Baltic culture
and extreme music
2023 June 29 - July 1

KILKIM ŽAIBU XIX festival programme

KILKIM ŽAIBU XIX festival will commence on the 28th to 30th of June, for three nights and three days, by the lake Lūkstas in Varniai.




18.00  Opening of the Festival, ritual of lighting of the bonfire

18.00 – 23.00  Opening of the ancient Baltic village, demonstration of the ancient crafts and warfare.



19.30 – 20.30  GYVATA – Lithuania, Post Folk

21.00 – 22.00  SEN SVAJA – Lithuania, Post Folk

22.30 – 23.30  VILKI – Latvia, Archaic Folk, doing it already more than 25 years!

00.00 – 01.20  FINNTROLL – Finland, first concert in Lithuania by the creators of Humppa Metal!



01.30 – 02.30  KIELWATER – Lithuania, acoustic concert.



18.30 – 19.30  Male song circle with Vytenis.

23.30 – 00.00  Lighting the bonfires

01.30 – 03.00  Folk dances with traditional dance enthusiasts from Klaipėda FOLKS, singing by the bonfire, greeting the rising Sun at 04:32. 



12.00 – 20.00  Presentation of the Baltic Tribes: Samogitians, Semigallians, Curonians, Jotvingians, Highlanders, Latgalians, as well as, guests from Ukraine and Poland. Demonstration of ancient crafts and warfare. 


14.00 – 14.50  CUNABULA – Lithuania, Post Metal

15.40 – 16.30  DECEITOME – Estonia, Death Metal

17.20 – 18.10  JUODVARNIS – Lithuania, Pagan Metal

19.10 – 20.10  HAVUKRUUNU – Finland, Pagan Black Metal

21.10 – 22.10  MENTOR – Poland, Punk Black Thrash Metal

23.10 – 00.10  NAHASH – Lithuania, Magic of the Black Metal Occult

01.30 – 02.30  MORTIIS – Norway, Ambient / Darkwave music expert MORTIIS will present their live reinterpretation of the now classic „Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør“ album by Cold Meat Industry



14.50 – 15.40  OBELIJA – Lithuania, Archaic Folk

16.30 – 17.20  GREEN NOVICE – Latvia, Folk Metal

18.10 – 19.10  APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA – Sweden, Doom Folk Metal

20.10 – 21.10  ŽALVARINIS – Lithuania, Folk Rock

22.10 – 23.10  THYRFING – Sweden, Viking Black Metal

00.20 – 01.30  MYRKUR – Denmark, Revolution of Black Metal and Elegance of Dark Arts



12.00 – 14.00  Joint male and female song circle with Laurita and Vytenis.

13.00 – 14.00  Presentation of ancient Baltic and Slavic outfits by Lithuanian and Ukrainian historic clubs.

13.00 – 14.00  Presentation of the book MORTIIS by DAYAL PATTERSON at the „Dundulis“ pavilion. The writer DAYAL and the main character of the book MORTIIS will be present.

14.20 – 14.50  Ancient competitions and games, „Warrior trial“ for men and women.

15.40 – 16.30  Ancient competitions, Viking football. Teams from different Baltic tribes will battle for the title of the strongest tribe.

17.20 – 18.10  Battle Circle. Ancient Baltic warriors will fight for the title of the strongest warrior.

19.10 – 20.10  A lecture on homemade beer brewing at the „Dundulis“ pavilion.

23.30 – 00.10  The Great battle of the night enveloped by fire. Curonians loot in the lands of Samogitia.

23.40 – 00.20  Lighting the bonfires.

01.30 – 02.00 Experimental theatre EROS. Ethno-performance „Ceremony of the world of darkness“.


12.00 – 20.00  Presentation of the Baltic Tribes: Samogitians, Semigallians, Curonians, Jotvingians, Latgalians, Highlanders, as well as, guests from Ukraine and Poland. Baltic Ancient village: demonstration of ancient crafts and warfare.



14.00 – 14.50  REBEL RIOT – Latvia, Hard Rock, Rock 'n' Roll

15.40 – 16.30  PHRENETIX – Lithuania, Thrash Metal

17.20 – 18.10  IGNEA – Ukraine, Symphonic Metal

19.10 – 20.10  THE AEON – Finland, Psychedelic Folk

21.10 – 22.10  INFERNAL WAR – Poland, Uncompromising Black Death Metal

23.20 – 00.20  JORYJ KŁOC – Ukraine, Unstoppable Folk 'n' Roll, whose repertoire features Lithuanian songs

01.30 – 02.30  KZOHH – Ukraine, Black Metal Ritual



14.50 – 15.40  WHITE WARD – Ukraine, Post Metal with Jazz/Saxophone flavour

16.30 – 17.20  LORD WIND – Poland, Medieval Music

18.10 – 19.10  SAOR – Scotland, Elegant harmony of Folk and Black Metal

20.10 – 21.10  ENTOMBED A.D. – Sweden, Bone-Breaking Death Metal classic

22.10 – 23.20  I AM MORBID – USA, one of the founders of Death Metal DAVID VINCENT is coming over with his new band, which features only the best songs from the first 4 classic MORBID ANGEL albums! For fans of extreme music, this is a must-see show!

00.20 – 01.30  NOKTURNAL MORTUM – Ukraine, the most famous Ukrainian Metal band.



12.00 – 13.00  Presentation of the book „Stabmeldžio memuarai“ by DAINIUS ŽIČKUS at the „Dundulis“ pavilion.

13.00 – 14.00  Presentation of the book „Black Metal“ by DAYAL PATTERSON at the „Dundulis“ pavilion.

13.40 – 14.20  Presentation of ancient Baltic and Slavic outfits by Lithuanian and Polish historic clubs.

14.20 – 14.50  Ancient competitions and games, „Warrior trial“ for men and women.

15.40 – 16.30  Ancient competitions, Viking Football. Finals.

17.20 – 18.10  Battle Circle. Ancient Baltic warriors will fight for the title of the strongest warrior. Finals.

19.10 – 20.10  Demonstration of „fight without rules“ of the ancient Ukrainian warriors.

20.00 – 22.00  Preparation of the culmination of the festival: painting on body. It will take place at the tattoo masters‘ workshops.

23.40 – 00.20  Firing the big festival bonfires. A ritual of fire. 



12.00 – 15.00  Musical background of the historic bands that played at the festival, cleaning the surroundings, saying good-byes until next year, leaving.



In the festival, you can also find:



  • World Football Championship games will be shown.
  • Baltic-themed historic documentaries and feature films will be shown during other times, during day and night. Recently featured Latvian movie about Semigallians „Pagonių žiedas“ will be shown as well.


  • Paintball. A new battlefield is set up just outside the camping territory, where you can try out your skills in paintball battles. Up to 60 players can battle at once.
  • „Sumo Wrestling“. You will be able to experience the weight and power of the real sumo wrestlers with a help of special costumes.
  • Archery. You will be able to try archery with an ancient bow just outside the ancient Baltic village.


  • Water bicycle and boat rent by the beach.


  • There are basketball and volleyball courts in the territory.


Festival territory will be very spacious this year. It will be divided into two areas: active and relaxed. Thunders shall roar in the big field, while a spacious and serene „Comfortable“ campsite can be found in the recreational field. You will able to park your car by your tent at the „Comfortable“ campsite. The guests of the „Comfortable“ campsite will be charged an eco-tax. The usual camping will be free of charge.


We would like to remind you that less than one week is left until your journey to the parallel world in „KILKIM ŽAIBU !

Currently the ticket price is 45 €.

Ticket price during the festival will be 50 €.


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