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More than 400 teams will take part in the eighth edition of the Folklore Izvor Festival in Veliko Tarnovo region

More than 5 thousand participants and over 400 collectives will participate in the festival “Folklore Izvor”, which will be held in early August in the village of Tsarevets, Veliko Tarnovo region. This year, students of the professional folklore schools in Kotel, Shiroka Luka, Varna, Sofia, Bourgas and others will also dance in the forum.



For the first time, the National folklore festival “Folklore Izvor” is held in 2011 in the village of Tsarevets, Svishtov municipality. The festival is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.


The National folklore festival “Folklore Izvor” aims to preserve, popularize and develop the folk songs and dances of Bulgaria. The festival presents the diversity of Bulgarian folk art. It promotes continuity and attraction of the younger generation and involves various social and age groups of the population to actively communicate with folklore.

On the first festival day on stage will be presented artists from the ensemble “Merani” Tbilisi, Georgia. Their concert will take place after the closing of the competition program, after 20.30, in the summer theatre of the village Tsarevets, Veliko Tarnovo region. The ensemble will present an attractive Georgian folklore. During the four days of special guests will be more soloists of the vocal ensemble “The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” ensemble “Pirin” composed of Russia and Costa Rica, and singer Nelina that will close the eighth edition of the “Folklore Izvor.”

Folklore Izvor programme


2 August (Thursday), in the summer theatre of the village

10.00 Opening

11.00 Opening of the Contest

20.00 Concert by Ensemble “Merani” – Tbilisi, Georgia


3 August (Friday), in the summer theatre

09.00 h. Start of the competition

20.30 Concert of the soloist band “The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices


4th of August (Saturday), in the summer theatre

09.00 h. Start of the competition

20.30 Concert of the Pirin folklore ensemble – Blagoevgrad


5 August (Sunday) at the summer theatre

18.30 h Opening of the Contest

18.30 Concert of:

  • Kalinka Folklore Ensemble – Russia
  • La Coyolera Folk Ensemble – Costa Rica

on the Square of the village

20.00 Awarding Ceremony

21.00 Closing and Concert of Nelina


The whole summer is full of evens and festivals in Veliko Tarnovo region.

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