XI International Music & Folk- Dance Festival BUDVA FEST
Location: Budva - Tivat, Montenegro
Director: Z.S. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 31 March, 2023
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 Music & Folk - Dance festival “BUDVA FEST ” 02 - 06 June , Budva-TIVAT, Montenegro 2023.
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.There is so much beauty in this place that we can never get enough of. It is always the same but yet different. It is very close but yet mystic and untouchable. It is relaxing, challenging and seductive. It is beauty that we are constantly in search of. And if we are lucky enough - it is the beauty that we always go back to.In the heart of the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, Budva is awaiting you with its exotic landscapes and your unforgettable experience is yet to begin.
Budva coast is among the most beautiful coasts in the world and its beauty will not leave you indifferent. It is 38 km long and there are 35 beautiful, sandy beaches (8 beaches have blue flag - a prestige international award for quality and standard of service and offer at the beach). Based on the send quality, Budva beaches are ranked into the highest category.They are situated along the 38 km of indented coastline, characterized by numerous coves, inlets, sandy beaches, capes and islets.All of them possess charm and beauty of their own, and even the longest holiday seems too short to have enough time to enjoy on each of them. You can swim in the clean and safe sea and experience unforgettable day and night life.Budva is the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the great number of beaches and hotels that make this a most desirable tourist destination.Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments.
Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church Sv. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava. You can visit the wall of the Old town of Budva and feel the spirit of antique and renaissance charm of Budva.In the Stari Grad (Old town) you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries. Monasteries Stanjevici, Podostrog, Rezevici and Gradiste are important historic and religious monuments of Budva
HERCEG NOVI - it is also one of the beatifull city in Montenegro..It is tourist place with many historical and culture monuments.It was conquered and damaged by the Turks in 1482, 1493 and 1508, and was under Spanish rule for a time in 1538. In 1539, Admiral Hajrudin Barbarosa of the Turkish Matirime fleet regained control over the town after a short altercation with the Spaniards. Turkey ruled again until 1687—from then until 1797, the town was ruled by the Venetian Republic. After the fall of Venetian rule, Herceg Novi saw several more rulers, including the Austrians from 1797-1806, the Russians until 1807, and the French until 1814, though the town was under the administration of Boka Kotorska Bay and Montenegro for a time in 1813. In 1814, Austria regained control of the town and remained so until 1918 when the First World War left Herceg Novi under the control of Italy and Germany. The town remained under the control of these two countries until after the Second World War.
02.06. Day 1
13.00.Arrivalin Budva, , hotel accommodation,
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel (open buffet)
20.00. Welcome reception
03.06 Day 2
09.00 -11.00 Breakfast,
11.00 -16.00 Budva sightseeing
18.00.Dinner in hotel
20.00 - 23.00 Ensembles parade (old town)
- Official opening of the festival
- welcome speech and firewall
- open air performance
- Dancing together
04.06 Day 3
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia (optional)
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00.- 00.00 Social events, exchange presents, party with all participants
05.06 Day 4
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast, (open buffet)
11.00 Departure of the participants
OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
05.06 Day 4
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
11.00 – 16.00 Beach time and free activities
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00. – 00.00 Firewall party
06.06 Day 5
08.00 – 09.00 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. 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 70 members including dancers, managers, musicians and family members
- Ensemlese should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. Choir groups should have program od 12 minutes (free program). 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,
Participation fee is
- 77 Euro 3 HB per person (3 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board).
- 98 Euro 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board).
It covers hotel accommodation in 3* hotel Hotel Boris, Palma Hotel SEE Star, Hotel Mona, Hotel apartmant 319 and similar hotels in triple and quadriple rooms.with 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner)..all hotel apartmants are in the center of the city so not need bus for anywhere)
On your request we can arrange 4* hotel and inform you how much it will cost.
For leaders and drivers 2 double rooms),additional double rooms on request and if the rooms are availible should paid additional 5 euro per person per day),
You can see how was last year in budva festival on folowing link:
Festival organizers provide:
- for 24 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,
- advertising of the festival (press release, social media promotion, posters and flayers).
Montenegro Tourist tax and insurance is not include in the price and uit is 1,50 euro per day per person.
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 26 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.
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 the festival and photos.The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.
The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Tivat airport, 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. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.
In 2019 on this Festival participated over 493 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 9 countries of Europe.
NUBER OF PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED ON 400 OR 10-12 GROUPS.
NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Published on 04 June 2019
"FOLKLORE DIVERSITY IN BUDVA (MONTENEGRO)"
The IX International music and dance "BUDVA FEST" was held in the period May 31 - June 4, 2019 in Budva, Montenegro. More than 300 participants from Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Slovakia took part in the festival. They showed the richness of folklore of their nations, typical dance choreographies and beautiful traditional costumes.Festival evening ended with performances of famous Montenegrin songs. During other days, the guests of the festival visited the Old town of Budva, Sveti Stefan peninsula and Dubrovnik (Croatia), having the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful seashore, informed the director of the festival, Mr. Zoran Stresovski.More photos from the festival on the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1lTBMY-9fGmb9D1kIMiStgpuS4htDUp8S
NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Published on 05 June 2018
FOLKLORE MOOD IN BUDVA (MONTENEGRO)
The 9-th edition of "BUDVA FEST" was held from 1 to 5 June in Budva (Montenegro). Groups from Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey and Romania with more than 350 performers took part in the event, informed us the director of the festival Zoran Strezovski.
"By tradition, the festival was opened with warm "Welcome" to the participants, and after the performances each group received certificate and present from the organization committee. During the day, the groups had the opportunity to visit St.Stefan by boat, the old town in Budva and Kotor and some of the groups had excursions to Dubrovnik in Croatia. At the final, for all participants there was a disco party with many dances and songs until midnight." says in addition Strezovski.
NEWS ABOUT FESTIVAL Published on 05 June 2017
BUDVA FESTIVAL DAYS CONTINUE
"Over 350 participants from 5 countries participated in the festival. The festival evening was held on 3 June. After the parade in the city, each ensemble had 15 - 20 minutes program to dance and sing. The festival evening finished with dancing together of all groups on famous Montenegro songs. Every group received certificate for participation and a present.The festival finished with joint party in hotel "Loza", where all participants dance together untill midnight.“, announced Zoran Strezovski, director of the festival.
"In their free time, participants had a boat trip, visiting Kotor and Dubrovnik, and durring the day they had the opportunity to enjoy the beach Slovenska plaza.“, says in addition the director of "Budva fest".
Festival days in Budva continue until September, with singing and dancing folklore and ch oir musical events. You can find more information at the official web page of the World Festival Association - WOFA.
Reviews from the groups:
This festival has review of 9 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8,6/10