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Východná international folk fest draws thousands

Aficionados of Slovak folk music and dance met in the village of Východná (Žilina Region) to attend the 53rd Východná folk festival which ran from June 29 to July 1.

During the festival, some 1,300 members of ensembles from around Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and Cameroon performed, the TASR newswire reported.

The most popular part of the festival, which drew 6,000 spectators, took place on June 29, with a gala evening prepared by the Lúčnica ensemble especially for the event.

The event took place this year in a newly-built amphitheatre and was financed by EU structural funds.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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