Bear Stone Festival 2023 are available for purchase at PDV Records, located above Pločnik at Međimurska ulica 21, Zagreb.


In order to make Bear Stone Festival more accessible to our visitors that plan to travel to the festival by using public transport, we have partnered up with our local transportation provider Autopromet Slunj to create our very own bus line.

Bear Stone Festival bus line will drive from Slunj to Bear Stone Festival and back several times a day starting on Thursday, July 06 and finishing up on Sunday, July 09.

We’ll give you more details regarding the bus line timetable as we get closer to the festival.


Standard Festival Tickets which include free parking and camping are currently being sold for 59€. This price will change on Thursday, July 06 to 69€ on Entrio and at the festival gates. Make sure to get yours on time!

Get your festival tickets HERE!

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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