Cosmic Fairytale Theme for Kyrgyzstan’s Kolfest

Amidst challenging times in Central Asia, including recent constraints on liberty in Kyrgyzstan, Kolfest stands out as a beacon of cross-border cooperation and freedom of expression. This annual event celebrates the transformative power of art, music, and culture.

This year, organisers are preparing an unforgettable cultural immersion at Kolfest 2024, set against the stunning backdrop of Skazka Canyon on the southern shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. Embracing the theme “Cosmic Fairytale,” this year’s festival will showcase the best of Central Asia’s music, art, and culture in a setting unlike any other.

At Kolfest, music is in the spotlight, echoing through the canyon’s ancient walls. With 3 stages showcasing over 35 artists from across the globe, operating in perfect harmony over 48 hours, attendees are treated to a diverse array of musical genres. From soulful melodies and traditional sounds to pulsating beats, the festival’s lineup features a mix of young talent and seasoned musicians from across the globe, fostering collaboration and creativity.

Art is a crucial aspect of Kolfest, weaving a vibrant tapestry of expression and encompassing five main elements: an art gallery, cinema, fashion, art installations, and masterclasses. Immerse yourself in captivating exhibitions, indulge in cinematic masterpieces, and witness the latest trends in ethno-fashion. Engage with renowned artists, participate in interactive workshops, and unleash your creativity amidst the stunning backdrop of Skazka Canyon on one side and magnetic view over aquatic horizon on the other.

Beyond the music and art, Kolfest serves as a platform for cultural exchange and connection. As musicians and artists from Central Asia and beyond converge at the festival, attendees are invited to embark on a journey of discovery, embracing diverse perspectives and forging meaningful connections. Experience the rich tapestry of Kyrgyz culture, immerse yourself in the traditions of the region, and celebrate the beauty of diversity.

Amidst the festivities, Kolfest is dedicated to environmental conservation, recognizing the fragility of Skazka Canyon’s sandstone formations and diverse ecosystem nearby the lake. The festival is actively implementing measures to safeguard this natural wonder. Through guided tours, interactive workshops, and educational talks, Kolfest seeks to increase awareness about the significance of preserving Skazka Canyon and Kyrgyzstan’s natural beauty for generations to come.