‘Vila’ (The Fairy of Fruška Gora)

Escape the city noise and invigorate your soul with nature, family, and friends.

Some of the most important European heroines of art will gather at the first festival called ‘Vila’ (English fairy), in the heart of the oldest national park, Fruška Gora, in Vrdnik, from 3 to 5 June, within the Heroines programme arch.

The fairies reveal themselves to the chosen ones. Do not miss the unique opportunity to turn your dreams into a reality to remember.

3 June

Literary programme

5 p.m. / As part of the children’s programme, the extraordinary fairy of the Yugoslav theatre Anica Dobra Reads Fairy Tales to Children
7 p.m. / Conversation ‘Becoming a Female Author’ – Poem for Milica Stojadinović Srpkinja

Music programme

7.30 p.m. / Performance of the famous Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma and Camerata NS
9.30 p.m. / Concert of one of the most famous vocalists of the Balkan music scene Kaliopi
11.15 p.m. / Performance by Jenny Berggren from the group Ace of Base

4 June

Literary programme

12 p.m. / Grand opening of the 46th ‘Crusade for Milica’ manifestation
1 p.m. / Promotion of selected poetry ‘We Are on the Islands Now’ (Sada smo na ostrvima) by Jasmina Topić
5 p.m. / As part of the children’s programme the famous presenter Nataša Miljković Reads Fairy Tales to Children
6 p.m. / Literary programme ‘Becoming a Female Author’ – promotion of the anthology ‘If I Am Her’ (Ako sam ja ona)

Children’s programme

4 – 8 p.m. / Erste Children’s Programme – creative and educational workshops and games
4 p.m. / Promotion of the picture book ‘The Fruška Fairy-Tale’
4.30 p.m. / Dance performance ‘Theory of Relativity’
6 p.m. / Erste Children’s Programme – the play ‘Guardians of the Dragon’s Treasure’

Theatre programme

9 p.m. / Dance performance ‘Živka Sirinićka Got Married’

Music programme

3.30 – 4.15 p.m. / DJ Mina Poznanović / Location: ‘Great Shade’ zone

6 – 7 p.m. / Lady Jelena Concert / Location: ‘Great Shade’ zone

7 p.m. / Concert by Amira Medunjanin and Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra

11 p.m. / Performance by the brightest star of the symphonic rock scene Tarja Turunen

Movie programme

9 pm /  ‘Teacher’s room’ Film Screening

5 June

Literary programme

10 a.m. / Round table ‘Becoming a Female Author – Surmounting Women’s Authorship in Serbian Culture’

Children’s programme

4 – 8 p.m. / Erste Children’s Programme – creative and educational workshops and games
4 p.m. / Unique camp in this area ‘Girls Rock Camp’
5 p.m. / Nataša Tapušković reads fairy tales to children
9 p.m. / ‘How I Learned to Fly’ Film Screening

Music programme

4 – 4.45 p.m. / Panel discussion / Maja Cvetković (E-play) and Branka Glavonjić (Bunt) / Location: ‘Great Shade’ zone

6 p.m. / Concert of the Belgrade band E-PLAY

7 – 7.30 p.m. / DJ Nadežda Dimitrijević, I slot / Location: ‘Great Shade’ zone

7.30 p.m. / Concert of a famous Croatian pop-star Natali Dizdar

8 p.m. / (Indoor) concert of one of the most renowned violists in the world Tabea Zimmermann

10.30 – 11 p.m. / DJ Nadežda Dimitrijević / II slot / Location: ‘Great Shade’ zone

11 p.m. / Concert of the famous US indie rock band Warpaint

Theatre programme

9 p.m. / Theatre play ‘Dust’

As part of the family festival, the children’s programme will be organised between 3 and 5 which will include an obstacle course, games such as foot billiards, frisbees, flying kites and throwing light aeroplanes without engines, with animators who will guide the children through the games at all times. The youngest will develop various intellectual, motor, social, and even emotional skills within the workshop ‘Oblutak’ by Dunja Šašić, a certified expert in creative work with children.

In addition to the chill-out zone, DDOR will open a DDOR Forest Classroom at the ‘Vila’ festival, where children will learn through play – they will plant flowers on their own, learning how to do it properly along the way.

‘FOREST OF IDEA(S) – Together We Create Idea(s) That Preserve Nature’ is a children’s eco-educational programme organized by IDEA at the ‘Villa’ festival with eco-activists from the author team of the children’s environmental television series ‘Nature Yourself’, which promote an involved attitude towards nature.

The workshops will be held on 4 and 5 June from 4 to 8 p.m.

At the workshops, the children will build a house for insects, the so-called ‘hotel for bugs’, as well as small plant bombs made from recycled paper with seeds for 15 species of honey bees to be used for the guerrilla planting of a ‘paradise for bees’. ‘Šumenkov Instrumentarijum’ workshop will include the production of instruments from natural materials and playing blades of grass, didgeridoo, reed saxophone, whistle, šuška, sound bow – mouth harp, and the like. At the workshops ‘Brzometlicin’ and ‘Piratin reciklarijum’, children will make souvenirs out of recycled materials – plastic bottles will become pots, and milk cartons will be turned into wallets.

While the little ones are enjoying their activities, the Great Shade Zone has been designed, which spreads over an incredible 400 square meters, where parents can enjoy having a picnic and the atmosphere of a garden party. A food zone will be set up, as well as toilets with running water.
There will also be a bazaar with 20 stands nearby, which will sell fine homemade food, wine, jewellery, and clothes of local designers, natural cosmetics, and similar products.
These zones complete the family event and form a corner where everyone can find something for themselves.

Admission is free.

mapa Vila

As the organiser of the first Fruška Gora festival, the Foundation ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ provided citizens with free transportation to the ‘Vila’ festival by city buses.

Transportation will be done from Novi Sad to the Fruške Terme Resort in Vrdnik and back. Everyone who wants to go to the ‘Vila’ will have seven departures and the same number of return trips for each festival day. The place of departure is the plateau at the Railway Station in Novi Sad. The ride back to the city leaves from the bus stop at the Fruške Terme Resort. Additional planned bus stops for the passenger pickup on the route Novi Sad – Vrdnik (Fruške Terme Resort) – Novi Sad are the Liberty Bridge in Novi Sad and the bus station in the centre of Sremska Kamenica.

Departures from Novi Sad to Vrdnik: 4 p.m., 4.15 p.m., 5.45 p.m., 6 p.m., 6.15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8.15 p.m.
Departures from Vrdnik to Novi Sad: 9 p.m., 9.15 p.m., 9.30 p.m., 12.30 a.m., 12.45 a.m., 1 a.m., 1.30 a.m.

Also, every day of the festival, between 3 and 5 June, from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., the traffic routes will be temporarily changed: the section of the state road 313 (Manastirska Street) will be closed at the branch for the Fruške Terme Resort in Vrdnik, up to the turn for the Platan Ranch, while the road leading to the Health Trail on Zmajevac will remain open.

The existing line No. 86 operates on a regular route with the ticket price based on the current JGSP Novi Sad price chart.

In order to preserve our oldest national park and provide a better quality of experience in this unique environment, we ask everyone who comes by car for patience and understanding.

Due to the specifics of the location, everyone who comes with their own vehicle is asked to use only marked parking spaces, to carpool in order to reduce the number of vehicles in Vrdnik and to take the opportunity to walk from the parking lot to the festival venue.

Above all, we recommend that visitors come with provided free transportation, and just enjoy themselves.

Erste Bank is the partner of the Heroines programme arch.

Photo: Promo



03. Jun 2022.


Fruške terme
Hotel Fruske Terme, Врдник


Foundation ‘Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture’