Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, opens its arms to welcome folklore music, dance and instrumental ensembles to its beautiful historical centre. International Folklore Festival Slovakia Folk will take place in the Old Town from 6th to 9th July 2017.
Singers, folk dancers and musicians are invited to enrich the wonderful atmosphere of Bratislava Music Summer by their songs, dances, traditional music and spontaneous performances.
Folk groups and choirs can join the festival dedicated to children, youth, adult folklore groups and to choirs either as non-competitive ensembles participating in all the performances of the festival, or as competitive groups.
Thursday - July 6th
Arrival of participating ensembles
7 p.m. - Opening concert of the festival at Main Square
Friday - July 7th
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Competition SLOVAKIA FOLK 2016
3 p.m. - Festival concert in Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace
7 p.m. - Festival concert on Music stage at Eurovea Shopping Centre
Saturday - July 8th
3 p.m. - Festival concert in Klarisky Music Hall
5 p.m. - Final concert on Music stage at Hviezdoslav Square
6:30 p.m. - Final diploma ceremony on Music stage at Hviezdoslav square
Sunday - July 9th
Departure of participating ensembles
Festival performances include 30 mins performance in Bratislava historical centre at Hviezdoslav Square, 30 mins performance in Bratislava historical centre at Main Square, festival parade performance in the streets of Bratislava Old Town as well as Saturday gala program performance with optional individual 45 mins performance on Sunday, July 9th, 2017. Concert venues include Klarisky Concert Hall, Hviezdoslav Square, Main Square, Primate's Square and Eurovea.
The International Festival Slovakia Folk is primarily oriented towards folk music. The main aim of the festival is to show with the songs or dance traditional culture of various nations. On the festival with international jury may pariticipate vocal and vocal-instrumental ensembles with folklore repertoire, choirs, dance folklore ensembles with live music or recorded music and instrumental folklore ensembles, bands and orchestras. Children, youth, adult folklore groups and choirs compete in six categories: Choirs - Folksong a cappella, Folksong with instrumental accompaniment, Free choice repertoire competition categories, Folk groups, Dance folklore groups and Folklore orchestras.
Bratislava Music Agency