Location: BUDVA-KOTOR - HERCEG NOVI, Montenegro
Director: Z.Strezovski & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 August, 2021
I N V I T A T I O N
With pleasure We INVITE you (folk ensembles, modern dance groups, Choral groups, orchestras, brass bands, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XII International Music & Folk - Dance festival “MONTENEGRO FEST ” 16 - 21 June , Budva, Kotor,Herceg Novi, Montenegro 2022
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
Budva It is situated 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 many tourists like Russian, Serbian, Hungarian, France, Italy and other 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, sands beaches (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.
The old town is adjacent to the marina, where the wealthy come to moor their luxury yachts. The old town is beautiful, with restaurants and boutiques selling luxury goods at high prices..
Sveti Stefan', one of the most exclusive summer resorts on the Mediterranean, is a result of a modern refurbishment of the stone houses on the island, built more than five centuries ago for the population of the nearby villages to find a place of shelter from the attacks of pirates and the Turks. According to oral tradition, the Pastrovici tribe used the spoils taken from Turkish galleons to fortify the island in 1442, building 12 houses, one each for every family in the Pastovici. For nearly 300 years, it was a trade and transport centre for the Pastrovici and the seat of the Bankada – the tribal court of the Pastrovici. The village was named after the church located on the highest point of the island, dedicated to the Saint Archdeacon Stefan. The island is also home to the churches of the Resurrection and St Alexander Nevsky.Sveti Stefan had remained a fishing village for several centuries, until its depopulation began in 1950 in order to build a series of luxury suites and rooms in the old stone houses. The new hotel-town was opened on 13 July 1960 and it has since been a holiday destination for celebrities from all over the world – including Sofia Loren and Carlo Ponti, Alberto Moravia, André Malraux, Richard Widmark, Kirk Douglas, Klaus Kinski, Monica Vitti, Sylvester Stallone, Yuri Gagarin, Boris Spassky, Bobby Fisher... and members of royalty, numerous politicians and wealthy Arab Sheiks.
More information on: http://www.budva.travel/
13.00.Arrivalin Budva, hotel accommodation and fre time (swimming in the sea and sunbathing on wonderful sands beaches)
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00. Welcome reception with leaders of the groups
08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 -14.00 Budva sightseeing with local guide and boat crusing to St.Stefan - (10 euro per person)
17.30.- 19.00 Dinner in hotel
19.00 - 23.00 Ensembles parade (old town)
- Official opening of the festival
- welcome speech and firewall
- open air performance
- Dancing together
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Kotor with tour guide (6 euro per person) or Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia (optional) (12 euro per person) with own busies or BEACH time..
18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
20.00 - 23.00 Second festival evening – presentation, (optional)
08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Kotor, Herceg Novi, or Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia (optional) or visiting Sv.Stefan by boat (optional) or visit Aqua park or Beach time
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00.- 00.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles
11.00 Departure of the participants
OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
08.00 -10.00 Breakfast, (open buffet in hotel)
10.00 – 16.00 Beach time and free activities
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00. – 00.00 Firewall party
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,
11.00 Departure of participants
Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands..
Every Folklore, Choral group, modern dance, majorette Teams, orchestras 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 70 members including dancers, managers, musicians and family members.
Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with USB or orchestra. 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.
- 74 Euro for 3 HB per person ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day)
- 94 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board).
It covers hotel accommodation in 3* hotel- Hotel Palma Hotel SEE Star, Hotel Mona, Hotel apartmant 319 and similar hotels with 2 meals per day in triple and quadriple rooms with own toilet and bathrooms - Hotels are situated in the centre of the city and you don’t need bus for anywhere)..
If you want we can arrange 4* hotel and inform you how much it will cost.
Organizer provide for each group 2/2 rooms (for drivers and leaders of the group)..supplement for other 1/2 rooms is 5 euro per person per day..
Montenegro Tourist tax and insurance is 1.50 euro per person per day) you should pay additional after accommodation in hotel.
You can see how was last year in Budva festival on folowing link:
Festival organizers provide:
- For 25 dancers – one gratis (25 paying + 1 free of charge),
- Souvenir and gift for each group,
- Welcome cocktail
- Certificate for attendance,
- Drinks during the performance,
Advertising of the festival (press release, newsletter, social media promotions, 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 Budva for Price of 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...
After the festival finish organizers will send you link where you can find 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, 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 2017 on this Festival participated over 520 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 10 countries of Europe.
In 2018 on this Festival participated over 640 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 9 countries of Europe.
In 2019 on this Festival participated over 622 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 10 countries of Europe.
THE NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED on 400 or 10 groups.
NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Published on 18 April 2018
"GREAT FESTIVAL MOOD ON THE FESTIVAL IN BUDVA"
From 16 - 20 June in very famoues tourist place Budva,Montenegro was held XI International music and folk dance festival Montenegro fest"
On the festival participated 7 groups ( folk dance ensembles and choir groups) with over 400 participants from Poland,Bulgaria,Latvia,Estonia..Festival was organized by World Festival Association - WOFA with support of Municipality of Budva..Festival evening was held on the main squere in Budva on the open stage in Tre Cane on 17 of June where director of the festival Mr.Zoran Strezovski wish them welcome on the festival and open the festival..After performances the groups were awarded with sertificates but also with huge aplause from audience on the squere ..On 20 june was realised closing party on the beach where all participnts dancing together untill midnight..During the days participants visited Budva and Kotor cities, swimming in very hot sea and enjoy on the great beach Mogren..Some moments from the festival (photo and videos)https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B8As_IOFIAl5MGdkU3ViaXhhQ2c