Founded 2000 in Bratislava, the NEXT Festival is an annual celebration of exploratory music and sonic art: from electronic experiments and free­form improvisation to audio­visual projects, it brings together artists who push the boundaries.

NEXT Festival presents and supports adventurous approaches in music of our time, be it improvised or contemporary classical music, avantgarde jazz, noise, ambient, experimental electronica, audiovisual performances, sonic art, or conceptual projects.

The main organiser of the festival is Atrakt Art NGO, together with A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture.

The 21st edition of the NEXT festival will take place online, in a virtual 3D environment.

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featuring programme broadcast from:

A4, Bratislava

A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture is an independent cultural centre focusing on innovative forms of theatre, dance, experimental music, film, visual art and new media art. It has been the main venue of the NEXT Festival since 2004.

RTVS – Rádio Devín, Bratislava

Rádio Devín is an arts and culture radio channel broadcast by the Radio and Television of Slovakia fostering its audience’s cultural identity and actively contributing to the formation of cultural memory in Slovakia.

T3, Bratislava

T3 – Cultural Vehicle is a project by Civic association UM that has transformed a decommissioned T3 streetcar into an independent space for culture, hosting a wide range of cultural activities by both early-career and seasoned artists.

Café OTO, London

London’s Café OTO provides a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream with an evening programme of adventurous live music seven nights a week.

UH Fest, Budapest

UH Fest is one of the rare events dedicated to adventurous modern music in Hungary. Since 2001 they staged hundreds of international and local performances during several festivals and one-off events.

VUNU Gallery, Kosice

VUNU is a cultural platform and Gallery dedicated to the presentation of contemporary works and productions by young Slovak and international artists. 


Slávo Krekovič
Artistic Director

Andrej Chudý, Daniel Kordík
Programme Advisors

Juraj Hoppan
Promotion and Co-Curation

Beáta Seberíniová, Ľudovít Nápoký
Project Managers

Lucia Brngalová, Michaela Kaliská, Bielka Belošovičová
Production Managers

Mária Hejtmánková
Financial Manager

Matúš Hnát
Visual Concept & Design

Máté Janky
Web Programming

The Rodina, Handi Kim
Web Programming, 3D Modelling and Design

Nikita Diakur

Elia Chevrier, Marcelo Maderuelo Sacido, Mireia Pla Mateu, Myriam Reeve


The festival takes place with the support from public sources from the Slovak Arts Council (Main Partner), Foundation of the Bratislava City, Regional Grant Programme of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region / Tatra Banka Foundation, and Goethe-Institute Bratislava.




Main Partner


Main Media Partners

Media Partners

Part of an international cooperation project Re-Imagine Europe, co-financed by the program of EU Creative Europe and supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.