In mid-June, the Brno Exhibition Centre will belong to Masaryk University. The MUNI 100 Festival, whose slogan is “Now or in a hundred years”, is part of the celebrations of the university’s 100th anniversary and will host performances by popular bands, interactive stands by various university departments, children’s events, theatre performances, and a selection of the best cuisine on offer in Brno.
The star attraction of the festival, which is open to everyone connected with Masaryk University and the general public, is the evening concert of Vojtěch Dyk & B-Side Band with bandleader Josef Buchta.
Hall "A" will host EXPO MUNI with interactive stands for all nine faculties and other university departments, so visitors can get to know the whole university in one place. It will be open all afternoon.
The festival that will start in the early afternoon and continue into the night will be preceded by Graduates’ Day, which will take place at all nine faculties of the university. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the university buildings and facilities and meet former classmates and lecturers.
The festival programme, hosted by Ondřej Sokol, will kick off at 2 p.m. in and around Hall A of the Brno Exhibition Centre. There will be a performance by the Masaryk University Symphony Orchestra and the Masaryk University Choir, an outdoor exhibition of the VIDA! science amusement park, a performance called DONAHA by the student ProFidivadlo theatre, and a concert by the Ukulele Orchestra jako Brno. One hundred outstanding graduates will also be awarded Masaryk University Small Bronze Medals during the afternoon.
Those staying until the evening can look forward to a stunning firework display in honour of Brno’s universities as part of the traditional annual Ignis Brunensis firework shows, a performance by the cimbalom band VUS Ondráš, and an oldies disco with DJ Jindra Eliáš.
The Exhibition Centre will offer visitors everything they may need during the Saturday afternoon and evening. There will be dedicated spaces to rest and meet up with friends and family. Food and drink will be provided by famous Brno establishments and enterprises, such as Zázračná limonáda, Fresh Fries, Božský kopeček, Anne’s foodtruck, Kafe & Kobliha, and Bar, který neexistuje (or the Bar That Doesn’t Exist).
Moreover, Hall A will host EXPO MUNI for the whole afternoon, with interactive stands by all nine faculties and other university departments so visitors can get to know the whole university in one place. This will include the exhibition 100 MUNI Stories, featuring notable figures and projects that have been connected with Masaryk University.
Visitors to the festival can also take advantage of a number of discounts in selected Brno hotels over the weekend and will be able to park directly in the Exhibition Centre and obtain discounts for entrance to a number of sights and cultural facilities in Brno.
Festival tickets are available at a special price until 5 June. Students, employees, and graduates can buy their tickets at the Masaryk University online Shopping Center, while tickets for the general public are available through Ticketportal.