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XV International Music & Dance festival “ BUDVA SPRING FESTIVAL”

Application Form Price: 93 € Date: 28 - 1 May, 2025
Location: BUDVA - KOTOR - HERCEG NOVI, 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), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on  XV International  Music & Dance festival “BUDVA SPRING FESTIVAL”  28 April-01 May , Budva - Kotor - Herceg Novi, 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

Budva- Kotor – Herceg Novi

  They are the best places in Montenegro.One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, first mentioned in historical records more than two and a half thousand years ago as the “town of Illyria,” this is a place that must be visited during a stay in the Riviera. A legend tells that Budva was established by Cadmus, a son of the Phoenician king, Agenor, and his Queen, Telephassa. Cadmus was the conqueror and ruler of the Greek province of Boeotia and, when he was exiled from the city of Thebes, together with his wife Harmonia, he found refuge with an Illyrian tribe called the Enchelei. According to the legend, Cadmus arrived with a team of oxen, which is where Budva got its name from (bous is Greek for ox). The older names of Budva were Butua, Buthos, Butoba and Civitas Antique (the Old Town)

Throughout history, it has been a target of different conquerors (Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Saracens, Turks, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians, French...) and as a result it has belonged to many different states.

The Old Town is a unique architectural and urban whole, surrounded by medieval walls, complete with a fortress, towers and gates. During the course of its history, the Old Town suffered the greatest damage in an earthquake in 1667, while the consequences of the 1979 earthquake were also serious.

Along the narrow streets and on the small piazzas and squares, there are lines of cafes, boutiques, bars, restaurants, galleries... while the town becomes a genuine “Theatre City” during the summer months, thanks to the numerous plays, concerts and exhibitions it plays host to. This is also the name of the festival which has been enriching this old costal town since 1987, lending it a special colour and charm.

Its many religious buildings – the oldest church of Santa Maria in Punta, the Church of St John and the Church of St Sabbas the Sanctified – have the special value. Next to the Church of St John are the remains of an early Christian basilica while the remains of the Church of St Maria are located on the Citadela. Between the churches is a stage for the plays of the “Theatre City”.

Original Roman columns, set into the walls of Budva’s oldest gate, can also be seen in the Old Town.

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 General rules:

- Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands..

- Every Folklore, Choral group, modern dance, majorette Teams, orchestras, dance group  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 80 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.


 Day 1

13.00.Arrival in Budva, hotel accommodation and free time

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00. Welcome reception with leaders of the group

Day 2

09.00 -11.00 Breakfast, 

11.00 -14.00  Budva sightseeing

18.00.- 19.30 Dinner in hotel 

20.00 - 23.00 Festival evening in the city (old town), Certificates and exchange presents    

Day 3

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast, 

10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Kotor or Dubrovnik,Croatia,or visiting Sv.Stefan by boat  (optional)

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00.- 00.00 Free night

 Day 4  

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 Departure of the participants

Participation fee:

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

It covers hotel accommodation in hotel apartmants Knezevic,  Hotel Braic, Hotel Pod Lipe and others like them with 2 meals  per day in 2/2and other in triple and quadriple rooms)            

Orginazer provide for each group  2/2 rooms (for drivers and leaders of the group)..supplement for additional 1/2 rooms is 9 euro per day per person..

 Montenegro Tourist tax  (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 24 dancers – one gratis (24 paying + 1 free of charge),

-      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 Budva for Price of 32 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

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

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

In 2018 on this Festival participated over 460 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 8 countries of Europe.

In 2019 on this Festival participated over 520 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 9 countries of Europe.



NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                 Published on 08.07.2019


X International music and folklore festival "Budva Spring Festival" was held in the period 07 - 10 May 2019. The festival - mix of traditional and modern dances in the Montenegrin town hosted 8 ensembles with more than 380 participants from Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, and Romania. Artistic directors of the groups were welcomed upon their arrival and the participants were greeted by the director of the festival Zoran Strezovski during the opening of the festival in Budva.After performances in the second festival evening, the groups received Diplomas for participation and gifts by the organizers. Festival ended with amazing party of all the participants.


Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 12 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8.5/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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