2002 – EXOTICS FOR PILSEN!
With an increasing number of festival stages the organizers of the festival began to consider more and more the composition of the individual festival programmes and tried to reach the widest possible number of festival visitors. It was more than obvious that one of the biggest attractions of the festival programme were the foreign exotic ensembles arriving to Pilsen often from very distant places in the world. Already in 2001, the Pilsen audience applauded enthusiastically the Egyptian ensemble and just one year later, the audience was literally lifted from their seats by dancers from Ecuador. In that way, the decision was made - despite the difficulties connected to securing participation of those foreign ensembles, the programme presenting exotic and distant cultures will from now on become a solid part of the Pilsen International Folklore Festival in the future.
Participants of the 6th IFF Pilsen 2002
- Jiskra 58 SOKOL Valcha Plzeň
- Meteláček a Malý Meteláček
- Mladinka a Mladinečka
Other Czech ensembles
- Domažlická dudácká muzika
- Gajdošská muzika Vladka Zogaty
- Lidová muzika z Chrástu
The festival is a regular member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF.