The European Youth Pop-Rock Festival “Sarandev” is one of the most prestigious festivals for young pop-rock performers in Bulgaria. The first edition of the contest took place in May 1988. Its objectives are to provide a forum for young talents, to create new Bulgarian musical works, to encourage talented performers, to explore the culture of different nations through communication. The competition is of distinctively musical nature and a statuette, authored by Georgi Stefanov, is awarded. The international jury includes experts from Bulgaria, Russia, Greece, Romania, Israel, Georgia and other countries. The European pop-rock festival “Sarandev” consists of a competition part and a supporting program. The organizing committee gives to many youth troupes, ballets, soloists and instrumentalists the opportunity to join the supporting competition initiatives – indoor and open stages, eco-initiatives, dance party “Together Against Drugs”, planting of flowerbeds, cultural tourism, exhibitions, etc. The organizer is the Dobrich Municipality – Municipal Youth Center “Zahari Stoyanov” – Dobrich. The competition takes place under the patronage of the Mayor of Dobrich Municipality.
Where: The European Youth Pop-Rock Festival “Sarandev” takes place in Dobrich – Concert Hall “Dobrich”, the Great Hall of Theatre-production center “Yordan Yovkov”.
When: Annually, in May.