Stefan Elenkov is the Founder and CEO of Fest Team, a leading live music promoter. His journey in the world of live events and entertainment began with a focus on promoting Latin and salsa culture in Bulgaria. Fueled by his passion for dance, Stefan organized the very first International Salsa Festival in Bulgaria back in 2004. Over the years, he has successfully organized more than 15 editions of the Fanta Dance Festival.
In 2008, Stefan was invited to join the team at Spirit of Burgas, one of Bulgaria’s largest summer music festivals featuring international acts, where he started as a stage manager for the Latin stage during its first edition. By the festival’s third edition, Stefan had taken on the role of Sponsorship and Marketing Manager, and by the fourth and fifth editions, he had risen to the position of CEO of Spirit of Burgas.
Between 2015 and 2017, Stefan made contributions to the live music scene in Bulgaria as the Sponsorship Manager for the SOLAR SUMMER FESTIVAL, the country’s main event for EDM music.
In 2012, Stefan founded his own company – Fest Team. By 2017, he had begun actively working on the organization of the Hills of Rock festival, which has since become the largest rock festival in Bulgaria.
Today, Fest Team stands as the driving force behind the most significant live music events and festivals in Bulgaria, attracting over 100,000 attendees each year. The company is the main representative of Live Nation in Bulgaria.
Fest Team’s diverse portfolio includes a range of festivals such as ARTE Feastival, Hills of Rock (held in both Plovdiv and Sofia), Spice Music Festival, and the longstanding Fanta Dance Festival, which has seen a remarkable 15 editions.
Stefan Elenkov and Fest Team have brought world-renowned artists to Bulgaria, including Pantera, Eros Ramazzotti, Arctic Monkeys, Iron Maiden, Amon Amarth, Kreator, Dubioza Kolektiv, Tom Jones, Omara Portuondo, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, IMANY, Jason Derulo, Papa Roach, Five Fingers Death Punch, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Roger Waters, Franz Ferdinand, Nothing But Thieves, Architects, Louis Tomlinson, with upcoming concerts featuring ENIGMA and Jose Carreras.
Under Stefan’s leadership, Fest Team continues to shape Bulgaria’s live music landscape, creating unforgettable experiences for music enthusiasts across the country.