Date: from 19-JUL-24 to 21-JUL-24
City: Issyk-Kul
International Music and Arts festival Kolfest 2024

KOLFEST, Иссык-Куль

Venue: Skazka Canyon, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Organizer's site: www.kolfest.com
Organizer contact: +996 552 44 84 70
Ticket price: 6000 KGS

About the festival:

KOLFEST 2024 will take place on July 19, 20, 21 at the Southern Shore of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, within the territory of the yurt camp Royal Gate near the village of Tosor.

"KOLFEST" combines experience, education and entertainment. The aim of the festival is to revolutionize recreational travel by providing an avenue for cultural exploration through music, art and nature.

Taking place for the first time inside of Skazka Canyon, with the fitting theme "Cosmic Fairytale," this year's festival will showcase the best of Central Asia’s music, art, and culture in a setting unlike any other.

The festival site offers diverse stages for bands, traditional music, DJ sets and collaborations.

KOLFEST, Issyk-Kul

You'll find multiple food courts and bars throughout the festival grounds. Take a culinary journey through Central Asian and European cuisines, as well as street food options. And when it comes to drinks, there are several bar zones ensuring your spirits stay high throughout the day and night.

The festival also offers a variety of educational activities for both adults and children. From morning yoga and lakeside meditation to talks on creativity and self-development, a digital art exhibition, cinema, and even a masterclass on yurt building, there's something for everyone to learn and enjoy.

The festival now offers the opportunity to embark on a journey around Kyrgyzstan either before or after the main event, alongside fellow festival-goers. Additionally, guests can opt for short excursions to the nearby mountains, canyons, and gorges, led by experienced guides. These tours are crafted for daytime exploration, spanning several hours, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

KOLFEST, Issyk-Kul


  • 3 sunsets surrounded by music, art, nature and wonderful people from all over the world.
  • 3 music stages:
  • “MAIN” with multi-genre performances by international & traditional musicians and electronic music from international DJ’s.
  • “CHILL” starts at dawn and immerses you in the magic of ambient music under the rays of the rising sun over the sacred lake among the ancient mountains.
  • “SKAZKA” first ever electronic music stage in the middle of the martian red canyon range at Skazka Canyon.
  • Impressive light and art installations.
  • Gallery with art projects from international creative teams.
  • Cinema with screenings and discussions of films by young directors from Central Asia.
  • Many workshops from meditation and yoga to ecstatic dance, drawing, singing, felt making, and more.
  • Cozy beach.
  • 2 food courts with traditional and international food options.
  • Tent camping on the territory of the festival.
  • 3 bars.
  • 5 camps of different themes with interactive activities from our partners and creative groups: games, contests, presentations, discussions, quests etc.
  • Fashion-show from Central Asian “new ethno” designers.
  • Market with handmade and eco-products, designer accessories and unique clothing items.
  • Forum with performances by eminent speakers on the topics of art, music, and innovations.
  • Network events for professional and creative groups: musicians, artists, startups, IT specialists.
  • Landscaped area and comfortable conditions.
  • Shuttle bus transfers.
  • Traditional pre-dawn bonfire.
  • Self expression through creative costumes.

KOLFEST, Issyk-Kul

What is included in the ticket price for KOLFEST?

The ticket grants you access to the festival grounds and full access to the festival program and all its guest areas an unlimited number of times throughout its duration, specifically from July 19, 2024, at 18:00 until July 21, 2024, at 18:00.

  • Entrance for all three days of the festival.
  • Access to all music stages.
  • Participation in masterclasses.
  • Spiritual practices and sports activities: meditation, yoga, nail standing, etc.
  • Entrance to the gallery.
  • Film screenings by young directors in the cinema.
  • Visiting impressive light and art installations.
  • Fashion show viewing.
  • Opportunity to listen to interesting international speakers at the forum and participate in prize draws from our partners.
  • Visiting the Skazka Canyon and the beach within a five-minute walk from the main festival location.

Food and drinks can be purchased on the festival grounds. Transfer and accommodation are purchased separately.

KOLFEST, Issyk-Kul