46th Edition

FOLKEST 2024

From 13th June to 7th July a journey through the music and cultures of the world to celebrate the 46th edition of Folkest - International Folk Music Festival. Other special events will surround the 2024 edition. Stay tuned.

Local area

The integration of the cultural and artistic proposal, aimed at cultural tourism, has always been the flagship of Folkest. It is a project of involvement of the regional medium-small municipalities that collaborate through sustainable economic development for the promotion of lesser known territories and communities in Friuli Venezia Giulia region and abroad.

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San Daniele del Friuli

A great return to the beautiful setting of San Daniele where it all began under the name of “Fieste di Chenti” back in 1979. From 13th June to 7th July San Daniele will boast numerous activities such as live concerts, showcases, master classes and sensory workshops. 

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Projects

Folkest festival features a rich program of events and gigs held throughout the year, and it also includes two European projects: UpBeat- the European Showcase Platform, dedicated to emerging artists, and the European Folk Network which will be followed by Alberto Cesa Prize and Folkest Career Prize 2023.

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There’s no such tune as a black tune.
There’s no such tune as a white tune.
There’s only music, brother,
and it’s music we are going to sing
where the rainbow ends.

Leopold Sedar Senghor

CALEXICO AT FOLKEST 2024

On July 17th at the Udine Castle Folkest will host the alternative country band par excellence founded by John Convertino and Joey Burns. Together with great classics they will present El Mirador, their latest album released in 2022. The Friulian date is part of a tour of only four dates in Italy.
Alberto Cesa Prize - XX Edition

Finalists 2024

For twenty editions now, the Alberto Cesa Prize has been aimed at musical projects that know how to enhance world music and cultures. After a selection process throughout Italy, the six finalists were selected and will perform on 7th July 2024 in San Daniele del Friuli.

46 years of music

Our History

A 46-year journey which has enlivened Friulian summer -but not only- since 1979. A festival that is articulated in four countries where several ethnic groups have lived together for centuries. Its aim is to give a voice to the diverse communities of the world thanks to substantial enhancement of all forms of expression to reinforce cultural exchanges and intercultural dialogue. Culture is the catalyst able to bring people together by overcoming social and political barriers in order to build an inclusive society based on the respect for diversity.

  • 45 editions
  • 2.000 artists hosted
  • 50 + municipality involved
  • 2 European projects
  • 2 dedicated awards
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Festival news

Postponement of Publication of UPBEAT Artists 2024

Due to the elevated number of applications we received for this edition of Upbeat Showcase, we are...

Italian Tour of Calexico lands at Folkest

Concerto dei Calexico a Udine il 17 Luglio. Acquista i biglietti online o presso la nostra biglietteria....

Alberto Cesa Prize 2024 – The Finalists

Alberto Cesa Prize finalists have been selected: the appointment in San Daniele at Folkest 2024 After six...

Folkest 2023: the world’s curious festival

Folkest signs the milestone of its 45th anniversary with some important novelties: starting with the return to...

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