Stara Planina Fest ”Balkan Folk” is part of ”Euro Folk”, which holds festivals in different European countries during the whole year. Every year thousands of musicians, singers and dancers take part of it. In Bulgaria, the festival would be in one of the most beautiful Bulgarian cities – Veliko Turnovo.
Simultaneously with Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk 2017” in Veliko Tarnovo is held the National Championship of Folklore Arts “Euro Folk 2017”. The participants in Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk” can apply for participation in the National Championship of Folklore Arts “Euro Folk 2017”. The awards of the National Championship of Folklore Arts “Euro Folk 2017” are specified in the regulation of the Championship.
Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk” is that all of the performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by more than 20 cable televisions in Bulgaria, by the satelite televisions “T.TV.I.”, “Rodina TV” and “Heros TV”, as well as by the World.
Veliko Tarnovo: Often referred to as the “City of the Tsars“, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. On Tsarevets are the palaces of the Bulgarian Еmperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, as well as a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls. Trapezitsa is known for its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility. In the Middle Ages, the city was among the main European center of culture and gave its name to the architecture of the Tarnovo Artistic School, painting of the Tarnovo Artistic School and literature.
Veliko Tarnovo is an important administrative, economic, educational, and cultural centre of Bulgaria.
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