– Welcome to Bitola –

We invite you to the twelfth edition of Lokum Fest-music and tradition, which is traditionally held in the old Bitola bazaar (in front of Bar Bazaar), from July 19-21, 2018.

This year’s edition of the festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia. in projects of national interest, the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism of the Republic of Macedonia. as well as the Municipality of Bitola within the Bitola Cultural Summer – BIT FEST.

The festival retains the current dynamics and will last for three days. Each of the festival evenings has its own sensibility and is worth seeing.
We start the first evening with Macedonian songs in Old Town chant, performed by the Peacock Water “Sea Pearls”, with the ensemble Makedonka, from Varna, Bulgaria, to continue with the Macedonian-Turkish voyage
Balkananatolia Ansambl … We leave the first night to the new stars of the Macedonian Chalgian music “Chalgia Merak”.

The second night is reserved for the most famous Macedonian ethno music, “Baklava”, which will be presented to us in the Chalgia edition. After them are the pearls of this year’s edition of the festival, the Slovenian group Ethnusiasm.

The third night is a special surprise. Veal chalgia trio composed of experienced chalghes performed by pushing chalgia, to warm the atmosphere for our guests from India – Tapi Project.

Certainly as every year here are our friends from ZUR Macedonian handcrafts and their guests from the country, sweetened with the locks of DONIA.
This year the Organization of Women of Bitola joined us with the exhibition “Bitola architecture through the embroidery”.
Special thanks to LLC SOCOTAB, our faithful supporters without which the festival would not be what is today.

Thanks to “Bar Bazaar” for all the support they give.





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