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Welcome to the Billingham International Festival of World Dance


Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance (BIFF) since its foundation in 1965 has welcomed 20,000 performers from 95 different countries. 


During each festival Billingham transforms into a Kaleidoscope of colour, joie de vivre & friendship. Billingham becomes a “meeting place” for world cultures, showcasing the diversity & richness of the world through traditional & contemporary cultures in the forms of dance, music, songs, costumes & crafts. These are incorporated into various performances, parades, exhibitions and workshops


The festival presents over 300 of the best international performers from around the world


If you enjoy dance, music & meeting people from all over the World then this Festival is for YOU!


With the next festival scheduled to take place from 7th to 15th August 2021, we are delighted to announce the launch of our year-round BIFF Projects Programme of performances which will take place in different spaces and venues, building up to the main festival in 2021.


Please keep checking our website and Facebook page to find out what’s on next.


What’s On:


Whistle-stop tour poster



View The Brochure – A Journey through Festival 2019

Our Sponsors


We are very grateful to all our funders and sponsors

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