Lednice-Valtice Music Festival
Since its foundation in 2016, Lednice-Valtice Music Festival (LVMF) has built up a solid status as an established and popular cultural event in the Czech Republic that takes place annually at the turn of September and October. Naturally, the LVMF focuses on the Lednice-Valtice area, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. Being the most extensive composite landscape in Europe, eight classical music concerts are held at this venue during the fourteen festival days each year, along with off-programme lectures, exhibitions and educational concerts for children from local primary schools. Furthermore, there have been a themed concert prologues in recent festival years, which take place about a month before the actual opening.
The chamber evenings are held in the classical salets, which were designed two centuries ago by the best Viennese architects Joseph Kornhäusel and Joseph Hardtmuth at the request of the Liechtenstein family in order to revive the ideals of antiquity. Therefore, these venues include Temple of Diana, Pond Chateau Lednice or Mansion Pohansko. The festival venues are complemented by neo-Gothic churches and especially the newly reconstructed riding hall and theatre in the castles of Lednice and Valtice. The most prominent artists the festival introduced include Adam Plachetka, Lukáš Vondráček, Jakub Józef Orliński or Fabio Biondi.
3 500 — annual attendance
7 500 000 —festival budget in CZK
18 200 — subscribers at LVMF YouTube channel
> 12 — original events annually
20 — festival venues