Between 17th and 27th August in Nessebar, Sveti Vlas, Burgas and Pomorie will be held the next edition of the World Folk 2017 World Folklore Championship. Singers, dancers, and ensembles from all over the world will be presented to the Bulgarian audiences. The official opening of the festival is on August 18 at 5 p.m. on stage “Amphitheater” in Nessebar. On the first day, you can see participants from Svilengrad, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Staro Zhelezare, Letnitsa, Byala, Sofia, Belchin, Pirdop, Zmeitsa and Dospat. The official opening ceremony is at 07.30 p.m. Following are the performances of groups from Indonesia, Lithuania, Tatarstan, Mongolia, India, Russia, Iran and more Bulgarian groups.
On August 19, besides performers of traditional folk music from Bulgaria, you can enjoy the programs of guests from Russia, Iran, Philippines, Mexico, India. The beginning is at 6 p.m. in the theater “Arena” Sveti Vlas. The festival continues on August 20th again in Sveti Vlas and the artists’ program starts at 06.25 p.m. You will hear and see songs and dances from Bulgaria, Tatarstan, Russia, Mongolia, Iran, Lithuania, Indonesia.
On August 21, the festival performances will impress the inhabitants and guests of Burgas on the stage “Snail”. The beginning is at 06.20 p.m. The performances will be of folk music and dances from Bulgaria, Iran, India, Russia, Lithuania, Tatarstan, Indonesia. Participants will be visiting tourist destinations in the country on August 22 and 23 and therefore on these days, the festival takes a holiday.
The program continues on August 24 at 05.30 p.m. at the Arena in Sveti Vlas with folklore performances from Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, Latvia, Georgia. On August 25, the world championship moves to Pomorie. The program starts at 04.45 p.m. The participants are from Bulgaria, Russia, Iran, Croatia, Latvia, India, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova and Indonesia. On August 24, the performances return to Sveti Vlas with an opening time of 04.45 p.m. The performances, which will compete for the jury’s approval, will be of characteristic songs and dances from Bulgaria, Croatia, India, Russia, Iran, Lithuania, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova and Indonesia.
The official closing of the festival and awarding of the best performers is at 9 p.m. Besides, the songs and dances of the best during the event will be recorded and will be performed on TV around the world. During the event will be held a master class in the accordion of the square Nikolay Kravtsov. The festival is under the patronage of UNESCO.