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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.
Border, gap, boundary, transformation. The interface between past and present, dream and reality, life and death, day and night, the border between the stage and the auditorium. People are still divided by more or less real boundaries. These can be natural, geographical, created by rivers and mountains, the ethnic borders of areas populated by Slovaks, Hungarians, Rusyns, Germans, Bulgarians, Gorals, Roma and by other nationalities and ethnic groups, but can be also be the borders of belief. But also our boundaries, social and professional, created by human perception of the world. Borders could be also created by our history – by historical periods, which have also influenced the borders of the development of different forms of dance, music, singing, customs, ceremonies, or the ethical and esthetic perception of the world.
It will be hard to define these borders with a mathematical accuracy, since the human curiosity and the tendency to cross borders of knowledge have no limits. And so, we would find it very difficult to identify, when and which place of residence belonged to whichregion, when the harmonious musical thinking or the old couple dances were discovered, when the „Genofond“ of another ethnicity joined the families of our ancestors, and when and in which environment the Ceremony of Welcoming the Spring was born.
The primary forms of borders are those given by biological principles and by human nature. The borders of age, genus, or the role of a person at a certain stage of life. And perhaps these natural borders do not constitute a barrier of accessibility, but represent a bridge, in fact. Wide bridge, connecting people, regions, continents, the world. Because we all, without distinction, are mainly human beings. Perhaps, the leitmotiv of this year’s festival about the borders between the people, about the border creation and its destruction will help us to never forget our common humanity.
Only journalists pre-accredited until 21st June 2019 on the basis of a completed accreditation form have free admission 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.
Given the great interest of visitors in accommodation in tents, increased safety and limited capacity we open the village SLOVAKFOLKLORE directly in the area. Slovakfolklore tent village is located on a meadow, on the right side of the complex, from the main entrance, which offers basic amenities to ensure the comfort of all guests. Accommodation will be available from Thursday 4.7. from 5 pm, reservations here.
Questions and more imformation:
telefón: +421 907 034 982, +421 950 595 004
The festival also thanks to its partner ARRIVA and support for facilitating access in traffic provides a free shuttle service for visitors from train station Východná to Amphitheater (SAD Garage) and back. The timetable of shuttle service for selected rail link from and to Žilina/Poprad can be found here.
Extraordinary trains from ŽSSK are dispatched to the festival. All passenger trains, including the ŽSSK trains with destination stop Východná, can be found in the ŽSSK timetable for the period of festival 2019 here, also with information to which a free shuttle service is provided.
The registration for gastro zone can be found on the FFV website here. All applications are directed to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The village of Východná provides a selection committee that determines and approves the selection of gastro and stalls. The pricelist for renting pre-determined areas for rent by the FFV organizers can be found here.
This year, we will also allow visitors to buy tickets at the festival venue in the form of credit card payments, which is part of a lifestyle and convenient approach to solving cash savings at the festival. The payment card will be accepted at four entrances to the amphitheater premises (A1, A2, A3, A4).
Payment in EUR.
The mobile bankomat SLSP will be located in the amphitheater area for for eventual cash shortages.
predpredaj.sk and festivalvychodna.sk allows you to buy tickets online at a better price than on-site shopping. See price list here .
After making a payment, you can print or save your tickets on your mobile phone.
On the place of festival, with proof of buying ticket you get the wristband.
|THURSDAY 4. 7. 2019||17.00|
|FRIDAY 5. 7. 2019||08.00|
|THURSDAY 4. 7. 2019|
|A1 cash desk / entrance||17.00 – 24.00|
|A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance||17.00 – 20.00|
|FRIDAY 5. 7. 2019|
|A1 cash desk / entrance||08.00 – 24.00|
|A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance||08.00 – 20.00|
|SATURDAY 6. 7. 2019|
|A1 cash desk / entrance||08.00 – 24.00|
|A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance||08.00 – 20.00|
|SUNDAY 7. 7. 2019|
|A1 cash desk / entrance||08.00 – 16.00|
|A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance||08.00 – 16.00|
It is provided by the municipality of Východná and the workers of the village Východná. If necessary, contact Department of Culture Východná at email@example.com or 044 / 520 74 19.
Map of parking places here.
NOCshop will be established at the festival, where you can buy festival merchandising (T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, bottles, magnets and other promo items).
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.
|Fire and rescue service, police||112|
|Fire Service||150, 112|
|Rescue Service||155, 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, zo zahraničia: +421 2 4855 5970|
|Tatra banka||0800 00 1100, *1100, zo zahraničia: +421 2 5919 1000|
|ČSOB||0850 111 777, zo zahraničia: +421 2 5966 8844|
|UniCredit Bank||0800 14 00 14, *1111, zo zahraničia: +421 2 4950 1111|
|Poštová banka||0850 00 6500, +421 2 6828 5777, *6500, zo zahraničia: +421 2 5960 1122|
|PRIMA banka||0850 700 007, 041 / 5111 111, 02 / 6828 5777|
|OTB banka||0850 111 222, zo zahraničia: +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 zo zahraničia: +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|
|Orange||905, +421 905 905 905|
|Telefonika O2||949, 0940 940 940|
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.
FFV encourages festival visitors to support and seek to reduce environmental impact by producing the least amount of waste. Waste collection points with basic separation are marked on the festival grounds.
+421 2 204 71 202
Národné osvetové centrum
Nám. SNP č. 12, 812 34 Bratislava
Štátna príspevková organizácia Ministerstva kultúry SR, pôsobiaca na základe nového znenia zriaďovacej listiny vydaného Ministerstvom kultúry SR MK-2472/2016-110/8080
Východná 616, 032 32 Východná
Mgr. Tatiana Šišková
+421 2 204 71 204
Mgr. Katarína Babčáková, PhD.
+421 2 204 71 257
Mgr. Lucia Ditmarová, PhD.
+421 2 204 71 255
Mgr. art. Ondrej Galbička
+421 2 204 71 254
Mgr. Michal Noga
+421 2 204 71 254
+421 2 204 71 244