FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

General information

The biggest Baltic folk pagan extreme metal festival KILKIM ŽAIBU invites you!

The 19th edition of KILKIM ŽAIBU will take place on June 28 - 30 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 – football, basketball, volleyball, boat and catamaran rent.


June 28 – arrival, bonfires, Baltic folklore, games and ancient dances and waiting for the Sunrise
June 29 – folklore groups, demonstrations of ancient fight arts; folk, viking and pagan metal bands
June 30 – strong black, death and thrash metal concert

Opening hours & Access

Official start is Thursday June 28, first band will play around 18.00 
Important: The gates for festival visitors will be open from 12.00 on Thursday June 28. 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.

It is possible to rent local student hostel rooms at village (distance ~3 km). There are also available some limited hotel services at village. You will be able to rent tents, sleeping bags and all what is necessary for comfortable staying, just make sure you book it in advance. For all accommodation related questions write to


Pas Stefą***

Telšiai city (about 30 km. from Varniai), Respublikosst. 49, mob. (+370687)15038, tel./faks. (+370444)74520Can be booked via

Rooms for 2 persons (additional bed can be added to a room if it is necessary),breakfast included.Free wifi.


Link to their site:


Hotel Telšiai*

Telšiai city (about 30 km. from Varniai), Kęstučio st. 21, tel. (+370 444) 53292, faks. (+370 444) 69261

Can be booked via Rooms for 2/3/4 persons. Kitchen, fridges – guests can make their own food. Free wifi.




You can rent a tent in the festival area. 10 eur / night for the tent and 5 eur / night for sleeping bag with a pillow and a mattress. The tent would be in a specific area (between stage and clam area) and it would not  be possible to transport it. Also, we take a deposit of 20 eur.



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. 

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 € 1.80

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.


A 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!


The 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.


Dogs and other animals are allowed if they are under strict owner control at all times. Dogs enter with muzzle only.

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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 28 (Thursday) at 10.00; meeting from 09.30

The price for one person return ticket is € 20 

Trip back to Vilnius and Kaunas from Varniai on July 1 (Sunday) at 11.00, and second bus will depart at 16.00

To book a seat in the bus please send email to: or call/sms +370 678 28 788

Find more information also on Facebook bus trip page:

From Riga (Latvia) to Kilkim Žaibu: 

Trip starts on Thursday, June 28, at 14.00 from petrol station “Shell” (Riga, Satekles str. 2).

Back to Riga bus will leave at 11.00 Sunday, July 1 from the festival location.

Festival visitors can book a seat in the bus by sending e-mail to: or by phone (send SMS please) +371 270 86 038

We offer festival packages! Package price is € 52 (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.

Find more information also on Facebook bus trip page:

Last words…

Running order will be published online few weeks before festival. First day is traditional and folk music, bonfires and waiting for the Sunrise. Festival entry point will work 24 hours all days. Any special arrangements or services needs to talked over before by email:

We invite all of you KILKIM ŽAIBU fans from all the world, let's meet again and celebrate for 19th time!

Come and join us!

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