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International IDA Culture Festival: Turkey, Edremit Gulf (2015)

FolkWay - International Folklore Festival - Edremit - Turkey

Festival Introduction

Our aim is not only to bring different culture together but also we will be so glad to indroduce our historical ancient beside providing you wonderfull beaches at Aegean seashore and mythology IDA mountains and lovely waterfalls at the west region part of Turkey. Situated in the West of the province of Edremit. Besides the coastal and mountain scenery and the villages tumbling down their slopes, the Kaz mountains are renowned for the high oxygen content of the air. It is an ideal climate for those who suffer from asthma, bronchitis or infections of the respiratory tract.


Festival Performance

Groups can perform live music or via a USB flash disk and max duration will be 15 minute at open air stage. Groups will show their performances nights 2 times at the period of the festival. One night at the hotel near swimming pool group will teach their traditional dances to the others. Also we will arrange one night at the beach “fire” party!


Festival Accommodation

  • We will provide you to Groups Hotel and three meals per day (breakfast and dinner open buffet around swimming pool).
  • Groups may stay extra days before or after the festival at the same hotel for a cost of 35 EUR.

If the group will stay 4 nights – 5 days:

  • Groups will arrive on Thursday noon (the lunch and dinner) and will leave on Monday morning after  the breakfast. (breakfast and dinner open buffet and lunch meal)

If the group will stay 5 nights – 6 days:

  • Groups will arrive on Wednesday noon (the lunch and dinner) and will leave on Monday morning after the breakfast.(breakfast and dinner open buffet and lunch meal)

According to the number of the group Hotel provide :

Till 20 people 1 double room . For 21-30 2 double rooms.

31-40 people 3 double rooms , 40 + over 4 double rooms

Including air-condition, TV, shower and toilet in the room.

There is swimming pool and also wireless. If groups come   more than 40 people one leader free.


Festival Transportation

If the groups coming by plane to EDREMIT airport from/to Bus transportation cost from Edremit airport/Idatur Motel is totally 350 €, groups will pay this cost the Bus; during the staying festival programme we will provide free bus transportations. There are flights daily from Istanbul SAW (Asian part of Istanbul) to Edremit airport. Edremit airport is 45 Km far away from Idatur motel.

If the groups arrive to ISTANBUL Airports we can also arrange bus transportation from/to Istanbul/Ida tur Motel,we will hire the bus and group will pay the cost totally 2250 €.

Festival Activities

  • Groups can swim in their spare time, the sea or the swimming pool. Besides, participant groups will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR on Friday in Altınoluk, on Saturday in Küçükkuyu.
  • If participant groups want, festival committee will arrange historic sightseeing tours to famous Tahtakuşlar Museum and Aqua Park.

Technical & Artistic Information

All the basics are providing by the festival organization, such as lightening, one stage side for musicians with microphones participation groups. The groups will perform at the open-air stages mostly during the nights, however some daily performances will be in festival schedule programmed too. Groups will bring their flag and  for  committee – mayors meeting 3 different present.

Festival Medical Insurance

  • All groups are required to secure medical insurance before coming to festival. Organization won’t pay any medical or hospital cost incurred at the festival period. However for any emergency situation, we will provide an ambulance and it will be always ready for 24 hours.
  • If group agree and accept with the festival conditions; Fill out the application form and send it back to Harmanfolk. Meanwhile, send us group info and photos by e-mail in advance.
June 24 2015


Start: 24 June, 2015 @ 8:00 am
End: 7 September, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: €130 – €160
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Edremit, Turkey

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Festival Dates:

  • Period A: 24 - 29 June 2015
  • Period B: 08 - 13 July 2015
  • Period C: 19 - 24 August 2015
  • Period D: 02 - 07 September 2015
  • Participants:

  • Children, Young & Adult Groups
  • Folk Dance Groups
  • Folk Music Groups
  • Majorettes
  • Modern Dance Groups
  • Choirs
  • Theatre Groups
  • Festival Conditions:

  • Participation Fee: 130 EUR / 4 Nights - 5 Days / Hotel (3*)
  • Participation Fee: 160 EUR / 5 Nights - 6 Days / Hotel (3*)
  • Payment Information:

  • Group should transfer the deposit 1000 Euro till 20 March . They should send their deposit (1000 Euro) before festival, in order to pay to hotel reservation. In order to avoid misunderstanding please write your group name title of the receipt and send a copy of receipt whenever you transferred the money (deposit fee).

  • All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival.

  • This deposit is non-refundable.

  • The rest of the cost participation fee should be paid to one of the organizers representative person at the first day of the festival or group can transfer the rest of the cost to Harmanfolk bank account before festival.

  • Payments will be accepted in cash only.