The Mayor of Sozopol Mr. Panaiot Reizi opens each festival edition with an official ceremony with traditional fireworks and performance of the anthem of the festival on July 5 th.

There are two official ceremonies:

  • An official ceremony for the opening of the festival and the beginning of the first session on July 5 th
  • An official ceremony for the opening of the second session on July 11 th.

There are also two gala concerts for the laureates of the festival:

  • Gala concert for the closing of the first session – July 9 th
  • Gala concert at the end of the festival on July 15 th.

The winning participants are invited to present up to 5 minutes stage performance at the gala concerts.

All competitions are performed in front of a professional jury and are free for the audience. The performances take place on the stage of the Amphitheater Apolonia in Sozopol.