Festivals

Check out the participating festivals and fiestas! They are the first round in the Festival Exchange pillar of the MOST Music programme selected in the year 2020. The festivals below will work in pairs to facilitate exchange of information, resources, and best practices between Balkan festivals and the rest of Europe. Let’s get the party started!

Festival Exchange Partners

Adriatico Mediterraneo

Italy
For the last 13 years Adriatico Mediterraneo, located in picturesque Ancona, has been a safe harbor and solid platform for cultural exchange, artistic expression, and cooperation for musicians and artists of the Mediterranean region.

D Festival

North Macedonia
D Festival is a a unique three-day multimedia experience on the Dojran coast. Started in 2011, North Macedonia’s only open-air festival is getting more popular every year.

Etnosoi!

Finland
Etnosoi! is an annual festival in Helsinki with concerts, club nights and side events.

Fengaros Festival

Cyprus
Fengaros turns the quiet Cypriot village of Kato Drys into a global center of new discoveries and fresh talent.

Fira Mediterrània

Spain
Fira Mediterrània in Manresa, Spain is a multifaceted festival focusing on music, performing arts, and on pop culture, weaving an exciting fabric of culture, tradition, and modern entertainment.

“Heritage” World Music Festival

Hungary
Hungarian “Heritage” World Music Festival celebrates tradition through contemporary and folk art. Their mission is to plant the love of cultural heritage in young children and to spark a dialogue between generations.

Jazz Factory Festival

North Macedonia
Jazz Factory Festival has an authentic, multidisciplinary approach to promoting jazz culture. No wonder they have grown to be an important brand element of the city of Bitola in North Macedonia.

Kamičak Ethno Festival

Croatia
Held in an 18th century Croatian fortress, Kamičak Ethno Festival spreads a message of mutual understanding, solidarity, and multiculturalism. They welcome anyone interested in fresh cultural interpretations born in Croatia and in neighbouring countries.

Méra World Music Festival

Romania
Méra World Music is an intimate village festival, the only one of its kind in Romania.

Mikołajki Folkowe

Poland
One of the oldest and best known folklore festivals of the region, the Polish Mikołajki Folkowe welcomes musicians who re-interpret folk for a contemporary audience. Visitors can also enjoy film screenings, theater, visual art, and a maker fair.

World Music Festival “Todo Mundo”

Serbia
Belgrade is a melting pot of cultures, perfect for the whole world (Todo Mundo) to meet. This festival grew from three of the earliest Serbian evangelists of world music joining forces to create a big event for local artists.

Valley of Arts

Hungary
The Valley of Arts is a magical week-long festival built around three rural Hungarian villages. Urban visitors dance together with locals, contemporary meets authentic folk, and many seemingly different generations hang out together with natural ease.

World Music Fest Zeman

Serbia
A fresh discovery amongst festivals, World Music Fest Zeman is set in the exciting Serbian cultural hub of Novi Pazar, and is curated by renowned musicians of the region.

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