1 – 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 – INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE BOBFEST – RADUIL

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/09/2017 - 04/09/2017
All Day

Location
Raduil

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Dear friends of folklore,

 

from 2.09.2017 till 3.09.2017 Folklore centre “Nestiya”, Townhall of Raduil village and municipality of sity of Samokov will organize INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE  BOBFEST – RADUIL 2017. The festival will be held in village of Raduil and one of the famous Bulgarian winter resorts Borovets. In this event can take part folklore ensembles and groups; dancing and vocal groups; soloists; groups from different genres of art, painters, theatre groups, instrumentalists from all over the world. This international event is looking to promote and share the folklore and traditions of different nations to strengthen the friendship and the identity of each country.

The groups are suppozed to arrive in Raduil village on 1.09.2017  till 12.00 o’clock. On 2st and 3nd of September there are concerts in Raduil and exhibitions of homemade dishes, handmade souvenirs and others. The “Bobfest” is dedicated to the one of the most liked and cooked dish in this region of Bulgaria – the beans.

The departure of the groups will be on 4th of September till 14.00 o’clock.

 

Purposes of our folklore events are:

To present the folklore wealth and traditions of the whole world.

To popularize Bulgarian music and dance arts from all folklore regions.

To establish a cultural exchange between institutions and collectives from the country and abroad.

 

The organizers are: Bulgarian Art and Folklore Centre “Nestiya”, Balkan alliance of folklore, Foundation “Nestia”, Association “Evterpani”, Association “Fontan”, Touristic company “Delta EK”, Producer’s house “Kukeri”, and with the support of Ministry of Science and Education, Ministry of Culture, Townhall of Raduil, municipality of Samokov.

 

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE FESTIVAL:

 

  1. The groups should prepare 10 – 30 minutes programs accompanied by play-back CD or a live orchestra.
  2. The organization committee will accommodate the groups in Borovets resort, Samokov or Raduil village (sleeping, 3 meals a day, medical service, if needed). Groups should inform if there is any special diet or food requirements (vegetarians). The members of the groups should have medical insurance.
  3. The travel costs to and from Raduil village should be covered by the participants.
    • The organization Committee will grant a fuel to each group, which comes with its own bus /fuel will be given for the distance from Raduil village to the performances’ places or cities/.
    • For the groups which come by plane, the bus will be reserved and covered by the Festival’s Committee. In case the group wants to go to the excursions out of the festival’s cities, should pay 90 euro for bus transportation per day.
      • The groups which come by plane, should pay for the transportation service from Sofia airport to the festival’s city –1 euro per km.
  4. ACCREDITATION IN THE FESTIVAL

To participate in the competition of the festival, you should send the following documents:

– Application form

– Two color photographs of a good quality and in electronic format .jpg;

– Repertoire for the selected category (specify in the application form);

– List of participants and accompanying persons;

– Representatives of other countries should have national flag of his country;

– All participants of the festival to be health insured;

– Children under the age of 18 traveling without parents must have notarized permission to leave the country.

– The period of the passport must be valid at least 6 months after the end of the trip;

All applications should be received not later than 40 days before the festival starts by e-mail.

  1. Each group should pay for the accommodation:
Hostel 22 Euro per person per day
Hotel ** 28 Euro per person per day
Hotel *** Lux 35 Euro per person per day

 

 

* For each 20 persons, one is free.

* 30% of the participation fee has to be prepaid not later than 30 days before the event starts.

* The other 70% should be paid when the group arrives.

* Payment after the above mentioned date will not be accepted.

* Exceptions from the above mentioned conditions are possible only after a decision of the Festival’s Organization Committee.

 

  1. Each group should bring a country’s flag.
  2. All groups can sell souvenirs and/or СDs.

EXTRA DAYS:

  1. Each group can stay extra days in Raduil or come before the date, fixed by organization Committee as “date of arriving”
  2. The organization committee will accommodate the groups in the Festival’s city (sleeping, 3 meals a day, medical service, if needed). Groups should inform if there is any special diet or food requirements (vegetarians). The members of the groups should have medical insurance.
  3. During the extra days, the groups which come by plane, should pay 90 euro per day for bus transportation.

Each group should pay for accommodation:

 

Hostel 22 Euro per person per day
Hotel ** 28 Euro per person per day
Hotel *** Lux 35 Euro per person per day