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Application Form Price: 169 €/5* Hotel Date: 27 - 31 October, 2023
Location: SIDE,ANTALYA, Turkey
Director: S.Z.Y.& WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 June, 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 you (Folklore and Choral groups), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on  World Cup of Folklore Competition, which will be held between 27-31 October 2023, in Side, Antalya.

This competition is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes.


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 for participation:

  • Groups willing to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™ complete and sign application form.
  • Collectives applying for participation must have obtained prestigious awards from other festivals, awards to be mentioned in the application.
  • Competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, orchestras..
  • All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation. The application is guaranteed by the advance payment amounting to 30% of the overall cost. This amount will not be refunded in the event of renunciation of participation.
  • The number of the participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country).
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 08-12 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.
  • During the participation of the team in the World Cup of Folklore™, it may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events – Official opening, Official closing, activities or others. The presence of invited teams in various events is required.
  • To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group by e-mail.
  • Until 1st of October 2023 each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth and passport number.
  • Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.

Festival program:

27 October 2023

14.00 Arriving in Antalya, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time (beach time)

14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel

18.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

21.00 Technical meeting with the leaders of all groups to discuss about the festival program


28 October 2023

7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 15.00 Side and Manavgat sightseeing with organized local tour guides (optional) or free time in the beach

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in hotel

17.00 – 18.00 Diner in hotel

18.00 Preparation for the concert

19.30 Opening Ceremony, presentation of Jury and concert for all groups in World Cup


29 October 2023

7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 15.00 Visiting Ephesus (very famous historical place) or free beach time (optional)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in hotel

17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel

19.30 Second festival evening at the square of Side city


30 October 2023

07.30 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters  with stop overs for swimming and lunch on the boat (optional)

14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel

19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates, presents and awards for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants, discotheque with all the festival participants


31 October 2023

7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast

12.00 Departure


*The organizers reserve the right to change the program of the World Cup.

Contest system includes the following categories:

A) Groups for folklore songs, authentic folklore; (choirs and choirs with accompaniment)

B) Groups for folklore songs, modern arrangement of folklore music; (choirs and choirs with accompaniment)

C) Folklore dance groups, authentic folklore; (folklore dance groups, ensembles)

D) Folklore dance groups, modern choreography; (folklore dance groups, ensembles)

E) Folklore ensembles  (mixed), authentic folklore; (live vocals, instrumentals and dances)

F) Folklore ensembles (mixed), processed performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance)

 The absolute winner will receive voucher prize of 1000 euro and a diploma for the WINNER of WORLD CUP OF FOLKLORE.

  • The jury consists of 3 people.
  • The organizers have right to offer additional cash prizes.
  • First awards in the relevant categories and a diploma for the World Cup of Folklore™ for the relevant category. The champions obtain golden medals, and for the second and third place – silver and bronze medals. At jury’s decision in the single categories could be given additional golden, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas.
  • The jury awards the best performances with a free of charge shooting and producing of a free video clip.
  • All of the participants are granted with deeds for laureates, diplomas and object – awards. The awards are granted on a ceremony during World Cup of Folklore™
  • All award winners get a free of charge copy of the TV product, which consists of their performances, and has been broadcasted in Turkiye or in Europe.

World Cup of Folklore™ categories are consistent with the categories of the World ranking list of folklore. Collected points standings with odds for a World Cup of Folklore™.


Points valid for World ranking list of folklore.



Points for    participation

Points by    Category

First round

Points by  Grand Prix

Second round



World Cup of Folklore™



   1. 150 
2.  75

3.  45

1. 300

2. 150

3. 105

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Unambiguous text: The collectives or presenting organizations, if approved by the jury to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™, give the organizers the right to be recorded on video and audio, arranged in a program, presenting the fest and broadcasted by a TV channel or in some other way, for which a contract agreement will be signed.

Participation fee:

  • 169 Euro for 4 ALL per person (4 nights with 3 meals per day – all inclusive)
  • It covers hotel accommodation (leaders and drivers in 2 double rooms and others in triple and quadruple rooms) with  3 meals per day in 5* HOTEL Ramada Resort Side in Antalya, Turkiye.  
  • Addition day can be booked for 45 euro/person/day
  • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!
  • NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE – tourist tax of 1,5 euro per day per person

Participation fee includes:

  • Participation in the festival concerts,
  • Accommodation in 5* Hotel, all inclusive service (3 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 5€/person/day, supplement for single room is double of the price),
  • Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups
  • Souvenir and gift for each group
  • Certificate for attendance
  • Awards for the winners
  • Drinks during the performance (water)

 - Registration fee in World Cup of Folklore™ for second category is 100 Euro.

-  Registration fee in World Cup of Folklore™ for individual performers is 50 Euro.

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional Programs (facultative tours)
  • What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”

Groups arriving by plane will be transported from the hotels with organized buses and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally.

Optional Tours - Seasonal prices vary according to the number of participants.        

Except the participation application you have to send a creative biography of the group and some colour photos sent by e-mail.

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

Invitation letter will be provided if needed 


Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.  
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

Next payment of 20% for booking of accommodation needs to be sent to the organizer.

Rest of the sum will be paid before the beginning of the festival or upon arrival regarding the permission and agreement with organizers

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

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