Some 3.000 young people from Sarajevo and the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina had the opportunity to enjoy the first edition of the Talent Picnic Festival held on 9 and 10 September in Sarajevo.
Talent Picnick Festival brought for the first time a combination of music, art, and entertainment for young people. During the two days of the festival, young musicians, bands, artists, and designers had the opportunity to present their musical and artistic creativity. After this first edition, the Festival should become traditional.
The European Union declared 2022 the European Year of Youth to support the young generation to be more vocal about topics that are relevant to them and encourage them to explore their talents. In this regard, the EU office in BiH supported the organization of the festival to promote creativity and innovation among young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Joint forces of the EU Office in BiH, the Association for Social, Cultural and Creative Development ZORA, the Tourist Board of Sarajevo Canton, the Centre for the Promotion of Civil Society and the Government of Sarajevo Canton launched the Festival that will serve as a platform for growth and development for young people in the future.
Two nights in a row the audience enjoyed concerts by well-known regional and Bosnian musicians and musical groups. On Friday night, Post Rem, Muha, Grše, and TBF ensured a good atmosphere while Saturday night was reserved for Mustra Orchestra, Frenkie, Kontra, Indigo, Z ++, and Velahavle.
An excellent combination of music, culture and art brought a handful of interesting content such as daily activities that gave young artists, designers, and artists the opportunity to present their creativity and imagination.
All shows and activities within the festival were free, and many visitors took the opportunity to meet some of the famous artists from the region.
The EU Office in BiH supported the Talent Picnic Festival as part of the EU4All program, which aims to encourage positive European awareness among citizens so that they become consistent advocates of the EU integration process for the benefit of their local communities. The program promotes common European values and identity, equality, social inclusion, diversity, active citizenship and non-discrimination in BiH.