3 days of festival happiness. The most wonderful time of the year in Gabrovo, when the city turns into carnival. FREE ENTRANCE. You are welcome to the 2nd International Festival for Urban Arts and Happiness 6Fest on 18, 19 and 20 May 2018 in Gabrovo. Take a look at the the best moments from the 1 st edition of 6Fest 2017 in the video.
„Firebirds“ – Hungary
The Firebirds circus group from Hungary was formed in 2000. They have participated in big international festivals such as Sziget festival in Budapest and Burning Man festival in USA. The Firebirds perform fire shows, street performances, cabaret, contemporary circus and children theater. On 6Fest 2018 in Gabrovo Firebirds will present the stilt show „Stilt Walkers“ and the circus show “Steam On” which has gained an award at Kremnice Gagy Festival.
Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter
Theatre of fire and shadows “Fireter” perform different kinds of fire show, stilts show, fire performance, stilts performance, jumping stilts, fire juggling, fire installations, live statues, etc. They have participated in international festivals in England, Germany, Romania, Russia, Greece, Lithuania, Turkey. On 6Fest 2018 in Gabrovo Fireter will perform a big performance – light carnival parade of 10 artists with unique light carnival costumes, stilts, light installations and fire.
Dani Belev and Quick Hands Project
Dani Belev is one of the most famous young magicians in Bulgaria and a co-founder of the organization Quick Hands Project. They are well-known for the festival Golden Cat, the Festival of street magic, “Kings of the magic”. For the first time at a festival in Bulgaria and for the first time in Gabrovo 6Fest 2018 will present Dani Belev and a unique cascade from a balloon called The death challenge of Houdini – on 19 May at Aprilov Stadium. You can watch also Street magic show with Quick Hands Junior on 19 May at the Park with the bear.
Cirque de la LyuLin and Diego Contreras (Venezuela)
Cirque de la LyuLin has participated in festivals in more than 11 countries, including the second biggest world carnival, after the one in Rio de Janeiro - Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary Islands. They were semi-finalists in the popular TV show “Bulgaria got talent”. On 6Fest 2018 Gabrovo Cirque de la LyuLin will present a circus show starring Diego Contreras from Venezuela – an excellent acrobat performing circus since he was 15 years old.
Soulmade Theatre company
“Soulmade” Theatre company was created in 2015 in Bulgaria by Iliyana Gadeleva and Georgi Gadelev. They have participated in festivals in France, Italy, England, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Croatia, etc. On 6Fest 2018 Gabrovo Soulmade Theatre Company will perform the street marionette dancing show “Cabaret on Strings”.
18:00 – 18:30 „Cabaret on strings“ – „Soulmade“ and Georgi Gadelev
11:00 - 11:30 Cascade from a flying baloon – Dani Belev, „Quick Hands Project“
21:00 – 21:45 Light Carnival Parade - Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter
The capital of humour Gabrovo will turn again into the Capital of street arts due to the 2nd International Festival For Urban Arts and Happiness 6Fest on 18-20 May 2018. The festival program will present Bulgarian and foreign street artists in 3 festival days, in the days of the traditional Gabrovo Carnival.
Organizers of 6Fest are „Vasil Levski Public Committee – Gabrovo“ and Momchil Tsonev. The project is realized with the financial support of Gabrovo Municipality, CULTURE Program 2018.
Media partner of the festival is Gabrovo Daily.
The festival conception of 6Fest is based on the carnival and humour brand of Gabrovo, also known as the Capital of Humour and Satire. The Carnival of Gabrovo has root in festive events since the 19th century and has developed in its contemporary version since 1960s. 6Fest is a logical sequel of the carnival brand of Gabrovo and the main goal of 6Fest is to develop Gabrovo as a festival and carnival destination through outdoor art events, performances, etc.
The name of the festival 6Fest (in Bulgarian should be pronounced like “ShestFest”) comes from the name of the oldest quarter of Gabrovo city, the heart and the birth place of Gabrovo – Shesti uchastak quarter, translated in English as the 6th section (sector, station). This is the place on the right side of Yantra river, in the very center of nowadays Gabrovo.
The organizers „Vasil Levski Public Committee – Gabrovo“ and Momchil Tsonev (website of the organizer, available only in Bulgarian www.ngo.gabrovo.net) realize projects in the field of arts, culture, youth projects, education, cultural heritage. Our major projects are:
- The most popular clip on YouTube about Gabrovo – „Happy Gabrovo“
- The first computer game about Gabrovo (available in English) – www.gabroville.com
- The first online encyclopedia about Gabrovo based on the Wikipedia software (available only in Bulgarian) – gabrovowiki.com
- The first and biggest video portal about business in Gabrovo (available only in Bulgarian) – biz.gabrovo.net
- The biggest and popular series of books about the history of Gabrovo, called "Gabrovo - the living city" (books published in Bulgarian)