KILKIM ŽAIBU XX – the striking festival is coming soon! The fortress of Lithuanian metal is preparing for its 20th anniversary!

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The dark arts cult, Thunder festival, Summer solstice, with these and many more hidden meanings under its name, the oldest metal festival in Lithuania will take you to a mystical parallel universe where for three days and for three nights the thunder strikes, where in the surrounded by bonfires the most wild festivities doesn’t come to an end and where you hear the most powerful music of all times.

KILKIM ŽAIBU XX festival will be held for 3 days and 3 nights on June 21-23, 2019 on the beloved lake Lūkstas coast in Varniai. By choosing the shortest nights of the summertime, the eclectic culture festival will celebrate the Summer solstice in its own manner. Our Festival becomes a trip to the parallel world where there’s no need to look for rules or limitations. It’s quite possible that only on our stages you can see repsresentatives of archaic folk and extreme music as well as medieval warriors mingling in the new age subculture crowd.

We are open to the idea of many new cultures, so the dual celebration of “Rasos su Žaibais” already morphed into a unique cultural phenomenon and formed its own unpredictable course.

The ones who have been here know, that once you come here, you’ll always feel urge to come back.

And for the ones who have not yet visited, you’re most welcome to. Later on you’ll have all the advantages compared to the ones who didn’t come…

This year we won’t drown ourselves in the deliberations which artists have already performed in Lithuania, which didn’t…

As we prepare for the approaching anniversary, for us, they are either Žaibu artists, or not. This festival is our source of joy. And as we do remain arbitrary, it’s only natural that the first confirmed artists are the ones that we really like.

We are open to the idea of many new cultures, so the dual celebration of “Rasos su Žaibais” already morphed into a unique cultural phenomenon and formed its own unpredictable course.

The ones who have been here know, that once you come here, you’ll always feel urge to come back.

And for the ones who have not yet visited, you’re most welcome to. Later on you’ll have all the advantages compared to the ones who didn’t come…

This year we won’t drown ourselves in the deliberations which artists have already performed in Lithuania, which didn’t…

As we prepare for the approaching anniversary, for us, they are either Žaibu artists, or not. This festival is our source of joy. And as we do remain arbitrary, it’s only natural that the first confirmed artists are the ones that we really like.

THE HU – Hunnu rock sensation from the Mongolian steppes,
KORPIKLAANI – folk metal superstars from Finland,
ROTTING CHRIST – dark metal gods from Greece,
PRIMORDIAL – Irish epic dark metal masters,
DESTRÖYER 666 – bathorical collosals and hard metallers from Australia,
LEGION OF THE DAMNED – Dutch death thrash beasts,
GAAHLS WYRD – cult of black metal from Norway,
SULPHUR AEON – most important death metal institution of Germany,
SKYFORGER – famous Latvian pagan metal band,
DEBAUCHERY VS. BALGEROTH – monstrous death metal from Hell,
KATEDRA – forefathers of Lithuanian metal (farewell concert!),
WORMWOOD – melodic black metal discovery from Sweden,
OTAVA YO – entertaining Russian folk-punk rockers,
METSATÖLL – most famous folk metallers from Estonia,
FORNDOM – spiritual journey into Nordic folk ambient,
IRDORATH – fast rising Belarussian fantasy and folklore act,
LUCTUS – well known flag-wavers of the Lithuanian black metal scene,
MERKFOLK – Polish folk metal band with female singers,
ROSK – advanced metal disseminators from Poland,
CONCRETE AGE – ethnic death thrash metal, England,
DOWNCROSS – black death act from Belarus,
ŪKANOSE – Lithuanian folk metal band,
RĀVA – Latvian dark post folk band,
GLOSSARIUM – hard rock energy bomb,
LIETIS – acoustic folk rock, Lithuania
BESTIA – Estonian black metal horde,
TERROR ACTIVATOR – crossover thrash metal, Latvia,
VĖLIŲ NAMAI – Baltic pagan dark ambient,
WALHALLA – famous Polish live history club,
JOTVOS SŪNŪS – ancient Baltic warriors reenactment society,
PILSOTS – historical club, Lithuania,
HEILIGENBERG – historical club, Latvia,
EXERCITUS RIGENSIS – historical club, Latvia,
VARINGIS – historical club, Lithuania

And of course this is not everything! The Artist list will keep on updating. Running order will be published few weeks before festival.

This years festival program is risking to become the most prosperous out of all held before.

Programm:

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

GET TICKETS NOW THROUGH FESTIVAL WEBSITE!
https://www.kilkimzaibu.com/en/tickets

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