Photo by Olga Zarko

Important Changes to Festival Plan


This year's Festival will change to a decentralized concept with multiple locations instead of just one.

Change to this year's Festival concept

Due to the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, our festival is being reorganized to better care for the health and well-being of our participants. Instead of asking participants to travel to one location (Moldova), our network is organizing “Satellite” locations across the region where we can meet in smaller groups. At these locations, we can still come together like in previous years, and since these locations will be taking place at the same time, we plan to have all of the locations connect virtually at strategic moments to create one big celebration that spans the continent and beyond. We're excited to pilot a new format this year and believe it will be more inclusive and a great opportunity to do something together all across the region.

Keep checking back because we will be providing more information on the Satellite format here on the website in the coming weeks.

Where Satellites will be taking place

Festival Satellites are currently being planned across the continent for the following locations:

  • Chisinau/Riscova, Moldova
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Athens, Greece
  • Georgia
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Izmir, Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Berlin, Germany

We hope you are located near one of these Satellites and can join an in-person celebration if that’s what you want. We’re also still exploring new Satellitem locations and other ways to connect to the Festival, so keep checking back to the website for more details. We’re excited to celebrate with you all using this new concept next month!

What to do if you have already paid the Festival fee

*If you have already paid this year's Festival fee, please send the following information to protzmann (at) :

  1. Your Full Name (First and Last)
  2. Your banking details to complete a transfer (Name of Bank and IBAN/BIC)

*If you have not paid your Festival fee, no further action is required.