The selective regional round (for the southern zone) of the 7th Corporate Fakel Festival among amateur creative teams and performers for PJSC Gazprom’s subsidiary companies and organizations will be hosted in the city of Ufa from 15 to 22 October, 2016. Gazprom Transgaz Ufa will be hosting Gazprom’s Fakel Festival for the first time.
The event will be hosted at the Bashkortostan State Concert Hall, with approximately 1,000 participants from 19 subsidiary companies and organizations of PJSC Gazprom from Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan taking part. They will present more than 100 performances in one of the following categories: singing, choreography, vocal-instrumental and instrumental ensembles, circus and original genre, and folk.
The Opening ceremony will take place on 16 October. During the Fakel Festival, Ufa will also host several side-events: the Gala Evening of the IV Breaking Barriers Festival for children with disabilities from 13 Russian cities, and a Children for Children Charity Concert, with younger participants of the Fakel Festival performing for children living in orphanages, rehabilitation centres, and families with many children and families in need.
The corporate festival runs every two years over the course of three rounds. During the first round, the participating subsidiary companies and organizations of Gazprom choose their finest performers who then go on to participate in regional, or zonal, rounds. In the second round, regional festivals are held in the southern and northern zones. The winning performers from the regional rounds then proceed to the third and final round.
The first corporate Fakel Festival was held in 2004-2005. Regional festivals were held twice in Orenburg, while other host sites included Yugorsk, Surgut, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk, Astrakhan, Belgorod, and Khanty-Mansiysk. The final rounds of the festival were previously held in Gelendzhik, Vitebsk (Belarus) and Sochi (Krasnaya Polyana).
The Festival’s Official Website - http://gazpromfakel.ru/