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International Folk Dance and Music festival BOSPHORUS FEST

Application Form Price: 160 € Date: 27 - 31 August, 2024
Location: ISTANBUL, Turkey
Director: H.F.& WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 July, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.



With pleasure we INVITE YOU (Folk ensembles, Choral groups,majorette teams,( children ,youth,adults) to participate on International Music & Dance Festival "BOSPHORUS FEST" from 27 - 31 August 2024

The aim of this international event is to explain how importance role of love, peace, friendships brotherhood amongst the Children. From this pointed it will be just great pleasure and honor, how amazing atmosphere group’s will representative theirs country, joining in this unique international event. We should always remember hold tightly feelings peace, love, friendships, brotherhood just to live happily in a better World.At the end of this festival when the groups return home gaining a lot of new friends and irreplaceable experience, just wonderful unforgettable great memories.

On the festival can participate folk music, brass band, Chorus, Modern dance, theatre groups from all ages..


Festival organisation committee will provide one English speaking guide to each group for helping programme schedule. Groups can perform with live music or playback CD- FLASH DISK. If Group accept and agree with the festival conditions, have to fill up the APPLICATION FORM and send us with a short brief about their background and their previously activities in abroad and group photos by e-mail with attachment file. During the festival, there will be three times of gift exchanges, two of them with Municipality Mayors and one of them with the festival committee at welcoming meeting.


Performances  are approximately minumum 5 max 10  minutes.  The time of the performance allowed will be strictly limited. All groups will show of their performance max 2 nights, groups shall perform in ISTANBUL different MUNICIPALITIES .We are going to invite 8 countries . .If children or school groups want to activities we can arrange school education programme festival dates or  in different days or months.



160 € / per person/ all Festival  4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS in ***      3  STAR HOTEL                   

We will provide to you Two  meals per day   (Breakfast+Dinner) and accommodation at the hotels   ISTANBUL centrum  each room has 2-3 beds.  free internet wifi. participant groups will be given a maximum of 3 twin or double rooms. An extra fee is charged for single and extra double rooms.

210 € / per person/ all Festival  4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS in ***** 5  STAR HOTEL           

We will provide to you Two  meals per day   (Breakfast+Dinner) and accommodation at the hotels   ISTANBUL centrum  each room has 2-3 beds.  summer + winter swimming pool + sauna+ Turkish hamam, open buffet traditional + country breakfast+ dinner.

 If group come more than 20 people 1 free ,  40 people and more 2 free

 If groups want to lunch pocket we can arrange it.

TRANSPORTATION;   If the groups will come with their own buses,they will make all trips with their own bus. Groups are going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations.  Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus, serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance). At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. . If group number of participant  less than 14 per person per day  bus cost is  30 euro €. , more than 15 people per person per day 25 euro €. for the  solo duet participate Between 1-4 people cost   per person per day  40 euro € .

If groups want to vizit historical cities ( Bursa -Antalya - Side pamukkale- Capadokia) we can arrange before or after festival..

P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival., if you want to stay at single room we can arrange it with extra fee. Group wants to stay at hotel, they should send their deposit 500 euro till 01 june  2024. Deposit is non-refundable

TECHNICAL & ARTISTIC INFORMATIONS: All the basics are providing by the festival organization, such as lightening, one stage side for musicians with microphones participation groups. The groups will perform at the open-air stages mostly during the nights, however some daily performances will be in festival schedule programmed too.

 FESTIVAL MEDICAL INSURANCE  : All groups are required to secure MADICAL INSURANCE before coming to festival. Organization won’t pay any medical or hospital cost incurred at the festival period. However for any emergency situation, we will provide an ambulance and it will be always ready for 24 hours.vers 4* hotel accommodation (Hampton by Hilton Zeytinburnu, Ibis Zeytinburnu etc.)


1 DAY :

Groups coming by bus, or plane  Harman folk guide will meet the Groups  /Istanbul in the afternoon.

 2 DAY :

09:30 All Groups must be ready in the bus just on time, moving from dormitory to Europe part, visiting historical area  SULTAN AHMET mosque (Free) TOPKAPI PLACE and ST. SOPHIA ( If groups want to visit give entry fee) and directly to very well known ,the oldest biggest covered shopping centre in the World GRAND BAAZAR.

21:00 General meeting festival committee with the group leaders and interpreters, letting know recently details information in hotel.   (EXCHANGE PRESENT)

 3 DAY : 

10:00 -12 : 00  BOAT TOUR By private boat tour at the lovely Bosporus, it is the best traditional excursion in the World, you will be able sunbath on the deck of the boat, full of amazing funs entertainments, dancing disco music, breathtaking scenery both part of Istanbul Europe-Asia, PRIVATE BOAT TOUR     15 EURO   

21.00  Performance-competitions   Max 10 minutes.

 4 DAY  :

Free time shopping possibility Shopping BAGDAT CAD , KADIKOY,  MALTEPE .PUBLIC BAAZAR. if group want to swiming the marmara sea we can arrange in kadikoy.

21.00 Performance-competitions  Max 10 minutes.

 5 DAY :  After the breakfast groups Leaving day from Istanbul..

 You are going to see the historical and touristic places of Istanbul some which are Ottoman, Byzantium cultures All one day friday ( Sultan ahmet square, Sultan ahmet mosque, St. soffia, ayasofya, Topkapi palace, grand baazar and shopping centers which provide the opportunity of all the authentic and modern entertainments of shopping of the East and West with our  guides.If you are interest you can vizit  prince Island  or we can arrange special Turkish  night programme

  ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL  : If Participation  groups  want  to see visit one day :  Panaroma 1453( panaromik museum)

 Akvarium turkazoo    Forum istanbul big supermarket shopping centrum. Darica zoo

 PARTICIPATED COUNTRIES : ( 2000-2023 )( America, Armenia , Bask Country Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Rep.,Canada, usa,  Ecuador , Hungary, Kazakhstan, Chile, Colombia,  Poland, Italia, Sicilia, Lithuania, Latvia, , Georgia, Holland, Norway, Greece, Korea, Palastine, India, Russia, Croatia, Taiwan, ,Siberia, Mexico, Latvia, , Spain, Sweden Serbia,   Slovakia ,Slovenia,  Estonia, China, Japan, North Cyprus, Israel,Romania, Yakut,Malaysia, Endonesia, India, Pakistan,( folklore, brass band, Chorus, Modern dance, theatre groups, sport teams CHILDREN, YOUTH, ADULT).



Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 8 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD- 8,8/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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