International Folklore Music and Dance Festival BOHINJ 2018. is being held under the patronage of the BOHINJSKA BISTRICA city. It is gathering folk dance groups and music bands from all over the world, who like to meet new people and spend unforgettable holiday week in Bohinj, singing and dancing together.
Festival organizers are TOURIST ORGANIZATION OF BOHINJ & Cultural Association ’’dr.France Presern’’, Folk Group ’’Triglav’’ from Slovenia and MyFolkFest Team from Serbia.
Festival is competitive and is open for all groups, no age limit. Winners will be awarded by special cups and medals. Propositions of the festival competition will be sent to groups later.
Competition part of the festival is not obligatory, only for groups that apply. All other groups take part in the review night.
There will be 5 winning categories: best performance-dancing, best orchestra-music, best choir-singing, best costumes, best scenery.
Also, there will be some ’’friendly’’ awards: best animation, most cheerful group, etc.
Groups will have two performances at the festival. Each group has to prepare 5-15 min. of quality program. Performances are on the open air stages, wooden and concrete, also indoor (in case of bad weather).
It is not necessary to have live music. It is also allowed to perform using CD, but it has to be of a good quality recording.
Accommodation of participating groups is organized in the 2 and 3 star hotels as well as hostels on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner).
Each group will get diploma for the participation to the festival, as well as DVD from the festival after the festival is finished.
Every group will get official brochure of the festival with the presentation of the participating groups, in English.
The group has to bring its national flag and board with the group name for the parade.
Every group must have one English speaking person. Organizer will give an English speaking guide for every group who will be responsible for contact 24h a day.
Each group has 1 free place for 25 persons who pay.
The groups have to organize their travel to and from Bohinj.
For the groups that are coming by plane, the organizers provide transfers for the performances free of charge.
For the groups that are coming with their own bus there is a free parking place in the hotels area.
If group needs visa, it is responsibility of the group to arrange it! Organizers can only give invitation letter to groups and can not interfere to visa issuing process and make extra contacts to embassies.
The groups are recommended to have insurance policy for all their members.
ACCOMMODATION is on a HALF BOARD basis (breakfast and dinner included), in a triple and four bedded rooms with bathroom, range of 3* hotels.