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  Kilkim Žaibu

Folkmusik och pagan- black och vikingmetal i Varniai, Litauen. Festivalen har arrangerats sedan 1999 och brukar hållas i juni. Artister som har besökt festivalen är bland annat Amon Amarth, Skyforger, Moonsorrow, Metsatöll, Deströyer 666 och Primordial.

Bevakade festivaler:

    Kilkim Žaibu 2009

    Kilkim Žaibu 2010

    Kilkim Žaibu 2011

    Kilkim Žaibu 2012

    Kilkim Žaibu 2013

    Kilkim Žaibu 2014

    Kilkim Zaibu 2015

    Kilkim Žaibu 2016

    Kilkim Žaibu 2017

    Kilkim Žaibu 2018

    Kilkim Zaibu 2019

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Kilkim Zaibu news Kilkim Zaibu news Skriven 2019-04-05 08:29:05
It is the festival, comprising of the most extreme forms of music, with archaic folklore and the accents of Baltic history. Unconventional name reflects the spirit of this extraordinary event. Festival‘s challenge – unity of contemporary extreme music, pagan and black metal genres with the ethnic culture of the Balts. We are looking for the guidance at the past, while evolving together with contemporary black subculture. This is done in order not to forget, who we were, who we are, why we are exactly of this kind. Festival itself - is an ongoing quest for the path. Seeking a sense of conscious awareness in the hearts of individuals without truckling for consumerist masses.

At first glance, the link between different ideologies and cultures looks strange and impossible, but it is evident that, out of all contemporary music genres, it is the metal music lyric that uses historical topics most often. Among the cultivators of this genre, there are plenty of developers, seeking inspiration from their ancestral heritage, local history, mythology, ancient faith. That is why each musicians, coming from every county, has their own distinct sound, which reflects the uniqueness of their culture, so we are glad that we are able to contribute to the fostering of the Baltic heavy metal music in our home province.

The event is not „pagan“ as it is fashionable to say. We are living today and we will never be such as our predecessors. We won‘t be able to perceive that what is lost, but we are trying to save what is still alive in us, crafted within the blood. We strive to keep Baltic spirit of the event without tracking similar examples of European festivals. We are independent of the prevailing stereotypes. Even the most radical representatives of the black metal find their place in our festival and we are very pleased with that. But everything is based on a respect for our ancestors, our own country love, Homeland.

The major ideological pillar of the festival (as we think) is Lithuanian pre-Christian history. That period was the golden age of Lithuanian prosperity with its distinctive culture. The Baltic cultural identity - our power and approach of presenting Lithuania for neighbouring countries.

10 years of existence the festival has been dedicated for venerable land of (nowadays, highly unknown) Semigallia. Independent Semigallia existed until the end of thirteenth century, when its territory was from Šiauliai to Riga and from Mažeikiai to Biržai. Namely, through this land the European bearers of the cross made their way to Lithuania, here the first battles and the famous "Battle at the Sun" were fought. When invaders seized and destroyed the land, Semigallians were sheltered by brothers and comrades in arms, namely Samogitians.

By expanding the scope of the festival and being attracted by the new area, we follow the traces of history. Link is made with Samogitians.

Spirit of the event can be described by the following: waiting for the battle, excitement, blood, pain, anger, sewn, aggression, euphoria of victory, joy, fun, unrestrained emotions ... We take all that from the past and nowadays and combine everything into a single vibrating matter with the slogan "Let‘s arise"!

With the weapon of thunder – lightning blade. Simply: "Strike with Thunder"!!! Hear war drums rumble, horns drone, weapons clangor, ancient war songs are being sung... and the crash of Black Metal.

Kilkim Žaibu News Kilkim Žaibu News Skriven 2015-06-15 12:11:34
Kilkim Žaibu, festival of old traditions and heavy music is going to rock you for the 16th time. This year the festival takes place on June 26-27 in Žagarė, Lithuania's capital of culture for 2015. For two days and nights old traditions and alternative music will take places in turns. The territory will be split in two zones: active one for concerts, games and contests and calm zone for camping.

June 26th Friday

15.00 Opening of the festival, lighting of festival fire, introduction of traditions of Rasa (Lithuanian Summer Solstice) festivities, collection of nine herbs, crown weaving, traditional games and spells…


15.00 – 15.45 GYVATA – Lithuania;

16.00 – 16.45 RĀVA – Latvia;

17.00 – 18.00 ŪKANOSE – Lithuania;

18.30 – 19.30 ANGIS – Lithuania;

20.00 – 21.00 KING OF ASGARD – Sweden;

20.00 – 21.00 Medieval fights. According to written sources from IX-XI centuries, Scandinavian vikings used to raid the lands of Semigallia. Historical reenactors will stage a raid similar to how they might have looked, including historically accurate replica of a viking ship.

21.30 – 22.30 SKYLĖ – Lithuania;

22.30 – 23.00 Ancient program: lighting of festival bonfires, games, songs;

23.00 – 24.00 SKYFORGER – Latvia;

00.30 – 01.30 BÖLZER – Switzerland;

02.00 – 03.00 THOU SHELL OF DEATH – Estonia;

03.00 – 05.00 Ancient program: floating the wreaths in the lake, dancing and singing by the bonfires, singing competition between men and women, beer game – drinking till sunrise, those who didn't fall will sing at sunrise. The fire is put out after sunrise.

Ancient arts & crafts to expect in ancient program of Solstice: smithing, baltic jewelry, boneworking, amberworking, girdle-weeaving, clothes sewing, leather crafts, pottery.

Demonstration of medieval fights and contests / games for the audience organized by historical reenactment clubs: Jotvos sūnūs, Pera sudinoi, Pilsots, Heiligenberg, Exercitus Rigensis, Kroma kolna and individual warriors from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. The opportunity to ride a reconstructed ancient Viking ship is provided by Latvian shipwrights Baltic snakes.

June 27th Saturday

12.00 – 21.00 Ancient arts & crafts: smithing, baltic jewelry, boneworking, amberworking, girdle-weeaving, clothes sewing, leather crafts, pottery.;


12.00 – 12.40 TUURNGAIT – Lithuania;

13.05 – 13.50 AGHOR – Estonia;

13.50 – 14.30 Contests for the audience: Viking football and more;

14.30 – 15.30 RAVENTALE – Ukraine;

16.00 – 17.00 NEGLECTED FIELDS – Latvia;

17.00 – 18.00 FIGHT CIRCLE. Reenactor soldiers will fight for the title of strongest and special trophy: Semigallian battleaxe;

18.00 – 19.00 AUĻI – Latvia;

19.00 – 19.30 FIGHT CIRCLE. Final fight for the title of strongest man;

19.30 – 20.30 DALRIADA – Hungary;

21.00 – 22.00 TURMION KÄTILÖT – Finland;

22.30 – 23.30 ENTHRONED – Belgium;

23.30 – 24.00 Ancient program: bonfires, songs;

24.00 – 01.30 TRIPTYKON – Switzerland.

01.30 – 04.00 NIGHT OF FUN with „KILKIM ŽAIBU“ DJs.

June 28th Sunday

12.00 – 15.00 Musical background, extinguihing of the festival fire, cleaning the environment, departures until next year.

Additional entertainment and services in the festival

Opportunity to ride ancient ship, educational walks along wonderful trails of Oz of Žagarė and Žvelgaitis mound, horse riding in Žagarė, trail to oldest ritual stone in tyrelis swamp, volleyball field, beach, rental of rooms, tents and sleeping bags, musical merchandise shops.

Ask for more information at the festival information center.


Tickets are sold at the entrance to the territory.

Tickets for two days cost 35€

The offer “six for the price of five” will be invalid.

Single-day ticket cost 20€

Single day tickets are sold only during the time of festival. If you are buying the ticket for Friday, you will be charged full price (35€) and will get the difference (15€) upon leaving on Saturday. You must leave before 12:00.

Family ticket for 2 days: 60 €. Family ticket is valid for two adults and all children. You must provide necessary documents to prove paternity.

Disabled and senior citizens (retired) gets 50% discount. Discounted tickets are sold only at the entrance and require documents to prove the status.

You can arrive and leave the festival by any means comfortable. Many people arrive a day before – Thursday evening. The campsite and car parking are free. Paid and secured parking area will also be provided.

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Only few days left until the festival. If you want to celebrate summer solstice cheaper, the offer “six for the price of five” is still valid!

Tickets are sold by Bilietų pasaulis.

See you soon!


Kilkim Žaibu News Kilkim Žaibu News Skriven 2015-06-15 12:10:54
Kilkim Žaibu News Kilkim Žaibu News Skriven 2015-06-15 12:06:55
Kilkim Žaibu News Kilkim Žaibu News Skriven 2015-06-09 14:53:27
In this year we will present you our very old dream - especially brewed beer sort
bearing same name as festival: Kilkim Žaibu beer!

This beer is made in cooperation with best craft beer producer company in Lithuania - "Dundulis".
This is light, refreshing beer with amber color, made exclusively from the products which are growing in Lithuanian nature.
No chemical preservatives used, no exotic flavors. This is unique beer because this is uniquely usual!

In Kilkim Žaibu you also will have a possibility to taste more than 20 sorts of other Lithuanian and Czech beers.
Just to name a few: "Raudonieji dobilai", "Varniukai", "Daujotai" and others.

All beers will cost from 1.5 Euro. Kilkim Žaibu beer will cost 1.8 Eur
Absolutely all beers will be served in special deposit Kilkim Žaibu cups with festival logo! This is also first time in history of Kilkim Žaibu!
No more cheap plastic glasses, no litter. We want to to ecological festival and all is done for honor of our Nature and Lithuania!