KILKIM ŽAIBU XXII Festival Running Order

 KILKIM ŽAIBU XXII festival will take place on 23-25 June 2022 near Lake Lėnas, in the territory of Antanas Smetona Manor Museum in Ukmergė district. 

  

23 JUNE, THURSDAY 

18.00 - 23.00 Opening of the ancient village of the Baltic tribes. Ancient crafts and warfare.  

PIKUOLIS STAGE 

17.30 - 18.30 UGNIAVIJAS – Lithuania, archaic folk; 

19.30 - 20.30 SVIRTIS – Lithuania, folk; 

21.30 - 22.30 ŽALVARINIS – Lithuania, folk rock; 

  

PERKŪNAS STAGE 

18.30 - 19.30 TERROR ACTIVATOR – Latvia, thrash metal; 

20.30 - 21.30 VLTIMAS – international death black metal superstars; 

22.30 - 00.00 SEPULTURA – Brazil, the legends of metal. 

  

FOLK STAGE 

00.30 - 02.00 SMETONOS ŪSAI – Lithuania, folk dance; 

02.00 - 03.00 TANKUOJIS – Lithuania, folk dance. 

  

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 

18.00 - 22.00 Midsummer wreath making with the expert of the craft J. Kutkienė (at the Midsummer Gate); 

18.00 - 22.00 Carving the birds of Laima with the craftsman Erikas Čypas (Crafts Yard); 

20.00 - 20.30 Opening of the event and lighting the fire at the Midsummer Gate; 

20.30 - 21.00 Tournament of the living history clubs for the priority right to celebrate the Midsummer; 

22.00 - 23.00 Midsummer rites: dating games, wreath catching and throwing, Midsummer divination at the Midsummer Gate; 

00.30 - 03.00 Folk dance and meeting the sunrise at the Folk Stage. 

  

24 JUNE, FRIDAY  

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

PIKUOLIS STAGE 

14.00 - 15.30 MAROS RIJOS – Lithuania, folk song workshop; 

16.30 - 17.30 ORB – Lithuania, stoner metal; 

18.30 - 19.30 SYLVAINE – Norway/France, post-metal; 

20.30 - 21.30 DEAD CONGREGATION – Greece, bone-wrecking death metal; 

23.00 - 00.00 HORNA – Finnish black metal veterans; 

01.10 - 02.10 ENTROPIA – Poland, black sludge metal meditation. 

  

PERKŪNAS STAGE 

15.30 - 16.30 ROADKILL – Lithuania, hard rock, rock’n’roll; 

17.30 - 18.30 ŪKANOSE – catchy Lithuanian folk metal; 

19.30 - 20.30 ROMUVOS – Israel/Lithuania, epic folk metal; 

21.30 - 23.00 A. Smilgevičiūtė ir grupė SKYLĖ – Lithuania, Broliai special programme; 

00.00 - 01.10 1914 – Ukraine, military metal, particularly illustrative of the current events in their Homeland. 

  

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 

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

13.00 - 15.00 The craft of tablet weaving will be introduced by the weaving expert Jurgita Blaževičiūtė Navickienė; 

14.00 - 15.30 Maros Rijos folk song workshop with Laurita Peleniūtė and Tadas Dešukas. 

14.30 - 15.30 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; 

15.30 - 16.30 Ancient brewing with brewers Vykintas Motuza and Artūras Masiliauskas; 

16.30 - 17.30 The fight circle. Ancient warriors, representing various nations, will fight for the title of the strongest warrior. 

17.30 - 18.30 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;  

17.30 - 18.30 Clay items with ceramic artist Kristina Motuzienė; 

18.00 - 21.00 Smithery with the blacksmith Mantas Bodrijė; 

18.30 - 19.30 Partizanas military history reenactment club and their exposition about the Lithuanian partisans;   

20.30 - 21.30 ‘Forest Brothers. Culture. History. Destiny’ educational programme by Miško Broliai history club; 

22.30 - 23.00 Formation of the Lithuanian Partisan historical reenactment enthusiasts; 

23.00 - 00.00 Partisan songs with Tankuojis folk group at the Crafts Yard; 

02.10 - 04.00 Metalheads going Eurodance at the bar of Pikuolis Stage. 


25 JUNE, SATURDAY 

  

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

  

PIKUOLIS STAGE 

13.00 - 14.00 BLACK CITRUS – Lithuania, heavy blues stoner metal; 

15.00 - 16.00 SISYPHEAN – Lithuania, black death metal; 

17.00 - 18.00 MÖRT – folk’n’roll from Estonian forests; 

19.00 - 20.00 KONVENT – powerful Danish death doom metal; 

21.00 - 22.00 YEAR OF THE GOAT – Sweden, the magic of occult rock; 

23.00 - 23.20 VĖLIŲ NAMAI – Lithuania, dark ambient folk; 

01.20 - 02.20 MEMBER BERRIES – Lithuania, immortal 1980s rock’n’roll. 

  

PERKŪNAS STAGE 

14.00 - 15.00 BLOODY HEELS – Latvia, hard rock/rock’n’roll; 

16.00 - 17.00 VILKI – Latvia, military folk, songs of freedom fights; 

18.00 - 19.00 PHRENETIX – Lithuania, thrash metal; 

20.00 - 21.00 WIND ROSE – a burst of Italian power folk metal; 

22.00 - 23.00 HEIDEVOLK – the most famous folk metal band from The Netherlands; 

00.00 - 01.10 MARDUK – knockdown black metal superstar from Sweden. 

  

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 

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

13.00 - 13.30 The lifestyle and exposition of the 10-12th c. Yotvingians will be introduced by Jotvos Sūnūs club; 

13.30 - 14.00 The lifestyle and exposition of the 10-11th c. Curonians will be introduced by Pilsots club; 

15.00 - 16.00 Ancient competitions, Viking football. Final competition for the title of the strongest
audience team. Organised by Jotvos Sūnūs; 

16.00 - 18.00 Carving the birds of Laima with the craftsman Erikas Čypas; 

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 Ancient brewing with brewers Vykintas Motuza and Artūras Masiliauskas; 

19.00 - 20.00 Workshop of the pre-Viking period pressblech technique with the goldsmith Martin Titnieks; 

19.00 - 21.00 The painting of the KŽ-XXII canvas on the topic of ‘Lightning in Midsummer Meadows’; 

23.20 - 00.00 Rites of fire with 13 fire show group and Vėlių Namai band at the festival’s Midsummer sculpture; 

01.10 - 01.20 Acrobatic dance performance by Migrena on Pikuolis Stage;  

02.20 - 04.00 Metalheads going Eurodance at the bar of Pikuolis Stage. 

  

26 JUNE, SUNDAY 

12.00 - 15.00 Clean-up, packing and farewells. 

  

The festival will also feature: 

  

ACTIVE RECREATION  

  • Lectures on the art of seduction in the Interwar period at the Museum of the President Antanas Smetona 
  • Tablet weaving and belt braiding workshops 
  • Archery  
  • Climbing trees using rope techniques 

WATER FUN  

  • Beach 
  • Sauna 

 The new festival territory is particularly spacious. It will be divided into two zones: active and resting. One zone 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. The only car parking options are in the territory of the museum, thus all of them will be subject to an environmental fee. 

You can park your car for free only on the road, but we certainly do not recommend this for safety reasons. 

  

Let’s get ready - the adventure of KILKIM ŽAIBU XXII is almost here! 

  

Current ticket price – €65 

Ticket price at the gate – €70 

  

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