2005 – NEW FACE OF THE MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE "U BRANKY"
Stability and surface quality of the main festival stage are the most crucial criteria for dance performances especially of large ensembles. After using some very amateur festival stages during the first years of the festival and the subsequent period of testing of many variants of the main festival stage, only in 2005 the festival gained a high-quality stage with a suitable anti-skid surface. Of course, festival spectators were also thought about – since 2005 a new tribune has been used to ensure comfortable seating together with good view of every place of the stage. In 2005, one part of the festival performances took place in the Zoological Garden in Pilsen and during this event two young animals were baptized: the little penguin got the name "Metelacek" and the monkey brown malpa was named "IYASA" and it now carries the name of the folklore ensemble from Zimbabwe.
Participants of the 9th IFF Pilsen 2005
- Jiskra 58 SOKOL Valcha Plzeň
- Ledecká dudácká muzika
- Meteláček a Malý Meteláček
- Mladinka a Mladinečka
- Skanzen Škoda Plzeň
Other Czech ensembles
The festival is a regular member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF.