Pyongyang, April 6 (KCNA) — Preparations for the 24th April Spring Friendship Art Festival (April 10-18) are under way at the final stage.
The preparatory work is being done to suit the coming festival which will be held in a new form.
First of all, the opening ceremony of the festival varies from the past ones. The interior and exterior of the Pyongyang Grand Theater, the venue of the opening ceremony, are bedecked with colorful electric lights.
Preparations for the art performance to be given by Korean artists at the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony and the friendly gathering are also being made.
Nine theaters including the Ponghwa Art Theater, where independent, group and joint performances will be given, have been furnished with new stage settings and lighting fixtures.
Various kinds of festival posters have been published and festival bulletins will be issued.
Historical and scenic places and cultural institutions in Pyongyang and local areas are ready to receive festival participants and guests.
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