SHARPE music festival & conference combines public performances of promising Slovak and international artists of various genres with a conference, where the music professionals from all over Europe meet, learn from each other and discuss the latest topics from the music industry in panels, workshops, presentations, and networking sessions.
“At Sharpe, we could feel the passion in every little aspect. The creative energy that is hosted within the walls of Nová Cvernovka and the energy and passion of people behind the event, literally made the air vibrate.” We intentionally pick and mention this particular reaction of the Luxembourg Radio 100.7 from the first year’s edition, because we believe that it is an appropriate reflection of our mission.
We seek for the highest quality and diversity when putting together the festival program, showcasing dreamy indie, heavy doom-sludge, jazz and world music influences, electronic minimalism or avant-garde and experimental music. Besides music, we aim to create a platform for education and networking, stimulate cooperation, export and growth of the Slovak independent scene and increase the international circulation of music repertoire.
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Sharpe showed the tremendous talent that exists not just in this country, but the surrounding area, from urgent punk to blissed out ambient. Finally, they know how to organise.
Derek Robertson, Louder Than War, (UK)
Wonderfully curated and respectfully managed in these strange times, being in attendance at Sharpe was, at times, enough to bring a tear to the eye. In these circumstances, it may not have mattered whether the music was any good or not, but thankfully it lived up to the magnitude of the occasion.
James Thornhill, Under The Radar, (UK)
Thank you so much for everything. It was such an honour to be invited and I felt very lucky to be there. Such an impressive festival, perfectly organised to such a high standard.
Tom Travis, Rough Trade (UK)
It was huge what you have made that weekend. Congrats for the great job! Best acts at the showcase were Slovak. Once again, congrats, without you there wouldn’t be the universe!
Michal Hajduk, Adam Miczkiewitz Institu (PL)
All our friends from Central Europe in one place. I have enjoyed every second of it. It already gave me a lot of new ideas and energy, which was lacking for months.
Koen ter Heegde, Yugofuturism (NL)
Zahradní slavnost aneb Sharpe 2021 – Fullmoon (CZ)
shishi, sinks, Zbigniew Chojnacki, Baits, Warm Graves, Tea Sofia – Under the radar (UK)
Sharpe 2021 – Kde je vôľa, tam je cesta – Music press (SK)
Date of SHARPE music festival & conference
20 – 22 April 2023
Festival & conference venue
All festival and conference venues are located in the building of Nová Cvernovka.
Račianska 78, 831 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
Please use tram numbers 3 or 7 and get off on the stop named Nám. Biely Kríž right in front of Nová Cvernovka.
For the late trip back, please use night buses number N55 leaving from the stop “Nám. Biely Kríž” towards the city centre and the main train station. The bus leaves every hour at 00:11, 01:11, 02:11, 03:11 and 04:11.
Public transport schedules can be found here.
Alternatively, you can use your bike or taxi applications Hopin or Taxify/Bolt.