The festival in 2021 will be held online, you can watch the video of participants on 23 June 2021 at 11:00 am here:


West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove) to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north, and to the south the English Channel. Chichester in the southwest is the county town and only city in West Sussex, with the largest towns being Crawley, Worthing and Horsham. West Sussex has a range of scenery, including wealden, downland and coastal. The highest point of the county is Blackdown, at 280 metres (919 ft). It has a number of stately homes including Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark and also castles such as Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle. Over half the county is protected countryside, offering walking, cycling and other recreational opportunities.

Crawley is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. It is 28 miles (45 km) south of Charing Cross (London), 18 miles (29 km) north of Brighton and Hove, and 32 miles (51 km) north-east of the county town of Chichester. Crawley covers an area of 17.36 square miles (44.96 km2) and had a population of 106,597.

Nearest airport is GATWICK AIRPORT - 15 minutes away from Crawley town.

Festival venue: The Hawth Theatre is an arts and entertainment complex located in 38 acres of woodland about 0.5 mi from the town centre of the English town of Crawley. It is wholly owned by Crawley Borough Council and is currently operated by Parkwood Theatres. Wikipedia
Address: Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ
Opened: 1988


24 June 2021 - Thursday
Arrival day for all groups, check in to hotel.
International fellowship evening "Do I know you?" 20:00-21:00
Meeting with group leaders

25 June 2021 - Friday
Breakfast at hotel 07:00-10:00
Trip to London with tour guide 10:00 -21:00

26 June 2021 Saturday
Breakfast at hotel 07:00-10:00
Trip to Brighton with tour guide 10:00-17:00
Open ceremony of international folklore dew festival
Presentation of countries-Performance of groups 5 min 19:00-20:00
Performance special guest 20:00-21:00

27 June 2021 - Sunday
Breakfast at hotel 07:00-10:00
Performance at Crawley the HAWTH theatre 13:00- 18.00
Closing ceremony 18:00-19:00

28 June 2021 - Monday
Breakfast at hotel 07:00 -10:00

Conditions for participation:

  • Performance of a free program 30 minutes.
  • Groups from all over the world can take part in the festival.
  • Folk dance groups, folklore instruments, folklore sing song.
  • Age of participant 12+.
  • Maximum 50 people.
  • Recommended group brings small gift for exchange.
  • Bring National flag and visible panel of the group name.
  • To provide brief history, photos, and material for advertising.
  • After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organiser will send an official letter of invitation for participation of the festival. Final payment complete 90 days before arrival.
  • Recommended to arrive to festival by bus.
  • If groups arrive by flight to nearest airport- London Gatwick – we can transfer from airport to hotel without charge.
  • All groups meet by our festival representative.
  • All groups accommodate walking distance from theater to hotel.

Participation fee:

Including Bed and Breakfast, 5 days/4 nights in 3* Hotel:

  • 260 Euro per person (room based on 3 people sharing)
  • 270 Euro per person in double room
  • 300 Euro per person in single room

Participation fee includes:

  • Organisation and implementation of the festival
  • Performance for open ceremony for 5 min 1-10 people present country
  • Performance second the Hawth amphitheater main stage 30  min
  • Diploma and certificate for all participants
  • Accommodation including hotel and breakfast
  • Free accommodation of  GROUP LEADER for groups with more than 20 people (20+1 free of charge)
  • Free parking for bus
  • Professional stage with all sound and lighting equipment AT THEATRE
  • DVD of festival and photo of group on departure
  • All groups meet by representative of festival
  • Transfer from Gatwick airport to hotel
Additional offer – with additional charge:
  • Tour with guide to Arundel
  • Diners for group for 18 -19 June

Participation fee doesn’t include:

  • the flight
  • insurance
  • responsibility for instruments and personal belongings
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.


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