Airport Trenčín 6 — 8 July 2023
Slovenská Tepláreň – Hundreds of artists will give Concerts for Matúš and Juraj

Slovenská Tepláreň – Hundreds of artists will give Concerts for Matúš and Juraj

Within the first ten days, 346 performers, 161 venues, 32 festivals and parties, and 42 supporting organizations have registered for the Slovenská Tepláreň initiative. In total, there are almost 600 participating organizations and artist groups from across the country. By popular demand, we have extended the event until Sunday, November 27, and at the same time, several warm-up events will take place before the official launch on November 12. Slovenská Tepláreň will continue after the end of November with more special events.

03. November 2022

"It is important that our society responds to the terrorist act in which Matúš Horváth and Juraj Vankulič were murdered in a hate crime at the Tepláreň bar. It is also good news that among the participating organizations, there are both well-known names and brand-new projects, established large festivals, and small night events and venues. Everything from the State Ballet, to museums, schools and cultural centers to baguette shops, bars, and small-town pubs. It is necessary that the atmosphere toward LGBTI+ people in our country changes, and that the legislation changes towards equal rights for all people in Slovakia. We thank everyone who participated, and we appreciate the commitment of each and every one. I believe that we will manage to move Slovakia in the right direction," says Michal Kaščák from the Pohoda Festival, which is coordinating the Slovenská Tepláreň Festival.

The goal of the joint initiative of the Pohoda Festival, Roman Samotný from the Tepláreň bar, and other partners is to express solidarity with the bereaved families and show support for LGBTI+ people with concerts for Matúš and Juraj.

A map of events has been added to the website www.slovenskateplaren.sk, the events calendar is gradually being updated, and you can also find an updated list of participating clubs and performers there.

The goal of the joint initiative of the Pohoda Festival, Roman Samotný from Tepláreň bar, and other partners is to express solidarity with the bereaved and show support for the LGBTI+ community through concerts dedicated to Matúš and Juraj.

"We want to express our solidarity with the families and loved ones of Matúš and Juraj, who were murdered in a hate crime in Bratislava's Tepláreň bar.

We want to express our respect and esteem to those who made Tepláreň a welcoming place where free people can meet. 

We want to express our support for the LGBTI+ community.

We want Slovakia to be a country where everyone can feel safe and where minorities are accepted with respect as a natural part of society.

We want to see legislation changed to ensure a dignified and full-fledged life for all people in Slovakia, including the LGBTI+ community.

We want to walk the path of non-violence, togetherness, and tolerance, and that is why we are organizing the Slovenská Tepláreň festival."