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XI International Music & Folk - Dance festival BAR FESTIVAL DAYS

Application Form Price: 89 € Date: 2 - 5 May, 2025
Location: BAR - SUTO MORE - CANJ, Montenegro
Director: Z.S. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 June, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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  With pleasure we INVITE you (folk groups, Choral groups and orchestras majorette teams, modern dance), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XI International  Music & Folk - Dance festival “BAR FESTIVAL DAYS  ”  02-05 May,  BAR - SUTOMORE - CANJ,Montenegro 

Participants are ensembles from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Ukraine,Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, Slovenia, Italy, Sweden, Moldavia, Armenia, Croatia, Czech, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary…

    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

Bar is an ancient city. There is very little precise information on its origin. The claim that humans lived in this region in prehistoric, Illyrian, Greek and Roman times is confirmed by archaeological finds of significant scope and quality: remains of Neolithic material found during excavation of a well in the settlement of Cheluga an Eneolithic axe from Shushanj, the Great Grave in Shushanj, a tumulus in the village of Ravanj, various vases featuring black figures, etc. The old olive tree at Mirovica is a monument of nature that has witnessed the existence of organized settlements and the hard-working people of this region for more than 2000 years.A modern city with wide boulevards, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, Bar represents the biggest tourist and nautical center at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea. its panorama today consists of tourist sites, restaurants, shops, sports facilities and a dock with 1150 berths.Two equally beautiful shores in the Municipality of Bar, those of the Adriatic Sea and Lake Skadar, the former stretching for 46 km with 9 km of beaches and the latter being 65 km long, are ready to satisfy the diverse tastes of tourists. This entire area, surrounded by water, comfortably rests between the Adriatic Sea and Skadar Lake. The Ruminja mountain rises high up into the skies between these two watery giants. Here there are rich farming areas with many springs coming down from the mountains to the see, with fields abundant in Mediterranean flora and agriculture, whilst on the other side, which is steeper and sunnier, slopes down towards Skadar Lake.

The eternal beauty of the Bar area, its beaches, waters, moderate climate, Mediterranean plants, cultural and historical monuments, culture and entertainment are here for you to come and discover all the beauties of this place and to enjoy them.


General rules :

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

- Every Folklore ensembles, Choral group and majorette Teams has the right to participate. 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 60 members including dancers, managers , musicians and family number 

-        Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, total program of 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. 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,

-         Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,


Day 1

  13.00.Arrival in Bar , hotel accommodation

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

20.00. Meeting with representative of the festival   

Day 2

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.00 -14.00  Bar   sightseeing  old city and boat trip to Budva city - 15 euro per person)  

       18.00.Dinner in hotel

        20.00 - 23.00 Ensembles parade and festival evening, change sertificates

        Day 3

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 – 18.00 Beach time or Visiting Dubrovnik (optional) or visiting Kotor (optional) or visiting Tivat Porto

18.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

20.30 - 23.00 Free time in some restourant

Day 4

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 Departure of the participants


 Participation fee:

Accommodation in 3* hotel:

- 89 Euro for 3 HB per person ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day)

It covers hotel accommodation in 3* hotels like Hotel Costelo, hotel Adria in Bar, Hotel Montenegro in Canj..

For drivers and leaders will be accommodate in double rooms and other double rooms are additional 10 euro per day per person..additional lunch is 12 euro per person per day..

You can see how was last years in Bar festival on folowing link:


Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Welcome cocktail

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         drinks during the performance,

-         welcome reception,

 advertising of the festival (press release,social media promotion, posters and flayers).

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 Bar . Price will be 30 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.

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

The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Tivat airport, 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. 

All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2018 on this Festival participated over 330  (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 5  countries of  Europe.

 In 2019 on this Festival participated over 300  (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 10  countries of  Europe. 



NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                Published on 19 May 2019


International festival "BAR FESTIVAL DAYS" was held in the period 10-14 May 2019 in Bar - Petrovac, Montenegro. "8 groups took part in the folklore forum. About 300 participants performed at the festival evening, present their culture.On the welcome reception with leaders of the groups presented detail information. Next day was the festival evening on the Culture center in Bar. Other days they had excursions by boat to Budva and they visited Dubrovnik,Croatia by bus – informed director of the festival Mr Zoran Strezovski.

Reviews from the groups: 

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

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