14 - 20 October 2019
  Antalya      Turkey

Dances Choirs / Songs Processed Styled

Director:  Mr. Zoran Strezovski

Application Form

  until 15 March 2019


With pleasure we INVITE (folk ensembles, choral groups, art schools, ballroom dancing teams,orchestra,  and majorette teams) (children, youth and adult groups) to participate on IV International MUSIC & FOLK – DANCE FESTIVAL “ANTALYA MUSIC FESTIVAL” 14 – 20 October, SIDE, Antalya 2019

The intention of our invitation  and 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. The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares. The festival is open for folk and choir ensembles, as well as orchestras and majorettes regardless of the members gender and age.
ANTALYA  is a very famous turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views. Having entered the scene in 150 BC as Attalia, named after its founder, Attalos II, king of Pergamon, Antalya has ever attracted a wide array of travellers, including Paul the Apostle, and Ibn Battuta among others. Antalya had replaced Phaselis—beautiful ruins of which now lie to south of the city, between Kemer and Olympos—as the main harbour of the surrounding region during the reign of Seljuks, in early 1200s, but the lack of a large hinterland (or, rather, lack of good connections with its mountainous hinterland) meant for much of its history eversince that it was a provincial coastal town, albeit with a multicultural community of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. As the centre of a region with beautiful beaches, verdant mountains, and a mindblowing number of ancient ruins, the tourism investments started in 1970s, which changed the fate of the city considerably. However, as most of the visitors (make no mistake—they are in the range of millions annually) to the region are actually on "all-inclusive" vacation packages nowadays, they are immediately taken from the airport to the huge resorts lining the coastline of hundreds of kilometres, where they stay until the end of their holidays except perhaps a raid or two to the nearest and the most popular attractions, so Antalya itself, especially the old town (Kaleiçi), is more of an independent traveller destination, where you will meet the other travellers of a similar mind, and the local.

Program Proposal:

14.10. Monday
13.00.  Arrival in Antalya, hotel accommodation and  free time (beach time)
14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive
18.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive
21.00 – 22.30 Welcome reception with leaders of the group in hotel restaurant
15.10. Tuesday
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 16.00 Boat trip excursion with foam party and discotheque  with stop overs for swimming and lunch on the boat (optional)
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel (all inclusive)
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive
21.00 – 23.00 Presentation and  Festival evening on the huge amphitheatre in hotel 5* in Side, Antalya
16.10.  Wednesday
 08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast, (all inclusive)
10.00 – 13.00 Beach time or visiting Antalya (optional)
13.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive
21.00 – 23.00 Welcome speech officials
                       Ceremony of opening of the festival
                       Defile and Festival evening on the square of Antalya
17.10.  Thursday   
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast - all inclusive
11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting  Efesus (very famous historical place) (optional)
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive
18.00 – 20.00 Dinner (all inclusive)
20.00 – 23.00 Parade and second festival evening in Antalya
18.10. Friday
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast  ю- all inclusive
11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting  Efesus  (very famous historical place )(optional)
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive
18.00 – 20.00 Dinner (all inclusive)
21.00  Closing ceremony of the festival, exchange presents, join party with all participants and discotheque
19.10. Saturday
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
11.30 Departure of the participants
OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
19.10 Saturday
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast ( all inclusive)
10.30 – 14.00  Beach time
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel ( all inclusive)
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel ( all inclusive)
21.00 – 00.00 Disco party for goodbye 
20.10. Sunday
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,
11.00 Departure

General rules:

  • is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, orchestras, brass bands, modern dance, ballroom dance, art schools, choir and vocal groups.
  • Every Folklore, Choral group, modern dance, majorette Teams, orchestras  has 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).
  • 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, 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. For choral groups should prepare free program about 15 minutes 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 and  excursions.
  • To send us short CV (5-6 sentences on English) and photos of the group,
  • To have a flag of your country,
  • Ensembles should have there own transport for arrival and departure,
  • The groups who comes Antalya airport will be given free bus by festival committee for airport transport and local transport.

Participation fee:

  • 129 Еuro for 5 ALL INCLUSIVE days (5 nights, 6 days with 3 meals per day – all inclusive in 5 * hotel  SIDE ROYAL PARADISE (in 3 and 4 bedroom). www.sideroyalparadise.com
  • 149 Еuro for 6 ALL INCLUSIVE days (6 nights, 7 days with 3 meals per day – all inclusive in 5 * hotel  SIDE ROYAL PARADISE (in 3 and 4 bedroom). www.sideroyalparadise.com

It covers hotel accommodation (leaders and drivers in 2 double rooms and others in triple and quadruple rooms) with 3 meals per day in 5* hotel SIDE ROYAL PARADISE in Side,Antallya (hotel is amazing located on the beach , with many outdoor swimming pools, wellness and spa,)

BOAT trip, Aqua park and waterfall entrance are with extra payment: (with groups who wish to wants participate) - boat Tour 9 Euro for 1 person, Aquapark 11 Euro for 1 person; Waterfall entrance 3 Euro for 1 person …                                                            

Festival organizers provide:

  • for 25 dancers – one gratis,
  • souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Welcome reception with leaders of the group with welcome drink
  • Drinks during performance
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,
  • free bus parking
  • local transfer for the groups
  • reception in city hall with the major
  • advertising of the festival (press release, Social network promotion posters)
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 in Antalya. Price will be 28 Euro per day per person FB (all inclusive) – 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 Antalya Airport . The the transportation from the airport to hotel will be free of charge...
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.
In 2018 were participated 365 participants from 8 countries.
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED on 400 or 10-11 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.

Application Form     until 15 March 2019