10th International Folklore Festival

«INTERFOLK in Russia»

November 10 – 14, 2017, Saint Petersburg


The Festival is aimed at promoting the interaction between cultures in the field of folk art. The main idea is to bring together the groups and ensembles from around the world in St. Petersburg in order to further the cross-enrichment of cultures and promote international cultural cooperation.

Another objective of the Festival is to hand national traditions down to younger generations, so that they would keep the national heritage and develop new forms of intercultural dialogue.



  • Saint-Petersburg District Administrations
  • The Russian Museum of Ethnography
  • «Kaskad» Cultural Centre, Peterhof
  • Creative Association «Art Attaché»



  • Vocal groups performing folklore music: choirs and ensembles (no age and number limit)
  • Dance groups performing traditional and folklore dances (no age and number limit)
  • Instrumental groups: orchestras and ensembles, performing folk music (no age and number limit)
  • Groups enacting parts of folk ceremonies, rituals, popular games, etc. (no age and number limit)
  • Masters of folk arts and crafts



  • “Saint-Petersburg” Concert Hall (5/2 Pirogovskaya Embankment)
  • «Kaskad» Cultural centre (2 Tsaritsinskaya street, Petrodvoretz)
  • Halls of St Petersburg district Administrations
  • Concert halls of educational institutions (museums, schools, higher education institutions)
  • Cultural centres of St Petersburg and suburbs



November, 10 Arrival of participants in St Petersburg, check in hotel. Registration of participants

Rehearsals on the concert stage

17.00 – The fair and workshop on handicrafts


19.00Festival’s Opening Ceremony, gala concert of the participants


November, 11


Sightseeing tours of St Petersburg

Rehearsals on the contest stage for participants in the competition


Festival Concerts (concert halls of St.Petersburg and abroad)


November, 12 First round of International competition «INTERFOLK»

(performances of competitors)


For other participants: excursions to St.Petersburg museums and famous places.


November, 13 Master classes

Festival Concerts (concert halls of St.Petersburg)


20.00 – Friendship party

(“Festival school”, declaration of the groups to the second round)


November, 14 Master classes

Festival Concerts (concert halls of St.Petersburg)


19.00Second round of International competition «INTERFOLK».

Grand Prix contest, bestowal of awards, diplomas and souvenirs to Winners and Diploma holders. Festival’s Closing Ceremony


November, 15 Departure of participants



  • All participants of the Festival pay their travel expenses. The Organising Committee organize hotel accommodation as well as to arrange for feeding and cultural program (excursions);
  • Participant groups are to submit printed materials to be used in posters, booklets and catalogues of the Festival for information purposes; each team will receive free catalogues;
  • Participation in Opening of the Festival with one piece up to 3 minutes and participation in concerts of the Festival, overall time of performance about 15 minutes (one concert minimum);
  • All participants in the Festival are to submit their audio or video records to organizers (CDs may be mailed by post, and certain tracks may be sent by e-email)
  • Each participant group will receive a certificate (diploma) and a souvenir of the Festival,
  • Every group may participate in the fair on handicrafts at the Open and Close concerts (with their crafts products from native region)
  • All the Festival events will be covered by press, radio and TV programs; participants’ information submitted to the Organising Committee will be used in Festival advertising materials;
  • A delegation may include not only artists, but also accompanying persons. No limitations on number of artists and accompanying persons;


You should fill in the application form and send not later than September 15 by e-mail: interfolk@mail.ru    The following materials are to be attached to the application form:

  • Brief story about the group and their art (up to 20 lines in English);
  • Colour photographs of group (in JPEG or TIFF format, up to 2 MB)
  • Audio- or video records (please, send certain tracks by e-mail to: interfolk@mail.ru)
  • Proposed repertoire for concerts



website: www.interfestplus.ru/en

e-mail:  interfolk@mail.ru