The fourth international Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest is under way. The dates are 3, 4 and 5 October 2020. The venue is Club Studio 5 again and the pleasant friendly atmosphere is guaranteed. Fourteen artists will perform within three competition evenings – two semifinals and one final – and a three-member jury comprising of Plamen Sivov (Tochka BG), Vasil Gromkov (Bulgarian National Television) and a special foreign guest will evaluate each performance based on the following criteria: music, lyrics, vocal skills, instrumental skills and stage presence. On Sunday, 5 October, Ditka of Slovenia will give a recital, having taken first prize at the third edition of the festival.

There again will be a preliminary program which will be prepared by Viktor Makarov at the Delta Blues Bar on 30 September and 1 October, where duos, trios, groups and singers-songwriters will perform, ones who do not participate in the competition program, alongside young poets.

Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest has a new partner – Nikolay Haytov library. It is there that a concert by the youngest poets with guitars will be held on 29 September. Apart from all this, the after-parties tradition at the SOHO Club continues.

On Friday, 2 October, the band Tochka BG will give a recital – they have been an indispensable part of the festival’s program for 3 years now. On Saturday, 3 October, a famous native pop and rock artist is to play acoustically as well.

In 2020 we celebrate 80 years since the birth of John Lennon. The festival’s fourth edition will commemorate this anniversary and artists will include Beatles’ songs in their repertoire.

John Lennon’s emblematic song, Imagine, is planned to sound at the grand finale in a group performance. Follow any developments on our website:

A small but unified and motivated team works on the festival. We accept support in the form of donations, volunteers, prizes, partnerships etc. You can contact us about the following matters:

Valya Nadova – donations, contracts and other administrative activities;

You can support us by donating to the following bank account: BG 74 BPBI 7940 10 86740001

Angel Koruchev – logistics, volunteer work;

Viktor Makarov – preliminary program;

Plamen Sivov – participation regulations and jury criteria;

Vasil Gromkov – scripts, participation regulations, jury;

Lilly Drumeva-O’Reilly – participation regulations, advertising, prizes and anything else from A to Z.


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