Belgrade Calling 2016 presents Simply Red and John Newman

Music festival Belgrade Calling presents its newest edition with two big stars of the world music scene – John Newman and the iconic band Simply Red. Festival is taking place on June 22 and 23 at the open-air Tašmajdan Stadium.

On a first festival night, June 22, young soul star John Newman will perform in front of the Belgrade audience. Newman is known for his hits “Love Me Again”, “Losing Sleep”, “Out Of My Head” and “Cheating”, as well as for his collaborations with Rudimental on songs “Not Giving In” and “Feel The Love”, and Calvin Harris on a smash hit “Blame”. On Belgrade Calling Festival, Newman will present his 2nd album “Revolve”, released at the end of 2015.


British masters of blue-eyed soul, Simply Red will hold their 3rd concert in Belgrade on June 23 at the Belgrade Calling Festival. Simply Red rose to fame in the 1980s and 90s, with hit albums including “Picture Book” and “Stars”. The band sold more than 50 million albums over its 25-year career. If you’re recalling that the band — known for its easy listening pop hits such as “Holding Back the Years”, “Money’s Too Tight (to Mention)”, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” — split up and retired, you’d be right. Simply Red disbanded in 2010, but last year suddenly decided to step out of the retirement, which thrilled old and new fans alike.

Mick Hucknall held first concert in Belgrade in 2006 and later, in 2009 when they were touring around the world to say goodbye to their fans. However, after less than five years they have realized that they are still not ready to call it quits, recorded new album “Big Love” and started new tour to celebrate 30 years since their foundation. Special guests at their Belgrade concerts are Croatian singer Natali Dizdar and band Jinx.

Tickets will be sold through the Eventim website.