KILKIM ŽAIBU 2019
FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
The biggest Baltic folk pagan extreme metal festival KILKIM ŽAIBU invites you!
The 20th edition of KILKIM ŽAIBU will take place on June 21 - 23 on the great Lukstas lakeside by the glare of pagan bonfires – where we will again celebrate the feast for 3 days and 3 nights in true Baltic style!
Festival goers already know what to expect – carefully selected both local and international metal music artists, Baltic folk music groups, ancient fight clubs and craftsmen, bonfires and songs until the very morning light.
There will be a special silent area for tents, and guarded car parking place. In near village there are shops and hotel. There are also plenty possibilities for physical activities – viking football, basketball, volleyball, boat and catamaran rent.
June 21 – arrival, bonfires, Baltic folklore, games and ancient dances and waiting for the Sunrise
June 22 – folklore groups, demonstrations of ancient fight arts; folk, viking and pagan metal bands
June 23 – strong black, death and thrash metal concert
Opening hours & Access
Official start is Friday June 21, first band will play around 18.00
Important: The gates for festival visitors will be open from 17.00 on Thursday June 20. Not earlier!
Arrivals by Plane & Car
This is explained at another section PLACE.
This is explained at another section TICKETS.
Camping & Accommodation
Camping at festival area is mostly in tents – this is what does 95% of visitors. First visitors will have a chance to pick best tent spots.
Car / trailer parking is only at selected areas; please respect our guards and direction signs. There will be also guarded parking lot.
Hotels / Tents
Pas Stefą ***
Telšiai city (about 30 km. from Varniai), Respublikos st. 49, mob. (+370 687) 15038, tel./fax. (+370 444) 74520
Can be booked via booking.com
Rooms for 2 persons (additional bed can be added to a room, if it is necessary), breakfast included. Free wi-fi.
Link to their site: http://www.passtefa.lt/main.php?lang=En
Hotel Telšiai *
Telšiai city (about 30 km. from Varniai), Kęstučio st. 21, tel. (+370 444) 53292, fax. (+370 444) 69261
Can be booked via booking.com
Rooms for 2/3/4 persons. Kitchen, fridges – guests can make their own food. Free wi-fi.
Currency & Money
EURO currency are in use everywhere in Baltic States. But if by accident you will have USD or other money, you can try to change it at entry point. No cash machines are available at festival area - therefore plan your expenses carefully (with a reserve!) before going out to festival.
There will be festival and band merchandise / CDs available from various dealers, calculate with standard prices.
Food & Drinks
At festival grounds you will find various stands offering delicious local foods. There would be something to suit all tastes. Also vegetarians will be not forgotten. In average meal would cost around € 4-7. You can bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks, just keep in mind that glass bottles are strictly forbidden to take inside festival area.
The same can be said about drinks. Few local bars will be open; one will work nonstop / 24 hours during the festival. There will be at least 20 kinds of delicious local Lithuanian and Czech craft and IPA beers, including a specially brewed KILKIM ŽAIBU BEER! Prices varies for 0.5 volume nice, cold beer starting from € 2.00
At local village are also the food/drink and other shops.
Entry & Safety
When you enter the festival grounds you might be searched. If you refuse, you will not be allowed to enter.
We DO NOT welcome on our festival - any kind of drugs, weapons, sharp objects, glass bottles, bad behavior, thefts and violence to other people. Such visitors will be permanently banned from the festival area!
No own alcohol to be brought inside – you will have wide selection available on festival grounds.
DO NOT store valuables/documents at your tent unguarded! The organizers cannot be held responsible for possible thefts. If you need to safely store something, get in touch with entry point.
Festival is located next to big lake. Be CAREFUL when go swimming; DO NOT SWIM when you are drunk, alone or in darkness / bad weather!!!
First aid / Info point
The first aid station is situated next to entry point and is only available during festival activities time. All questions and information should be asked at entry / ticket place.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (at least 18 years old). No alcohol sold for youth younger than 16 years.
LitterA good number of litter bins will be placed across the grounds for your convenience, and PLEASE make the good effort to use them, even for the smallest cigarette stub. We strongly wish that beautiful local lakeside beach and local forest ecosystem stays unharmed!
ToiletsThe eco-toilet facilities are free of charge and are located at visible places. Please respect our toilet facilities and keep them clean for next visitors.
AnimalsDogs and other animals are allowed if they are under strict owner control at all times. Dogs enter with muzzle only.
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BUSES TO KILKIM ŽAIBU
There will be special big festival buses going to KILKIM ŽAIBU from Vilnius (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia).
Reserve your seats:
From Vilnius (and Kaunas) to Kilkim Žaibu:
Bus will depart from Vilnius "PANORAMA“ (street: Sodų g. 14, very close bus/train station) on morning of June 21 (Friday) at 11.00 a.m., meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Bus will make a stop in Kaunas +/- 12:00 a.m. near MEGA Shopping Centre, address Islandijos pl. 32
The price for one person's return ticket is € 25
Trip back to Vilnius and Kaunas from Varniai on June 24 (Monday) at 11.00 a.m.
To book a seat in the bus please send email to: email@example.com or call/SMS +370 67 82 87 88
Find more information also on Facebook bus trip page:
From Riga (Latvia) to Kilkim Žaibu:
Trip starts on Friday, June 21, at 12.00 from petrol station “Shell” (Riga, Satekles str. 2).
Back to Riga bus will leave at 11.00 on June 24 (Monday) from the festival location.
To book a seat in bus please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (SMS) +371 27 08 60 38
We offer festival packages! Package price is € 65 (incl. one spot in the bus both ways and festival entrance for all days).
Important: Amount of festival packages for this price is strictly limited! Later the price will grow up.
You can book only the sitting place in the bus also.
Book or find more information also on Facebook bus trip page:
Running order will be published online few weeks before festival.
First day is traditional folk music and folk metal time, bonfires and waiting for the Sunrise.
Festival entry point will work 24 hours all days.
For any special arrangements or services write to: email@example.com
We invite all of you KILKIM ŽAIBU fans from all the world, let's meet again and celebrate for 20th time!
Come and join us!