As a dedicated designer, I had the privilege of breathing life into this festival through my creative work. I crafted the festival’s logo, designed its posters, flyers, advertising materials, banners for social media and t-shirts. Every aspect of the festival’s visual identity was meticulously brought to life, aligning with its rhythmic heartbeat.
Sounding the Beat: Inaugural Year 2019
In 2019, the heartbeat of Bulgaria’s music scene quickened with the arrival of Sofia Drum Fest. Founded by Boyan Bonzy Georgiev of Odd Crew fame, this annual drumming spectacle marked the country’s sole celebration of percussive passion. The inaugural year brought forth a stunning lineup that included renowned drummers like Anika Nilles – renowned for her jaw-dropping technique and groove, Rosen Vatev, Dakata, Vasil Vutev, Boyan “Bonzy” Georgiev, and Yambadon. Their performances captivated audiences, leaving them yearning for more.
Unrelenting Passion: Second Year 2020
In 2020, despite a challenging landscape, Sofia Drum Fest persevered with a remarkable roster featuring Stoyan Yankulov “Stundji,” Peter Cankov, Deyan Dragiev ‘Dakata,’ Boyan “Bonzy” Georgiev, Nikolai Bakalov, and Vasko “the Patch.” Their exceptional performances amplified the festival’s reputation, reinforcing its status as the annual heartbeat of Bulgaria’s drumming community.
Silenced Drums: A Pandemic Pause in 2021
In 2021, the world fell silent as the pandemic took its toll. Sofia Drum Fest, in adherence to necessary precautions, chose to pause temporarily, but the drumbeat of anticipation never ceased.
Resounding Return: Third Year 2022
Sofia Drum Fest returned in 2022 with an internationally acclaimed lineup, featuring drummers like George Kollias, the world-renowned extreme metal drummer; Krimh, celebrated for his work with Decapitated, Martin Profirov, Boyan “Bonzy” Georgiev, Nencho Stefanov “NinYo,” and Michaela Naydenova. Their performances showcased unparalleled rhythmic prowess, transcending borders and solidifying the festival’s global appeal.
2023: An Encore of Excellence
In 2023, Sofia Drum Fest maintained its commitment to outstanding drum performances with a lineup that included Gergo Borlai, a Hungarian drumming sensation known for his breathtaking technique; Chus Gancedo, the legendary Spanish percussionist with a unique approach; Boyan “Bonzy” Georgiev, the festival’s visionary founder, Borislav Petrov and Vladislav Zidarov.
The Legacy and Beat Go On
Sofia Drum Fest is not just an event; it’s a celebration of rhythm and a testament to the remarkable talent and vision of its founder, Boyan “Bonzy” Georgiev. His legacy as one of Bulgaria’s premier drummers and his vision for this festival have created a rhythmic haven that continues to inspire and bring drumming enthusiasts together.
Experience the Rhythm: Join the Celebration
For those who share a passion for drumming, rhythm, and musical excellence, Sofia Drum Fest is a testament to the unifying power of beats. If you’re seeking captivating drum performances, unforgettable musical experiences, and an opportunity to explore the world of rhythm, Sofia Drum Fest invites you to join in the celebration. Be part of this annual spectacle, and let the pulse of the drums transport you to a world of rhythm, energy, and passion. Discover the legacy of Boyan “Bonzy” Georgiev, one of Bulgaria’s drumming legends, and experience the enchanting beats of renowned international musicians who have graced the festival’s stage. Embrace the rhythm, groove to the beats, and become part of the rhythmic movement. Sofia Drum Fest – where the world comes to celebrate rhythm.
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