Folklórny festival Východná


1. – 4. July 2021


Východná, Slovakia

About the festival

66th of The Folklore Festival Východná is moved to July 1 - 4, 2021.
Given the current situation associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic proposed to end the preparation work associated with the transfer of the festival to the end of August 2020, cancel this year's and focus on the Folklore Festival Východná 2021.

The folk festival Východná is the oldest and the most extensive nationwide festival with international participation in Slovakia. Every year, during the first weekend of July, the beautiful village Východná, located near High and Low Tatras, becomes the centre of the Slovak culture, where the folk traditions come to life.

During its 65 year history, the festival became the most acclaimed festival of the traditional folk culture in Slovakia. The festival hosts 1 400 performers, among which there are winners of national competition of folk groups, children folk groups, groups of traditional folk music, singing groups and dance groups.

The festival also hosts traditional folk craftsmen, producers and artists, as well as numerous interactive and entertainment programs- dancing, singing and musical programs, singing workshops, creative craftsmanship programs and also programs for children.

The folk festival Východná is a celebration of the traditional Slovak folklore and its existence greatly contributes to the revival, preservation, creative development and public presentation of the rich values of our culture. Traditional Slovak folklore is deeply rooted in the traditions and culture of the Slovak nation, and this is the reason why it can every time bring us joy and revive not only our history, but also our emotions. Become part of this celebration too.

FFV 2020

The event will take place at a new date July 1–4, 2021.

All FFV 2020 tickets are invalid.

All tickets purchased through will be refunded. The ticket refund process begins on May 11, 2020.

Customers who have purchased tickets through website will also be informed by registered e-mail and will also receive instructions on the refund procedure.

For refund questions, please contact your sales agent:







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Only journalists pre-accredited by the deadline, which will be updated at the beginning of 2021 and on the basis of a completed online form, have free entry to the festival. The form serves to register one person, not more. An accredited journalist must present a valid journalist's card at the venue of the event. The organizer reserves the right to refuse to grant accreditation in case of non-compliance with our terms. Accredited journalists must have a special label and their movement within the festival will be precisely identified in the Information Center. It is not possible to move nearr the Big Scene except the RTVS staff.

Photographing is only allowed by an accredited photographer. Unprofessional automatic cameras are tolerated without the use of flash near both Big Scene and Small Scene.

By entering the amphitheater premises, each visitor gives his/her consent and acknowledges that the photograph or other record of his/her person from the festival will be used in any technical adaptation to the festival at the time of the event and after the event with unlimited time and territorial use.




Detailed information will be published in the first quarter of 2021.




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Opening hours – FFV area

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  • drugs, psychotropic substances, weapons, combustibles and pyrotechnics of any kind;
  • strictly prohibited is the making of audio/video recordings or video recordings; flying drones;
  • film cameras, camcorders (DV, DV Cam, Beta Cam...);
  • professional cameras;
  • articles threatening for safety including glass containers and bottles;
  • it is strictly forbidden to set fire in the amphitheater area;
  • any kind of cookers in camping;
  • tape recorders;
  • strict smoking ban in children's/family areas (KOŠIARIK) and in all tents;
  • strict ban on camping in parking area and outside the reserved area;
  • prohibition of entry of animals with the exception of guide dogs pursuant to Act No. 447/2008 § 25,
  • don't use umbrellas in the view to the Big and Small scenes (regarding program visibility on scenes).

Safety and health

The safety and health of visitors to the festival is our priority.

The security at the festival is taken care of by a properly marked security service. It serves to protect visitors and to guard festival areas.

At the festival premises there is free movement of police, firefighters and paramedics with its own markedly marked permanent place. The permanent places of the state police, health service and fire service will be properly marked on the information map at the festival venue and in electronic form here.

We encourage all festival visitors to have the festival wristband, reducing the risk of misunderstanding with the organizational staff and security forces.

Security Competencies:

  • control of festival bracelets;
  • control of a Tent village;
  • personal inspection (to prevent the introduction of dangerous and unauthorized objects – prohibitions);
  • removel from the premises (unmarked persons, aggressive persons, persons at risking security, unauthorized dealers and sellers violating the sale agreement, dealers of any drugs and psychotropic substances…);
  • guiding movement on the instructions of the organizer;
  • assist visitors in wheelchairs and holders of ZŤP-S cards with entourage at the entrance.

Important phone numbers

Fire and rescue service, police 112
Fire Service 150, 112
Rescue Service 155, 112
Police 158, 112
Mountain Rescue Service 18 300
Road Rescue Service 154
Emergency and Emergency Service for Motorists 18 128, 18 154
Towing and assistance service  
Global Assistance Slovakia 18 118
Traffic Service *75 (from Mobile Phone)


Slovenská sporiteľňa 0850 111 888
VÚB 0850 123 000, from abroad: +421 2 4855 5970
Tatra banka 0800 00 1100, *1100, from abroad: +421 2 5919 1000
ČSOB 0850 111 777, from abroad: +421 2 5966 8844
UniCredit Bank 0800 14 00 14, *1111, from abroad: +421 2 4950 1111
Poštová banka 0850 00 6500, +421 2 6828 5777, *6500, from abroad: +421 2 5960 1122
PRIMA banka 0850 700 007, 041 / 5111 111, 02 / 6828 5777
OTB banka 0850 111 222, from abroad: +421 2 5720 5080
City bank Europe 0800 004 696, +421 2 5823 0400
Fio banka +421 2 2085 0410, +421 2 2085 0411
Komerční banka 0800 118 100, 0800 171 007 from abroad: +421 259 277 505
Privat banka +421 2 682 85 777, +421 2 682 85 750


Dôvera 0850 850 850
Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa 0850 003 003
Union 0850 003 333, 0850 112 211
Európsky preukaz ZP 0800 111 115

Mobile operators – infoline

Orange 905, +421 905 905 905
Telefonika O2 949, 0940 940 940
Slovak Telekom 800123456

SOS | Escape route

Escape zones:

The festival grounds have four main entrance entrances/exits: GATE 1/EXIT 1, GATE 2/EXIT 2, GATE 3/EXIT 3, GATE 4/EXIT 4 and the other two escape exits: Escape 5 and Escape 6. All entrances and exits are visibly marked on the place and also on the information maps in the amphitheater area, on the evacuation map in the festival bulletin and in electronic form here.

In case of emergency and need to use escape zones or concentration in a safe zone, we ask visitors to maintain their balance and follow the instructions of the security and organizational staff.

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Národné osvetové centrum


Národné osvetové centrum
Nám. SNP č. 12, 812 34 Bratislava
IČO: 00164615
DIČ: 2020829888
Štátna príspevková organizácia Ministerstva kultúry SR, pôsobiaca na základe nového znenia zriaďovacej listiny vydaného Ministerstvom kultúry SR MK-2472/2016-110/8080


Obec Východná
Východná 616, 032 32 Východná
IČO: 00315893
DIČ: 2020574908

Contact for performers

Ľudmila Iványiová
+421 2 204 71 244

Production contact

Renata Homzová
+421 2 204 71 212

Media contact

Alexandra Žilavá
+421 2 204 71 270

Contact for partners

Elena Lipianska
+421 2 204 71 266