24 June - 2 July 2019
  Budva - Kotor - Herceg Novi      Montenegro

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Mr. Zoran Strezovski

With pleasure we INVITE you (folk groups, Choral groups, orchestras majorette teams, modern dance group), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate in
VI. International  Music & Folk - Dance festival "SUMMER MUSIC  FESTIVAL"
1st period: 24 - 28 June
2nd period: 28 June - 02 July - FULL!

Participants are ensembles from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Ukraine,Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, Slovenia, Italy, Sweden, Moldavia, Armenia, Croatia, Czech, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary…

The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.

Budva – Stari grad
One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, first mentioned in historical records more than two and a half thousand years ago as the “town of Illyria,” this is a place that must be visited during a stay in the Riviera. A legend tells that Budva was established by Cadmus, a son of the Phoenician king, Agenor, and his Queen, Telephassa. Cadmus was the conqueror and ruler of the Greek province of Boeotia and, when he was exiled from the city of Thebes, together with his wife Harmonia, he found refuge with an Illyrian tribe called the Enchelei. According to the legend, Cadmus arrived with a team of oxen, which is where Budva got its name from (bous is Greek for ox). The older names of Budva were Butua, Buthos, Butoba and Civitas Antique (the Old Town). Throughout history, it has been a target of different conquerors (Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Saracens, Turks, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians, French...) and as a result it has belonged to many different states. The Old Town is a unique architectural and urban whole, surrounded by medieval walls, complete with a fortress, towers and gates. During the course of its history, the Old Town suffered the greatest damage in an earthquake in 1667, while the consequences of the 1979 earthquake were also serious. Along the narrow streets and on the small piazzas and squares, there are lines of cafes, boutiques, bars, restaurants, galleries... while the town becomes a genuine “Theatre City” during the summer months, thanks to the numerous plays, concerts and exhibitions it plays host to. This is also the name of the festival which has been enriching this old costal town since 1987, lending it a special colour and charm. Its many religious buildings – the oldest church of Santa Maria in Punta, the Church of St John and the Church of St Sabbas the Sanctified – have the special value. Next to the Church of St John are the remains of an early Christian basilica while the remains of the Church of St Maria are located on the Citadela. Between the churches is a stage for the plays of the “Theatre City”. Original Roman columns, set into the walls of Budva’s oldest gate, can also be seen in the Old Town.


Day 1
13.00. Arrival in BUDVA, hotel accommodation (swimming and sunbathing)
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
20.00. Welcome reception with leaders of the group
Day 2
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 14.00  Beach time or Bar sightseeing (optional) 
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner in hotel
20.00 - 23.30  Official opening of the festival
                        -  welcome speech and firewall
                        - open air performance

                        - Dancing together

Day 3
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 18.00 Visiting Budva (optional)
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner in hotel

19.30 - 22.30 Festival evening in Budva

Day 4
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 - 18.00 Beach time or visiting Kotor (optional)
18.00 - 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 - 00.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents from organizer of the festival, exchange presents and party for all participants...

Day 5
08.00 -  10.00 Breakfast

11.00 Departure of the participants

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

Day 5
09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
11.00 - 16.00  Beach time and free activities
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 - 00.00 Firewall party

Day 6
08.00 - 09.00 Breakfast
11.00 Departure of participants

General rules:

  • The festival is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, brass bands, orchestras and majorette teams.
  • Every Folklore, Choral group, brass bands, orchestras and majorette Teams, modern dance groups have the right to participate. Children's ensembles  (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), adult ensembles (1/3 of the participants must be older than 25).On the festival may participate folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles.
  • The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country).
  • Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians.
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, total program of 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city.
  • To send us short CV (5-6 sentences on English) and 2 – 3 photos of the group.
  • To take a flag of the country.
  • Ensembles should have there own transport for arrival and departure.

Participation fee:

1st period: 24 - 28 June
2nd period: 28 June - 02 July - FULL!
Accommodation in villas and apartments:
  • 69 Euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)
  • 89 Euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)
Accommodation in hotels:
  • 75 Euro per person for 3 days half board (2 meals per day)
  • 95 Euro per person for 4 days half board (2 meals per day)   
It covers hotel accommodation or villa and resorts accommodation in Hotel ADRIA in Bar and Hotel LOZA in Budva www.hotelloza-budva.com in triple or quadruple rooms with 2 meals per day (open buffet).

For leaders of the group and drivers will be two double rooms, for additional double rooms it is additional 5 euro day per person per day.

NOTE: Montenegro tourist tax is 1,50 EURO per person per day and it is not included in price.

Participation fee includes:

  • for 23 dancers – one gratis
  • souvenir and gift for each group
  • welcome cocktail
  • certificate for attendance
  • drinks during the performance
  • reception in city hall
  • advertising of the festival (press conference, FB promotion, posters and flayers).

Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.

On your request,  You can continue your stay. Price will be 26 Euro per day per person FB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.

After the festival finish organizers will send you DVD from the festival program for each group and photos.The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.

The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Tivat airport, during the festival days and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2016 on this Festival participated over 460  (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 5  countries of  Europe.

In 2017 on this Festival participated over 540  (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 7  countries of  Europe.

Number of participants is limited on 400 or 10 groups.

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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5 July 2019

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The VI International music and folklore dance festival "SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL" was held in Budva, Montenegro in the period June 24th to July 2nd. Music feast welcomed 14 ensembles from Latvia,…
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