The International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” is an annual festival held in Vitebsk, Belarus under the auspices of the Belarusian Government since 1992. Its main program is devoted to Slavic music. The main participants are artists from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, countries of the former Yugoslavia, Poland and Bulgaria with guests from many other countries, both Slavic and non-Slavic. It is a member of the International Federation of Festival Organizations (FIDOF) since 1998.
Performers from 31 countries participate in the 22nd International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”, among them Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Cuba , Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia.
Emmelie De Forest, Al Bano, Alyona Lanskaya, Tina Karol and Dima Bilan will all be attending the event on July 11th in the opening ceremony of the festival.
Over 5,000 people will receive the festival accreditation. They are artists, journalists, administrative and technical serviceman, and guests of the festival.
Performers from 21 countries will compete in the International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk-2013”, and little boys and girls from 18 countries will demonstrate their talents in the 11th International Children Music Contest “Vitebsk-2013”.
The course of the festival will be highlighted by more than 500 representatives of electronic and print media, representing publications, TV and radio companies of 14 countries: Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Switzerland and Estonia.
Over 60 concerts, performances, film shows, exhibitions and presentations will be held during the Festival.
Elena SPIRIDOVICH and Georgiy KOLDUN (Belarus),
Marina DEVYATOVA and Vladimir BEREZIN (Russia),
Oksana ANTONYUK and Timur MIROSHNICHENKO (Ukraine)