Skopje (Скопје) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center. Skopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River, and is located on a major north-south Balkan route between Belgrade and Athens. The International Choir Festival "Skopje Sings" will take place in the from 29th of August 31st to September 01 . The Festival has non-competitive character. However, the character and the main concept of the festival is joining music, vacation, friendship and fun. The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares of City of Skopje.