The story of ON fest though short, makes a world of difference for the urban culture in Bulgaria. The festival took place for the first time in 2011, presenting a rich variety of contemporary arts performances and gathering artists from all over the world and more than 8 thousand visitors.

ON Fest is the first youth festival in Bulgaria, which manages to unite that many different kinds of events, such as urban art, games, music, sports and lifestyle. The idea of the organizers emerged because of the natural need to present some specific parts of the urban life, that presented separately would have hardly attracted such a big number of visitors. However, combined together these interesting hobbies, games, out-of-the box activities make for a great festival, where everyone is ON!

For several day at the end of September, the venue EXPO CENTRE turns into an urban culture castle with lot’s graffiti, lot’s of dance, plenty of and exuberant people devoted to peculiar art forms, such as manga, graffiti, parkour and many other.

ON Fest activities are organized into several theme activities that place in different thematic zones. There are also conferences, lectures, tournaments, contests and many other interesting events. Dance and music parties are also included in the schedule. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoyelectronic, drum and bass, hip-hop, Latino and other rhythms.

ON! Fest Zones are as follows:
Gaming ON! Dance ON! Anime ON! Graffiti ON! Sport ON! MusicPRO Party ON!

On Fest Zones

 Within the fest there will be also a big Game Dev Summit Bulgaria. Game Dev Summit Bulgaria is a unique event for Bulgaria, and also the only game developer conference on the territory of Eastern Europe as a whole. Here game professionals and entrepreneurs meet to share their visions and expertise in the field of the gaming sector.

GDS Bulgaria 2012 will be devoted to a broad variety of topics from the field of entertainment software or multimedia. Renowned world experts will hold lectures on the different aspects of the game development, e.g. the creative part, the technical part or the business related part.

The organizers have carefully chose great timing for the different schedules, so that the most important parts in each of the zones happen in different time.
Don’t miss some highlights from the event:

  • The biggest international Parkour event
  • PES 2013 Premiere
  • Special drifting show!
  •  Streetball tournament
  •  Bikers jumping on Big AirBag and special  Bike Trial Zone Advanced.
  •  6-foot climbing wall

If you are really up to discovering great things about contemporary urban culture in Bulgaria, get some instructions how to get to the venue of the event and enjoy it ON! and ON!

ON Fest useful information:

Dates for 2012: September 21 – 24, 2012

Tickets prices: 15-30 leva

A ticket for 2 days (incl. Shy FX, LTJ Bukem, Gridlok, HMSU crew Gaming, Dance, Anime, Graffiti, Streetball, Parkour, MusicPro) costs 25 leva on the website of the fest and 30 at the door.  There are also other ticket options here.

The tickets for Game Dev Summit Bulgaria are purchased separately and cost as follows:
70 leva for students, 120 leva for a full pass, 30 leva – one-day ticket for the Business part (Monday, Sept. 24.09)

Official site of ON Fest