Ethno festival

„SVIESTS 2020”

13th June 2020, Valmiermuižas parks, Latvia

One day of traditional and modern crafts, homemade food, craft beer, local farmers’ and home-producers’ market, enjoyment and workshops for the whole family. Traditional Latvian folk and contemporary ethno-music from Latvia and abroad.

This year the festival theme is the powerful element – IRON – that will be featured by blacksmiths, forgers and metalworkers. Through various interesting workshops, we will introduce the historical and contemporary use of iron in everyday life.

The evening stage will have a vivid local and international programme. Rahu the Fool and Kaktuballes Muzikanti from Latvia will make you dance and the NuFolk Orchestra with musicians from six countries will stop on their European tour through several festivals. The headliners will be Latvian pagan-metal band SKYFORGER with special guest and a specially prepared folk programme and Ukrainian freak-cabaret group DAKH DAUGHTERS with a powerful audio-visual performance.

When darkness sets in a three-dimensional firesculpture will be lit, developed and built by Valencian artist Jordi NN in co-operation with Estonian sound artist Silver Sepp.  


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Day time


Free entrance

Market „Gardu muti”

11.00 – 16.00

Traditional workshops – „hollow and forged

11.00 – 16.00

Folk music concert

11.00 – 13.00

Concert of the youth dance group „Sadancis” and their friends

13.00 – 14.00

Evening


Entrance fee

Silver Sepp (Estonia)

18.00

Rahu the Fool (Latvia)

19.00

NuFolk ( European Folk Orchestra )

20.00

Skyforger (Latvia)

21.00

Fire sculpture (Jordi NN and Silver Sepp)

22.15

Dakh Daughters (Ukraina)

22.15

Kaktu balles muzikanti (Latvia) – Dance

24.00 – 3.00