Location: Veliko Tarnovo
The festival has an excellent quality certificate, issued by European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.
LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts
Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2015” is held within the scope of Musical
Feasts “Euro Folk 2015” – The World is television. Musical Feаsts are
held in different European cities and countries during the whole year
under the aegis of the European Association of Folklore Festivals -
Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2015” comprise forthy five musical
festivals. Main event of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk” is No 1 Festival in
Europe for the traditional folklore arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan
Folk” in Bulgaria.
Every year from 9 000 to 15 000 musicians, singers and dancers take part in it.
with Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk 2015” in Veliko Tarnovo is held
the National Championship of Folklore Arts "Euro Folk 2015". The
participants in Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk” can apply for
participation in the National Championship of Folklore Arts "Euro Folk
2015". The awards of the National Championship of Folklore Arts "Euro
Folk 2014" are specified in the regulation of the Championship.
feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk” is that all of the performances
are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the
best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by more than 50 cable
televisions in Bulgaria, by the satelite televisions "T.TV.I.",
"Bulgaria TV" and “Heros TV”, as well as by the World
WW Internet Television "EuroFolkTV" at tv.eurofolk.com
All this activities realize the main purpose of Musical Feasts “Euro
Folk” – The world is television - to popularize the traditional folk
arts through the enormous possibilities of mass media.
Veliko Tarnovo: Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars
", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River
and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire
, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills Tsarevets
Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. On
Tsarevets are the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the
Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral
as well as a number of administrative and residential edifices
surrounded by thick walls. Trapezitsa is known for its many churches and
as the former main residence of the nobility. In the Middle Ages, the
city was among the main European centres of culture and gave its name to
the architecture of the Tarnovo Artistic School
, painting of the Tarnovo Artistic School
and literature. Veliko Tarnovo is an important administrative, economic, educational, and cultural centre of Northern Bulgaria
Participants in the festival:
are ensembles from Russia, Indonesia, India, Poland, Ukraine, Greece,
Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Sweden,
Moldova, Armenia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Croatia, Czech, Slovakia,
Participation fee: (for participants and accompanying persons)
The registration fee is 75 Euros per person
Period 1: 08 - 11 May Period 2: 15 -18 May
Every 25 participants one is welcome to join in for free.
(paying goes in several month payments till departure time)
Accomodation is in 1/3 and 1/4 rooms (supplement for 1/2 room is 5 Euro per person per night) in 3*** hotels:
All the hotels are located in Veliko Turnovo, based on 3 half-board (breakfast and dinner-buffet)
The participation fee includes:
in 1/3 and 1/4 rooms, 3 half-board (breakfast and dinner-buffet),
(supplement for 1/2 room is 5 Euro per person per night)
Free place on every 25-th member
The participation fee does not include:
Additional day in some of the hotels: it costs 25 Euro per person
Facultative tours (tour of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia, Kazanlak, Gabrovo, Shipka, Rouse, Buharest)
Transport, parking, insurance...
from airport /Sofia, - 235 km., Burgas - 220 km., Varna - 210 km.,
Buharest - 200 km./, railway - Gorna Oriahovitza - 11 km.
08/5/2015/ or 15/5/2015/ Day of
arrival - Check in at hotel – The rest of the total amount for the
group, must be paid at the latest on this day - A detailed program and a
person in charge will be provided to each group. Free time for rest,
walk to the city (market and clubs). - Dinner (in consultation with the
09/5/2015/ or 16/5/2015/ Breakfast - Free day from morning till noon- Optional excursion
– Visit to "Tzarevetz:" - Tzars Castle, and Ethnological Museum. -
Midday meal (in consultation with the hotel). 10 min presentation
concert - 19.00 - 21.00 - festival concert.
10/5/2015/ or 17/5/2015/ Breakfast – Free day from morning till noon- Optional excursion
– Gabrovo - Ethografic complex "Etara", Sofia, kazanlak, Rouse,
Bukurest - Midday meal (in consultation with the hotel). 10 min
presentation concert - 19.00 - 21.00 - festival concert.
11/5/2015/ or 18/5/2015/ Breakfast - Departure of the groups.
The preliminary program of XIX Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2015"- HERE
The preliminary program of XVIII Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2014"- HERE
The preliminary program of XVII Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2013"- HERE
The preliminary program of XVI Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2012"- HERE
You can see the program of last XV Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2011" - HERE