World folklore festival
In the context of Saint-Ghislain, ville partenaire
Having been held more than 30 times, the World Folklore Festival of the City of Saint-Ghislain has become a key event in the calendar for lovers of folk music and dance over the years.
Ten days of discovery for all audiences with a rich programme showcasing the best groups on the international folk scene. Europe will be very much in evidence in 2015’s festival, with a particular focus on the Czech Republic, which also has a European Capital of Culture: Pilsen 2015.
With the slogan ‘The world is my tribe’, the Festival will host the best groups from many European countries, with folklore and culinary and craft traditions on show. On the sidelines of the performances, a ‘Bal des Nations’, dance workshops and festive entertainment are on offer, creating an encounter between artists, local people and a broad public.
Organised by Festival Mondial de Folklore in partnership with the City of Saint-Ghislain and its Tourist Information Centre, co-produced by the Mons 2015 Foundation. With the support of the Walloon Region and the Province of Hainaut.