2022 June 23-25, Ukmergė, Lithuania
Baltic culture and extreme music festival

KILKIM ŽAIBU XXI Festival Running Order

 KILKIM ŽAIBU XXI festival will take place near the Lake Lūkstas in Varniai on 6-7 August. 

  

FRIDAY, 6 AUGUST 

  

15.00 – 23.00 Opening of the ancient village of the Baltic tribes. Ancient crafts and warfare. 

  

PIKUOLIS STAGE 

15.00-16.00 TANKUOJIS – Lithuania, folk, partisan songs; 

16.30-17.30 TRYS KETURIOSE – the magic of Lithuanian polyphonic folk songs; 

18.30-19.30 GIJA – Lithuania, post-rock début; 

23.00-00.00 JUODVARNIS – Lithuania, progressive epic metal; 

01.00-01.40 TUURNGAIT – Lithuania, black'n'roll. 

  

PERKŪNAS STAGE 

17.30-18.30 THUNDERTALE – Lithuania, ethnic metal; 

19.30-20.30 VARANG NORD – Latvia, folk viking metal, winners of Wacken Metal Battle 2019; 

21.30-23.00 Aistė Smilgevičiūtė and SKYLĖ band – Samogitian rock opera Gervaza Dūzgės; 

00.00-01.00 IGORRR – the masters of avant-garde metal from France, combining an unusual variety of musical genres! 


FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 

17.30-18.30 Lithuanian polyphonic singing workshop with Daiva Vyčinienė (Trys Keturiose); 

20.30-21.00 Ritual with the ethnologist Gediminas Žilys; 

20.50-21.00 Opening of the event and lighting the fire; 

21.00-21.30 The Battle of Öresund, staged by living history clubs. Organised by Pilsots living history club; 

23.00-23.30 A show of 7jinn and 13 fire and dance groups; 

01.40-03.00 Folk dance with Tankuojis, bonfire songs. 

  

SATURDAY, 7 AUGUST 

  

12.00 – 20.00 Opening of the ancient village of the Baltic tribes. Ancient crafts and warfare. 

  

PIKUOLIS STAGE 

15.00-15.40 REGRESSIVE – Lithuania, crazy black metal; 

17.00-18.00 NIHILISTIKRYPT – Estonia, bone-wrecking death metal; 

19.00-20.00 I.V.T.K.Y.G.Y.G. – the symbol of artistic insanity of the Lithuanian music scene; 

21.00-22.00 CRYPTS OF DESPAIR – heavy duty Lithuanian death metal; 

23.00-00.00 CRUACHAN – folk metal pioneers from Ireland; 

01.30-02.30 VĖLIŲ NAMAI – Lithuania, dark Baltic folk ritual. 

  

PERKŪNAS STAGE 

14.00-15.00 SAULIUS PETREIKIS WORLD ORCHESTRA – Lithuania, a grand introduction of Laisvė Šaukia
album; 

16.00-17.00 LIETIS – a gust of Lithuanian folk-rock, introducing their début album; 

18.00-19.00 SANCTIMONY – crushing death'n'roll from Latvia; 

20.00-21.00 NERVOSA – all-girls brutal thrash metal band from Brazil, Spain, Italy & Greece; 

22.00-23.00 OBTEST – Lithuanian pagan metal leaders, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Auka Seniems Dievams album; 

00.30-01.30 БАТЮШКА – liturgical metal superstar – Krzysztof Drabikowski’s band from Poland. 

  

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 

12.00-14.00 Maros Rijos folk song workshop with Laurita Peleniūtė and Tadas Dešukas. 

13.00-14.00 Games and competitions, organised by the Lithuanian Traditional Wrestling Federation. 

14.00 - 15.00 A lecture on arboriculture – dendrology, climbing trees, using various rope techniques, as well as professional care of trees and other woody plants. Lecturer Mauricijus Prapiestis.  

15.00 – 16.00 Ancient competitions, Viking football. A competition for audience teams, representing various Baltic tribes, fighting for the title of the strongest tribe. Organised by Jotvos Sūnūs. 

17.00 – 18.00 The fight circle. Ancient warriors, representing various nations, will fight for
the title of the strongest warrior. 

18.00-19.00 KŽ-XXI painting on the topic of Connections Between KŽ Symbols and Algiz Rune. 

00.00-00.30 A ritual by the 13 fire and dance group, lighting of the main fire sculpture

  

SUNDAY, 8 AUGUST 

  

12.00–15.00 Clean-up, packing and farewell. 

  

The festival will also feature: 

  

ACTIVE RECREATION  

  • Making traditional woven belts. 
  • Archery.  
  • Climbing trees using rope techniques. 

WATER FUN  

  • Beach, paddle boat and boat rent. 

SPORTS  

  • Basketball and volleyball courts. 

  

This year the festival area is particularly spacious. It will be divided into two zones: active and resting. The larger open space will host Kilkim Žaibu activities, while the resting area will have a spacious Convenience camping. You will be able to park your car near your tent. Anyone wishing to reside at the Convenience camping will have to pay an eco-fee. The ordinary camping is free of charge. 

  

The return of KILKIM ŽAIBU 21 is almost here!   

Current ticket price – €55 

Ticket price at the gate – €60