Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Director: Mrs. Mariana Nutsova
Location: Veliko Tarnovo
The festival has an excellent quality certificate, issued by European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.
Euro Folk Academy, Municipality Veliko Tarnovo, Event Vacation
LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts
Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk 2018” is held within the scope of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk” – 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 - EAFF.
Musical Feasts “Euro Folk ” 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.
Simultaneously with Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk 2018” in Veliko Tarnovo is held the National Championship of Folklore Arts "Euro Folk". The participants in Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk” can apply for participation in the National Championship of Folklore Arts "Euro Folk". The awards of the National Championship of Folklore Arts "Euro Folk" are specified in the regulation of the Championship.
Typical 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 20 cable televisions in Bulgaria, by the satelite televisions "T.TV.I." and "Rodina TV" , as well as by the 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 Еmperors 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 Bulgaria.
Participants in the festival:
Participants are ensembles from Russia, Indonesia, India, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Sweden, Moldova, Armenia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Croatia, Czech, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary…
Participation fee: (for participants and accompanying persons)
Every 25 participants one is welcome to join in for free.
(paying goes in several month payments till departure time)
The participation fee includes:
Accommodation in 1/3 and 1/4 rooms, 3/5/10 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 /25 +1/
The participation fee does not include:
Additional day in some of the hotels: it costs 24 Euro for 2** and 28 Euro for 3*** hotels per person
Facultative tours (tour of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia, Kazanlak, Gabrovo, Shipka, Russe, Bucharest)
Transport, parking, insurance...
Transport from airport /Sofia, - 235 km., Burgas - 220 km., Varna - 210 km., Bucharest - 200 km. Istanbul - 490 km./, railway - Gorna Oriahovitza - 11 km.
Participants obtain object awards, deeds and honored signs, diplomas for laureates, discoveries, for a sufficient contribution at preserving and popularizing of the traditional folklore arts, a diploma for participation in an evening concert.
All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation.
The registration of the participants at their arrival in Veliko Tarnovo is going to be made at the office of “Balkan Folk” - 39, "Tsar Todor Svetoslav" str.