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XI International Folk Dance & Music festival BODRUM SUMMER FEST

Application Form Price: 120 € Date: 9 - 13 June, 2025
Location: BODRUM, Turkey
Director: F.A.Y.&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 and Choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams,modern dance, and other stiles ..), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XI  International Folk Dance and Music festival ”BODRUM SUMMER FEST" Turkey from 09-13 June 

This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes.

BODRUM is a Turkish city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey's southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts.

It is a very important settlement area in terms of history since it has been home to many civilizations dating from the mythological times. In the history of Bodrum, the historian Herodotus, the first Admiral of history, 1.Artemisia 2. As well as the famous artists such as Leachares and Shepas besides Artemisia have grown up. Homerous called the city '' Eternal Blue Land '', where East and West ports come together with white Bodrum Houses, Gumbet, narrow streets descending to the sea and the famous Bodrum Castle. Halikarnassos meets both the climate and the natural beauties of the summer months. It is a wonderful holiday city that can be experienced also in winter months.

Once a cozy fishing village of only a few thousand people, Bodrum has experienced a renaissance in the last half century that has transformed this once-sleepy community into one of Turkey's most popular vacation hotspots. Writers, intellectuals, artists and musicians have long called this Aegean town home, or second-home, attracting a vibrant cultural scene paralleled only by the town's nightlife. Windswept beaches and glittering waters provide the backdrop to the perfect beach getaway.

Nowadays, Halikarnas is an open-air nightclub and one of the most important locations for nightlife in Bodrum with a capacity of 5000 guests. It is also considered to be one of the best clubs in Europe.

All this beauties in Turkish Riviera and lot of fun is waiting for you on our festival. Come and join the best festival experience ever. Travel and dance with us in Bodrum, Turkey…

General rules for participation:

  • Participants have to come  Bodrum on 10 June Friday (hotel check in time is 14.00) and leaving time is 14 June Tuesday , starting from 11.00 a.m (after breakfast,) .
    Furthermore, there will be ,aqupark and yacht trip tours (with extra payment)n the festival can participate folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs and music bands from all over the world.
  • Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands, balroom dance teams.
  • Groups should have prepared at least 2 dances, 06-10 minutes each with USB or orchestra.
  • Groups should take a flag of their country and minimum 3 gifts for the municipality visits and organizers (optional).
  • Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation.
  • The number of the participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country).
  • Groups have to send us short CV and min.5 photos of the group by e-mail.
  • Until 20th of March 2021 each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth and passport number.
  • Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.
  • For the groups arriving by plane the festival committee will arrange their airport and festival transfers free of charge.

Festival Program

Day 1

14.00 Arriving in Bodrum, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time (beach time)

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups

Day 2

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 15.00 Gumusluk and Yalikavak sightseeing with organized local tour guides (optional) or free time in the beach

17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel

19.30 Ensemble parade

20.00 Official festival evening in the square of the city

Day 3

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 18.00 Daily boat excursion in the blue waters  with stop overs for swimming and lunch on the boat at the Bodrum Peninsula  or Visiting Kos island (optional)

17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel

20.0 Second festival evening (optional)

Day 4

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.30 – 12.00 Visiting Municipality of the city and reception at the Mayor of the city with representatives and leaders of each group.

19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants, discotheque with all the festival participants 

Day 5

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

12.00 Departure

Participation fee:

  • 120 Euro for 4HB (3 nights with 2 meals per day)
    • It covers 4* hotel accommodation  in triple and quadruple rooms) in 4* HOTELS in Bodrum, Turkey. 
    • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!

Participation fee Includes:

  • Participation in the festival concerts,
  • Professional sound, stage and light equipment (open stage - 7*9m).
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotels (3-4 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 52€/person/day, supplement for single room is 62 €/person/day),
  • All inclusive service ( meals and drinks)
  • Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups
  • Souvenir and gift for each group
  • Certificate for attendance
  • Drinks during the performance

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport (for arrival and departure)
  • Optional Boat Tour Programs, aquapark and other excursions
  • Insurance

Invitation letter will be provided if needed

Number of seats is limited!!


Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 6 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8,4/10 

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

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