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About the festival 2022

"Annual Rings"

The Ring (or Circle; noun) is one of the oldest and most important symbols. It is a reflection of the sun, moon, unity, integrity, protection and regeneration, cyclical movement, ... of life. It is the oldest form of dance that guarantees equality, in which everyone has a place.

Folk culture has evolved over the centuries as circles on the water: the song, the working process, the fairy tale originated at the site of the "impact of the stone", they continued to spread, they met other circles, they connected, they disappeared.

The Annual rings are a symbol of this year's Folklore Festival Východná. The anniversaries of generations that today, as in the past, carry life and art. The annual rings of the areas that connect, unite, intersect. Rings of creation have evolved artistically over time.

Every historical period has brought something new. Modern dance, music, pattern. But every result of creativity stemmed from past experience. It followed it up, and developed it further.

...but - When the Weapons Rin, the Muses are Silent…

In recent years, we have had to learn to face difficult times that seem to have stopped everything that was every day to us. However, we are not the first and we will not be the last.

Generations of our ancestors have overcome obstacles for centuries, fought, built, and developed. They formed, building on the foundations of those before them. Thanks to their experience, wisdom, and strength. Like a tree: its bark, through which life flows, is the youngest, but it lives thanks to its strong centre and roots. The stronger they are, the more they can withstand the storm.

Take care of the oldest roots, but also of young fragile rods. From them they grow, develop, grow stronger and the trees.

Invitation to the FFV 2022

Invitation to the FFV 2022

Invitation to the FFV 2022

Invitation to the FFV 2022

Invitation to the FFV 2022

Invitation to the FFV 2022


Map of the area


Only journalists pre-accredited until 21st June 2022 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. The location of the Press Center will be marked on the map of the area.

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.

Map for accredited journalists



The Tent Village FFV 2022 is located in the area of the Východná amphitheatre (map of the area).

Opening and registration in the Tent Village: Thursday, 30th June 2022 from 5:00 p.m.

Closing of the Tent Village: Sunday, 3rd July 2022 at 7 p.m.

What you need to buy if you are interested in camping:

  • 4-day pass, which includes (the festival area + "Veľká scéna" (Big Scene) + entrance to the Tent Village).
  • Lease of a tent area for 4 days.
  • Parking in a reserved parking lot for the public - if necessary.

What does the price include in case of interest in the Tent Village:

  • Admission to the festival area and programs at "Veľká scéna" (Big Scene)
  • Entrance to the Tent Village for 4 days
  • Lease of a tent area in a Tent Village for the entire duration of the Folklore Festival Východná 2022 (only with your own tent).
  • Camping directly in the area with a short distance from the main amphitheatre, gastronomy and sanitary facilities.
  • Superior festival infrastructure: unlimited access and a short distance to toilets, showers, free drinking water.
  • Medical, fire and security service directly on the premises.

Rules of Tent Village to download: Conditions and information

Purchase a ticket to the Tent Village and for a tent area for 4 days here: Tickets.

TICKET Online presale
Season Ticket 30th June – 3rd July 2022 (the festival area + "Veľká scéna" (Big Scene))
and entrance to the Tent Village
1st May – 29th June 2022
Discounted ticket (1 person) 38 €
Normal ticket (1 person) 59 €
Tent area in a Tent Village (4 days) 1st May – 29th June 2022
The one-time fee for the ten area is valid for a standard 2-seater tent for 4 days (and 2 people). 5 €
Admission conditions

You can buy tickets at and

Entrance to the Tent Village is for 1 person (only with the purchase of a season ticket). The one-time fee for the ten area is valid for a standard 2-seater tent for 4 days (and 2 people). Only one person in the pair will pay for the tent area.

If tickets are sold on the spot, their price will be re-evaluated with the possibility of increase.

Accepted admission discounts are for:

  • children from 7 to 15 year of age (including),
  • holders of ISIC, ITIC, Euro26,
  • pensioners,
  • holders of ZŤP / ŤZPS cards, the cardholder of the ŤZPS is entitled to one discounted entry with an escort,
  • visitors living in Východná village.

The discounted admission fee is provided on the basis of the presentation of the MAXI KLASIK (portable/non-transferable), JUNIOR RAILPLUS, KLASIK RAILPLUS, SENIOR RAILPLUS, SKUPINA. The discounted tickets are provided based on card ZSSK, Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a. s. and Železnice Slovenskej republiky, as well as for all types of tickets to the destination Východná or Liptovský Mikuláš. The discount can be applied only to the holder of a valid card or a valid ticket and cannot be cumulated.



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 in electronic form here .

Extraordinary trains from ŽSSK are dispatched to the festival. All passenger trains, including the ŽSSK trains with destination stop Východná, in electronic form here .

Payments — Ticket


Visitors can also buy tickets at the festival area by credit card. We understand that this method of payment is a kind of lifestyle and a convenient approach to dealing with cash savings directly at the festival. The payment card will be accepted at four entrances to the amphitheatre (A1, A2, A3, A4).

Do you know?
The first payment card in Czechoslovakia was issued by Živnostenská banka in 1988 and was accepted in the Tuzex store network. And since the middle of 1989, Česká štátna sporiteľňa has been issuing withdrawal cards from ATMs to its clients' savings accounts. And what do the cards look like today?
Nowadays, cards are divided from different points of view. The most important is probably the breakdown by the association that issues the card. Mastercard and VISA cards are the most widespread in Europe. The cards are also issued by Diners Club International, American Express and especially the Japan Credit Bureau in Asia.


We accept payment in cash only in domestic currency (in euros).

ONLINE — PRESALE and allows you to buy tickets online for a better price than buying directly at the festival venue. See the price list here .

After the payment on the website, you can print your tickets or save them on your mobile phone.

You will receive a wristband (hand tape) at the entrance of the festival area.

Opening hours — Campus and cash desk

Opening area for visitors
THURSDAY 30th June 2022 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY 1st July 2022 9:00 a.m.
SATURDAY 2nd July 2022 9:00 a.m.
SUNDAY 3rd July 2022 8:00 a.m.
Ticket sales
THURSDAY 30th June 2022
A1 cash desk / entrance 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (midnight)
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FRIDAY 1st July 2022
A1 cash desk / entrance 9:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. (midnight)
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAY 2nd July 2022
A1 cash desk / entrance 9:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. (midnight)
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SUNDAY 3rd July 2022
A1 cash desk / entrance 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A2, A3, A4 cash desk / entrance 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We reserve the right to change opening hours.

Public parking

It is provided by the municipality of Východná and the workers of the village Východná.

Caravan space will not be available!

For more information contact Department of Culture Východná at or 00421 44 / 520 74 19.

Price of parking for the public
Personal vehicle 2 €/day
The bus 10 €/day

Map FFV 2022 showing parking for the public


Other prohibitions:
  • drugs, psychotropic substances, weapons, combustibles and pyrotechnics of any kind;
  • strictly prohibited is the making of audio/video recordings or video recordings; flying drones;
  • flying drones;
  • film cameras, camcorders (DV, DV Cam, Beta Cam...);
  • professional cameras;
  • articles threatening for safety including glass containers and bottles;
  • own soft drinks in plastic 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 a mobile phone)


Slovenská sporiteľňa 0850 111 888, *0900,
from abroad: +421 2 582 68 111
VÚB 0850 123 000,
from abroad: +421 2 485 55 970
Tatra banka 0800 00 1100, *1100,
from abroad: +421 2 5919 10 00
ČSOB 0850 111 777,
from abroad: +421 2 5966 88 44
UniCredit Bank 0800 14 00 14, *1111,
from abroad: +421 44 547 68 70
Poštová banka 0850 00 6500, *6500,
from abroad: +421 2 5960 11 22 0850 365 365,
from abroad: +421 2 5960 53 65
PRIMA banka 0850 700 007,
from abroad: +421 41 511 11 11
City bank Europe +421 2 5823 04 00
Fio banka +421 2 2085 04 10,
+421 2 2085 04 11
Komerční banka 0800 118 100, 0800 171 007,
from abroad: +421 2 5927 75 05
Privat banka +421 2 6828 57 77, +421 2 6828 57 50


Dôvera 0850 850 850,
from abroad: +421 37 285 78 50
Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa 0850 003 003,
from abroad: +421 2 2081 70 03
Union 0850 003 333,
from abroad: +421 2 2081 18 11.

Mobile operators – infoline

Orange 905,
from other networks/from abroad: +421 905 905 905
O2 Slovakia 949,
from other networks: 0949 949 949,
from abroad: +421 949 949 989
Slovak Telekom 0800 123 456,
from abroad: +421 903 903 903
4ka 950,
from other networks/from abroad: +421 950 950 950

SOS | Escape route

Escape zones:

All entrances and exits will be 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.
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.


At the festival, each visitor produces more than half a kilogram of municipal waste. That's more than 14 tons of unseparated waste that ends up in landfills. At the same time, most of it can be evaluated. Up to 40 percent of waste from similar events is biodegradable kitchen waste from the gastronomy zone.

Our goal is green solutions and a substantial improvement in environmental performance

  • assisted waste sorting
  • compostable dishes
  • collection of secondary raw materials
  • keeping the premises clean
  • additional sanitary facilities (toilets, showers) with saving water
  • family zone
  • barrier-free area and discounted admission for holders of ZTP and ZTP-S cards
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Národné osvetové centrum


Národné osvetové centrum
Nám. SNP č. 12, 812 34 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
IČO: 00164615
DIČ: 2020829888
State contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, operating on the basis of the new founding document issued by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic MK-2472/2016-110/8080


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

Contacts for program committee

Mgr. Katarína Babčáková, PhD.

Mgr. Michal Noga

Mgr. art. Ondrej Galbička

Contact for marketing and promotion

Elena Lipianska

Media contact

Alexandra Žilavá

Samuel Chlpek — social media contact

Production contact

Martina Kováčová

Ľudmila Iványiová – contact for contracts with performers