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 is focusing predominantly on innovative musicians who are both composers and performers of their music.

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.


Since 2000, NEXT is the annual international festival of new and experimental contemporary music, usually happening during the first December weekend in Bratislava, Slovakia. Its role is twofold: to present the outstanding personalities of the scenes of ‘advanced’ music as well as to give a chance to perform a upcoming artists from Slovakia and neighbouring countries.


Slávo Krekovič
Artistic Director

Andrej Chudý, Daniel Kordík
Programme Advisors

Juraj Hoppan
Promotion & Co-Curation

Beáta Seberíniová, Ľudovít Nápoký
Project Managers

Lucia Brngalová, Michaela Kaliská, Bielka Belošovičová
Production Managers

Mária Hejtmánková
Financial Manager

Robert Finkei
Visual Concept & Design

Jon Dujaka
Web Developer

Dáša Peštová
Web Content Editor


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This website was supported from public sources by the Slovak Arts Council.