30 August - 3 September 2023
  Tsarevo, Kiten

Director:  Kaloyan Nikolov

The forum will be held in compliance with all precautionary measures in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health.
Tsarevo (Bulgarian: Царево, also transliterated Carevo or Tzarevo) is a town and seaside resort in southeastern Bulgaria, an administrative centre of the homonymous Municipality of Tsarevo in Burgas Province. In the past, it was known as Vasiliko (Greek: Βασιλικόν) and Michurin (Bulgarian: Мичурин). It lies on a cove 70 km southeast of Burgas, on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast at the eastern foot of Strandzha mountain, at a few kilometers from Strandzha Nature Park.

Kiten (Wikipedia) - Primorsko (Bulgarian: Приморско) is a town and seaside resort in southeastern Bulgaria, part of Burgas Province. A well-known resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, it is located on a gore 52 km south of Burgas and has a beach strip of about 1 km². The average temperature is 27°C in July, often reaching 30-33°C and making Primorsko a favourable place for tourism. The rivers Ropotamo and Dyavolska reka run close to the town, and the Snake Island reserve is also nearby.


Euro Folk Academy, Event Vacation, European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.

Festival is held within the framework of Musical Feasts "Euro Folk" with the support of:
Municipality of Tsarevo, Primorsko, Kiten

Hosts of the festival are the towns of Tsarevo and Kiten, Burgas region, Bulgaria.

The festival has an excellent quality certificate, issued by EAFF.

Basic Information:

XX Black Sea Fest "Euro Folk 2023" will be held within the scope of Musical Feasts "Euro Folk", which are held in different European towns and countries during the entire 2022. Musical Feasts "Euro Folk" comprise a lot of musical festivals and are held under the aegis of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF. The Festival goal is to present and promote the cultural living heritage of different countries and to provide an opportunity to get together for a new friendships and tolerance in cultural diversity.

Black Sea Fest "Euro Folk 2023" is held in 5 days and 3 evening concerts. Main task of the organizers is to ensure the creative groups an access to the stage, to gather them in a competition program aimed at defining the best ones and to popularize the award winners of the festival by broadcasting their art in the European TV channels as well as repeatedly on Internet television "EuroFolkTV". Contest follows the rules of World Rank List System.

Preliminary Program:

Day 1
14.00              Arrival in Kiten and hotel accommodation
14.00 - 17.00 Lunch in hotel* and free activities, Leisure on the beach or nearby the pool
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner in hotel
Day 2
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 16.00 Optional: Sightseeing; Leisure on the beach or nearby the pool; Tour to Sozopol - town of God Apolon; Tour to Ethno museum; Tour to cultural monuments
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch in hotel*
19.00 - 20.30 Dinner in hotel
Day 3
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 16.00 Optional: Leisure on the beach or nearby the pool; Cruising with boat in the sea; Ropotamo river boat trip - Nature Reserve; Tour to Thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash; Tour to Burgas - shopping tour
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch in hotel*
19.00 - 21.00 Dinner in hotel
17.00 - 22.00 Performances, Competition program, Official opening ceremony of the festival
Day 4
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 16.00 Optional: Leisure on the beach or nearby the pool; Tour to Nessebar - UNESCO town; Tour to Thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash; Tour to Burgas - shopping tour
19.00 - 21.00 Dinner in hotel
17.00 - 22.00 Performances, Competition program, Official closing ceremony of the festival
Day 5
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast 
11.00              Departure of the participants
You can check the program for 2022 here:  PROGRAM 2022 - Official film from 2022
You can check the program for 2021 here:  PROGRAM 2021 - Official film from 2021
You can check the program for 2020 here:  PROGRAM 2020 - Official film from 2020
You can check the program for 2019 here:  PROGRAM 2019 - Official film from 2019
You can check the program for 2018 here:  PROGRAM 2018 - Official film from 2018
You can check the program for 2017 here:  PROGRAM 2017 - Official film from 2017
You can check the program for 2016 here:  PROGRAM 2016 - Official film from 2016
You can check the program for 2015 here:  PROGRAM 2015 - Official film from 2015
You can check the program for 2014 here:  PROGRAM 2014 - Official film from 2014
You can check the program for 2013 here:  PROGRAM 2013 - Official film from 2013
You can check the program for 2012 here:  PROGRAM 2012 - Official film from 2012


  • The number of groups-participants in the festival is not limited, but the number of participants from a country is limited (only 3 groups from each country).
  • Every group has the right to participate.
  • Children's ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 18 years old or younger), Adults' ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be older than 18 year old).
  • Each group should consist of most 52 members including dancers, managers and musicians.
  • Ensembles and Choral groups should prepare at least 10 minutes with orchestra or recordings on CD/ Flash memory.
  • Groups should send us short CV in English and 2-3 photos.
  • Groups should bring a flag of the country.
  • Ensembles should have arranged own transport for arrival and departure.
  • For the groups arriving by plane, the organizing committee can organize transfers from and to the airport.

Participation fee:

(for participants and accompanying persons)

  • 105 Euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)   31 August - 03 September 2023
  • 140 Euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)   30 August - 03 September 2023

NOTE: In a group of 26 people - 1 person is free of charge (25+1)

Participation fee includes:

  • 3, 4 or 5 nights in a standard triple/ quadruple room
  • 3, 4 or 5 breakfasts, dinners - HB (half board accommodation)
  • 2 double rooms per group of 26 people are guaranteed
  • Official opening and closing ceremonies with a gala concert - participation with duration of 5 -10 minutes in each
  • 1 or 2 performances with duration of 10 minutes in the competition program
  • LIVE TV broadcast in Internet of all concerts
  • Souvenir and gift for each group
  • Certificates for participation
  • Information materials about the festival
  • Advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters)
  • Professional stage where concert performances take place, size: 10x8 meters
  • Professional sound equipment: (2 coacsial speakers, 2 monitor speakers, 12 wi-fi microphones…)
  • Professional vodeo equipment: (4 video cammeras, 8 channel mixer, lights .....)
  • Professional TV light equipment

During their participation in the festival, the groups could be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events - official opening, official closing, parade, cocktail and others.

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport from and to the Airport
  • Transport and guidе for the optional excursions
  • International insurance
  • * Supplement for lunch - 5 Еuro per person per day
  • Supplement for double room - 7 Еuro per person per day
  • Supplement for single room - 21 Еuro per person per day
  • Additional day 40 Euro per person per day
Optional tours:
Sozopol - Town of God Apolon
Nessebar - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Tzarevo - In the past was a summer residence of the Byzantine Emperors
Burgas - Shopping tour
Beglik Tash - Thracian megalithic sanctuary, built in the 14th century BC, and operates up to 5 century AD.
Ropotamo river boat trip - Nature Reserve - 5 Euro per person
Sea boat trip - 19 Euro per person
Leisure - Beach, Swimming Pool
All excursions shall be booked up to 14 days before the beginning of the festival. 
Organizing Committee can not guarantee the realization of excursions, ordered after the time-limit or during the festival.

Regulations for participation in the contest:

If the group does not wish to participate in the competition program, participation is possible and the group will receive a certificate of participation.

Categories of the competition:
  • Folklore songs;
  • Folklore dances;
  • Ensembles;
  • Urban songs and romances;
  • Individual performers.
Age categories:
  • Adults and children up to 18 years - in all categories.

Conditions for accreditation of participants:

  • Those who wish to take part in the Festival must submit application forms, by which they formally agree with the conditions laid by these Regulations.
  • Participants should send demo records of not less than two performances. After the submission of an application, participants should send annotation and promo-materials such as photos.
  • In case the requests for participation for one competition day exceed the permissible, the jury makes a preliminary selection based on the given records and informs in written form all candidates in which day they will perform.
  • Participation in a second category is paid additionally - 100 Euro per group.

The jury is international and consists of 3 people.

Unambiguous text: The artists or presenting organizations participating in the festival give the right to the organizers of any video and audio recordings. Recordings will be arranged in a program presenting the festival and broadcasted by TV channels or some other way, for which a contract will be signed.


  • Grand Prix "Orpheus" and a Diploma.
  • First awards and a diploma in each category. 
  • The jury evaluates the participants in accordance with the regulations.
  • The jury can award the best performances with a free of charge shooting and producing of a video clip.
  • All award winners receive a Honorary sign of "Euro Folk" and laureates titles.
  • In the opinion of the jury and the producers, the best performers and artistic leaders may be honoured with a Diploma for obtaining the rank Maestro or Maestro Academician. The diplomas shall be awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.
Participants can order а DVD with full recordings of their performances and video clips with additional payment. These products will be with the rights of broadcasting in the respective country.
The music accompanying program can be live orchestra or recordings on CD, Flash memory. The order of sound-check, rehearsals and performances for each day is defined by the organizers.
Participants do not get paid for their performances.

General Conditions:

Payments are based on the chosen by the groups festival package and hould be deposited in Euro. The sender covers all the bank fees.
Completed application means acceptance of the terms stated in the present regulations.
The registration of participants will take place upon their arrival in Kiten, Hotel "Kremikovtsi".
The festival can organize the transfers for the groups from and to airport.
Near airports: Burgas (Bulgaria) - 65 km, Varna (Bulgaria) - 190 km, Sofia (Bulgaria) - 450 km, Istanbul (Turkey) - 350 km.
The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to number of travelers.
Any group, willing to participate, must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
Next step: payment of 20% for booking the accommodation.
Payment of the rest of the sum 70% - 15 days before the beginning of the festival, or upon arrival during the registration with permission of organizers.