Nessebar hosts the World Championship of Folklore

Nessebar will host the World Championship of Folklore “World Folk 2016 ” from 18th of August until 28th of August 2016. The official opening will take place on August 19th at the stage “Ancient Amphitheater ” in Nessebar. The participants from around the world will compete in several categories. They will represent their cultural heritage as groups singing authentic folklore songs, groups showing a modern arrangement of traditional music, groups for folk dances, folk ensembles, instrumental ensembles , groups recreating the customs and individual performers .


The jury will evaluate the participants according to the complexity and quality of their performances, costumes and stage behavior. The winner of the World Grand Prix  Orpheus will be crowned Absolute World Champion of folklore for 2016 and will receive a prize of 1,000 euros. The participants also will be awarded special prizes for authentic and stage costume,  musical accompaniment, most artistic performance, best solo artist and etc.


The championship is a part of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2016 “. 45 musical festivals are held in various European cities under the aegis of the European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF. During the championship in Nessebar all the performances will be recorded, and the best will be broadcast on 50 cable and satellite television around the world.


You can see the performance in Nessebar on the oppening day , on  20th , 24th and 27th of August in Obzor, on 22nd of August on stage  Snail” in Bourgas and on 25 th of August on stage “Theatre Arena” in St Vlas. The official closing of the festival will be on 27th of August in St Vlas.

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