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Folklore Festival in Amélie-les-Bains

6th August 2018 - 12th August 2018

Dancing in the streets in Amélie

Created in 1935 by Jean Trescases, founder of the ‘Danseurs Catalans d’Amélie’, the yearly Festival Folklorique in Amélie les Bains is the oldest in the Pyrénées-Orientales.

Originally a national festival, it quickly attracted international attention, first from other Mediterranean countries, and then from Eastern Europe, at a time when the Cold War and governmental controls made trips out of these countries a virtual impossibility. It didn’t stop them!

Now in its 76th year, the 2018 festival will see hundreds of dancers lighting up Amélie. Taking us on a journey through dance cultures and traditions, both local and further afield, hundreds of dancers come together in a kaleidoscope of colour and rhythm.

This August, discover the magic of Ireland, Turkey, Brasil, Ukraine, Chile, Russia, France and of course, Catalonia.


Tuesday 7th
11.15am – 1.30pm Entertainment from Turkey, Ireland and Brasil
6.30pm – 9.30pm Percussion display from les Batuc Ados

Wednesday 8th
11.30am – 12.45pm Entertainment from the Ukraine and les Batuc Ados
6pm – 7pm Entertainment from Turkey

Thursday 9th
4.30pm Parade of the Nations
8pm Amélie en fête
10.30pm Free grand bal at the Château C. Fontaine

Friday 10th
11.20am – 1.15pm Entertainment from Turkey, Ireland and Chile
8.30pm Folklore dinner with Slavic show from the Ukraine. Dinner & show 15€. Show only 5€ (under 12s free).

Saturday 11th
10.45am – 1pm Entertainment from Ireland, Russia and les Batuc Ados
8.45pm Crossing of Cultures Show at Théâtre de Verdure 20€.
11.15pm Free grand bal at the Château C. Fontaine

Sunday 12th
9.30am Mass
11am Parade of the Nations
5pm Sardane and bal catalan
8.45pm Night of the Continents Closing Gala at Théâtre de Verdure 20€.

For more information
04 68 83 99 44

2nd – 12th August
16 avenue du Vallespir
66110 Amélie les Bains
04 68 83 99 44


6th August 2018
12th August 2018
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