2015 - IFF and PILSEN EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2015 PILSEN
In 2015, Pilsen carried the title European Capital of Culture and the International Folklore Festival CIOFF® Pilsen was proudly included in its rich cultural programme. The city of Pilsen opened itself to the world and the Pilsen folk festival was presented as one of the prestigious European folklore festivals carrying the designation of the world organization CIOFF® operating under UNESCO. During the 19th year of the festival, top performances of folklore ensembles from different parts of the world performed on several festival stages. At the same time, enough emphasis was given to adequate space provided for learning about various folklore traditions connected directly with Pilsen and its surroundings.
Participants of the 19th IFF CIOFF® Pilsen 2015
- Jiskra 58 SOKOL Valcha Plzeň
- Malá selská muzika
- Meteláček a Malý Meteláček
- Mladinka a Mladinečka
- Plzeňský MLS - malý lidový soubor
- Skanzen Škoda Plzeň
- Velký dechový orchestr ZUŠ Chválenická, Plzeň
Other Czech ensembles
- Cimbálová Muzika Milana Broučka
- Dětská Lidová muzika TřemCha
- Stodský dudáček
- TREMOLO - Třemošenský laskavý orchestr
The festival is a regular member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF.