Slovenské Alternatívne Leto / Slovak Alternative Summer
The first year of the Slovak Alternative Summer Festival was organised by the founders of the still existing BOMBURA club in Brezno in 1995. The idea to organise this festival arose from a natural need to promote alternative cultural genres to a greater extent, and not only through club performances. At the Festival, a number of well-known Slovak and foreign underground bands played concerts. The Festival changed its location several times, settling at last at a site below the ruins of Revište Castle near Žarnovica in 1998. The Festival was held there until 2008. In 2018, Spectaculum production managed to revive the event in cooperation with its founders. Thanks to this Festival, both older and younger generations of Slovak organisers of alternative concerts joined in the pursuit of holding an open-air festival, a festival with the potential to contribute to building a sustainable underground culture in Europe.
Location: Revištské Podzámčie, Žarnovica
Genres: underground, alternative, jazz-fusion, rock, folk, world music