Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná
Folklórny festival Východná


4. – 7. July 2019



About the festival

The folk festival Východná is the oldest and the most extensive nationwide festival with international participation in Slovakia. Every year, during the first weekend of July, the beautiful village Východná, located near High and Low Tatras, becomes the centre of the Slovak culture, where the folk traditions come to life.

During its 65 year history, the festival became the most acclaimed festival of the traditional folk culture in Slovakia. The festival hosts 1 400 performers, among which there are winners of national competition of folk groups, children folk groups, groups of traditional folk music, singing groups and dance groups.

The festival also hosts traditional folk craftsmen, producers and artists, as well as numerous interactive and entertainment programs- dancing, singing and musical programs, singing workshops, creative craftsmanship programs and also programs for children.

The folk festival Východná is a celebration of the traditional Slovak folklore and its existence greatly contributes to the revival, preservation, creative development and public presentation of the rich values of our culture. Traditional Slovak folklore is deeply rooted in the traditions and culture of the Slovak nation, and this is the reason why it can every time bring us joy and revive not only our history, but also our emotions. Become part of this celebration too.

LÚČNICA in Východná 2019

Whether the sun or the rain, 70 years of SĽUK is just once!

ETNODOM on FF Východná 2019

HUMNO on FF Východná 2019

CRAFTS on FF Východná 2019

DANCE SCHOOL on FF Východná 2019

We all have a piece of Slovakia in our hearts - FF Východná 2019

We combined traditional with even more traditional - FF Východná 2019

Borders and without borders...

Border, gap, boundary, transformation. The interface between past and present, dream and reality, life and death, day and night, the border between the stage and the auditorium. People are still divided by more or less real boundaries. These can be natural, geographical, created by rivers and mountains, the ethnic borders of areas populated by Slovaks, Hungarians, Rusyns, Germans, Bulgarians, Gorals, Roma and by other nationalities and ethnic groups, but can be also be the borders of belief. But also our boundaries, social and professional, created by human perception of the world. Borders could be also created by our history – by historical periods, which have also influenced the borders of the development of different forms of dance, music, singing, customs, ceremonies, or the ethical and esthetic perception of the world.

It will be hard to define these borders with a mathematical accuracy, since the human curiosity and the tendency to cross borders of knowledge have no limits. And so, we would find it very difficult to identify, when and which place of residence belonged to whichregion, when the harmonious musical thinking or the old couple dances were discovered, when the „Genofond“ of another ethnicity joined the families of our ancestors, and when and in which environment the Ceremony of Welcoming the Spring was born.

The primary forms of borders are those given by biological principles and by human nature. The borders of age, genus, or the role of a person at a certain stage of life. And perhaps these natural borders do not constitute a barrier of accessibility, but represent a bridge, in fact. Wide bridge, connecting people, regions, continents, the world. Because we all, without distinction, are mainly human beings. Perhaps, the leitmotiv of this year’s festival about the borders between the people, about the border creation and its destruction will help us to never forget our common humanity.


Only journalists pre-accredited until 21st June 2019 on the basis of a completed accreditation form have free admission to the festival. The form serves to register one person, not more. An accredited journalist must present a valid journalist's card at the venue of the event. The organizer reserves the right to refuse to grant accreditation in case of non-compliance with our terms. Accredited journalists must have a special label and their movement within the festival will be precisely identified in the Information Center. It is not possible to move nearr the Big Scene except the RTVS staff.

Photographing is only allowed by an accredited photographer. Unprofessional automatic cameras are tolerated without the use of flash near both Big Scene and Small Scene.

By entering the amphitheater premises, each visitor gives his/her consent and acknowledges that the photograph or other record of his/her person from the festival will be used in any technical adaptation to the festival at the time of the event and after the event with unlimited time and territorial use.

Press news

Map for accredited journalists




Given the great interest of visitors in accommodation in tents, increased safety and limited capacity we open the village SLOVAKFOLKLORE directly in the area. Slovakfolklore tent village is located on a meadow, on the right side of the complex, from the main entrance, which offers basic amenities to ensure the comfort of all guests. Accommodation will be available from Thursday 4.7. from 5 pm, reservations here.

tent sites are sold out.

Questions and more imformation:
tel.: +421 907 034 982, +421 950 595 004





The festival also thanks to its partner ARRIVA and support for facilitating access in traffic provides a free shuttle service for visitors from train station Východná to Amphitheater (SAD Garage) and back. The timetable of shuttle service for selected rail link from and to Žilina/Poprad can be found here.

Extraordinary trains from ŽSSK are dispatched to the festival. All passenger trains, including the ŽSSK trains with destination stop Východná, can be found in the ŽSSK timetable for the period of festival 2019 here, also with information to which a free shuttle service is provided.

Payments – Ticket


This year, we will also allow visitors to buy tickets at the festival venue in the form of credit card payments, which is part of a lifestyle and convenient approach to solving cash savings at the festival. The payment card will be accepted at four entrances to the amphitheater premises (A1, A2, A3, A4).


Payment in EUR.

The mobile bankomat SLSP will be located in the amphitheater area for for eventual cash shortages.

ONLINE – PRE SALES and allows you to buy tickets online at a better price than on-site shopping. See price list here .

After making a payment, you can print or save your tickets on your mobile phone.

On the place of festival, with proof of buying ticket you get the wristband.

Opening hours – FFV area

Opening area for visitors

THURSDAY 4. 7. 2019 17.00
FRIDAY 5. 7. 2019 08.00
SATURDAY 6. 7. 2019 08.00
SUNDAY 7. 7. 2019 08.00


Ticket sales

THURSDAY 4. 7. 2019
A1 cash desk / entrance 17.00 – 24.00
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 17.00 – 20.00


FRIDAY 5. 7. 2019
A1 cash desk / entrance 08.00 – 24.00
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 08.00 – 20.00


SATURDAY 6. 7. 2019
A1 cash desk / entrance 08.00 – 24.00
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 08.00 – 20.00


SUNDAY 7. 7. 2019
A1 cash desk / entrance 08.00 – 16.00
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 08.00 – 16.00


It is provided by the municipality of Východná and the workers of the village Východná. If necessary, contact Department of Culture Východná at or 00421 044 / 520 74 19.

Map of parking places here.


NOCshop will be established at the festival, where you can buy festival merchandising (T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, bottles, magnets and other promo items).


  • drugs, psychotropic substances, weapons, combustibles and pyrotechnics of any kind;
  • strictly prohibited is the making of audio/video recordings or video recordings; flying drones;
  • film cameras, camcorders (DV, DV Cam, Beta Cam...);
  • professional cameras;
  • articles threatening for safety including glass containers and bottles;
  • it is strictly forbidden to set fire in the amphitheater area;
  • any kind of cookers in camping;
  • tape recorders;
  • strict smoking ban in children's/family areas (KOŠIARIK) and in all tents;
  • strict ban on camping in parking area and outside the reserved area;
  • prohibition of entry of animals with the exception of guide dogs pursuant to Act No. 447/2008 § 25,
  • don't use umbrellas in the view to the Big and Small scenes (regarding program visibility on scenes).

Safety and health

The safety and health of visitors to the festival is our priority.

The security at the festival is taken care of by a properly marked security service. It serves to protect visitors and to guard festival areas.

At the festival premises there is free movement of police, firefighters and paramedics with its own markedly marked permanent place. The permanent places of the state police, health service and fire service will be properly marked on the information map at the festival venue and in electronic form here.

We encourage all festival visitors to have the festival wristband, reducing the risk of misunderstanding with the organizational staff and security forces.

Security Competencies:

  • control of festival bracelets;
  • control of a Tent village;
  • personal inspection (to prevent the introduction of dangerous and unauthorized objects – prohibitions);
  • removel from the premises (unmarked persons, aggressive persons, persons at risking security, unauthorized dealers and sellers violating the sale agreement, dealers of any drugs and psychotropic substances…);
  • guiding movement on the instructions of the organizer;
  • assist visitors in wheelchairs and holders of ZŤP-S cards with entourage at the entrance.

Important phone numbers

Fire and rescue service, police 112
Fire Service 150, 112
Rescue Service 155, 112
Police 158, 112
Mountain Rescue Service 18 300
Road Rescue Service 154
Emergency and Emergency Service for Motorists 18 128, 18 154
Towing and assistance service  
Global Assistance Slovakia 18 118
Traffic Service *75 (from Mobile Phone)


Slovenská sporiteľňa 0850 111 888
VÚB 0850 123 000, zo zahraničia: +421 2 4855 5970
Tatra banka 0800 00 1100, *1100, zo zahraničia: +421 2 5919 1000
ČSOB 0850 111 777, zo zahraničia: +421 2 5966 8844
UniCredit Bank 0800 14 00 14, *1111, zo zahraničia: +421 2 4950 1111
Poštová banka 0850 00 6500, +421 2 6828 5777, *6500, zo zahraničia: +421 2 5960 1122
PRIMA banka 0850 700 007, 041 / 5111 111, 02 / 6828 5777
OTB banka 0850 111 222, zo zahraničia: +421 2 5720 5080
City bank Europe 0800 004 696, +421 2 5823 0400
Fio banka +421 2 2085 0410, +421 2 2085 0411
Komerční banka 0800 118 100, 0800 171 007 zo zahraničia: +421 259 277 505
Privat banka +421 2 682 85 777, +421 2 682 85 750


Dôvera 0850 850 850
Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa 0850 003 003
Union 0850 003 333, 0850 112 211
Európsky preukaz ZP 0800 111 115

Mobile operators – infoline

Orange 905, +421 905 905 905
Telefonika O2 949, 0940 940 940
Slovak Telekom 800123456

SOS | Escape route

Escape zones:

The festival grounds have four main entrance entrances/exits: GATE 1/EXIT 1, GATE 2/EXIT 2, GATE 3/EXIT 3, GATE 4/EXIT 4 and the other two escape exits: Escape 5 and Escape 6. All entrances and exits are visibly marked on the place and also on the information maps in the amphitheater area, on the evacuation map in the festival bulletin and in electronic form here.

In case of emergency and need to use escape zones or concentration in a safe zone, we ask visitors to maintain their balance and follow the instructions of the security and organizational staff.


Over four days of the Folklore Festival Východná, more than 25,000 visitors shall visit an amphitheatre in the village below the Tatras. Each of then will produce about half a kilogram of waste. That is more than 14 tons of non-separable waste that is to end up in the dump site. The greater part of it can be reused. Up to 40 percent of waste from similar events is the so-called BRKO - biodegradable kitchen waste from the gastro zone.

Therefore, we have decided to launch the Green Východná project this year. Our goal is to achieve a status of the zero waste festival in the future and to separate the vast majority of waste produced during the festival.

The Green Východná project will be launched by separating PET bottles and waste from the gastro zone (used oil and food leftovers).

We will inform you about the results of our project after the festival.

The partner of the Green Východná project is BRANTNER Poprad.

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Národné osvetové centrum


Národné osvetové centrum
Nám. SNP č. 12, 812 34 Bratislava
IČO: 00164615
DIČ: 2020829888
Štátna príspevková organizácia Ministerstva kultúry SR, pôsobiaca na základe nového znenia zriaďovacej listiny vydaného Ministerstvom kultúry SR MK-2472/2016-110/8080


Obec Východná
Východná 616, 032 32 Východná
IČO: 00315893
DIČ: 2020574908

Program committee

Mgr. Tatiana Šišková
Mgr. Katarína Babčáková, PhD.
Mgr. Lucia Ditmarová, PhD.

Mgr. art. Ondrej Galbička
Mgr. Michal Noga

Festival secretary

Ľudmila Iványiová

Contact for media

Elena Lipianska
Mgr. Alexandra Žilavá