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XI International Music & Folk - Dance festival BUDVA SUMMER FESTIVAL

Application Form Price: 76 € Date: 1 - 5 July, 2021
Location: BUDVA, Montenegro
Director: WOFA and Zoran Strezovski
Application Deadline: 15 August, 2020
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                               I N V I T A T I O N

With pleasure we INVITE you (folk groups, Choral groups and orchestras majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XI International   Folk - Dance & Music festival “BUDVA SUMMER FESTIVAL ” 01 - 05 July, Budva, Montenegro, 2021.

    The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music

Budva is on the central part of Montenegrin coast, called "Budvanska Rivijera". It has developed around a small peninsula, on which the old town is situated. It is by far most visited destination in Montenegro, attracting mostly domestic, Russian, Serbian and other Eastern European tourists with an old town, bars and nightclubs, and beaches mostly consisting of small rocks. It is base for mass tourism, while in its near vicinity there are luxury resorts such as Sveti Stefan and Miločer.

There are as many as 35 beaches in the Budva area, mostly rock and a little sand (8 beaches are marked with blue flags).

During the summer in particular, the day and night-life offers opportunities to enjoy theatre plays and performances, music events and entertainment programs.

Many nightclubs use go-go dancers to attract customers, and families might be offended by the open display of almost-naked girls in the street. There is mainly one street, the main promenade, where all the action happens.

The old town is adjacent to the marina, where the wealthy come to moor their luxury yachts. The old town is small but beautiful, with restaurants and boutiques selling luxury goods at high prices.

                                             Program Proposal

01.07. Tuesday   

  13.00.Arrival in Budva , hotel accommodation,

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00. Welcome reception with leaders of the groups

 

02. 07 Wednesday

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.00 -13.00  Budva sightseeiing with guide than by boat to visit St Stefan peninsula ( 10 euro per person),

       17.00.- 18.00 Dinner in hotel

        19.30 - 23.00 Parade and Festival evening 

       

    03.07 Thursday 

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 – 18.00 Free time or Free time or Crusing boat trip from Budva - Tivat - Kotor (sightseeing) - Herceg Novi (sightseeing) - swimming in Blue Cave and back (15 euro per person) (optional - recomended)

17.30 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 - 00.00 Second festival evening,  (presentation in the old city), exhange presents

 

04.07 Friday

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 – 18.00 Free time or Crusing boat trip from Budva - Tivat - Kotor (sightseeing) - Herceg Novi (sightseeing) - swimming in Blue Cave and back (15 euro per person)(optional - recomended) or Aqua Park (10 euro per person), or Visiting Dubrovnik (peral of the sea) in Croatia by your own bus..

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

22.00.- 01.00 Discoteque or nice evening in the restourant ( there are a lot of restourants on the sea with life music)

 

   05.07. Saturday   

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast

11.00 Departure of participants

 OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

05.07 Saturday 

08.00 -10.00 Breakfast, (open buffet in hotel )

10.00 – 18.00  Beach time or Free time or Crusing boat trip from Budva - Tivat - Kotor (sightseeing) - Herceg Novi (sightseeing) - swimming in Blue Cave and back (15 euro per person)(optional - recomended) or visit Aqua park (10 euro per person)  or visit Dubrovni (Croatia) by boat from Budva (14 euro per person)

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel (open buffet in hotel )

21.00. – 00.00 Free time in restourant with life music  or discotheque

 

06.07. Sunday

08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 Departure of participants

 

General rules :

-         is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups and majorette teams.

-Every Folklore,Choral group and majorette Teams has the right to participate. Children's ensembles  (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), adult ensembles (1/3 of the participants must be older than 25).On the festival may participate folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles. . 

-         The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country),

-         Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,

-         Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with orchestra or CD. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city.

-         To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group,

-         To take a flag of the country,

-         Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

Participation fee is

-      76 Euros for 3 HB per person ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day)

-      96 Euros for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board).

It covers hotel accommodation with 2 meals per day - buffet ,leaders and drivers will be in 2/2, and others in 3 or 4 bedrooms with own toilet and bathrooms……hotel accommodation in 3*hotel Loza or Hotel Palma situated in center of the city.or hotel SEA STAR or Hotel MENA ..additional double room is 5 euro per person per day..

How was in Budva,Montenegro last years you can see video on this link:

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1N4_llz8lwWmRSJ7kU4xcH2LH8ywwDbhO      

 Festival organizers provide:

-         for 23 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Welcome cocktail

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         drinks during the performance,

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         reception in city hall,

-   advertising of the festival (news letters, social medium promotion, posters and flayers).

 Montenegro Tourist tax  (1.50 euro per person per day) you should pay additional after accommodation in hotel. 

INSURANCE:
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group
.

On your request,  You can continue your stay in Budva. Price will be 27 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

Organizers keep the right to change program of the festival. After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.

    After the festival finish organizers will send you link from festival from where you can take videos and photos from the festival.

The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Tivat airport or Podgorica airport, or Dubrovnik airport  (Croatia) during the festival days and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. 

In 2019 we have 450 particiapnts from 9 EU countries and 12 ensembles

Number of seats is limited on 400 or 10-12 grous!!

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    NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                 Published on 06.07.2019

 

  FESTIVAL EMOTIONS IN BUDVA DURING THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & FOLK - DANCE FESTIVAL "STARI GRAD – BUDVA SUMMER FESTIVAL"

 

 The VIII International Music & Folk - Dance festival "STARI GRAD - BUDVA SUMMER FESTIVAL" was held in the period July 2 - 6, 2019 in Budva.

14 groups from Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina with more than 500 performers took part in the folklore festival.

Director of the festival, Mr Zoran Strezovski welcomed the participants in a reception. He wished them successful and honorable presentation of folklore heritage of their nations. 

On July 3rd, International Music & Folk - Dance festival "STARI GRAD" was officially opened and on July 4th the festival continued with concert of the groups. They were awarded with certificates for participation and gifts, provided by the organizers. 

During their stay in Budva, groups had the chance to visit the most popular historical and cultural monuments in the Old town, to visit the Kotor bay with a boat, to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and warm Adriatic sea. Some of them visited Dubrovnik in Croatia.

"All the groups were pleased and they left the festival with the hope to come back the next year", added Mr Strezovski.

More photos from the festival on the link: 

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1lTBMY-9fGmb9D1kIMiStgpuS4htDUp8S

 

 

Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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