9 - 15 October 2019
  Bengaluru      India

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled Classical or Marching Band and Majorettes

Director:  Anup Tarafdar

We take immense pleasure to invite you to the first edition of INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL in Bengaluru October 9th-15th, 2019. More than 500 FOLKLORE artists from India & across the World will participate to showcase their performing arts, artistic presentation of their respective country / states. We are expecting 100000+ crowd to witness the rich cultural heritage of India & World in this festival.
Popular Folk Dances from India – Yakshagana, Dollukunita, Kamsale, Veeragase, Bhangra, Gidda, Bihu, Chhau, Ghoomar, Rauff, Ras Leela, Lavani, Tiger Dance, Dandiya, Garba, Theyyam, Cheraw, Goti Pua, Kalbelia, Singhi Chham, Karagattam, Baul, Mewasi, Siddi Dhamal, Mayur Nritya and many more will participate. International Folklore Artists from various countries of Asia, Europe, America, Africa, Australia are expected to perform in this Grand Festival.
Being member of CID-UNESCO – we are committed to promote peace through cultural event. International Folk Festival is our signature event for this initiative. This is international platform for cultural exchange between India & other countries.
Bengaluru being the most cosmopolitan city of India, an ideal choice for International Folk Festival. The Festival is providing an international platform for outstanding artistic groups to showcase the audience a great diversity in art & culture of their respective countries and states being represented.We try to bring artistic quality in depth, and we recognize the need to give our artists and audiences the best possible experience with spectacular stages, venue set up with international quality Sound, Light, Audio Visual LED Displays, Special Effects (SFX).
Workshop will be conducted on various Folk Dances where artists from around the world will teach the dance steps, costumes, accessories and the history of folk dances. Spectacular Roadshow with colourful folklore dancers from around the world, Promoting FOLK TOURISM & Indian Tourism, Karnataka Tourism and Brand Bengaluru as Cultural Destination.Promoting Indian rich culture heritage around the world and helping the Folk Artists to conserve Indian traditional art & culture.
100000+ Spectators / Viewers are expected to experience this grand festival during performance, roadshow and workshop. The festival will reach 5 Million++ Digital Audience through various social media marketing campaign. Govt Officials, Cultural & Tourism Department, General Public, IT Companies, Corporate Houses, Art & Cultural Professionals, Educational Institutions, Media House – All are supporting this Grand Festival.
One of the most popular mega cities in the world, Bengaluru is known as the silicon valley of India. For those who have never traversed the beautiful lanes of Bengaluru, this modern city is just a land of apartments and industries for them. But to their surprise, Bengaluru is actually a hill station that has developed over a period of time into a modern settlement. Therefore, it is home to hundreds of natural places, ranging from lakes to hills and forests to waterfalls. Today, it is the only mega city in the country that enjoys a calm, pleasant weather throughout the year.
Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka is the hub for high-tech industries, MNC’s and is also known for the plethora of choices it has in store for tourists to relax and visit within the city. The city is also the hub to finding a variety of food, an abundance of delectable cuisine choices. Fun fact, ever wondered the origin of Rava Idli? It was originated in Bengaluru by the famous restaurant chain MTR. Thank you for that Bengaluru!! There are a great number of places to go crazy shopping, sanctuaries, the Bengaluru Palace, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park and many more, it is all here. Experience the best of an amped up city life here and take back memories that you will laugh at and cherish until you visit next time.
Now Bengaluru is known for its thriving industry and as an IT hotbed. Lonely Planet rating the city as the No.3 destination in the Best Travel Cities in 2012 has made Bengaluru an overnight star, if it wasn’t already. Almost at the heart of South India, this cosmopolitan city is everything a world city needs to be. Pleasant weather, pleasant people, pleasant hangouts. And for its people, being ‘Bengaluru-ian’ has a rather affectionate tone to it.
Major Attractions:
Vidhana Soudha, Lalbagh Gardens, Cubbon Park, Visveswaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Government Museum, HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Ulsoor Lake, ISKCON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), Bull Temple, Dodda Ganesha Temple, Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Raagi Gudda Sri Prasanna Anjenaya Swami Temple, Shiva Temple, Infant Jesus Church
Previously known as Mysore , in Karnataka, is situated at the foothills of Chamundi Hills. Known for its rich cultural heritage, Mysuru is widely known for the famous Mysuru Palace, the definition and an ode to magnificence. An all the more breathtaking view of the palace is during Dassara, a pompous festival celebrated around Karnataka for ten days, during which the entire palace is decorated with lights, making it look as grand as a bride.
Apart from this, the other significant places to visit include Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Garden, the awe-inspiring St. Philomena’s church and many more. Also, don’t forget to purchase the popular Mysuru Silk, known for its exceptional quality and also some traditional spices and incense stalls to hold some wonderful memories of the city with a homely vibe. The language spoken mainly here is Kannada but they are flexible with languages like English, Hindi and Tamil to name a few. Although Mysuru has become industrialized, the city has not lost its beauty, its culture, consisting of the educated population, living in an atmosphere of serenity.
Mysore is yet to, and perhaps will never, get over its past. A past that’s made of kings, queens, conquests, rich patrons, extravagant durbars and pearled hallways must be hard to get over. The streets in Mysore are old and a good part of history can be traced by following their winding paths. The city that gets its name from Mahishasura, the troublemaker demon who was slain by the Goddess Chamundeshwari: whose temple atop the Chamundi Hill watches all over the city has played host to the reign of a long line of Wadiyars, Tipu Sultan and the British Raj.
All roads in Mysore lead to the Mysore Palace (Most visited Monument in India), and rightfully so. An ode to magnificence, the Mysore Palace is a marvel of ornate ceilings, jewelled corridors, open mandaps, stained glass windows, vivid paintings and Wadiyar memorabilia – including the jewelled throne. As the main host of the famous Mysore Dasara, the Palace still has the airs of the headquarters of a sovereign. Mysore’s other palaces include the Jaganmohana Palace, Rajendra Vilas, Lalitha Mahal (which is now the Lalith Mahal Palace Hotel) and the Jayalakshmi Vilas.
They make it all big and grand at Mysore or so it appears. St. Philomena’s Church is awe-inspiring with its Neo-gothic style, built along the lines of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. The 12th century Chamundeshwari Temple built in the style of the Hoysalas is no less impressive – it also boasts one of the biggest monolithic Nandi statues. If the pretty-as-a-picture Brindavan Gardens are a tad too manicured for your tastes, you can always head for the wilderness of the nearby BR Hills or the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.
Major Attractions:
The Mysore Palace, Jagan Mohan palace, Lalith Mahal Palace, Devaraja Market Crawford Hall, Chamundi Hill, KRS Dam

Terms and conditions:

  • Folklore (Dance & Music) groups
  • Traditional dance groups
  • Classical or Marching Band and Majorettes
  • Schools, amateur groups, dance institutions
  • Group members must be of the age of 10+ Years


  • This is a non-profit festival and participating international groups will not get any stipend / renumeration.
  • Groups should get the Flight Tickets, VISA and Travel Insurance by their own.
  • Extra expenses such as expenses in the hotel for beverages, laundry, room service, long distance calls is not allowed to pay by the organizing committee.
  • The festival committee will provide English-speaking guide

The organizing Committee will not undertake:

  • Transportation to/from another city in India;
  • Performers' expenditure besides the International Folk Festival;
  • Expenditure of Non-performers (guests/spectators/etc);

Performance Conditions:

  • The Group should perform 3-4 different folk dances with 10,15, 20 minutes programs each 2 times a day at organiser’s decided venues.
  • Venues for performances includes open-air stages, Indoor stadium, Banquet halls, Auditoriums, Tourist and scenic spots
  • The organiser will provide Stage, Sound, Light for the performances. All group should provide their tech riders details while registration.
  • Groups should attend the rehearsals on time as when required by the organiser.
  • All Group should participate in road shows & workshops.
  • Group should actively participate in the discussion forums
  • The group has to take part in all programs of the festival and should not undertake any other performances, during the festival period they have no right to cancel any program without any approval from the Festival Committee.
  • National costume of their state can be stylized
  • Performing: Performing on main stage. Performing along the parade road which has multiple stops for performances

Festival Rights:

  • The festival organiser reserves the media right for TV, Radio, Print and Audio- Video recording,
  • Organiser reserves the copy-right of entire festival.
  • The Festival organizing committee has the right to change the schedule of the program at any time during the festival.
  • By applying you confirm that you accept all festival terms & conditions. All detailed information will be provided after your participation confirmation.

Participation fee:

  • 175 Euro per person – 5 Nights / 6 Days – BENGALURU Sight Seeing
Oct 9 - Arrival in Bengaluru Airport (BLR) before 1 pm, transfer to Hotel & Check in Hotel, Rehearsal / Roadshow Parade (Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 10 - Sight Seeing (Bengaluru City), Public Show, Roadshow Parade, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 11 - Public show, Workshop, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 12 - Public show, Workshop, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 13 - Public show, Workshop, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 14 – Check out from Hotel after Breakfast – Transfer to Airport
  • 225 Euro per person – 6 Nights / 7 Days – BENGALURU & MYSORE Sight Seeing
Oct 9 - Arrival in Bengaluru Airport (BLR) before 1 pm, transfer to Hotel & Check in Hotel, Rehearsal / Roadshow Parade (Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 10 - Sight Seeing (Bengaluru City), Public Show, Roadshow Parade, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 11 - Public show, Workshop, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 12 - Public show, Workshop, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 13 - Public show, Workshop, Performances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 14 - Check out from Hotel after breakfast, Sight Seeing to Mysore and overnight stay Mysore / Bengaluru (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Oct 15 - Check out from Hotel after Breakfast – Transfer to Airport
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.