Ethno Festival SVIESTS

13 Jun 2020

Valmiermuiža, Latvia

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021

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 form 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 with 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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Practical info

Pricerange per day
10 to 25 euro
Camping , Partner hotel , Youth hostel , AirBnb
Fast snack , Resto
Main target group
Under 12 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o
Directions & transport
Car park , Train/tram/bus
Nature , Suburbs
Average attendence per day
2000 to 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Folklore and folk arts , Heritage , Music
Support for disabled people