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25. - 28. Jul

XXXI Viljandi Folk Music Festival


Viljandi city | Viljandi lossimäed

  • Music
  • Lisaprogramm


"Thirty years old and young as ever. If this is the future of folk music, there’s nothing to fear.” Mike Kamp,

The folk music festival that takes place in Viljandi Castle Hills and city centre every July is the ultimate expression of the unique way of thinking that started spreading in the beginning of the 1990s. It values tradition, heritage and local identity and tries to adapt the spiritual values that people have developed over hundreds and thousands of years to the contemporary way of life. The aim of all of it is to keep our traditions alive, strengthen our national character and invigorate our musical mother tongue.

Our youthful and happy festival guests are cheerful and caring towards their surroundings and themselves, and open to the opportunities of falling in love and delving deep into something. That’s the spirit of the festival! Viljandi Folk Music Festival has become one of the largest of its kind in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

The festival consists of:
4 days of folk music celebration
5 outdoor stages, 4 indoor stages
more than 75 concerts + additional programme (playing, dancing and singing workshops)
almost 50 artists from Estonia and abroad
20 000 visits

Come and enjoy the natural environment and magnificent Estonian music in the most beautiful small town in Estonia!

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


  • Family friendly with a toddler


MTÜ Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus


Tasuja puiestee 6, Viljandi, Viljandi maakond, Eesti

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