KILKIM ŽAIBU-XX Festival PROGRAM

KILKIM ŽAIBU XX Festival Running Order

 

KILKIM ŽAIBU XX festival will take place at Lake Lūkstas in Varniai for three days and three nights on 21-23 June.

 

FRIDAY, 21 JUNE

 

17.00 Opening of the festival, the rite of fire;

17.00 – 23.00 Opening of the ancient village of the Baltic tribes, exposition of the ancient crafts and warfare.

 

PIKUOLIS STAGE

18.30 – 19.30 ŪKANOSE – Lithuania, folk metal;

20.30 – 21.20 CONCRETE AGE – England, ethnic death thrash metal;

22.30 – 23.20 IRDORATH – Belarus, fantasy folk;

00.10 – 02.00 VĖLIŲ NAMAI – Lithuania, dark ambient folk;

 

PERKŪNAS STAGE

19.30 – 20.30 LIETIS – Lithuania, acoustic folk rock;

21.30 – 22.30 SKYFORGER – Festival friends from Latvia, promoting Baltic metal in the world;

23.30 – 01.00 KORPIKLAANI – Folk metal superstars from Finland!

 

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

17.30 – 18.30 Song circle with Rūta Vyšnia;

23.30 – 00.00 Bonfires;

01.20 – 03.00 Folk dances with Sprycauka, bonfire songs, greeting the rising sun.

 

SATURDAY, 22 JUNE

 

12.00 – 20.00 Introduction of the ancient village, featuring various Baltic tribes (Samogitians, Semigallians, Curonians, Yotvingians, Highlanders, Latgalians), as well as guests from Ukraine and Poland, ancient crafts and warfare.

 

PIKUOLIS STAGE

14.00 – 14.40 BESTIA – Estonia, black metal;

15.30 – 16.20 RĀVA – Latvia, dark folk, folk rock;

17.10 – 18.00 FORNDOM – Sweden, northern ambient folk;

19.00 – 20.00 OTAVA YO – Crazy and fantastic representatives of Slavic folk from Russia!

21.00 – 22.00 SULPHUR AEON – Germany, a brilliant transformation of horror literature into innovative death metal;

23.00 – 00.00 DEBAUCHERY VS. BALGEROTH – Rock’n’roll metal giants from Germany;

01.30 – 02.30 LUCTUS – the flagship of Lithuanian black metal.

 

PERKŪNAS STAGE

14.40 – 15.30 GLOSSARIUM – Lithuania, hard rock;

16.20 – 17.10 UGNIAVIJAS – Lithuanian archaic folk in its excellence;

18.00 – 19.00 WORMWOOD – Melodic death metal discovery from Sweden;

20.00 – 21.00 METSATÖLL – The most famous Estonian metal band;

22.00 – 23.00 DESTRÖYER 666 – Black thrash metal masters from Australia;

00.20 – 01.30 PRIMORDIAL – Celtic metal heroes from Ireland.

 

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

12.00 – 13.00 A lecture on celebrating Summer Solstice with Rūta Vyšnia.

13.00 – 14.00 Song circle with Rūta Vyšnia;

13.00 – 14.00 A presentation of ancient Baltic costumes, featuring living history clubs from Lithuania and Latvia.

14.00 – 14.40 Ancient games and competitions, a ‘warrior’s trial’ for guys and gals.

15.30 – 16.20 Ancient competitions, Viking football. A competition for audience teams, representing their lands, fighting for the title of the strongest tribe.

16.30 - 17.00 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.

17.10 – 18.00 The fight circle. Ancient warriors, representing various lands, will fight for the title of the strongest warrior.

21.00-22.00 The painting of the KŽ-XX canvas on the topic of ‘Lightning and Crows’;

23.00 - 23.20 Dancers. The unique metal belly dance by DIANA BASTET and the 13 Fire and Dance Group.

23.40 – 00.20 The great battle of the evening, surrounded by fire. Curonian Vikings pillaging the Samogitian lands. The death of the Curonian leader and his fire burial.

23.40 – 00.20 Bonfires.

 

SUNDAY, 23 JUNE

 

12.00 – 20.00 Introduction of the ancient village, featuring various Baltic tribes (Samogitians, Semigallians, Curonians, Yotvingians, Highlanders, Latgalians), as well as guests from Ukraine and Poland, ancient crafts and warfare.

 

PIKUOLIS STAGE

14.00 – 14.40 TERROR ACTIVATOR – Latvia, thrash metal;

15.30 – 16.20 ORB – Lithuania, stoner metal;

17.10 – 18.00 break;

19.00 – 20.00 KATEDRA – The farewell gig of the legendary Lithuanian metal band;

21.00 – 22.00 LEGION OF THE DAMNED – The Netherlands, death thrash metal;

23.00 – 00.00 GAAHLS WYRD – One of the most famous Norwegian extreme metal figures – GAAHL with his band;

01.10 – 02.00 MOTÖRIZER – Lithuania, Motörhead rock’n’roll forever!

 

PERKŪNAS STAGE

14.40 – 15.30 ROSK – Poland, post metal;

16.20 – 17.10 MERKFOLK – Poland, folk metal;

18.00 – 19.00 BELZEBONG – Poland, stoner metal therapy;

20.00 – 21.00 ROTTING CHRIST – Greek metal gods;

22.00 – 23.00 THE HU – Special guests and founders of hunnu rock from Mongolia!

00.00 – 01.10 TRIUMPH OF DEATH – Switzerland, the legendary Tom Gabriel Warrior challenges death by resurrecting the music of HELLHAMMER – the black metal pioneers – for a live performance.

 

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

13.00 – 14.00 A presentation of ancient Baltic and Slavic costumes, featuring living history clubs from Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine

14.00 – 14.40 Ancient games and competitions, a ‘warrior’s trial’ for guys and gals.

15.30 – 16.20 Ancient competitions, Viking football. The finals.

17.10 – 18.00 The fight circle. Ancient warriors, representing various lands, will fight for the title of the strongest warrior. The finals.

20.00 – 22.00 Preparations for the festival's culmination – corpse paint/body paint at the tattoo workshops.

23.00 - 23.20 Modern acrobatic dance by Migrena, and the 13 Fire and Dance Group.

23.40 – 00.20 Lighting of the main bonfires-sculptures, the rite of fire.

MONDAY, 24 JUNE

 

12.00 – 15.00 Musical background of all bands featured throughout the history of Kilkim Žaibu festival, packing, cleaning and farewells.

 

The festival will also feature:

OUTDOOR CAFE CINEMA.

  • Historical documentaries and movies on the topic of the Balts.

ACTIVE RECREATION

  • Archery. You’ll be able to try your hand with ancient bows.
  •  Climbing trees using rope techniques.

WATER FUN

  • Beach, pedalo and boat rent.

SPORTS

  • Basketball and volleyball courts.

 

This year the festival area is particularly spacious, divided into active and resting zones. The large field will feature the festival activities, while the resting field will be turned into a spacious Convenience Camping for cars and tents. Anyone wishing to reside at the Convenience Camping will have to pay an eco-fee. The ordinary camping is free of charge.

 

The anniversary KILKIM ŽAIBU 20 is almost here!

 

Current ticket price – €55

Ticket price at the gate – €60