The legendary lady of Bulgarian rock Milena Slavova will be the highlight of the seventh edition of Mindya Rock Fest, it was announced by its organizer Prof Evgeniy Daynov. Traditionally, Vasko Krapkata (The Patch) and his Poduene Blues Band will also play on the scene in the village near Veliko Turnovo.
A total of 11 bands will entertain the guests of the festival, which begins on 28 August. Milena will perform during the opening night of the so called Bulgarian Woodstock.
The popular rock event will open with a speech by the mayor of Mindya Ivan Ivanov, then the hosts from the local choir of Vesselina will take the stage. Things are going to get more serious then with the blues formation Delta Roosters, led by the renowned guitarist Petar Georgiev – Pesheto. Afterwards, CRUSH, made up by young people will hit the stage playing in the best traditions of British melodic rock.
The first night of the festival will also be the night to see the foreign guests from Belarus – Double Beat, Sha Sha and Blues Traffic. On the keyboards will be the most awarded Bulgarian popular composer Hristo Namliev – Nama, which is otherwise a member of Masters – the group of Prof Daynov. Their new original pieces, written specially for the festival will make music fans explode on Saturday.
The second night will find the veterans of Restart. The program also features the bands of Chernorizets, Tortilla Flat and Poduene Blues Band and Vasko Krapkata. As the tradition goes all the musicians get on the stage together to close down the fest.
The Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Monastery
Arbanasi is ready to welcome thousands of guests for its official village holiday on 15 August – The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, which is widely celebrated in Bulgaria. Believers and pilgrims are flocking to Arbanasi on that day to pray in the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Monastery which is located in Arbanasi; it is also known as The Monastery with the Miraculous Icon Virgin Mary Troeruchitsa and is located in the south-western part of the village.
Every Saturday of August and September the Tsarevgrad Tarnov Municipal Tourism Agency offers the residents and guests of Veliko Tarnovo the unique opportunity to watch the Tsarevgrad Tarnovo – Sound and Light Audio-Visual Show with a glass of wine from the VIP terrace overlooking Tsarevets Fortress at the cost of 16 leva. On 15th, 22nd and 29th August the attraction can be seen from 9.30 pm; on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September 2015 the show will be aired from 9 pm.
Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre near the main post office or on-line at www.soundandlight.bg.
The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.
The best time to view the Perseids, or most other meteor showers is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn. A new moon on August 14, 2015 will create perfect conditions for watching the meteor shower.
This Saturday (08.08) Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fourth Watermelon Fest will take place. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm.
The second round of V1 Challenge Bulgaria Road Racing Championship will be held in Veliko Tarnovo on August 9 / Sunday / from 4 pm till 8 pm. The unique event will happen in the very centre of the town – at Mother Bulgaria Square. The makeshift track will be 650 m long. Everyone is sure to feel the adrenaline rush watching the Volkicars racing and the drift show that is to follow.
It’s summer time and the heat outside is outstanding. You are looking for cool, pleasant atmosphere and want to eat something tasty? Here are some suggestions for great restaurants that offer nice summer gardens / terraces with wonderful panoramas: