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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
14.00-15.00 SAULIUS PETREIKIS WORLD ORCHESTRA – Lithuania, a grand introduction of Laisvė Šaukia
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.
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:
- Making traditional woven belts.
- Climbing trees using rope techniques.
- Beach, paddle boat and boat rent.
- 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