International song festival in a European minority language
Liet International is the international song festival for the best new song in a European minority language. Liet International was invented and developed in the year 2002 in Friesland. The idea was, after ten succesfull editions of Frisian songcontest Liet, to try a similar event at the European level for the best new song in a minority language. The idea was and is to give bands who sing in a minority language an international stage to perform. In seven years Liet International has grown to be the anthitetis of the Eurovision song festival, with the big difference that Liet prohibits singing in English. Today Liet International is one of the largest events for promotion of minority languages. Liet International is organized by the Frisian Foundation Liet International in collaboration with its cooperation of partners in Scotland, Scandinavia, Italy and Spain.
The sixth edition of song contest Liet International will be held on Saturday 31 october. After two editions in the Swedish Lapland in 2006 and 2008 the festival once again will be held in city theatre De Harmonie in Leeuwarden.