EKOTOI at the opening of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019

The team of EKOTOI was again at the center of the events, namely the grand opening ceremony of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.

The company was engaged in the installation of a portable mesh fence, portable MOJO fence and a crowd control fence. Office containers were provided at the disposal of the organizers, built on two levels, and portable toilet cabins for the contractors.

With the “We are all colors” show was officially opened the year during which the city under the hills will be capital of culture of the whole Europe. A huge 30-meter tower was built for the impressive event, representing a stage at six levels with ten led screens, providing visibility from all sides to the audience of tens of thousands.

1,500 performers, both from the country and abroad, participated in the one-hour show, among which Teodosiy Spasov, Valya Balkanska and the German musician and composer Schiller. More than 200 kukeri came on the stage, who by their ritual dances symbolically “chased the evil away”, the “Thrace” Folklore Ensemble presented a new choreography in a contemporary dance style, bagpipers from the Bulgarian National Bagpipe Association and actors from the National High School for Performing and Screen Arts in Plovdiv. The concert ended with an impressive 15-minute fireworks show.

For four years the “Plovdiv 2019” Foundation has been preparing the program, by which Plovdiv will be become European Capital of Culture. It is structured in four thematic platforms and includes 300 projects and nearly 500 events covering the entire South and Central region, as well as the final cities of the second round of the competition – Varna, Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo.

In 1999 Plovdiv was a host of the Month of Culture, and 20 years later it became the first Bulgarian city chosen to be European Capital of Culture. EKOTOI provided the necessary portable equipment for the opening ceremony that took place under the motto “Together”.


Source: Eko TOI