Bakcynalia is ranked among the legendary student song festivals. Previously known as the Bakcynalia Epidemic of Tourist Song, the event boasts a long history. Next to Yapa in Łódź, Bazuny in Gdańsk and the National Student Song Festival in Kraków, Bakcynalia used to be one of the most recognizable events showcasing academic culture. It hosted the most popular artists of the late 1970s, the 1980s, and the early 1990s. The festival came back in 2007 after a several years’ break. Today, it is a regular event at the Chatka Żaka Academic Culture Centre. It is filled with concerts by invited stars and has a competition show where fledgling young performers from Lublin and the country display their talents to a broader audience. Some of the accompanying events include Small Bakcynalia – a competition for high schoolers, Festival Travel Meetings, a photo competition, an after-competition exhibition, and festival singing.