Director: Mrs. Svetlana Rumenova The biggest festival on Italian Riviera became tradition for Riccione welcome you in Italy for more than a festival - an great emotion, an meeting, an opportunity to create friendship between collectives in an atmosphere of fun, tolerance and respecting each other. Annually more than 600 artists choose the Green Pearl of Adriatic - Riccione for their summer tour thanks to excellent organization and famous hospitality of Emilia Romagna region. During the festival our guests join in 2 big concerts but can also enjoy in different attractions during the free time like sand sculptures competition, degustation of typical italian food, miss festival, discotheque, creative laboratories ect. Since the 1930s Riccione gained the status of a main destination of summer tourism on the Adriatic riviera of Romagna, and, together with Rimini, is one of the best known seaside resorts in Northern Italy. Tourism in Riccione is massive, including mostly young people attracted by its great nightlife. The all adriatic coast in Emilia Romagna is called Riviera Romagnola and it is plenty of discos. Riccione also attracts families with children, thanks to its theme parks, hotels organize baby sitting for kids all day in the hotel and on the beach. Conditions of the festival: The International folk and modern art festival is a non - competitive festival. In the festival can take part folklore dance and song groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups, as well as groups from other art styles - majorettes, jazz, hip hop, classic ballet ect. There is no age limit. Number of participating groups is limited. Organizers provide invitation letters for sponsor or for obtaining VISA for Italy. For participation in the festival the group should fill and send to us the application form, artistic profile and some photos of the group. The ensembles can use live music or music on CD. Each ensemble must present a program not longer than 10 minutes. All groups are invited to send their music at least 2 weeks before festival! Each participating group will receive a Honorary Diploma of Festival Participant, valuable souvenir and a plaque. Within the framework of the Festival each ensemble is expected to be ready to take part in: Opening parade in the streets of the city Concerts Participation fee: 4 FB / Full Board (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner) For groups of more than 10 people 199 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel ** 220 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel *** basic 245 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel *** comfort 265 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel **** For individual participants or small groups of up to 10 people 215 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel ** 245 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel *** basic 265 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel *** comfort 285 Euro per person - 4 FB in hotel **** Participation fee includes: 4 days accommodation in 3 or 4-bed comfort rooms, TV, private bathroom with a shower and hot water 4 days full board /Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner with 1st course, 2nd course, desert and water/ Support our staff during the festival Festival participation fee For groups of 25 participants, 26th is serviced free of charge, for the groups with over 40 participants, 41st, 42nd and 43rd are serviced free of charge. Upon request organizers can arrange bus transfers from airports to the hotel for additional fee. Participation fee does not include: Supplement for double room – 5 Euro per person per day Supplement for single room – 15 Euro per person per day Tourist tax: 2 Euro per person per day for hotel***/ 3 Euro per person per day for hotel**** Additional day: Hotel** – 40 Euro/ Hotel*** basic – 45 Euro/ Hotel*** comfort – 48 Euro/ Hotel**** – 57 Euro Optional tours Transport, insurance Program of the festival: 26.09.2024: Arrival at the hotel, room accommodation and technical conference with the directors of the groups. Lunch. Dinner. 27.09.2024: Breakfast. Parade of all participating groups. Meeting with the Mayor. Lunch. Free time. Possibility for excursions. Dinner. Disco evening 28.09.2024: Breakfast. Possibility for excursions. Lunch. 17.00 Concert. Dinner. 29.09.2024: Breakfast. Possibility for excursions. 17.00 Gala Concert for the participants. Awards. Dinner. 30.09.2024: Breakfast. Departure. * The organizer reserves the right for any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. 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. As a next step, the group should pay an amount of 30% of the overall cost to the Organizers of the festival.