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Area (sq km): 110,550
Population: 7,450,349
Nationality: Bulgarian
Local Name: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian,
Turkish,
Romani
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 lev = 100 stotinki
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Sofia
Dialling Code: +387
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .bg
Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox,
Muslim
Climate: Mediterranean
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Burgas(BOJ),
Plovdiv(PDV),
Sofia(SOF),
Varna(VAR)

Bansko jazz festival and nu jazz

The Bansko Jazz Festival first stormed the world music scene in 1998, and in each successive year it has gained momentum. Today it is one of the world’s pre-eminent jazz events. For one week in August, Bansko pulls out all the stops for a major musical extravaganza and you can be there by booking Bulgaria accommodation.

Bankso Jazz Festival
Bankso Jazz Festival

The magic city of Bansko is best known as Bulgaria’s premiere winter resort. Although for one week in the beginning of August even though the slopes are deserted, Bansko certainly is not! Each night the city grooves to tunes from across the globe. Excellent Bulgaria accommodation is at your fingertips with VillasPeople.com.

International acts are served up throughout the week and there is no shortage of legendary and up-and-coming performers. Your ears will delight in flamenco from Spain, gospel from the US and gypsy jazz from Italy. Many other foreign performers journey to Bansko from Egypt, Czech Republic, Poland, and England. You might see your home country represented at the Bansko Jazz Festival when you book Bulgaria villas for the big event.

Nu Jazz & Bansko Festival venues

While jazz is at its finest at Bansko Jazz Festival other genres including R&B, nu-jazz, fusion, blues, afro-beat and soul are all represented The main stage is set in the town square, Nikola Vaptzarov. Other performances pop up in Bander, Rodina and Kempinski Hotels. From Bulgaria accommodation, keep an eye on the local cafes and pubs because you never know when an impromptu jam session will get going.

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