The Festival

What is the Gran Bal Trad

Gran Bal Trad is a festival dedicated to traditional dance and music, born from the desire to put in contact different forms of dance and musical expression. It offers participants a varied collage of examples from the various cultures of Europe, including a broad cross-section of our own Italian traditions.

The festival, with the help and constant support of the Municipality and the Proloco (Board of Tourism) of Vialfré, is organized and managed by the GBT Cultural Association, in collaboration with five other cultural associations. The members of these groups, united by their passion for music and dance, lend their time and effort on a voluntary basis to make Gran Bal Trad a reality.

Each day of Gran Bal Trad offers a variety of dance and instrumental workshops from which to choose, both in the morning and in the afternoon. On-site restaurant and bar service is offered.

And evenings feature dancing until dawn to live music on 5 big separate dance floors.

More than 250 teachers and artists from all over Europe are present and conduct daily workshops and conferences in dance and instrumental music, as well as evening concerts and dances.

The logistics of the festival are managed by more than 150 always cordial volunteers, available to provide every service, including reception, restaurant, bar, cleaning and security. Gran Bal Trad is six days of full immersion in traditional dance and music, in which thousands of people will be spectators and participants at the same time.

The 2022 edition of the Gran Bal Trad will be held from Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July.

If you want to support the Festival you can do it with a donation through the Paypal “Donazione” button.
Alternatively, you can make a donation by bank transfer to IBAN IT 76M 01030 30540 000000668760. Even a small amount is of great help.

Meals and beverages

Lunch and dinner within the area can be purchased with meal vouchers …

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for 10 Euro. Gluten-free menus are available on reservation.

Schedule: lunch from 12:30 to 14:30, dinner from 19:30 to 21:30.

Bar service, managed by the Pro Loco of Vialfrè at agreed prices.

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Instrument storage service

A spacious, secure, supervised instrument storage facility is available …

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free-of-charge during the hours established by the organization and indicated at the storage facility.

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Security guards will be on site at all times …

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in the workshop, concert, parking and camping areas.

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Free WiFi will be available in the bar area and near the reception.


During the day and in the evening the Red Cross will provide …

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health support with a location in the area. During the night, from 4:00 to 10:00, for any emergency the telephone number 118 must be contacted.

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For security reasons and to ensure the serenity of all participants …

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it is not allowed to introduce animals inside the festival structures.

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Charging phones

In the gazebo near the reception are available sockets and power strips …

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for recharging the battery of cameras and phones. The area is not guarded.

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Shuttle service

On Friday 29 August and Wednesday 2 September there will be a free shuttle service …

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from Ivrea (FS station) to Vialfrè and vice versa.
The departure times from Ivrea scheduled for Wednesday are: 11:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 21:00.
Friday’s schedule will be displayed in the info points at Vialfrè.
Unscheduled trips can be booked directly at the reception.

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About us

Under the patronage of

With the support of

Many thanks to

To those who have worked on arms and legs, but with head and heart
Who took his time to make others’ time enjoyable
To those who taught while having fun
To those who enjoyed learning
Who will remember all the steps
Who will remember a face, a look, a smile
To those who played has made the interminable nights

To whom dancing has created the real party
To whom it has been a few hours and who has remained for every day
To those who came from far away to be near us
To the climate that has helped us
Mosquitoes who have decided almost all to go elsewhere
To everyone, just everyone, thank you!

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