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Application Form Price: 159 € Date: 12 - 15 September, 2024
Location: VRSAR, Croatia
Director: K.A. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 June, 2024
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 ensembles, Choral groups, Ballroom dance teams, art schools, Music theatre, modern dance teams, orchestras and majorette teams), (children and youth  groups) to participate on“VIII. ISTRA MUSIC  FESTIVAL” ,POREC, CROATIA from 12 – 15 SEPTEMBER 2025 

 Istria is one of the most popular destinations for foreign visitors to Croatia and its towns of Umag and Porec continually top annual polls of the best holiday resorts in Croatia, as organized by the Croatian National Tourist Board and Croatian TV. With a strong Italian influence (the region in fact used to be part of Italy during the early part of the 20th century), this certainly is a beautiful region of Croatia both along the coast and inland, with its pretty hilltop towns. Rovinj is a true gem of a town, and Pula is also well-worth a visit – home to the Arena, a very well-preserved Roman amphitheater. The one thing that Istria does lack, however, compared to more southern coastal regions are many large islands. The Brijuni group of islands (near Pula) are the exception and great for a day-trip.


  • Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
  • Choirs who are able to perform on open-air stages
  • The number of the participants are not limited
  • No age limits
  • Number of seats are limited!

Participation fee:

  • 159 Euro per person
    • (Addition day can be booked for 52 euro/person/day)

Participation fee includes:

  • Participation in the festival concerts (2 performances)
  • Accommodation in Lanterna Apartments 2 **
    • Rooms: Each group (over 20 persons) have 1 apartment for 1 person  3 apartments for 2 persons
    • The rest will be accommodated in 3-4-6 bedded apartments (6 bedded apartments with two bedrooms)
  • Half-board-buffet, drinks included
  • Diplomas, gifts
  • Organization expenses

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Optional programs (only recommendations, not arranged by the organizers)
  • Insurance


12 September  

Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leader’s and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next day’s
Dinner in the Hotel.
Disco in Lanterna

13 September

Optional program, visit 3 cities.
Pula – one of the oldest Istrian towns whose history goes back for 2000 years. Take a walk through the town, see the Arena, Triumphal arch of the Sergi family, temple of Augustus and many more
Rovinj -according to many one of the most beautiful Istrian towns. Built on an island with lots of colorful houses with Venetian architecture, squeezed one to another and to the very edge by the sea and with the wonderful church of St. Euphemia on the very top of the island in which you can still see the sarcophagus from the early 4th century. After the sightseeing of the town and an organized lunch you can enjoy the remaining time to explore the old streets of Rovinj.
Poreč antic town with the Decumanus street and the Euphrasian Basilica from the 6th century that represents the real example of Byzantine art with its well-known mozaics. There is also the old Roman house and many more of the cultural monuments that still live in the legends and history of the region. On the other hand Poreč is a modern touristic town, the center of tourism that attracts many tourists with different events.

Performance in tourist resort Lanterna.
Festival disco in Lanterna

15 September

Breakfast in the Hotel, Fully day trip visiting most fascinating cities of Central Istra. Motovun- In the northern part of Istria, overlooking the Mirna River valley, lies surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town of Motovun. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior.
Groznjan – Grožnjan, a small Istrian town of great cultural significance not only in Croatia but also internationally, lives its summer months very intensely. Every year in the beginning of May, the little streets and squares of Grožnjan metamorphose and turn into a truly artistic beehive. Visiting Dvigrad castle near Kanfanar.
Svetvinčenat – The medieval town of Svetvinčenat, situated in the southern part of central Istria, is one of those Istrian jewels that has been discovered only recently. It offers a variety of tourist offer such as events taking place at extremely attractive historical sites of this town.
Performance in the evening at the city square in Porec
Festival disco in Lanterna

16 September

Breakfast, departure of participants




NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                 


More than 300 dancers, musicians and singers from six countries took part in IV "Istria" Music Festival in Porec. The event was held from 20 to 23 September 2012

"Ensembles arrived from Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Italy, Poland and Estonia.  One of the performances took place on the main square of Porec and the other at the resort of the groups, in a holiday village with thousands of inhabitants (Lanterna), 10 km from Porec. During the day the groups took a trip to Pula, Rovinj or went on a boat trip." said  - director of the festival.

During the closing evening, he handed the memorial cards to the groups. At the end of the evening, there was a tremendous total dance on the stage with 300 participants.

"First we want to thank you for the good organization, the festival was awesome! We really enjoy every second of the festival performances and made new friends with the other guests. We have already recommended it to my colleagues. Thank you again for everything! We are so happy that we came to Porec!"  - (Children's Dance Ensemble "Yuzhnyache" and Club "Lyubiteli na folklora" - Bulgaria)


Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 9 groups and average estimation is GOOD   - 7,8/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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