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Moto Rock Fest Boliari near Kapinovski Monastery opens tonight

photo_verybig_1311398Hundreds of rockers from the whole country are expected to gather near the Kapinovski Monastery for the national moto rock fest there. The event which is taking place every year is organized by Veliko Tarnovo Moto Club Boliari. The official opening is today (22.08) at 8 pm. The hosting club has prepared many contests and fun activities for the bikers. A rock concert starts at 9 o’clock.

On Saturday (23.08) the rockers will have a parade through Veliko Tarnovo starting at 11 am. Then they will lay flowers at the grave of their patron Grishata. The Moto Rock Fest programme continues at 1 pm at the village of Kozarevets; the fifth round of the Moto Drug Race Championship for Bulgaria Cup will be held there. Action is shifting to the Kapinovski Monastery grounds in the evening. There will be many attractive contests for the bikers including rope pulling and arm wrestling. Everyone present will be delighted with another rock concert and the party is to come to an end in the small hours with erotic show at the pool of the nearby recreational complex.

Moto rock fest Boliari is going to be the only one for this year in Veliko Tarnovo. Because of the June floods the annual rock fest organized by Old Bastard Moto Club near Kilifarevski Monastery was called off. The other traditional rock festival organized by Bad Company was also cancelled.

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Mindya Rock Fest 2014 is coming soon

rockfestThe village of Mindya annually holds a rock fest. The event is organized by the notable political commentator Evgeni Daynov who owns a house in the village. He came up with the idea in 2009. 16 bands will perform in this year’s edition of the rock fest. Mindya Rock Fest 2014 will be a three-day event taking place at the end of August  – 28th, 29th and 30th.

The rock fest will welcome foreign performers for the first time this year, namely guest groups from Turkey and Serbia. The audience at the concerts will hear some nice blues and rock music. For a second year in a row Mindya Rock Fest will present rising bands which are to compete for the prize to record a song for free in a professional studio. The music event is a part of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality official cultural programme from 2012. Continue Reading

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Violin-player virtuoso Vasko Vassilev to perform in Veliko Tarnovo

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Vasko Vassilev

One of the most famous violinists in the world Vasko Vassilev will stage a concert at Veliko Tarnovo Summer Theatre on 30th August. The show is part of the brilliant musician’s national tour which will make stops in six Bulgarian towns. The Concert Master of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House has opted to play only film scores in his Cinema Concertos.

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Albena Denkova

The violin player will be accompanied on the stage by the two-time Ice Dance World Champion Albena Denkova. She will dance to the music of Libertango as Vasko Vassilev plays the composition of Ástor Piazzolla. Recently she won the Bulgarian edition of Dancing with the Stars and will treat the public to a dance show to be remembered.

The show kicks off on August, 30th at 8 pm. Tickets cost 20 to 50 lv and can be bought on line.

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The French brass band Fanfare des Kadors visits Veliko Tarnovo

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La Fanfare des Kadors

For the past 20 years the French brass band La Fanfare des Kadors from Montpelier has been entertaining Europe with its lively interpretations of much loved songs from all genres and times. Their melodious, joyful music will fill the streets of Veliko Tarnovo and Marno Pole Park on July 17th, from 6 pm. The musicians are here due to an invitation by the French Embassy in Bulgaria, the reason being the Bastille Day or the French National Holiday.

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Land art symposium in Gabrovtsi, near Veliko Tarnovo

IMG_1734If you are looking for a place to spend your Saturday at you can go to the village of Gabrovtsi, near Veliko Tarnovo. Currently an ecological symposium with the participation of 9 foreign and Bulgarian artists is under way there. The event is called Art – Nature Gabrovtsi and this year’s special guests are John K. Grande, a Canadian critic and writer and Erika Achermann, art journalist in a Swiss newspaper.

On the site in Gabrovtsi you can savour the majesty of Tryavna Balkan and see the works of the artists created during the symposium. The creations are set in a natural surroundings and everyone can have a chat with their creators to share their thoughts. A tour, stopping at each exhibit in the park and presenting it and its author, will set off at 2 pm. 5 pm is the start time of a kids’ workshop among the nature.photo_verybig_1114674

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Filip Kirkorov with a show in Veliko Tarnovo on July, 3rd

filipFilip Kirkorov will have a concert in Bulgaria’s old capital on July, 3rd. The visit is part of his summer tour in the country and has 4 stops – Burgas, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia

His impressive show is called Drugoy (Someone else). The stage for his concert is on 6 levels and one of the most breath-taking moments during the act is the 360 degree rotation of Kirkorov in a metal centrifuge similar to a spacecraft module. The show uses 3D technology, light, animation and computer effects and there are also huge jumbotron screens. Continue Reading