Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance (BIFF) since its foundation in 1965 has welcomed 20,000 performers from 95 different countries. BIFF is a unique multicultural event celebrating World Dance in all its variety and its fusion with other art forms and sport.

During each festival, Billingham transforms into a kaleidoscope of colour, joie de vivre & friendship. Billingham becomes a “meeting place” for world cultures, showcasing the diversity & richness of the world through traditional & contemporary cultures in the forms of dance, music, songs, costumes & crafts. These are incorporated into various performances, parades, exhibitions and workshops. Each festival presents over 300 international performers from around the world.