I N V I T A T I O N
With pleasure we INVITE YOU (folk ensembles,choral groups,art schools, majorette teams, orchestras,Ballroom dance groups) (children, youth and adult groups ) to participate on XXII International Music & dance festival PARALIA FEST 24 -28 June ,Paralia, Katerini,GREECE 2023
The intention of our invitation and 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.The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares. The festival is open for folk and choir ensembles, as well as orchestras and majorettes regardless of the members gender and age. Paralia is famous holiday place on the Aegean coast of Greece with many sends beach .Festival program will be held on the main square in Paralia and Olimpic beach.
General rules :
- is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by groups.
- On the festival may participate children and youth 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 or songs , total program of 15 - 20 minutes each with orchestra or USB. For choral groups should prepare free program about 15 minutes 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 and excursions.
- To send us short CV and photos of the group,
- To take a flag of the country,
- Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,
13.00.Arrivalin Paralia, hotel accommodation and free time (beach time)
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00 Welcome reception with leaders of the groups
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
11.00 -16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters of Thermaikos Gulf, (20 euro per person (including lunch and drinks on the boat) Boat trip
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner in hotel
19.30 – 23.00 Festival evening on the square in Paralia
09.00 -11.00 Breakfast,
11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or visiting Thessalonica or Katerini (optional)
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel
19.30 – 23.00 Second festival evening on the square of Olympic beach
19.00 – 10.00 Breakfast ,
10.00 – 14.00 Beach time or Visiting Meteori (very famous historical place)
14.00 - 15.00 Lunch in restaurant
21.00 – 00.00 Party for goodbuy in Aloha beach
09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast
11.30 Departure of the participants
Participation fee :
- 91 euro for 3 HB per person (3 nights wit 2 meals per day)
- 119 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day)
Accommodation in Paralia in hotels like Xenia Zeus, Ifigenia, Regina, Katerina...
Some moments of the festival in Paralia you can see on folowing link:
Festival organizers provide:
- for 24 dancers – one gratis,
- souvenir and gift for each group,
- Certificate for attendance,
- drinks during performance
- free parking
- advertising of the festival (press release, social media, flayers, posters)
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 Paralia. Price will be 29 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 from where you can take te photo and video from festival.
The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Thessaloniki Airport which are only 75 km from Paralia. 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 2018 on the festival were participated 11 groups from 9 EU country with 365 participants (children, youth and adults).
In 2019 on the festival were participated 12 groups from 10 EU countries with 488 participants.
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMMITEDon 400 or 10 groups!
NEWS FROM FESTIVAL Published: 19 September 2019
"PARALIA FEST" GATHERED DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES ON GREEK SCENE
The IX International Folklore Dance and Music Festival "Paralia Fest" was held from 14 to 18 June, 2019 in Greek resort Paralia, Katerini.
The event was attended by 400 participants from 10 ensembles coming from Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.Festival presented the culture tradition of different nations and gave opportunity to the participants to get acquainted, to made friendships and to present their folklore through the dance and music. During the first festival evening, a solemn dinner was held on Aloha Beach in honor of all the artists. On June 16, a concert program took place in the main square of Paralia, bringing the musical diversity of the ensembles closer to the audience.
The festival gave the opportunity for folklore groups, choirs and orchestras to visit the great monastery complex in northern Thessaly, Meteora, to have a boat trip and to enjoy the warm Aegean Sea.
More photos on:
NEWS ABOUT FESTIVAL Published on 20 June 2017
MORE THAN 500 PERFORMER TOOK PART IN THE PARALIA FESTIVAL (GREECE)
VI International folklore dance festival “Paralia fest” was held with great succes in the period 15th – 19th of June in Paralia, Katerini. The festival was attended by 12 groups with over 500 participants, said Mr. Zoran Srezovski – the organizer of the event.
“A detailed program for the festival was presented to the heads of the groups and each ensemble introduced themselves to the other participants. We wished them a good performance at the festival.” told Mr. Strezovski.“The festival evening was held on 16th of June in the center of Paralia, where many tourists and locals enjoyed the music and dances of the groups. On 17th of June on the Olympic beach was held the second festival evening. After which the participants were awarded with souvenirs and diplomas for participation. Next days the participants had spare time for sunbathing and swimming in the sea”.
Reviews from the groups:
This festival has review of 7 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8,6/10