Balkan Art Festival Karnobat 2017 is coming up again this year –
more amusing and more delicious than ever

The fourth consecutive edition of Karnobat Fest is a mixture of traditional folklore and street art together with the biggest barbeque feast in the entire Balkan region


Karnobat City turns into a creative art arena with performances and artists from Bulgaria and the Balkan art scene from 14th to 16th July, 2017. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional and authentic singing and dancing from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia and Albania as well as unique for the region wedding music competitions and various forms and styles of contemporary art. A special festive dinner, to be enjoyed by the whole city, will be among the main highlights during the 3-day program. The dinner will be prepared by the well-known Bulgarian cook, Uti Bachvarov, who will treat Karnobat with his special, attractive and 2 tons heavy, barbeque.

As usual, the festival will be held at two stages located in Karnobat –one at the central city square “Treti Mart” and one located at The City Park. Hosts of the festival will be Nasko Mihailov, known to the audience from the popular TV show MeloTvMania; the all-boy band Up Down and the TV show “Fear” as well as two popular hosts from folklore TV shows – Galia Asenova and Nikolay Chepanski.

The official start of Balkan Art Festival – Karnobat 2017 will be given by the city mayor – Mr Georgi Dimitrov, who will greet and welcome the participants with traditional Bulgarian bread called pitka. The official Friday opening evening on July, 14th will also be celebrated with a special introduction of all participants, their performances and a big celebratory Balkan dance – horo – under the slogan “Let’s all dance together”.

For fourth consecutive year the organizer of the festival is Prima Agency. They have prepared a number of surprises and fun activities suitable for any age and any taste. In total, more than 600 dancers, singers and artists from the Balkans will perform at the two stages.

Also, on July 15th, at the main stage square, “Treti Mart”, guests can enjoy the 12th edition of the music competition, called “Together with the songs of Staika Giokova”. The City Park will meet and greet Bulgarian and international breakdance artists to take part in the already traditional for the Balkan Art Festival Karnobat – Karnobattle 2017. The audience will not have a spare minute. After the breakdance competition , hosted by the founder of “Electric Force crew”, Peter Kostovski, the legendary and favorite to all Bulgarians rock singer – Milena Slavova – will open Karnobat Rock Fest together with her band and the young rock group from Yambol “Seconday”. Guests will enjoy a lot of rock music in a typical rock atmosphere.

During the same evening, fans of traditional and authentic cuisine will be able to taste a variety of delicious dishes and pork meals prepared by the culinary guru Uti Bachvarov. He will prepare a special dinner consisting of a 2-toned barbeque for all artists and guests.

Sunday also promises to be just as interesting. The park stage will be transformed into an arena for an epic vocal battle – “The Official Bulgarian Beatbox Battle”, when the new Bulgarian beatbox champion will be chosen. The competition is a special guest at the Karnobat Festival for a second consecutive year.

Stay tuned for the complete Karnobat Fest 2017 program. We look forward to seeing you there!

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