8th International Festival of Sea Shanty Choirs

Prague, 25. – 27.5. 2017

7th International Festival of Shanty Choirs SHANTYFEST was held in Prague in Mai 2016 and it was again a big success. Prague citizens and its visitors had the opportunity to listen and to enjoy beautiful shanty songs at the most attractive places in the heart of Prague -  Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and Wallenstein garden……. Not only the historical setting but also the Vltava river - the theme of many famous songs - created the unique atmosphere of the shanty festival. The audience was charmed by colourful display of costumes, and especially by the excellent performance of shanty participants.

Shantyfest 2016 has become one of Prague´s popular music event! So come and join us at our seventh course of SHANTYFEST 2017, which will take place from Mai 25th to 28th May 2017 !!! We would like to welcome you in Prague !

We would like to welcome you in Prague !

Bedrich Plechac
director of Bohemia Festivals

25.5. 2017 / Thursday


Arrival to your hotel, check-in


Meeting of representatives of groups with the representatives of the city Prague
Leisure time (we can prepare special programme)

26.5. 2017 / Friday


Outdoor half-day city tour Prague Castle with guide


Joint lunch in restaurant close by Prague Castle

14.00 - 18.00

Opening joint concert in the Wallenstein Garden


optional - theatre performance, folklore evening, beer evening

27.5. 2017 / Saturday

9.30 - 16.30

Open-air concerts in Prague historical centre

17.30 - 21.30

Festive party with dinner and entertainment

We can prepare extra programme (trips out of Prague, extra performances in senior residences, etc.) for those choirs who would like to extend their staying in Prague.


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