Sail of Hope Bard Festival

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The festival ends the night with a large bonfire on the beach. (Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program)

Huso Aragast, which means “Sail of Hope,” is a music festival, named after a very famous Armenian song.

The Festival provides visitors with an opportunity to discover new names in the music industry and gives musicians the chance to write, present, and promote new works.

The festival takes place at Wishup shore of Lake Sevan. Every year the festival brings together music lovers and performers from different countries. The festival closes with an evening near the campfire.

A participant with a Bard Fest 2018 t-shirt.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Musicians from Armenia as well as Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia enjoy collaborating against the backdrop of Lake Sevan in Gegharkunik region.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Participants can camp by the lake to enjoy festivities from morning until night.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

The festival fosters a sense of community among all participants as they dine and create together.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan) is the largest lake in the Caucasus and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

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