Festival "Ring Ring"

17 May 2023 - 20 May 2023
Beograd, Serbia

Since its first edition in 1996, Ring Ring International New Music Festival presents to the audience and to the medias the new bands and artists on music scenes from around the world. New and improvised music, avant-garde jazz, new rock, electronic music, world music, electroacoustic sounds and contemporary art music are but just a part of the festival’s program every year.

Ring Ring Association is the producer of "Ring Ring festival”, researching new music from around the globe, selecting the music acts for the festival program, preparing contracts, arranging all the hospitality logistics, providing technical stuff and promoting the festival. The Association encourages its guest artists - experienced ones as well as newcomers - to exchange ideas and create collaborations and new projects. During the festival, the Association also promotes exhibitions as well as lectures and workshops for students.

One of the festival's main goals is to increase the exchange among its guest artists, allowing local musicians to have the chance to collaborate with European and world class artists and, by that, giving them the opportunity to present their work to other countries outside the Balkans. Many of the artists coming to the festival performed with artists from other countries, presenting innovative as well as traditional music and promoting intercultural dialogue. The festival presents performers from many different generations, showing that it's never too late or early to be creative and innovative. The same goes as for the audience: Ring Ring Festival has a younger audience if compared to similar festivals elsewhere.

Over the 26 years many of the most innovative artists has been present at the festival, from Pierre Bastien, Stefano Scodanibbio, Fred Frith, The Ex, Iva Bittova, Charles Gayle, Hamid Drake, Antonelo Salis, Peter Kowald, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, William Basinski, Dagmar Krause, Peter Brotzmann, Atomic, Otomo Yoshihide, Tomeka Reid Quartet, AMM, Lars Hollmer, John Dikeman, Gordan, Joelle Leandre, Phil Minton, Kim Myhr, Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love, Paolo Angeli, Bratsch...

By giving stage space to regional artists (such as Marina Džukljev, Tijana Stanković, Svetlana Maraš, Lajko Felix, Neočekivana Sila, Rascep, BelgradeYard SoundSystem, Echo Pointers, Szilard Mezei, New Art Forum, Ana Never, Blank Disc, Svetlana Spajić, Boris Kovač, Ensemble Studio 6...), the festival also gives them the opportunity to get in contact with other musicians, artists and managers from abroad, thus promoting Serbian art to the world.

Ring Ring Festival did great collaborations with similar festivals in Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague, Moers, Bologna, Cerkno and Zagreb. In 1999, due to the bombings in Serbia, the festival was held in over 40 towns all around the world, with a total of more than 600 concerts, showing that artistic collaborations are always possible even among musicians from different countries with diverse music styles.

Over the last 10 years the festival is getting back to its roots, where experimental and new music are the guidelines of the music program, awakening in the audience a desire for new sounds. The result of this mix of music and cultures is brought to the Belgrade audience every May, when the Ring Ring Festival takes place.


Practical info

Pricerange per day

Under 10 euro


Partner hotel , AirBnb


Self service resto , Resto , Veggie/vegan

Main target group

25 - 50 y/o

Directions & transport

Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km)


City center

Average attendence per day

500 to 2000 attendees

Art disciplines