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International Folk Dance and Music Festival “MARMARIS FOLK FESTIVAL” 22-26 September 2020 Marmaris, Turkey – IAFF.EU

International Folk Dance and Music Festival “MARMARIS FOLK FESTIVAL” 22-26 September 2020 Marmaris, Turkey

IAFF is a non-profit organization (NGO) situated in Ohrid City, Macedonia, which is organizing different kind of folk dance and music festivals. The aim is connecting people through festivals of folk, dance and art from all over the world.

With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk and Choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on II International music & folk – dance festival “MARMARIS FOLK FESTIVAL” 22-26 September, Marmaris 2020.

History of Marmaris
Marmaris: the crossroad of the Aegean and Mediterranean seaspart of the Mediterranean Sea between neighbours Turkey and Greece is the Aegean sea. This is how the two neighbours refer to the part the Mediterranean between them. The Aegean Sea is connected to the black Sea by Canakkale and Istanbul straits. A frequently asked question; “Where is the beginning and end of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas?”
The Answer is “MARMARİS”
Meeting of Cultures:
  • There are settlements spreading along the Peninsula.
  • The town center is changing and modernizing due to the power of tourism.
  • The decreasing population is moving out further from the center.
  • Multi-coloured, multi-cultured and living together in peace.

All visitors passing through on daily tours are embraced by the locals. You have the choice between central places where the sea, sand and the sun are complemented with nightly entertainment continuing until morning, or silent bays on a small boat swimming silently under moon light. whatever your heart desires..

Festival Program:

22 September 2020

  • 14.00 Arriving in Marmaris, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time (beach time)

  • 14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel

  • 18.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

  • 21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups

23 September 2020

  • 7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast

  • 10.00 – 15.00 Marmaris sightseeing with organized local tour guides (optional) or free time in the beach

  • 14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel

  • 17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel

  • 19.00 Ensemble parade and Official festival evening in the square of the city

24 September 2020

         7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast

        10.00 – 16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters  with stop overs for swimming and lunch on the boat (optional)

        14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel

19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

  •  19.30 Second festival evening

25 September 2020

  • 7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast
  •   10.00 – 16.00 Free time for individual activities or beach  time

  • 14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel

  • 19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

  • 21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants, discotheque with all the festival participants

26 September 2020

  • 7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast

  • 12.00 Departure

General rules for participation:

  • Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands.

  • In the festival can participate folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world.

  • Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation. The application is guaranteed by the advance payment amounting to 30% of the overall cost. This amount will not be refunded in the event of renunciation of participation.

  • The number of the participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country).

  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with USB or orchestra. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city.

  • To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group by e-mail.

  • Until 10th of April 2020 each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth and passport number.

  • To take a flag of the country.

  • Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.

  • Participation fee:

    • 135 Euro per person for 5 night.
      • If group want to stay extra day they can paid 35 Euro/person/day.
      • Every 25 participants: 1 person is free (26th person is free).
    • Deadline of application 1 April 2020.


    • Groups will be hosted altogether in 4* Hotel. The accommodation will start in 15 May 2020 at 14:00 and finish 20 May 2020 after the festival program ends
    • The rooms are for 3 & 4 person.
    • If members want to stay double room ,they must paid 10 Euro/person/day extra, if there will be any single room the group must pay in addition 12 Euro/person/day
    • The committee will give a 3 meals/day (buffet meal) in Hotel . Either pocket or normal meal due to performance program.

Participation Fee does not include:

  • Transport

  • Optional Programs

  • Insurance

  • What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”

Groups arriving by plane will be transported from the hotels with organized buses and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

On your request you can stay longer in Marmaris, Turkey. Every day of stay longer before or after festival has to be paid 35 euro/per person for accommodation in 4**** hotel…

Invitation letter will be provided if needed

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.  
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.


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