Carnival in Gabrovo 2024

Molets, RDMK, 100 Kila, Vasil Petrov, and Dolapdere Big Gang are only some of the guest performers on the days of Carnival in Gabrovo 2024

From May 17 to 19, Gabrovo will become a scene of a colorful carnival procession, musical performances, exhibitions and rich cultural program, united under the motto “Make КАРНАВАЛ, not war”
The Balkan sensation DOLAPDERE BIG GANG arrive in Bulgaria especially for the event
The golden voice of Bulgaria – VASIL PETROV will forward us in the magic of music with the journey “The Best of Vassil Petrov”
The cult band MOLETS will close the event with a free concert
The music program offers variety for all ages and tastes

Gabrovo, April 18, 2024 – Gabrovo announces the musical program of the eagerly anticipated Carnival 2024, under the motto “Make КАРНАВАЛ not war”. The festival of humor and satire, known for its unique atmosphere and diversity, will take place in the period 17-19 May and promises unforgettable moments for all fans of culture and entertaiments.

The festival program begins on Gabrovo’s Day – May 17 with numerous cultural events during the day, and in the evening the city center will become a stage for the golden voice of Bulgaria- Vasil Petrov, who will show us the magic of Bulgarian music with the journey “The Best of Vasil Petrov”, performing his most loved songs in the company of virtuoso musicians – Zhivko Petrov (piano), Radoslav Slavchev – Riverman (bass) and Dimitar Semov (drums). Immediately after that, we will abruptly change the rhythm with the band RDMK and their iconic hits, promising an unforgettable musical experience.

On the day of the carnival- May 18, the guests of the city will have fun with the colorful carnival procession, when about 80 carnival paintings and 25 models will come to life on the central streets of the city and in the evening on Vazrazhdane Square a grand concert will take place. The event will be opened by the project of Bulgarian rapper Romanetsa –FolkustiX, uniting folk motives with a modern sound; the beloved Bulgarian rapper 100 Kila will charge us with energy and emotions; the sensation from Turkey Dolapdere Big Gang will present world-famous hits with mixes of Balkan beats, funk and jazz, and DJ MC Kamen will close the evening with a DJ set.

The next day – May 19, will be closed with a concert of the winners of 4 awards of the BG Radio- group Molets, who will announce the city with original music combining rock, pop, and alternative elements.

In addition to musical performances, the Festival of Humor and Satire also offers several other entertainment and initiatives:
“Paint Gabrovo” – an initiative involving children from Gabrovo schools who will decorate the town square.
Concert of “Gabrovo” Orchestra with popular and jazz music.
Exhibition of Gabrovo artists, dedicated to the City Festival
National Carnival Cat Review – Rosemary Casasova on May 18.
Children’s procession “Carnival Street of Miracles” and children’s mini carnival.
About the gourmets and the connoisseurs of old recipes – Feast of “Shtirnik” (Bulgarian pie with spinach)
Cartoonists in the park
Post-carnival party in REMO Etar
Summer theater for everyone
Creative art studios, open days in cultural institutions, night of museums

Organizers from the Municipality of Gabrovo call on the city to turn into a capital of the peace during the country’s oldest and most lavish carnival, using its rich tradition of humor and satire.

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