The Festival of Guitars, in memory of Iurie Sadovnic

The Festival of Guitars, in memory of Iurie Sadovnic Orheianu is a cultural-artistic event (August 5-6, 2022) organized in memory of the great artist Iurie Sadovnic Orheianu, ”the spearhead” of folk music from Bessarabia. The event is organized on the bank of the Dniester river, near the place where the master grew up. But also where he spent the last years of his life, in Lopatna village, Orhei district.

Outlaw theme with an exceptional artistic program, supported exclusively in LIVE format by autohton artists. And notorious folk and rock bands from Moldova. The special feature of the event is that every artist who goes on stage performs a piece from Sadovnic’s repertoire.


  • Vali Boghean, Zdob si Zdub, Pavel Stratan, Gândul Mâței, Condorii Negri, Cristofor Aldea-Teodorovici
  • Ștefan Vodă Ensemble, Ion Razza Viorel Burlacu, Victor Buruiană, Anatol Rudei, Lacrimă, Vasile Lupu
  • Amalgama, Prognoz na zavtra , Big Flash Sound, Dim The Light, Revolt


The Guitar Festival, in memory of Iurie Sadovnic Orheianu is organized by the Orhei District Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova.


Medieval archery, rowing boats on the Dniester River, fair of folk craftsmen, creative workshops for children, hikes in the woods and camp-specific cooking demonstrations, over an open fire.


Those who wish will be able to stay overnight, in a camping for tents, set up especially for this purpose. The night program includes a huge campfire and a show with amateur artists, who will have free access to the microphone on an improvised stage and will be able to perform songs on the guitar, including from the repertoire of master Sadovnic.

The organizers do not provide tents, but only arrange the territory and ensure the minimum conditions (eco toilets, showers, etc.)

ENTRY IS FREE for everyone!

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