The XXVI Stara Planina Festival "Balkan Folk" welcomes performers to become part of its impressive traditional program.

The forum will be held in the town of Veliko Tarnovo, in the period 11-15 May 2023, revealing the diversity of cultural riches.

Artistic collectives and individual performers of all genres are invited to the festival stage – folklore choirs, ensembles, orchestras and dance ensembles, collectives for old urban, classical, tourist, patriotic and church songs, without age limits.

The festival will be held under the patronage of the National Commission of the Republic of Bulgaria for UNESCO and with the support of the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo.

Immerse yourself in the magic of last year's edition of the festival and get an idea of the scale of the folklore adventure by watching the film dedicated to its quarter-century edition.

Take a look at the regulations and submit your application for participation, because the deadline is January 27, 2023, and there are many interested performers.

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8 – 13 May 2024

XXVII Stara Planina Fest Balkan Folk 2024

Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria