Digital Catalogue of Festivals


International Pop Fest DISCOVERY

Activity Active
Founded 1992
Location Varna
First edition in Varna 1992
Last edition in Varna 2020
Frequency of occurrence every year
Month May
Usual duration 1-4 days
Type musical
Regulations Competition
Audience for all
Content traditional
Range international
Organizer a non-profit organization
Type of participants prevailingly professionals
Places in halls
Access paid
Official website

The Festival was founded after the initiative of Dono Tsvetkov and the created by him Producer Studio “Yes”. Its first edition was at the beginning of 1992 as a New Year’s festival. Later it moved to March – April, and in 2003 – in May.


After 1998 the International Competition for Pop Performers has been held, and in 1999 it included the International Competition for a Popular Song. Beside the concert programs, there were realized discussions, lectures, exhibitions and other events related to the popularization of contemporary Bulgarian pop music. A large part of the programs were filmed and are used for an active international exchange.


Initially it was held in the Festival and Congress Center, and since 1998 – in the Drama Theater “Stoyan Bachvarov” and in Radio Varna.

Editions in Varna 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020