Bojonegoro Thengul International Folklore Festival - BTIFF 2020

  • Location at: Bojonegoro Regency, East Java

About Festival

Bojonegoro Thengul International Folklore Festival ’'

11th – 16th July 2020 

Bojonegoro, East Java - INDONESIA


About The Festival


Bojonegoro is a regency in East JavaIndonesia about 110 km west of Surabaya. It is located in the inland part of of northern java plain, on the banks of Solo River, the longest river in Java. The Regency covers an area of 2,307.06 sq. km, and it had a population of around 1,450,000 people

, is name of Puppet Bojonegoro typical puppet in 3 dimension form and accompanied by the Javanese instrument (Gamelan) named Pelog / Slendro. Even though, this Thengul Puppet are seldom to show, but its existence is always take careful in Bojonegoro regency, especially in Kanor district that about 40 km of Bojonegoro city. Otherwise, the story of this puppet is taking from ‘Menak’ story.

Bojonegoro known as major producer of teak and tobacco. As with most of java, the Bojonegoro landscape is dominated with rice paddy fields.


Host by CIOFF® Indonesia and BojonegoroRegency Government and supporting by Governor of East Java and Ministry of Culture and Tourism Indonesia. The main objective of Bojonegoro International Folklore Festival is to promote Indonesia, specially East JavaProvince and to promote “Visit Bojonegoro2020”.



Date and Venue


All international groups must arrive on 10th Julyand depart on 17th July 2020.The venues for performance are in culture places, parks, streets etc, located in Bojonegoro Regency.

The stages are on the open stages, indoor auditoriums, park and cultural places.







Arrival and Departure


All international groups must arrives anddeparts at Juanda International Airport Surabaya, East Java – Indonesia.


Note: there is no direct flight from your country to Surabaya. You have to connect your flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport - Malaysia, Singapore International Airport - Singapore or from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport - Jakarta only.

Other Connecting flight to Surabaya are: Guangzhou/China, Phuket and Bangkok/Thailand, Hong Kong and Taipei.


Travel Arrangement


All groups are to make their own travel arrangement and bear the cost of air tickets,visa application, travel insurance including accidents & hospitalization, excess baggage and cargo expenses.


Internal Transport and Sightseeing


1. Provided by Organizer from and to SurabayaInternational Airport, East Java for arrival and departure. During the festival, transport is provided daily.


2. Sightseeing includes trips to many cultural places in Bojonegoro Regency.


Food and Accommodation


1. Three meals per day are provided during the duration of the festival at the hotel, where the group is staying, mineral water is provided every day by the festival and please note no alcohol drink in this festival.

2. Accommodation is in the forms of Hotel,rooms are usually for double, triple and quadruple sharing ( NO COUPLE room ).

3. Food, drink, laundry, telephone, room amenities and other services taken and requested from the room must be paid by the group leader.





About The Group


1. All groups must not exceed 25 members including officials, musicians and performers. The ratio of Officials / Performers is 10 / 90 percent. Age of the performer must over 16 years old. Those groups with more the 25 persons must notify the Organizer and where necessary be prepared to pay for their own expenses.


2. Official Invitation will initially issued by CIOFF® Indonesia.


3. These letters together with the group’s detailed name list must be brought along during the group’s travel and stay in Indonesia and to be presented to the relevant authorities when necessary.


4. Number of invited groups : 7 foreigncountries and 5 local groups.


Activity Programs


1. Outdoor and indoor performances.
2. Cultural exchange.

Festival will give time for group to teach their dances to other group or to public.

3. Exhibition.
4. Visit cultural places.

We will arrange sightseeing to cultural visit to museum, etc in Bojonegoro)

5. Gathering
6. Reception with Regent of Bojonegoro, Director of Festival (Head of Tourism Office of Bojonegoro and CIOFF® Indonesia)
7. Gift exchange.

Please bring 4 gifts for the authorities.

8. Parade.

Parade will be 2km and in the finish line your group will perform 3-5 minutes in front of the vip.

9. Press Conference and TV programs.
10. Dance Street.
11. Plant tree.

Green Bojonegoro program, where each country will plant some trees with their name on it. Those trees will be memorabilia from your participation in our festival.





Performance Program


1. Invited group must be able to prepare a 6, 10, 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes show which include folk dances, folk songs, instrumental traditional music and teaching the audiences to dance one or two of the most popular dances of the group / national identity.


2. Performances at shopping malls are both indoor and outdoor. Some venues have dance stage and some on the floor / road pavement. The same situation is applicable at the hotel venue. Basic on stage, off stage and lighting facilities are provided by the Organizers, shopping malls and hotel management


3. Dance Street performance is daily between 16.00 to 18.00 hours and other performance from 19.30 to 22.00 hours. Each group is encouraged to carry out their own sound check before their performance.


4. Usually there may be no programs in the morning except for visits arranged by the Festival.


5. The final program will be issued a few weeks before the invited groups arrives Indonesia.


Grand Opening Ceremony

International groups will take part. The program includes 2 km parade and 5 minutes dance performance at the main stage and also spot dance at location along the parade route.


There will be a main stage where all the musical instrument and musicians will be placed. The Minister of Culture and Tourismand Governor of East Java Province shall officiate the opening ceremony.


Closing Ceremony


The closing ceremony will take at Park Area, and each international groups will be performfor 5 minutes. Program for exchange of gift is included. One gift is for the State Government and 4 gift for other authorize.





Outpatient Treatment


Should any member of the group fall ill or injure during the performance, they will be referred to the nearest clinic or hospital for treatment. The Organizer will not cover the cost of surgery and hospitalization arising from such illness and injury.


It is important that each invited group has their own accident and hospitalization insurance coverage purchased before they come to Indonesia.



Publicity Material and Activities


Each group must provide their group’s profile, group photos, dance photos, list of past tours and achievement and CDs. The audio and video CD/ link YouTube of folk songs and dances are for the local radio and TV station to publicize the group and the festival.

During the group performance, TV and Media coverage are common at this festival and no payment will be made to the group for such publicity program.


Group’s Responsibility


Each group is responsible to abide and accept with the facilities and program prepared by the Organizer. These facilities and programs are subjected to changes from time to time. These changes are not peculiar only to festivals in Indonesia but also at other festivals overseas.



Contact Address:



Jl. Tomang Utara III / 270

Jakarta 11440 – INDONESIA

Phone : 62-21-5657882 

Mobile : 62-8159325644

: 62-818180122

Fax: 62-21-5657882

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