15 July 21 July 2024

Le Puy-en-Velay

Traveling around the world in 7 days is possible in Puy-en-Velay with the international folklore festival: Interfolk. Every year in July, world cultures and music come together in Velay and Interfolk offers moments of magic and fraternity with folk groups from all over the world.

Le Puy-en-Velay

welcomes world music

In 2024, the Interfolk Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a lively edition, as usual! The international folk festival each year receives nearly 400 musicians and dancers from all continents of the world. The magic of this folk festival brings together artists from very distant countries. The diversity of cultures, songs, dances and costumes creates a harmony of colors that is beautiful to look at.

For a whole week, Le Puy-en-Velay becomes the world crossroads of cultures. Performances are organized all over the city and these events always receive a very warm welcome from the public.

Culture and dance

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Since its creation, the Interfolk festival has brought together the whole world every year with:

  • 40.000 spectators
  • 100 volunteers
  • 70 performances in 30 municipalities
  • 250 artists
  • 1 week of parties and leisure in Velay

As a preview, here are some countries revealed for this new edition: Brazil, China, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Hungary, Bolivia…

The groups of the Interfolk festival in Puy-en-Velay
City of Puy-en-Velay

A GRAND OPENING GALA

Every year, folk music and dance groups come together for a big gala. Between tradition and modernity, the public attends the final performance of this colorful festival! In 2024, this gala will take place Wednesday July 17 at 21 p.m. at the Palais des Congrès in Vals-Près-le-Puy.

Interfolk-Festival

what is it ?

Created in 1964, Interfolk is an association which works for the dissemination of world cultures in Haute-Loire. Anchored in the common past of humanity, folklore reveals each person's identity and relates the history of yesterday and today to build that of tomorrow.

With more than half a century of existence, Interfolk works to promote cultures from around the world and creates links with all audiences. The festival thus advocates sharing and openness to others in each of his actions.

The festival based in Puy-en-Velay with its unmissable highlights shines every summer in the department and beyond to share its message. Attached to its social role, Interfolk strives to offer varied representations corresponding to everyone without distinction.

Practical

Where to find the programming?

The program for each edition of the festival is revealed on the website here.

 

Where to book?

Shows offered by folk groups are mostly free in the various municipalities. The closing show is on sale at the theater box office, Place du Breuil.

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