Novi Sad’s Doček Collects Awards

This year, Novi Sad officially started the year of the European Capital of Culture with a spectacle within Doček, and the segment of the opening ceremony dedicated to the first Serbian cultural property entered in the UNESCO register of intangible cultural heritage – Slava has now won an award at the world competition of professional photographers. These are the works of the award-winning photographer Pavel Surový for which the artist won two silver and one […]

The Performance by Bilja Krstić & Bistrik Orchestra Rescheduled

The performance by Bilja Krstić & Bistrik Orchestra, originally scheduled for 13 January within Doček 7530, was delayed due to the sickness of the singer and rescheduled for Thursday, 10 March in the hall 1 of the Novi Sad Fair, with the beginning at 8:22 p.m. (20:22) within the European Capital of Culture programme. All tickets bought for the original date will be valid for the new date. There will be no change for new […]

Old Tradition in a New Way: ‘Slava’ in Cultural Stations on 14 and 15 January

This year as well, Doček in Novi Sad connects the two celebrations of years 2022 and 7530, while after the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture on 13 January, we organise the celebration that begins with concerts across the city and continues on 14 January in Cultural Stations with programmes that symbolically reflect on traditional Serbian slava, our first cultural heritage included in the register of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Since […]

Novi Sad Has Officially Taken the European Capital of Culture Title Last Night

By celebrating the great names of Serbian science, through art and culture, Novi Sad became the European Capital of Culture last night. More than 400 artists from Serbia and Europe, through Doček – a singular artistic celebration in Europe, reached zenith together with the audience, showing just how the heritage of those that influenced not just Europe but the whole world – Mileva Marić Einstein, Milutin Milanković, Dragiša Brašovan and Ljubomir Micić, should be kept […]

Novi Sad Officially the European Capital of Culture from Tomorrow, Tightened Epidemiological Measures at Events

Tomorrow, on 13 January, the title year of the European Capital of Culture will officially commence in Novi Sad, within the programme arch Doček, with which the citizens of Novi Sad and their guests sailed into 2022.

Watch the Novi Sad European Capital of Culture Proclamation on 13 January at 6 p.m.

Novi Sad will bear the prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture in 2022, together with Kaunas (Lithuania) and Esch (Luxembourg). At the same time, Serbian Athens is the first of the three cities where the opening ceremony of the title year that will be marked by the unique art celebration in Europe, Doček, at more than 40 locations in Novi Sad.

Live Broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the European Capital of Culture on RTS 2 and RTV 1

Novi Sad has been placed in the centre of the European cultural map. On the occasion of the opening of the title year, 2022, when Novi Sad takes the title of European Capital of Culture, on Thursday, 13 January, at 8:22 p.m. (20:22), a grand performance of the opening ceremony play, the multimedia spectacle Zeniteum :: 2022, will be held. Viewers will be able to watch the live broadcast of the opening ceremony on the […]

Warm Up: Performances of Novi Sad Bands in the Open on 12 January

There are only two days left until the moment when Novi Sad will shine as the European Capital of Culture within the Doček programme arch, with which the citizens of Novi Sad and their guests sailed into the title year. As the unique celebration in Europe, Doček combines two arts, two alphabets, two new years, two days, two calculations of time, thus Doček 7530 will bring a kind of celebration that pushes boundaries. As an […]

Doček Opened the Title Year of the European Capital of Culture in Novi Sad

Novi Sad officially entered the title year of the European Capital of Culture with the programme inspired by Nikola Tesla, the first honorary citizen of the city, and the Serbian Athens will be the centre of European cultural life in the following 365 days.

Programme, Schedules, Map and Details of the New Year’s Celebration in Suburbium

Novi Sad, as the European Capital of Culture, is welcoming 2022 with an unusual artistic and production programme that will illuminate the baroque ambience of the Suburbium of the Petrovaradin Fortress. Compared to previous years, Novi Sad is making a step forward when it comes to the location of Doček. The citizens of Novi Sad and their guests will have a chance to see a part of the ‘Tesla, Inventartist’ play directed by Nebojša Bradić […]

Doček 2022. in Novi Sad with laser, music and video sensations

Special lighting installations, visual effects and performances, including the cooperation between multimedia artists and musicians in the Suburbium of the Petrovaradin Fortress, as one of the best-preserved fortifications in Europe, will create an ambience of the Baroque gem of Novi Sad at Doček, within the Tesla Light Gallery on 31 December.

Temporary Traffic Regime Modification Due to the Opening of the Title Year of the European Capital of Culture

Due to the execution of the programmes within the opening of the European Capital of Culture, there will be a temporary change in the traffic regime in some parts of Novi Sad, for the purpose of safe and responsible installation of scenography and installations of the art programmes and the best possible organization of one of the most important cultural and artistic events in the country in 2022.

Doček 7530: Ticket Sales for 13 January Begin

The ticket sales for indoor concerts on 13 January within Doček in Novi Sad begin on Monday, 20 December at noon. A very limited number of tickets at special, promotional prices will be available online at, where they can be purchased even by people outside Serbia, as well as at almost 50 Gigs Tix ticket offices throughout Serbia. With strict adhering to all epidemiological measures, the concert capacities, and therefore the number of tickets, will be […]

The exhibition ‘The Citizens of Novi Sad Choose’ opens in the Gallery of Matica Srpska

In anticipation of the European Capital of Culture year in Novi Sad, the exhibition ‘The Citizens of Novi Sad Choose’, opens in the Gallery of Matica Srpska on 17 December, symbolically at 8:22 p.m. (20:22). One of the most significant institutions in Novi Sad starts the title year of the European Capital of Culture with the exhibition that will present the Gallery of Matica Srpska collection in a completely new way. The citizens of Novi […]

Doček in Novi Sad – Celebration that Breaks Boundaries

A unique artistic celebration in Europe, Doček, will open the European Capital of Culture year in Novi Sad, with a programme that will be seen for the first time in this area. Doček, the European Trend Brand of the Year 2021 will reach its artistic-programme and production peak in the fifth year of its development. More than 400 artists from Serbia and the whole of Europe will focus on the fusion of art and science, […]

Call for Participation in the ‘Doček’ Programme Arch Ended: 23 Applications Approved

Twenty three applications have been approved within the public call for financing the implementation of art programmes in the spaces for independent cultural creative processes wthin the ‘Doček’ programme arch. The aim of the call was to support performers, established and marginalised art groups, i.e. groups of marginalised individuals, while it has been dedicated to programmes that will be implemented within the opening ceremony of the year of the capital of culture, during the ‘Doček’ […]

Citizens of Novi Sad Promoting Their City as the European Capital of Culture

In a little more than 50 days, Novi Sad will become the European Capital of Culture, most of the programmes are already announced, and now Novi Sad citizens from various backgrounds have sent out an invitation to visit their city in 2022.

Tesla, Inventartist: Preparations for Doček 2022 Began

Four years ago, Novi Sad welcomed New Year’s Eve from a mere party, and got the brand Doček, unique in Europe, combining the two celebrations of New Year’s Eve. With different programme and production approaches, and art quality, Doček positioned Serbian Athens as the future European Capital of Culture, selecting 13 January and 31 December 2022 as the time slots of the opening ceremony, i.e. the closing ceremony of the title year.

Novi Sad – Winner of the European Trend Brand of the Year Award

Novi Sad is the winner of the European Trend Brand of the Year 2021, within the European Cultural Brand Awards 2021, the competition held for the 16th time in Dresden. Novi Sad became the first city in this part of Europe that bore the title, having in mind that the winners have been from Western Europe such as Paris, Munich, Berlin, Oslo and others so far. Thanks to Novi Sad, Serbia found itself in the company of […]

Call for Participation in the ‘Doček’ Programme Arch Launched

The ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ launched a public call for financing the implementation of the art programmes in the premises for independent cultural creative process within the ‘Doček’ programme arch. Registered catering facilities, associations and other organisations that work and create in the field of culture and art, which have headquarters on the territory of Novi Sad, where culture and art programmes are usually being implemented by the independent scene and established artists […]

Novi Sad 2022 – European Capital of Culture Reveals Its Programme for the Title Year

Serbian second largest city, Novi Sad, is counting down the days when it will hold the European Capital of Culture title, being the first city from a candidate country for EU to bear this accolade. Most of the programme that will be divided into eight programme arches in the title year has now been revealed.

Ten Artists Who Will Participate at the Gala Opening of the European Capital of Culture Selected

Novi Sad is in a hurry to prepare for 2022, when it will become the European Capital of Culture. In July, with the aim to raise capacities of the local scene and focus on Novi Sad artists, the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation launched an Open Call for the selection of artists/performers who will participate in the opening ceremony on 13 January. Therefore, the selection jury selected 10 artists who will participate in […]

More than 12,000 People Followed Doček 7529 Online

More than 12,000 people followed Doček 7529 via the Visit Novi Sad platform on New Year’s Eve on 13 January.

Doček 7529: Ten Hours of New Year’s Eve Programme on 13 January

More than ten hours of the online music, visual and performing arts programme taking place in 14 Novi Sad spaces for culture, including the first City Concert Hall, Fabrika, Skladište, Biro and Čeličana in Great Liman, Novi Sad Theatre and the network of cultural stations, and almost 100 artists, will be presented to the audience on 13 January, within the Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture programme arch – Doček 7529. The programme will be available […]

Električni Orgazam: Celebrating 41 Years of Work on 13 January

From a band formed to only do one gig, to 41 years of having concerts. One of the longest-living rock bands in the region, Električni Orgazam will celebrate its jubilee within the online Doček 7529, on the platform, on 13 January. Formed on exactly the same date in 1980, in the ‘Mornar’ (en. Sailor) tavern, the band now has almost 20 albums and numerous concerts. They are one of the founders of the new wave on […]

‘Snow White’ Children Opera at Doček on 13 January

Traditionally, within Doček, children will have a chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve. On Wednesday, 13 January, the youngest will have a chance to watch the ‘Snow White’ children opera online. It will be performed by the ‘Visoko C’ Association, via new platform.

Fusion of Trap and Jazz at Doček 7529: ‘Surreal & Beyond’ Online from the Novi Sad Theatre

  The audience will have an opportunity to listen to Filip Arsenijević, a young rapper who’s going to perform in the Novi Sad Theatre together with an innovative band ‘Surreal & Beyond’ with jazz accompaniment. This music fusion will perform online, on the new platform, on 13 January.

Buč Kesidi: People Need More Projects Such As Doček

‘Online Doček is an awesome idea, a lot of genres are included, Električni Orgazam, Surreal, who is very active in hip hop, a different sound that we bring to the table, and then there’s Vasil, so this is really something we’d like to hear in person,’ said both Luka Racić and Zoran Zarubica, members of the band ‘Buč Kesidi.’ The audience will have an opportunity to hear the band within the online Doček 7529, on […]

Vasil Hadžimanov with Stefan Milenković at Doček 7529

Stefan Milenković and the Novi Sad chamber orchestra ‘Camerata Academica’ will host Vasil Hadžimanov, the great jazz musician, pianist and composer.

Doček in Novi Sad: Opera ‘Rigoletto’ for Audience around the World

Novi Sad, the future European Capital of Culture, presents the online multimedia opera spectacle ‘Rigoletto’ to audience around the world for the New Year’s Eve on 31 December at 6 p.m. on the platform.

Talented Lana Zorjan in the First Cultural Station in Novi Sad

Doček 7529 will present new spaces for culture on the Visit Novi Sad online platform on 13 January, including the first cultural station opened in Novi Sad, the Egység Cultural Station, where Lana Zorjan, the young violinist will perform within.

Novi Sad Online Doček Opens New Spaces for Culture

Doček in Novi Sad, which connects two celebrations of New Year’s Eve, two calendars and two ways of measuring time, will continue its tradition, but in online form, by opening new spaces for culture so that Serbian Athens can welcome the title of the European Capital of Culture. The first City Concert Hall, Fabrika, Skladište, Biro and Čeličana at the Great Liman and a network of cultural stations will be presented to the audience in […]

Doček 7528: Countdown to the European Capital of Culture

Doček 7528 in Novi Sad with events at 50 locations across the city, 200 artists from 10 countries and capacities of local creative work, proved it is even more ready for the title of the European Capital of Culture that is exactly 365 days away!

A Unique Doček 7527 in ‘Serbian Athens’

Uniqueness and diversity – two key epithets of Doček 7527 in Novi Sad. Novi Sad, as the ‘Serbian Athens’, celebrated its main characteristic – interculturality, by connecting Serbian cultural heritage with European intangible cultural heritage.

Doček 7527 Organised at 40 Locations in the City

Citizens of Novi Sad and its guests had a chance to enjoy diverse programme and concerts on 13 January, within Doček 7527, which were implemented in the evening, only in closed spaces, and were spread across the city at more than 40 locations. This is the proof that the culture is the way of life and that the richness of diversity has always been fostered in Novi Sad.

World Famous Virtuoso Roby Lakatos in Novi Sad for Doček 7527

This multitalented and authentic artist connects classical music, jazz and traditional music with his special skills and leaves the audience breathless. Roby Lakatos, one of the most famous violinists in the world, performed within Doček 7527 and gave a masterly performance in the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad on 13 January.

Doček 2019: Novi Sad – European Youth Capital

Novi Sad entered New Year 2019 as the European Youth Capital. Doček was organised at five locations in the city centre and it was in token of young people.

Дoček in Novi Sad – the Bridge that Connects Elite and Popular Music

In order to celebrate the year when the city will become the European Youth Capital, Novi Sad gathers artists from Poland, USA, Russia, China, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, connecting not only different meridians, but different genres and locations.

Novi Sad Entered the New Year as a True Capital of Culture

At the very beginning of 2018, Novi Sad presented itself as Serbian, regional and future European capital of culture. By combining elements of high culture with pop and mass culture, discovering new locations, new buildings and performers, as well as by reminding of the existing ones, more than 60,000 people celebrated two New Year’s Eves in Novi Sad, on 31 December at 4 locations in the first staged celebration, and on 13 January at 38 […]

Circus Cabaret for the First Time in Novi Sad for Doček 7526

The Novi Sad audience will have a chance to experience, for the first time in Novi Sad, the Cabaret Bre and Aleksandar Dujin Orchestra on the eve of 13 January in the West Hall of the SPENS at 20h. This extraordinary event will include aerial acrobatics, parterre acrobatics, cyrweel, juggling, comedy, dance… Tickets are on sale in the Gigs Tix ticket office at promotional price of 300 RSD. Circus artists will open the cabaret doors […]

Doček 7526 – Events and Timetable

Represented through the difference in measuring time, as well as two calendars – Gregorian and Julian, these two programme concepts, two New Year’s Eves, will also be different. The celebration of the year 2018 will take place on 31 December during the entire day, mostly in open spaces and in the city centre, while the year 7526 will be celebrated on the eve of 13 January, only in closed space, and it will be spread […]

Dušan Svilar with Tamburitza Orchestras from Novi Sad and Osijek in Studio M

Within the celebration of the year 7526, the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation organises the first among several projects in cooperation with Osijek – the city candidate for the Croatian European Capital of Culture 2020. Through the exchange of experiences in the candidacy process, Osijek and Novi Sad are building cultural values that can inspire envy of any European city. Therefore, for the celebration of the year 7526, Dušan Svilar will sing for the soul, accompanied […]

Tickets for Celtic Attraction Ímar and Slobodan Trkulja Have Also Been Sold Out

There is a high demand for tickets for celebration of the year 7526! Despite increasing the capacity due to large interest, tickets for the concert of Celtic attraction, Ímar band, which will perform on 13 January in the Serbian National Theatre with Slobodan Trkulja as a host and special guest, have been sold out.

Tickets for the Performance of Divna Ljubojević within the Celebration of the Year 7526 Already Sold Out

Tickets for the concert of Divna Ljubojević, which will be held on 13 January in the Hall of the NIS building in Novi Sad, were sold out at record speed. For the celebration of the year 7526, we will have an opportunity to enjoy the angelic voice of Divna Ljubojević, woman who has been singing spiritual Orthodox music for more than 26 years.

New Year’s Eve with orchestra performing pop and film music

The festival concept of celebrating New Year’s Eve 2017, entitled “2New!” which has been prepared by “Novi Sad 2021″ team, will gather at four city locations the biggest number of performers so far. One of the central events is at the Freedom Square where regional pop icon Zravko Čolić will perform, as well as Novi Sad Big Bend. Conductor of Novi Sad Big Band, Fedor Vrtačnik, announces that on New Year’s Eve they are preparing […]

Celebration of the Year 7526 in Novi Sad

As an overture for 2021, when Novi Sad will be European Capital of Culture, the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation starts building capacities for two New Year’s Eve celebrations, as future Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the year of the title.

Art beat the rain at the celebration of the Serbian New Year in Novi Sad

A brand new, festival concept of celebration New Year’s holidays 2New!, was crowned last night at the Freedom Square with fantastic performances of Novi Sad 2021 Symphony Orchestra, Boban Marković brass band and DJ Fanatic.

Everything is ready for celebration of Serbian New Year in Novi Sad

The first festival concept of the New Year celebration, called 2New!, prepared by Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture, will have a final evening with a program that starts at 9PM at the Freedom Square where Symphony Orchestra Novi Sad 2021 will perform. Right after them, a well known DJ Fanatic performance is scheduled, and a world-famous master of the trumpet, Boban Marković, with his brass band orchestra and fireworks will take the […]

Celebration of Serbian New Year’s Eve with film music and best European trumpet

Novi Sad 2021 Team continues to celebrate winter holidays with festival called 2New! After the New Year’s holidays, when more than 40 000 people enjoyed listening to rich music and cultural program, Novi Sad 2021 Team will organize another big celebration to welcome the Serbian New Year with the Symphony Orchestra 2021 and soloists of the Serbian National Theatre and a special guest Sergej Trifunović, while the City of Novi Sad will give to the […]

More than 40,000 people celebrated the first New Year festival in Novi Sad

The most expected and wildest night the citizens of Novi Sad and many tourists from the region and European countries have spent in the festival atmosphere. Walking from stage to stage, getting to know new people and listening to the most diverse music program so far, more than 40 000 people enjoyed on the central streets of Novi Sad.

The re-run of New Year celebrated at the crowded Square

After amazing performances of Irie FM, Drum’n’Zez, Ana Perišić, Milena Jančurić and many others, Novi Sad Republic Square presented a great program for New Year re-run.

The youngest citizens of Novi Sad escort 2016 with “Little Red Riding Hood and Santa Claus” opera

New Year’s celebration 2017 in Novi Sad will be remembered as a premiere festival concept under the name “2New!” Also, within Children’s New Year opera for children will be performed in the open in the Danube Park. The association “High C”, which consists of eight opera singers, including members of the Opera of the Serbian National Theatre and vocal pedagogues from the Academy and Music Schools, and one pianist, will perform opera for children “Little […]

Jazz night introduction to 2New!

In the year when Novi Sad became the European Capital of Culture 2021 and European Youth Capital 2019 it will, for the first time, organize festival New Year’s Eve program prepared by the team “Novi Sad 2021”. The new concept of the celebration of New Year and Christmas holidays called “2 New!” during four days at four city locations – Liberty Square, Republic Square, the Danube Park and Studio M – will feature more than […]

Two New Years – the first New Year’s Eve festival in Novi Sad

For the New Year celebration the City of Novi Sad will grant its citizens with the performance of one of the biggest stars from the region, Zdravko Čolić, while Serbian New Year will welcome with a concert of the legendary and world renowned world music brass band of Boban Marković. It was announced today at a press conference held in the City Hall in Novi Sad, where the New Year program organized by the City […]