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XI International Music & Folk - Dance Festival ISTRA FEST

Application Form Price: 111 € Date: 14 - 19 September, 2023
Location: ROVINJ - PULA, Croatia
Director: K.S. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 December, 2022
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 ensembles, Choral groups,Brass bands, orchestras, modern dance group, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XI International  music & Folk - dance festival “ISTRA FEST ” from 14 – 19 September, PULA - ROVINJ, CROATIA 2023

    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.

    Pula, a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and Roman ruins. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. The Romans, Ostrogoths and Venetians, as well as the Allied Forces in World War II, have each administered the city

A great amphitheatre, Pula Arena, was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD, much of it still standing to this day. The Romans also supplied the city with a water supply and sewage systems. They fortified the city with a wall with ten gates. A few of these gates still remain: the triumphal Arch of the Sergii, the Gate of Hercules (in which the names of the founders of the city are engraved) and the Twin Gates. During the reign of emperor Septimius Severus the name of the town was changed to "Res Publica Polensis". The town was the site of Crispus Caesar's execution in 326 AD and Gallus Caesar's execution in 354 AD. In 425 AD the town became the centre of a bishopric, attested by the remains of foundations of a few religious buildings.

Rovinj is a Croatian fishing port on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town stands on a headland, with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront. A tangle of cobbled streets leads to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline. South of the old town is Lone Bay, one of the area’s pebble beaches. The Rovinj archipelago’s 14 islands lie immediately off the mainland.

Program:

14.09.

14.00 Arrive  and  free time

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00 Free time

15.09

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 15.00 Beach time  or excursions in Pula 

18.30 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00 Meeting with director of the festival

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16.09.

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 18.00 Beach tiime or excursions in Rovinj

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00  1.00 Festival presentation in hotel

17.09.

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 18.00 Beach tiime or excursions in Rijeka

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00 Festival evening

18.09.

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 18.00 Beach tiime or excursions in Rijeka

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00 Party in hotel

 

19.09  

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

11.00 Departure

Rules and conditions for participation:

  • In the festival can participate folklore groups, vocal groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, art schools,  choirs and music bands from all over the world.
  • Ensemble should have prepared program duration  from  12-15 minutes  with USB or orchestra.
  • Groups should take a flag of their country
  • The number of the groups is limited
  • Groups have to send us short CV and  photos of the group by e-mail.
  • Twenty days before the festival  each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth and passport number.
  • All groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.
  • Groups arriving by plane the festival committee can arrange their  transfers and inform them how much it will cost.

Participation fee:

  • 111 Euro for 3 HB per person (3 nights with 2 meals per day – meals are open buffet and drinks )
  • 149 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day, meals are open buffet and drinks)
  • 182 Euro for 5 HB per person (5 nights with 2 meals per day, meals are open buffet and drinks)
    • Price include accommodation in 3* Tourist resort Duga Uvala  with 2 meals per day in standard rooms  ( it has own beach) in triple rooms and quadruple rooms. http://hotel-duga-uvala-krnica.krnica.hotels-istria.net/en/
    • For leaders and drivers will be provide 2/2 rooms, additional double rooms are on the request and it is 8 euro per person per day additional paymant 
    • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge! (25+1; 48+2)
    • If you wish we can arrange accommodation in other hotels with higher categorization and inform you about price.

Participation fee includ.

  • Accommodation in Duga Uvala in triple and quadruple rooms
  • Half Board hotel accommodation (buffet with drinks)
  • Diploma and  gift for each group
  • Social media promotions , news letter promotion

Participation fee does not include:

  • Excursions,
  • transfers,
  • Tourist tax and insurance is 2 euro day per person.
  • Additional day is 38 euro per day
  • (about excursions all info you can get on hotel reception, festival does not provide excursions)
  • NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED!!
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

"We build bridges from nation to nation"