THE FESTIVAL

The fifth edition of 6Fest street festival took place in Plovdiv for the second time after 2019 edition in the Kapana district, which was part of the official program of Plovdiv 2019 - European Capital of Culture. The fifth edition was supported by the Municipality of Plovdiv as part of the Cultural Calendar of the city for 2020.

6Fest presented a thematic dance and music edition, which took place on July 25, 2020. 6Fest made a dance and carnival parade on the main pedestrian street of Plovdiv "Prince Alexander I", which was attended by over 100 dancers from 7 local dance groups of different styles such as hip-hop, zumba, swing, salsa, folklore: “Dance Home”, “DS Mariposa”, “Elika”, “Emotion dance”, “Zumba Plovdiv with Pepi”, “Lindy Hop Plovdiv”, “The Center”. The parade was led by 3 artists on stilts from the well-known formation "Theater of Fire and Shadows Fireter". The dance parade also had its host - the actor Zhivko Dzhuranov, known to the Plovdiv audience from his performance at the State Puppet Theater Plovdiv and the State Opera Plovdiv.

After the end of the dance parade, the festival continued with small concerts of street musicians in the Kapana district. 12-year-old Mert Assenov played on his electric guitar at Yadroto Stage. In the pedestrian zone of Kapana district, the visitors had the chance to give ideas for musical improvisations to Martin Petrushev and Konstantin Kuchev from the group "SutvoRiMi". 4 musicians from the circus-musical formation "Combino Project" played at the Dzhumaya Mosque near Zhelezarska Street.

ARTISTS

DANCE PARADE

The dance parade of 6Fest Plovdiv 2020 presented: “Dance Home”, “DS Mariposa”, “Elika”, “Emotion dance”, “Zumba Plovdiv with Pepi”, “Lindy Hop Plovdiv”, “The Center”, "Theater of Fire and Shadows Fireter". Host - the actor Zhivko Dzhuranov.

Photographers: Anton Hasan, Filip Shangov

STREET MUSICIANS

The small concerts of 6Fest Plovdiv 2020 in Kapana district presented: 12-year-old guitarist Mert Assenov; Martin Petrushev and Konstantin Kuchev from the group "SutvoRiMi"; "Combino Project".

Photographer: Filip Shangov

PROGRAM

July 25, 2020, 19:00

DANCE PARADE

Starting point: Central Square in front of the Central Post Office
Route - Knyaz Alexander I Street
End point: Dzhumaya Mosque

Participants in the dance parade: "Dance Home", "DS Mariposa", "Elika", "Emotion dance", "Zumba Plovdiv with Pepi", "Lindy Hop Plovdiv", "The Center"

July 25, 2020, 20:00 - 22:00

STREET MUSICIANS

Locations in the "Kapana" district: Yadroto stage, square space behind the Dzhumaya Mosque at "Zhelezarska" Street

Participants: Combino Project, "SutvoRiMi", Mert Asenov

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 6Fest street art festival has fifth editions till July 2020. It was created in 2017 by Momchil Tsonev. In its various editions 6Fest has presented a contemporary circus, puppet theater, fire arts, living statues, a parade of stilts, a dance procession, a dance performance, street musicians and for the first time at a festival in Bulgaria - a cascade from a flying balloons.

Its first two international editions were in the town of Gabrovo in 2017 and 2018 with the support of the Culture Program of the Municipality of Gabrovo and with the participation of street artists from Spain, Belgium, Venezuela, Hungary and Bulgaria. Its third edition in 2018 was realized with the support of the Youth Activities Program of the Municipality of Gabrovo and with the participation of local dance and youth groups. 6Fest is the only festival from Gabrovo that had an edition as part of the official program of Plovdiv 2019 - European Capital of Culture. The festival edition happened in September 2019 in the creative district of Kapana with the participation of Bulgarian circus and theater formations. The fifth edition of the festival with a dance procession with seven local dance groups on the main pedestrian street of Plovdiv, a parade of stilts and small concerts of street musicians in the Kapana district was part of the cultural calendar of Plovdiv Municipality in July 2020.

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”. Among his national projects are the "Good Bulgarians" for the promotion of goodwill, historical and ethnographic website "Stornik", "Night of Stories" for telling personal, family and family stories, etc.

CONTACTS

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.