More than 30,000 people attended the various programmes of this year’s edition of the Rabac Open Air summer festival, which was held at twelve different locations over 76 days. During the past two months, Rabac has been a must-visit destination for everyone that loves music, theatre and other edutainment programmes. In cooperation with the host sponsors the Town of Labin and the Labin–Rabac Tourist Board, as well as MPG, the company that organized the festival, Valamar has once provided the best content for this year’s visitors to Rabac, regardless of their tastes and age. Both the tourists and the local residents were once again delighted with what they saw. A plethora of concerts and costumed entertainers, lots of music, laughter and great movies under the stars were highlights of the summer in Rabac.
This year’s festival programme opened on 16 June with the traditional Summer Carnival organized by Domoće Folšarije and supported by the Labin-Rabac Tourist Board, while the musical portion of the festival kicked off on 6 July with a concert performance by the cult Croatian rock band Psihomodo pop, followed by performances by some of the best tribute bands as part of the Sundance Tribute Festival, which was organized in cooperation with the company Velesajam, as well as street musicians at several locations around the town as part of the Street Music programme. No less than 116 hours of music marked the summer in Rabac.
It should also be noted that the Rabac Open Air programme was divided into 4 categories and took place at various locations in June, July and August. The organizers prepared 66 events in 15 different programmes, which featured 160 Croatian and international performers.