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3 days of festival happiness. The most wonderful time of the year in Gabrovo, when the city turns into carnival. FREE ENTRANCE. Take a look at the the best moments from the 2nd edition of the International Festival For Urban Arts and Happiness 6Fest in the video.

ARTISTS

„Firebirds“ – Hungary

The famous circus group from Hungary "Firebirds" arrived in Gabrovo especially for 6Fest 2018. On May 19, 2018, three circus artists traveled through time and space on their steam bicycle - "Firebirds" played their performance "Steam on" in front of Orlovets Sports Hall. “Firebirds” performed also a stilt parade, accompanied by live music, in the Park with the Bear. The Firebirds circus group from Hungary was formed in 2000. They have participated in big international festivals such as Sziget festival in Budapest and Burning Man festival in USA. The Firebirds perform fire shows, street performances, cabaret, contemporary circus and children theater. Photographer: Ilian Velchev

Цирково шоу “Steam On” на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, спортна зала "Орловец". Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Цирково шоу “Steam On” на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, спортна зала "Орловец". Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Шоу на кокили „Stilt Walkers“ на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, Градинка с мечето. Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Шоу на кокили „Stilt Walkers“ на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, Градинка с мечето. Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Шоу на кокили „Stilt Walkers“ на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, Градинка с мечето. Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Шоу на кокили „Stilt Walkers“ на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, Градинка с мечето. Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Шоу на кокили „Stilt Walkers“ на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, Градинка с мечето. Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Шоу на кокили „Stilt Walkers“ на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, Градинка с мечето. Фотограф: Илиан Велчев
Шоу на кокили „Stilt Walkers“ на "Firebirds" Унгария - 6Fest, 19 май 2018, Градинка с мечето. Фотограф: Илиан Велчев

Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter

Magnetic and fairy - that’s how the audience called the largest event of 6Fest Gabrovo 2018, the light carnival parade performed by Theatre of fire and shadows “Fireter” on May 20, 2018. Children and adults walked in a common procession along with the ten artists, who were dressed in luminous costumes, walking on stilts, with a large luminous construction. The parade ended with a fire show and fireworks on Vazrazhdane square in Gabrovo. Theatre of fire and shadows “Fireter” perform different kinds of fire show, stilts show, fire performance, stilts performance, jumping stilts, fire juggling, fire installations, live statues, etc. They have participated in international festivals in England, Germany, Romania, Russia, Greece, Lithuania, Turkey. Photographer: Georgi Sivilov

Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов
Светлинен карнавален парад на Театър на огъня и сенките Fireter - 6Fest, 20 май 2018, площад "Възраждане". Фотограф: Георги Сивилов

Dani Belev and Quick Hands Project

For the first time at a festival in Bulgaria - 6Fest Gabrovo presented a dangerous cascade from a balloon on May 19, 2018. The famous "Quick Hands Project" magician Dani Belev performed the cascade, not accidentally called "The Houdini Challenge". Dani hung in a straitjacket over Aprilov stadium in Gabrovo. The magician freed himself from the straitjacket and passed the "challenge" successfully. In the afternoon hours of May 19th, the Quick Hands Junior team showed street magic in the Park with the Bear. Dani Belev is one of the most famous young magicians in Bulgaria and a co-founder of the organization Quick Hands Project. They are well-known for the festival Golden Cat, the Festival of street magic, “Kings of the magic”. Photographer: Ilian Velchev

Cirque de la LyuLin and Diego Contreras (Venezuela)

Cirque de la LyuLin presented their new performance featuring Luisa Dushkova and Diego Contreras from Venezuela - the circus show happened in the Park with the Bear on May 19, 2018. Cirque de la LyuLin has participated in festivals in more than 11 countries, including the second biggest world carnival, after the one in Rio de Janeiro - Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary Islands. They were semi-finalists in the popular TV show “Bulgaria got talent”. On 6Fest 2018 Gabrovo Cirque de la LyuLin will present a circus show starring Diego Contreras from Venezuela – an excellent acrobat performing circus since he was 15 years old. Photographer: Ilian Velchev

Soulmade Theatre company

Georgi Gudelev from Soulmate Theater Company participates in 6Fest with the puppet show "Cabaret on Strings" - in front of the Orlovetz Sports Hall and in the Park with the Bear on 18th and 19th May 2018. "Cabaret on strings" is a mix of modern and Bulgarian folk dances. The audience met with popular heroes such as Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Pinocchio, etc. “Soulmade” Theatre company was created in 2015 in Bulgaria by Iliyana Gadeleva and Georgi Gadelev. They have participated in festivals in France, Italy, England, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Croatia, etc. On 6Fest 2018 Gabrovo Soulmade Theatre Company will perform the street marionette dancing show “Cabaret on Strings”. Photographer: Ilian Velchev

PROGRAM

18.05.2018 (Friday)

18:00 – 18:30 „Cabaret on strings“ – „Soulmade“ and Georgi Gadelev

Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto)

19.05.2018 (Saturday)

11:00 - 11:30 Cascade from a flying baloon – Dani Belev, „Quick Hands Project“
Aprilov Stadium

13:30 - 14:30 Parade on stilts „Stilt Walkers“ – „Firebirds“ (Hungary)
Route: ul. "Radetska"Baev mostul. "Aprilovka"Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto)

14.45 - 15.15 „Cabaret on strings“ – „Soulmade“ and Georgi Gadelev
Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto)

15:30 - 16:00 Circus show “Steam On” – „Firebirds“ (Hungary)
Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto)

16:15 - 16:55 „Cirque de la Lyulin“ and Diego Contreras (Venezuela)
Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto)

14:30 - 17:00 Street magic - “Quick Hands Junior”
Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto)

16:00 GABROVO FREE TOUR
Start point: Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto)

20.05.2018 (Saturday)

21:00 – 21:45 Light Carnival Parade - Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter

Vazrazhdane Square

ABOUT US

The International Street Festival for Urban Arts and Happiness 6Fest was created in the town of Gabrovo in 2017 to enrich the carnival tradition of the Capital of Humor and to support the transformation of the oldest urban area in Gabrovo called “Shesti uchastuk” into an arts district. So far, 6Fest has presented professional street artists from Bulgaria, Hungary, Venezuela, Spain, etc. Among the most spectacular festival events were a cascade from a flying balloon (for the first time at a festival in Bulgaria), a light stilts parade, a dance parade. The name of the festival 6Fest (in Bulgarian should be pronounced like “ShestFest”) comes from the name of the oldest quarter of Gabrovo city, the heart and the birth place of Gabrovo – Shesti uchastak quarter, translated in English as the 6th section (sector, station). This is the place on the right side of Yantra river, in the very center of nowadays Gabrovo.

Creator of 6Fest is the art manager, writer and journalist Momchil Tsonev, declared to be one of the 10 most outstanding young persons of Bulgaria for 2019. Because of his cultural contribution to his hometown of Gabrovo, Momchil Tsonev has won a prize in the sixth edition of the Darik Radio project “40 to 40”. Momchil Tsonev is the creator of emblematic for Gabrovo cultural projects such as the first online encyclopedia about Gabrovo based on the Wikipedia software (available only in Bulgarian) – www.gabrovowiki.com, the first computer game about Gabrovo (available in English) – www.gabroville.com, the most popular clip on YouTube about Gabrovo – „Happy Gabrovo”, 4 books about the history of Gabrovo, called "Gabrovo - the living city" (books published in Bulgarian), in co - authorship with Daniela Tsoneva. The Gabrovian is also the founder of the online media Gabrovo Daily, of the first business web portal for Gabrovo www.biz.gabrovo.net and the web portal www.gabrovo.net. Among his national projects are the "Good Bulgarians" for the promotion of goodwill, "Starodumtzi" for sharing old words from Bulgarian language, "Night of Stories" for telling personal, family and family stories, etc.

The Capital of Humor Gabrovo became the Capital of street arts for the second time due to the second edition of the 6Fest International Festival of Urban Arts and Happiness 2018. The festival gathered together Bulgarian and foreign street artists from Hungary and Venezuela in 3 festivals days happening along with the Gabrovo Carnival.

For the first time at a festival in Bulgaria - 6Fest Gabrovo presented a dangerous cascade from a balloon performed by the famous "Quick Hands Project" magician Dani Belev. Magnetic and fairy - that’s how the audience called the largest event of 6Fest Gabrovo 2018, the light carnival parade performed by Theatre of fire and shadows “Fireter”.

6Fest street artists attracted a lot of spectators. Georgi Gudelev from Soulmate Theater Company participates in 6Fest with the puppet show "Cabaret on Strings". Three circus artists traveled through time and space on their steam bicycle - the famous Hungarian group "Firebirds" played their performance "Steam on"and a stilt parade, accompanied by live music. The circus shows of "Firebird" and Cirque de la LyuLin feat. Diego Contreras from Venezuela gathered twice more spectators than the first edition of 6Fest in 2017.

Guests from all the country, even from Germany, arrived for the first edition of the Gabrovo Free Tour, part of 6Fest 2018 program. The participants in the tour learned curious facts about the town - why Gabrovo is called the City of Bridges or the City of 100 Monuments, where was the original building of the first Bulgarian secular school, which is the oldest preserved architectural site in Gabrovo, why the oldest Gabrovo district today is called the "Sixth District" and what are the wonders of Gabrovo.

The project of „Vasil Levski Public Committee – Gabrovo“ is realized with the financial support of Gabrovo Municipality, CULTURE Program 2018.

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Contact 6Fest Street Art Festival at info@6fest.art or at our Facebook page 6Fest Street Art Festival. You are welcome to write to 6Fest for participation in the festival program, partnerships, pressinfo, media collaborations, etc.

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