Organisers of this weekend’s festival in Kayaköy have released more details of this year’s programme, which begins officially at lunchtime on Saturday.
The main programme of events will be held on the performance area which has been set up behind the village’s Can Market adjacent to the roundabout near the Kayaköy mosque.
However, organisers are hoping local businesses will also man stalls which will both line the streets and fill a special arts and crafts area, also located in a field adjacent to the mosque but on the opposite side of the road to the concert area.
A children’s area will also be hosted by the village’s Bay Efetto Restaurant while many of the community’s bars and restaurants are also planning events of their own.
The official programme released this week reads as follows:
12.00: Respect and National Anthem
12.10: Opening Concert
13.00: Folklore team show
13.30 – 15.00: Stallsopen
16.00: Ahmet Eraslan – bağlama performance
16.30: Bahri Çatal – bağlama performance
17.00: Engin Çatal – piano performance
19.00: Azerbaijani poetry readings
20.00: Ahura Rhythm collective
22.00: Tahsin Duru performs a Turkish music concert
11.00: Greek team arrive and Sirtaki folklore group show
15.00: Turkish and Greek Folklore Show
15.15: Aşure cookery demonstrations
16.00: Özer Olgun Commemoration Ceremony
16.30: Ahmet Eraslan – music and singing
17.00: Arif Sümbül – bağlama performance
17.30: Halit Eroğlu Lykia Latin Group performance
18.30: Andon musical performance
19.10: Slide show including historic images of Kayaköy
20.10: Adnan Albayrak – Turkish art and music show
22.00: Grup Gündoğarken – popular Turkish musical performance
Some road closures will be in force during the festival with the map areas in blue showing routes which will be closed to cars with those in green open for local access only. Large parking areas will be provided at the majority of closure points.