This weekend in Plovdiv will pass under the sound of rock. World-renowned bands await us at the Rowing Channel, and in our favorite bars they have prepared cool pre-parties

Photo: Desislava Tsvyatkova

20th July

Hills of Rock 2018 with Sabaton, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden & more

The Swedish heavy metal band SABATON will head the first day of the festival. The Bulgarian fans of the group will have the opportunity to see and hear them live on July 20, 2018 at the Rowing Channel in Plovdiv with a unique show including smashing sound, stage effects and pyrotechnics.

Judas Priest and Iron Maiden are the first big names to see in the park next to the Rowing Channel. Both legendary groups don’t need an introduction. We’ll see Judas on July 21 with all their hits and an amazing multimedia show, and Iron Maiden will be on an exclusive evening set just for them and with an extended set - Hills of Rock Exclusive.

Rowing Channel
20, 21, 22 July

Yours Truly | Bar The Post

We are approaching Friday with a dance step and the musical accompaniment is this time selected by the musical sun and one of the biggest bartender smiles in Plovdiv - Yours Truly.

Besides doing miracles behind the bar, Yours Truly turns even the most boring evening into a real fun experience that is worth telling about. The music will be fresh and suitable for dancing, and the bartenders will also prepare refreshing drinks.

Bar The Post
8 pm

Funky Mix by DJ Todd

The theme party "Funky Mix" returns this Friday for a new, summer edition in Fargo. We will hear DJ Todd's latest discoveries in the field of dance funky music from the 70's to the present day, as well as the better reworkings of familiar and unknown treasures!

Fargo Club
9 pm

LiquiD GrooveZ

This weekend at Groove Music & Art we'll dive into the depths of Drum & Bass. The thematic pre-parties at both festival evenings include Liquid Jazz, Dance, EDM instrumentals and the most melodic vocals. From the bar they will take care of our good mood with the latest summer cocktail offers and the best selection of beers for every taste.

Groove Music&Art
9 pm


This Friday, DJ ILIYAN will take care of fans of electronic music to enjoy a great mix of upcoming club hits. You can expect a different walk through electronic music because DJ ILIYAN has prepared a surprising selection for his name day!

Bally Club
9 pm

Tochka BG Acoustic Live @Bee Bop Café

In the summer Friday evening, on July 20th, one of the most beloved acoustic formations for original music is visiting Plovdiv at the Bee Bop Café.

Tochka BG is a Bulgarian acoustic band, created in 2011 by Todor Yankulov, Krasi Manka, Plamen Sivov and Zornitsa Popova. They perform their original songs in a singer-songwriter style; they have concerts in Bulgaria and abroad. They have released 5 albums.

Bee Bop Café
9.30 pm

21st July

Juicy Mojito Nite

This Saturday, we will fight the heat with ice Mojito. They expect us in The Post with a loaded patron, and besides the classic Mojito, they have prepared some of their cocktail variations.

Bar The Post
6 pm

JOObba (XRaydio) DJ Set

Saturday... Melomaniac night with eclectic music selection. Unparalleled mishmashmix around electro, funk, synth, new wave, psychedelic rock, indie, blues and more. The sound architect of the evening will be jOObba from XRaydio.

Fargo Club
9 pm


Summer mood and many shared emotions await you this week at BallyClub. On July 21, DJ MANU is behind the console. Expect the night to break out with your favorite music hits shared in the company of good friends!

Bally Club
9 pm


The Shakespearean tale of jealousy, vengeance and murder comes to life in Verdi's opera, in which the composer has managed to find out how to "connect" every note of music to the drama of the plot. In the premiere version of director Nina Naydenova, the role of the tortured Venetian moor is entrusted to world-renowned tenor Christian Benedict, and Arena di Verona's soloist Alberto Gazale enters the skin of Othello's death-foe Iago. Debut in the role of Desdemona makes Tania Ivanova, the favorite of the Plovdiv audience.

Conductor: Dian Chobanov
Soloists, choir, ballet and orchestra of Opera Plovdiv

Ancient Theatre Plovdiv
9 pm