Costa Brava Folk Festival

Folk festival

International festival of folklore – “Costa Brava Folk Festival” – a traditional non-competitive festival that gives an opportunity to showcase the cultural traditions of different peoples of the world, contributes to the preservation and promotion of national traditions and cultures of different ethnic nationalities and the strengthening of inter-ethnic relations. International festival of folklore in Catalonia is directed for the propaganda of peace, friendship, fraternal relations and world nations’ solidarity by means of folk art of dance and music, rich traditions and respected national standards of self-expression and communication.

Communicating with the language of fantasy and art, representatives of different world nations meet and exchange cultural and art works which reflect their traditions. It helps them to find new ways of communication by means of collaboration and the art language. We all know that the art language kills all the barriers like cultural, social, economical and others, leaving the communication level free and easy. This festival is held by the Spanish festival committee Fiestalonia Milenio jointly with the town hall of Lloret de Mar (Spain, Costa Brava) and starts with a big parade and friendship.

Dates of the event

18 – 22 September 2017. Spain.
07 – 11 May 2018 | 18 – 22 June 2018 | 09 – 13 July 2018 | 24 – 28 September 2018. Spain.
06 – 10 May 2019 | 17 – 21 June 2019 | 08 – 12 July 2019 | 23 – 27 September 2019. Spain.
04 – 08 May 2020 | 15 – 19 June 2020 | 13 – 17 July 2020 | 21 – 25 September 2020

Languages of the festival

– English and Spanish.

Address of the Mayor of Lloret de Mar to the participants of our events

CartaBravaFolkFestival-page

CID UNESCO, International Federation For Choral Music and ACAVE

CID UNESCO International Federation For Choral MusicACAVE

Artists of the following genres of folklore are invited

  • singers (ensembles and soloists);
  • choirs of folk art;
  • instrumentalists (ensembles and soloists);
  • dancers (ensembles and soloists);
  • theatre groups;
  • musical and dancing groups.

Technical requirements

  • Each team must prepare two programs. One for 15 minutes in a single block and another for 5 minutes (as one unit). Soloists and small groups of less than 6 people should prepare two programs: 8 minutes as a single block and a 4-minute number.
  • All of the compositions should be recorded on flash – USB. Just be sure you have backup copies of tracks on CD. We accept only the following audio formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF.
  • During the presentations the teams and soloists are allowed to use a pre-recorded track.
  • Each group or soloist must have a flag of their own country / province and a plaque (80cms x 40 cms) with the name of their country.

Program of stay

1st day:
– hotel accommodation; (Check in at 14:00)
– The leader of each group receives an envelope with the festival program.

2nd day:
08:00 – breakfast
09:00 – for those who wish sightseeing tours (additional charge)
13:00 – Lunch
17:30 – performance within the hotel complex
19:30 – dinner

3rd day:
08:00 – breakfast; free day
09:00 – for those who wish sightseeing tours (additional charge)
13:00 – Lunch
18:00 – For orchestras, choirs and vocal – instrumental groups a performance in an open venue; ( the performances are allowed only for the groups performing to his own accompaniment or singing acapella)
19:30 – dinner

Day 4:
8:00 – breakfast; free day
09:00 – for those who wish sightseeing tours (additional charge)
13:00 – Lunch
19:00 – dinner
19:30 – a procession through the city
20:00 – the final rehearsal of the gala-concert
21:00 – Gala concert on the stage of the town’s main square, rewarding participants with memorable awards

Day 5:
08:00 – breakfast;
– Check out from hotel (before 10:00 am).

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
* ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net

If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before.

Where the contest takes place

The Gala-concert takes place on the main square of the city

Pere Torent Lloret de Mar

Prices

Prices for May and September

  • accommodation in a triple room €155 /person – extra day €25/person
  • accommodation in a double room €175 /person – extra day €33/person
  • accommodation in a single room €215 /person – extra day €48/person
  • soloists pay extra €20.
  • duets pay extra €20 for a duet.
  • small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
  • For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

Prices for June

  • accommodation in a triple room €180 /person – extra day €40/person
  • accommodation in a double room €195 /person – extra day €45/person
  • accommodation in a single room €250 /person – extra day €60/person
  • soloists pay extra €20.
  • duets pay extra €20 for a duet.
  • small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
  • For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

Prices for July

  •  accommodation in a triple room €250 /person – extra day €52/person
  •  accommodation in a double room €280 /person – extra day €58/person
  •  accommodation in a single room €345 /person – extra day €78/person
  •  soloists pay extra €20
  •  duets pay extra €20 for a duet
  •  small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
  •  For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

What is included into the price

  • 5 days and 4 nights in a three-star hotel;
  • full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner) + drinks;
  • special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base for each group;
  • thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain;
  • festival fee;

Attention: We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net
Attention: Check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* Price does not include tourist tax.
Tourist tax is paid directly by the client directly to the hotel at check in: in Spain – 0.5 Euro / person / night

Extra services

  • Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
  • Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
  • Concertmaster;
  • Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
  • Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
  • Assisting Translator. (accompanying person);
  • Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.

* All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum  3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.

Extra trips

  •  Barcelona city sightseeing tour  + The Spanish Village or Aquarium  
  •  Montserrat
  •  Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
  •  Rupit and Besalu
  •  Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)!
  •  Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
  •  Flamenco show with dinner and drinks

 

How to take part in the contest?

To book a contest trip contact us at our e-mail: info@fiestalonia.net
Telephone: 0034 972 376550 / 0034 688 276248
After that we will refer you to the authorized tour operator in you country

Period of accepting the applications

  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 30 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • the last day of payment is for 21 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

 


Completed application please send to info@fiestalonia.net

Searching for a sponsor

Dear friends!
Your creative group wants to participate in one of our international festivals but your budget for this year is up? The tickets are too pricy or your creative group has not enough funds to participate in one of the contests? Don’t lose hope, because many artistic groups face these problems. Don’t collapse, we’ll give you some advice how to find a sponsor.

1. Address to the authorities
Address to the state regional organizations which can be ministries of culture or public departments of culture, education and work with youth. Write an official petition and amplify it with lively pictures. Remember that the first impression is very important. From our side the international festival committee FIESTALONIA will provide you with an official petition addressing the official organizations to assist in helping you to participate in an international festival and present there your country and region.

2. Turn to entrepreneurs for help
Business is always interested in creation of a favorable image and promotion of its production and services. Try to convince them that an investment into the propaganda of their own country and their folk out of the country will always do only the good. FIESTALONIA has developed a special program for your sponsors. Each sponsor can be presented on the festival in the form of advertising products, banners and the foremen can do short commentaries about sponsors during the concert. The organizing committee of the festival and municipal authorities give official thank you letters into the address of the sponsors as their gratitude for the development of cultural relations among different countries. Your artistic group can print the logo of your sponsor on your own T-shirts. All this makes a positive image for the sponsor as thousands of people will get to see that.

3. FIESTALONIA prepares an official petition
FIESTALONIA sends an official petition to the address of the official authorities in your region or town with a request to support your artistic group in presentation of your region on an international contest. Also FIESTALONIA can send official letters of support from regional authorities of the countries which receive a contest to the address of the regional authorities in your country.

4. Organize a free concert
Organize a free concert in your town and raise donation funds. While doing this prepare vivid posters which explain your desire to participate in the international contest. During the concert ask people to give donations as your desire for demonstrating your talent and culture is a part of a common cause.

5. Address the culture supporting funds
Certainly there exist associations and funds which give help in preservation and development of culture in your region. Gather as more recommendations and references as possible and address them. Anyways it’s their obligation to help talented performers.

6. Go through the Mass Media
Attract the attention of the Mass Media. Prepare an article about a coming festival and about the necessity to participate in it. Tell the press about the importance of participating in festivals and contests for cultural development. The press always willingly writes about culture and the upcoming events, especially if it concerns the reputation of the country and the propaganda of the culture of the country abroad. In the article try to explain about the upcoming festival in detail and for receiving the necessary information address FIESTALONIA. We will willingly introduce you the press releases.

7. Use social networks
To attract attention to the trip use social networks at most. Be inimitable and ingenious. Get together with all the group and brainstorm how to become more creative.

8. Donations’ gathering
You can organize donations’ gathering through electronic payment systems. If each of your friends transfers one euro, you may get up to one thousand euros.

9. Make money during the concerts
During the concerts on our and other contests you can sell your CDs and souvenirs.