The “Varna Summer” International Music Festival is the first music festival in Bulgaria, founded in 1926 in the city of Varna.
Almost 100 years ago, just after the official opening of the Varna’s Sea Baths in 1926 – the first SPA center in the sea town, emblematic personalities of Varna society at that time, among them the composers Pancho Vladigerov and Dobri Hristov, set the beginning of the first in the country music celebrations, which later turned into the biggest International Music Festival in Bulgaria.
Having received national and international recognition, today the Festival is a representative forum of Bulgarian and world music and music performing art.
The slogan of the first organizers “to unite the best music celebrities of the country” finds its continuation and advance in the promotion of Bulgarian music culture in the policy of Festival’s programming. A number of Bulgarian works have been performed for the first time within the “Varna Summer”.