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XIX International Folk Dance Festival “VITOSHA” will held between June 25 – 29 , 2015 in Bulgaria’s capital – Sofia. The festival will gather dancers and musicians from Bulgaria, Europe, Asia and America. The organizers of the International Folk Dance Festival “VITOSHA” are the Municipality of “VITOSHA” administrative region of Sofia and Cultural Clubs in “VITOSHA”administrative region of Sofia with the support of the Municipality of Greater Sofa and Ministry of culture of the Republic of Bulgaria


  • Folk dance groups representing dances and songs from different ethnographic regions of the world are admitted.
  • The dance groups should comprise no more than 30 people , preferable age of the participants – over 18 years.
  • The travel expenses to Sofia and back to their country are to be covered by the participants thernselves. The groups arriving by bus should use their buses regarding the festival program. The festival will reimburse the fuel for the bus during the days in Sofia. For the groups coming by plane , the festival will provide bus for local transportation.
  • The accommodation in a hotel ( 4 nights ) and 3 meals daily are covered by the organizers
  • Each group should have valid medical insurance
  • The participants’ performance at the Festival consists of:

–           Opening and closing ceremony performances – up to 10 minutes

–           Defile ( street parade ) in the centre of Sofia

–           Performances on open air stages in Sofia – duration not more than 45 minutes.

  • The group must perform in traditional costumes under accompaniment of live music orchestra or CD records. In case the group use recorded music – high quality records are required.

During the festival will be organize official meetings with the Mayor of Vitosha Municipality, Mayor of Sofia Great Municipality and Ministry of the culture. The official languages of the festival are English and Bulgarian.

If you are interesting to participate , please send us before Februari 28 , 2015 , filled information card , photos of the group and links in Internet with your performances by e-mail:

The festival committee will send official invitations to the selected groups before March 15 , 2015

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Yours faithfully

Nestor Nestorov

/Festival Director/