Festival: IV International Ethnic Folklore Festival (New Delhi) INDIA
Date: 10th – 15th October, 2017
Location: New Delhi, India
Organizer: Shrustii Multicultural Centre
Application Deadline: 30th August, 2018
Email: folkfestivalindia@gmail.com
Festival Website: www.ieffindia.com


Festival Description:

International Ethnic Folk Festival, is a unique project, one-of-a-kind in the world of folklore dance and music. It is characterized by the unique format of the event, variety of folklore and performing features of dances, from all corners of the Globe, openness to the new, combination of entertainment and high artistic level of participants’ performance, where the dance and cultures of the World UNITE in the heart of India’s Capital New Delhi.

The Festival will make its authentic colorful presence during the third week of August which connects audiences and artists from around the world, would also generate significant cultural, social and economic benefits to New Delhi City.

Festival is a creative collision of folklore music with traditional dances which portray the ethnic ancestral traditions with royal costumes along with the spectacular appearances depicting the regional and cultural attires.

Project goals are creation of objective rating of folklore performers-improvisers, promotion of up-and-coming folklore performers and attraction of interest of national and foreign community to the Festival and its participants. The Festival is destined to answer for popularization of folklore culture and wide public recognition of performers’ talent.

The concept of the festival-contest meets the actual world trends of folklore culture popularization. Particularly it corresponds with the initiatives of UNESCO that has called the world community to active promotion of dialog between cultures and generations through folk art. The Festival is organized by Shrustii Multicultural Centre-members of IOV & IEFA who are the promoters of Indian Folk, Classical and Theatre Ensembles to varies International stages (France, Finland, Netherland, Malta, Italy, Hungary etc…), since 2005. The Festival showcases 10 International Folklore Ensembles with 5 National Ensembles. The festival will be a highlight of the New Delhi's cultural diversity and it expects an exceptional line up which brings over 600 Artists together with the massive crowd over 50,000 audiences by hitting the famous and historical auditoriums of New Delhi.

Admission to the Festival:

  • Festival Organizaton will select the best 5 folklore groups from 4 corners of the World.
  • Groups willing to participate must submit an Application form, email us for the application form at folkfestivalindia@gmail.com


  • Participant Groups should be traditional Folklore performance groups with live musicians is mandatory
  • Participants of the group should be 30- 35 members including dancers, mangers and musicians
  • Participants of the group members should be 18+
  • Festival Organization will provide free transport from New Delhi Airport and internal transport in New Delhi
  • Groups should get the Flight Tickets and Travel Insurance by their own

Arrivals   Departures:

  • The date of arrival for participants to New Delhi is on 10th Oct 2018. ( All the foreign groups should arrive in New Delhi Airport on 10th of Oct by 12:00).
  • The departure time from New Delhi shall be started on 15th October 2018 by 12:00
  • The participating groups shall arrive in New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, the SMC organization committee will meet the foreign groups in the airport and escort them to the hotel

Travel Requirements:

  • Each group should cover the travelling expenses of their international flight expenses for the round-trip.
  • Every member of the group, has to have Travel Insurance which should include your medical and accidental coverage during the period of the festival.
  • Extra expenses, such as expenses in the hotel for beverages, laundry, room service, long distance calls is not allowed to pay by the organization committee.

Performance Details:

  • The Group should perform 3 different performances with 10, 15 , 20 minutes programs each, 2 times a day at provided venues
  • Venues for performances will include open-air stages, theatres, halls, Auditoriums, Parades and scenic spots without special stage facilities or lighting equipment.
  • Groups should attend the rehearsals on time.
  • Group should provide 4 workshops in the festival.
  • Group should actively participate in the discussion forums.
  • The group has to take part in all programs, the festival organizers made it’s whole period and does not undertake any other performances, during the festival period they have no right to cancel any program without any approval from the Festival Committee.
  • National costume of their state can be stylized.

Festival Rights:

  • The festival reserves the right for radio-TV and video-recording, copyright without paying any honorarium
  • The Festival organizing committee has the right to change the schedule of the program at any time during the festival
  • By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

Festival City – Delhi:

Delhi is the capital territory of India. Delhi is the largest commercial centre in northern India. The National Capital Territory of Delhi has its own Legislative Assembly, Lieutenant Governor, council of ministers and Chief Minister. The people of Delhi are referred to as Delhiites or Dilliwalas. The city is referenced in various idioms of the Northern Indo-Aryan languages.

Delhi's culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. This is exemplified by many significant monuments in the city. Delhi is also identified as the location of Indraprastha, the ancient capital of the Pandavas. The Archaeological Survey of India recognises 1200 heritage buildings and 175 monuments as national heritage sites. In the Old City, the Mughals and the Turkic rulers constructed several architecturally significant buildings, such as the Jama Masjid – India's largest mosque and the Red Fort. Three World Heritage Sites – the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb – are located in Delhi. Other monuments include the India Gate, the Jantar Mantar – an 18th-century astronomical observatory – and the Purana Qila – a 16th-century fortress. The Laxminarayan temple, Akshardham temple, the Bahá'í Lotus temple and the ISKCON temple are examples of modern architecture. Raj Ghat and associated memorials houses memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and other notable personalities. New Delhi houses several government buildings and official residences reminiscent of British colonial architecture, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Secretariat, Rajpath, the Parliament of India and Vijay Chowk. Safdarjung's Tomb is an example of the Mughal gardens style. Some regal havelis (palatial residences) are in the Old City.

Delhi Sight Seeing Trip :

Groups will be allotted one day during the festival for the Delhi City sight seeing by the festival organizer

Places to Visit:–
India Gate, Humayun's Tomb , red fort , Qutab Minar, Iskon Temple, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium, Swaminarayan Akshardham, Teen Murthi, Gandhi Smriti, Lotus Temple, Lodi Gardens , Rashtrapati Bhavan, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. (Monuments Entry fee is not included) The participant has to follow the dress code while taking entry in to some of the sacred temples. (Proper dressing with head cover)