28 Юни - 2 Юли 2018
  Belgrade      Сърбия

Възрастни Детски Танци Хорове / Песни Оркестри Обичаи Автентични Обработени Стилизирани

Директор:  Mr. Milutin Lukic

“PONESI OPANKE” - second edition
Belgrade - SERBIA
28th of June till 2nd of July 2018.
We would like to offer to Your folk ensemble, participation at our International Folk Festival, “PONESI OPANKE”, which will be held in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.
The aim of  this gathering is to learn about different cultures and people, to create new friendships, to change experience and contacts with other groups, to bring the groups from all over the world in one place.          
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, which is one of oldest towns in Europe. Magnificent city, with modern spirit, history and long traditions, worth to be seen and discover its hospitality. 


Festival begins, on Thursday, by arrival of groups and will be finished on Monday, after breakfast, by departure of the groups. During stay of 4 days on Festival, groups will have 2 performances, main Festival’s performance, humanitarian performance and possible participation at TV show. The groups coming by airplane will have scheduled program according their flights. Minimum stay at Festival is 2 days, with 1 performance which will be held on Saturday. Necessary program is minimum 20 min and it is accepted also recorded music. All invited groups must respect Festival’s program, which will be delivered to invited groups, 10 days before arrival. The groups could arrange their free time according their wish, but also it is possible that we offer organization of sightseeing tours, excursions…   

Conditions of the festival:

01. We accept participation of different kinds of ensembles, such as folk dance ensembles, choirs, orchestras, majorettes groups, dancing groups, brass bands.  
02. Age and number of participants are not limited. In the number of participants are included: dancers, singers, musicians, leaders, parents and other accompanying persons, drivers.    
03. Travelling expenses to Festival, during Festival and return is at cost of the group.
04. Festival will provide accommodation on basis of half board in 3* and 4*hotels, for 2,3,4 or more days, according group’s request. Extra meal could be also organized according request.        
05. For the groups which need visa for arrival in Serbia, is necessary to finish visa procedure not later than 15 days before their arrival.  
06. Participants are obliged to have own international health insurance
07. Organizer will provide English speaking guide for the group
08. Every invited group, for its program that will be performed at the Festival, must have regulated rights with the author.               

Participation fee:

  • 79 Euro/person - including  2HB accommodation in 3*HOTEL (breakfast and dinner); accommodation in triple rooms.
    • 8.50 Euro/person is the cost of additional meal
    • 32 Euro/person is the cost of every extra day (including Half Board)
    • 6 Euro/person/day is the additional payment for accommodation in double room
  • 101 Euro/person including - 2HB accommodation in 4*HOTEL (breakfast and dinner); accommodation in triple rooms
    • 12 Euro/person is the cost of additional meal
    • 42 Euro/personis the cost of every extra day (including Half Board)
    • 10 Euro/person/day is the additional payment for accommodation in double room
      • For accommodation in all kinds of  hotel, it is also charged tourist tax, in amount of 1.50euro/person/daily. 
      • Every 26th person in the group is free.
      • The group which would like to participate at Festival, and to organize their accommodation by themselves, it is necessary to make payment for registration fee,  30 euro/person.      

Festival will provide for your group: 

  • accommodation in selected hotel
  • Festival’s souvenir 
  • diploma     
  • all other costs are not mentioned are at cost of every participant (sightseeing tour, different visits, drinks in hotel…) 

NOTE: Please note that the indicated participation fees are for 2 overnights with 2 meals /half board/. If you wish to continue your stay, please note that there is a charge depending on the category of the hotel.

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee to EAFF, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
As a next step, the group must pay in advance 25% of total amount, through bank (all bank transfers are at cost of the group).               
This amount will not be returned in case of non arrival.   
Besides confirmation of paid amount group must deliver few photos, short history of the group, description of program and filled list of participants (name/surname, sex, date of birth, no. passport, function). After that group will receive invitation, as they could arrange their travelling to Festival or if they need to start visa procedure.