Dear festival-goers,

We had been prepared for this for couple of months, but that takes nothing away from the sadness we feel today.

It is with deep regret that the organisers of the Perelik World Music & Jazz Festival must today announce that this year’s event, which was set to be held on 25th of July 2020, will not take place. The programme planned for this summer will be partly carried over to next year’s Festival, which will take place on 31st of July 2021.

This is the first time the Festival has had to be cancelled in its 15 years of making history, bringing people together and producing legendary musical moments. Until the very end, all of us here in the Festival team were still hoping to share these magical moments with everyone who, like us, cannot imagine a summer without Perelik World Music & Jazz Festival in the Rhodopes. Our thoughts go out to the staff members, artists and their support teams, technicians and engineers and to all our partners who make the event possible, from local hotels and businesses to everyone who lives in Smolyan, and of course our loyal festival-goers.

We can’t wait to see you again on Perelik Peak on 31st of July, 2021, for a night of extraordinary celebrations and musical magic!

Take care and see you soon,

The Perelik World Music & Jazz Festival Team