Basic information

International Youth Folklore Festival PRIMORSKO is a traditional forum which brings together hundreds of young folklorists from all over the world. The festival is included in the cultural program of the town of Primorsko and in the cultural calendar of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. It is held with the kind support of the municipality mayor Mr. Dimitar Germanov. Organizer of the Festival is Europe Foundation, while its President is Mr. Ivan Todorov- dean of the Bulgarian choreography. The festival period is from 15.06 to 07.07  and the event is divided into three parts, each one of 6 days. Each edition of International Youth Folklore Festival Primorsko is accompanied by a lot of music, dancing and fun. Over the years the Festival has surpassed its role as a traditional cultural event– it has become a symbol of friendship and creativity. Proof of this are its participants, some of which has been an integral part of the Festival since its first edition in 2003.

How to start preparing for your participation in the Festival?

The preparation for your participation starts with the registration of the group online or offline by sending a completed application form to email: The application form must contain a full list of your delegation: artists, managers, leaders, parents and fans. You will receive a registration confirmation after your advance payment 10%. You can find all deadlines which must be kept for your successful participation in the Festival here.

What are the visa procedures (if we come from a country which needs a visa issued)?

The Organizational Committee of the Primorsko Festival provides assistance in the issuance of free-of-charge visas for the teams from such countries that Bulgaria has signed a cultural, sport and scientific exchange agreement with: Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. If you are not from such a country, please contact the Organizational Committee for further information. After receiving your participation application form, the Committee will prepare all necessary documents and give instructions to your arriving delegation for the successful obtaining of the visas. You can find the addresses of all diplomatic representative offices of Republic of Bulgaria on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs'website. There is detailed information about the people traveling from Russia in the CULTURAL, SPORT AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES OR TRAINING (КУЛЬТУРНАЯ, СПОРТИВНАЯ, НАУЧНАЯ ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТЬ ИЛИ ОБУЧЕНИЕ). Section 8 and 9 do not apply to the people traveling for the Neptune Tournament.

How to organize the transport to Primorsko?

The transport to the festival place, the town of Primorsko, is paid by the participants. The Organizational Committee can offer you a transfer of your group from any point in Bulgaria to Primorsko. You can find the prices of the main transfers from Sofia, Varna, Burgas (including Istanbul) here. Our employees can give you information about the main air, railway and marine lines to Bulgaria and help you choose the optimal route for you.

What hotel will we be accommodated in?

The participants in the Primorsko festival will be mainly accommodated in small private hotels in the Primorsko's center, close to the beach. The number of beds in the hotels varies from 25 to 90. The accommodation will be in rooms of two, three or four beds, in studios, or apartments, all with air-conditioning and TV. Depending on the number of your delegation and vacant rooms available, the Organizational Committee will choose the hotel for your group. The name of the hotel will be communicated to you two weeks before the arrival of your group.

Food Information?

The package price for the participation in the Festival includes full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The groups will eat in the hotel restaurant (if there isn't any, in a neighboring restaurant not more than 50 meters away). The food will be either on a block table or served in portions for the smaller players. The menu includes dishes from the traditional Bulgarian cuisine. Mineral water will not be given for free. It can be ordered in exchange for payment.

Can we organize a vacation?

Yes, we will be pleased to organize a vacation  for you at a time other than within the festival days depending on the period preferred by you and the availability. For more information, please contact the Organizational Committee.

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