The 15th Babylon International Festival kicks off today at 6 P.M on the Babylon International Theatre after a 20-year cutout with a cultural art performances including music, singing, dance, folk arts, fine arts, cinema and other events.
Delegations and artists are flocking to the Babylon International Festival in order to prepare for participation by Arab and international teams and festival stars.
The Iraqi public reacted in response to the festival's platform, by wanting to attend and watch its events, through tourism companies that are announcing their trips to transport the public from Baghdad and the provinces to Babylon and enjoy the atmosphere of the festival and watch their stars closely.
On the other hand, the province of Babylon denied yesterday reports of the cancellation of singing performances dedicated to the festival, stressing its efforts to present artistic events that are equal to the importance of those presented in Arab and international festivals.
The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 28, which begins at 6 p.m. on the Babylonian stage, including a speech by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the official sponsor of the festival, followed by a speech by the Governor of Babylon delivered by the festival's president, and then a song prepared for the festival, after which a number of figures will be honored.