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Studio 5 Club

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National Palace of Culture, Sofia


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From September 28th to 30th, Sofia will host the international Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest for the second time. The event will be held at the National Palace of Culture, on the Club Studio 5 stage, at 18:00 h. Fans of acoustic music and poetry will have the chance to hear masterly performers from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Romania, Macedonia and Bulgaria. 

Among the guests are Steve Lowis (the UK), a talented alternative rock singer and composer, Shane O’Fearghail (the Republic of Ireland), a gentle ballad vocalist with a similarity to Ed Sheeran, Maria Gheorghiu (Romania), a legendary vocalist and composer with a long career – the Romanian Joan Baez, Jovica Ilic (Macedonia), a lyrical singer and poet, chairman of the Writers’ Union and Chris McArter (the United Kingdom), an impressive blues rock musician. 

Some of the Bulgarian participants are the young blues rock singer Svilena Teneva, the talented blues and cabaret star Gergana Dobreva, the gentle singer and violinist Boyana Zhelyazkova, the vocalist and composer of the funk band Indigo KidsYavor Velchev, the charming singer Michelle Mandela, the lyrical rock singer Gabriela Rizova, the vocalist of rock band Atlas, Georgi Arsov, the Plovdiv singer and guitarist – the reality star Radoslav Mihov and young alternative rock singer Raja El Mad. 

The winner will be chosen by a three-member panel of judges: Algirdas Klova (Lithuania), a leading name on the Lithuanian music stage and the organizer of the prestigious Thai Ash Festival in Villenews, Plamen Sivov, a singer and composer in the band Tochka BG, and Vasil Gromkov, a writer, music journalist and DJ. The artists will perform two songs each over three evenings. Recitals will be given by two of Bulgaria’s most successful acoustic bands, Tochka BG and Lilly of the West, as well as by last year’s winner – rock singer Mariana Dobreva.

The after-party will be held at the SOHO Club at 21.00 h, where the artists will have recitals.

A true celebration for fans of acoustic music and sung poetry! The festival is organized to celebrate the International Music and Poetry Day, October 1, and is one of the cultural events planned by Sofia Municipality for 2018. It is also supported by the embassies of the Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia and the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center foundation.

Tochka BG is an acoustic project for new urban songs. It was created in 2011 by Zornitsa Popova (vocalist), Todor Yankulov (guitarist, vocalist), Krasimir Parvanov (guitarist, vocalist) and Plamen Sivov (guitarist, vocalist). The band has issued four albums – New Urban Songs, Antechamber, Aquarelle and August. The name of the band comes from the title of one of their most famous songs – Tochka BG. The group enjoys great interest and gives numerous concerts. (

Lilly of the West is the most successful Bulgarian country band, formed as early as 1996. After their debut, the musicians started to take part in prestigious festivals in Europe and the USA. In 1998 they were voted the best country and bluegrass band in Europe. They have also won prizes from the World Country and Bluegrass Association in Nashville. Lilly of the West have a rich repertoire including country, bluegrass, swing, jazz, Irish and Bulgarian folk and they have also issued nine albums. (

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