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XV International Music & Dance Festival KEMER FESTIVAL DAYS

Application Form Price: 159 €/ 5*hotel Date: 11 - 16 October, 2024
Location: SIDE,ANTALYA, Turkey
Director: S.Z..&WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 October, 2023
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 (folk ensembles,choral groups and majorette teams) (children, youth and adult groups) to participate on XI International music& folk - dance  festival    “ KEMER FESTIVAL DAYS ”   11 - 16 October,  KEMER, ANTALYA 

  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.

ANTALYA is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views. Having entered the scene in 150 BC as Attalia, named after its founder, Attalos II, king of Pergamon, Antalya has ever attracted a wide array of travellers, including Paul the Apostle, and Ibn Battuta among others. Antalya had replaced Phaselis—beautiful ruins of which now lie to south of the city, between Kemer and Olympos—as the main harbour of the surrounding region during the reign of Seljuks, in early 1200s, but the lack of a large hinterland (or, rather, lack of good connections with its mountainous hinterland) meant for much of its history eversince that it was a provincial coastal town, albeit with a multicultural community of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. As the centre of a region with beautiful beaches, verdant mountains, and a mindblowing number of ancient ruins, the tourism investments started in 1970s, which changed the fate of the city considerably. However, as most of the visitors (make no mistake—they are in the range of millions annually) to the region are actually on "all-inclusive" vacation packages nowadays, they are immediately taken from the airport to the huge resorts lining the coastline of hundreds of kilometres, where they stay until the end of their holidays except perhaps a raid or two to the nearest and the most popular attractions, so Antalya itself, especially the old town (Kaleiçi), is more of an independent traveller destination, where you will meet the other travellers of a similar mind, and the local.

         General rules :

-   is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances,orchestras, brass bands, modern dance, choir and vocal groups.

- Every Folklore, Choral group, modern dance, majorette Teams, orchestras  has the right to participate. Children's ensembles  Youth ensembles , Adult ensembles 

-  The number of participants is limited (only 3  groups from each country),

-  Each group should consist of most 70 members including dancers, managers, musicians and family number,

-  Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 12-15 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 (5-6 sentences on English) and photos of the group,

-         To have a flag of your country,

-         Groups should have there transport for arrival and departure groups that arrive by plane on Antalya international airport we will provide free transfer to the hotel,        

            Program Proposal

1.10. Day 1

  13.00.Arrival in Antalia, transfer to hotel in Side and  free time (beach time)

   14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive

18.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusiv

 21.00 – 22.30 Meeting with director of the festival

12.10. Day 2

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.00 -16.00 Beach time or Boat excursion  (optional)

13.00-15.00 Lunch in hotel (all inclusive)

      19.00 - 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive

21.00 – 23.00 Presentation and  Festival evening on the huge amphitheatre in hotel 5* in  Antalya (12 minutes each)

13.10.Day 3   

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast, (all inclusive)

11.00 Welcome reception with leader of the groups  with Major of the Manavgat Kemer city (presents from major)

 13.00 Beach time or visiting Antalya (optional) 

14.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive

21.00 – 23.00 Welcome speech officials

                  Ceremony of opening of the festival

                 Defile and Festival evening 

   14.10.  Day 4

   08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast  - all inclusive

   11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting  Efesus  (very famous historical place )(optional)

   13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive

  19.00 – 21.00 Dinner (all inclusive)

    21.00 Second festival evening in Side, exchange presents and sertificates 

    15.10. Day 5

   08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast  - all inclusive

   11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Pyrate boat with foam party

   13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner (all inclusive)

    21.00 Discothegue in hotel with all participants

16.10. Day 6

08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

11.30 Departure of the participants

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

16.10.Day 6

08.00 -10.00 Breakfast ( all inclusive)

 10.30 – 14.00  Beach time

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel ( all inclusive)

   19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel ( all inclusive)

   21.00. – 00.00 Beach party for goodbye 

17.10. Day 7

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,

09.00 – 14.00 Departure 

Participation fee:

-  159 Euro for 4 All per person ( 4 nights/5 days with 3 meals per day – all inclusive-with drinks)

 199 Euro for 5 All per person ( 5 nights /6 days with 3 meals per day – all inclusive - with drinks)

It covers hotel accommodation in triple and quadruple rooms with  3 meals per day all inclusive service in 5* hotels  (in 3 and 4 badrooms..(Double room price is 42 Euro per day per person . Single room price is 45 Euro per day.).

Triple rooms has 1 french bed and 1 single bed.Quadriple rooms has 1 french bed ,1 single bed and 1 extra bed.Extra bed smaller than other beds.

Video from the festival you can see on this link:


Festival organizers provide:

-         for 25 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Welcome reception with leaders of the group with welcome drink

- welcome reception with major of the city

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         free parking

- advertising of the festival (press release, Social network promotion  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 Kemer, Antalya. Price will be 42 Euro per day per person FB (all inclusive) – 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 program for each group 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 Antalya Airport free of vharge.Also group that arrive by plane will have bus for transfer from the city to the festival venue.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditionsAll detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

On 2019 were participated over 400 participants and 11 ensembles from 7 EU countries.. 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED on 300 participants and 8 ensembles!!

Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

"We build bridges from nation to nation"