© Alexander Богдан Thompson


in the programme

Smoke. Tobacco Stories


platforms and projects


10 years

Bulgaria and Romania in the EU

© Pravdoliub Ivanov / Courtesy of Sariev Contemporary


Welcome to the website of Plovdiv 2019

After four years of preparation, Plovdiv 2019’s lineup will include more than 300 projects and nearly 500 events covering not just Plovdiv but also the entire South Central Region as well as the citie finalists from the second round of the competition – Varna, Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo.

Here you can check our programme highlights. They are chosen according to their potential to gather the most numerous and colorful audiences highlight the high amplitudes in the calendar. 

The purpose of the European Capital of Culture programme is precisely to challenge preconceived notions towards the purpose and character of art, where it appears and the people who create it. The initiative aims to maximize the authenticity of cultural events within the city, to find actively engage the audience and, above all, to achieve the state which can be gathered simply and clearly in the motto ‘Together’.

We are waiting for you in Plovdiv!

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Stay tuned!


Programme Revive


Programme Fuse

Together in the Circle of Paneurhythmy 2019

Programme Relax

Together in the Circle of Paneurhythmy - Trainings in Paneurhythmy for Beginners (Schedule 2019)

Programme Relax

Британски майстор на карнавални кукли прави работилница за Айляк парад в Пловдив

First time in Europe: Graffiti will be placed in 32 locations in Plovdiv using revolutionary technology.

Hundreds of international media agencies covered the opening weekend in Plovdiv

50 000 people took part in the opening event of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019



General partners

EU Japan Fest

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