2010.09.05 :::: The 13th edition of MJR festival is over - and we must say that was a tremendous experience, unusual, bit complicates though fantastic event in the wild woods...! Thanx for everybody who attended. There were 1700 people on MJR XIII - visitors, participants, personel. Welcome to these galleries to share the magic memoires:
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also at Dangus foruma --> MJR impressions
The 14th independent post-folk music festival Mėnuo Juodaragis 2011 will casts its spell on August 26-28, 2011. Place to be confirmed in 2011.
ALL MJR 2010 TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
On July 29, a month before the MJR XIII festival, the last presale tickets were sold out. Tickets are no longer available, for the festival place has its limits. Some reserve we have for foreign guests and most important cases. Maybe limited amount of one-day tickets on Saturday/Sunday (August 28-29) would be available. News to be put on here.
Main things -
>>> MJR XIII PROGRAMME (new! updated in english)
>>> Getting there (transport and maps)
>>> On the site (info on camping, parking and environment)
The 13th edition of independent post-folklore, alternative music and Baltic culture festival Mėnuo Juodaragis will take place on August 27-29 in Aukštadvaris, Trakai district, Lithuania. This will be a very special place and occasion, and the festival has limited number of tickets.
A notched horn of the Moon sounds a new message over the Lithuanian woods - before the dying Summer veil falls the XIII MJR festival will gather all friends and tribesmen to the famous Devil's Pit (Velnio duobė) - a spectacular mysterious well in Aukštadvaris regional park. The park is a part of the fabled historical Trakai district, impressively ritch with archeological objects and remnants of ancient Baltic religion. The stages and camping of MJR 2010 will settle in the woods near two beautiful Škilietai (Skeletons) lakes... where three days and nights of Juodaragis will charm everyone with inflaming music and friendly atmosphere.
After three festivals on marvellous Zarasai lake island, MJR team have decided to make a special festival in 2010, more compact and cozy, for most dedicated people. So in 2010 we offer an unique adventure to visit the remarkable Aukštadvaris area, and later on Mėnuo Juodaragis will return back home to Zarasai.
So this year MJR is coming to the special place with even more special programme, that keeps many suprises. This will be new great experience, seeing 30 original groups and projects from Baltic lands and Europe, presenting various musical styles and dedicated performances. There will be aa expanded cultural part with lectures, modern arts, films and hikes arround. Surely, You'll be adored with joyful ancient Crafts' yard, folk dances, pagan rites, also plenty of good home made beer, tournaments, fires, waters and falling stars.
Being at the Devil's Pit, which is widely known in Lithuania, is probably the best opportunity to explore a noble and always present hero of Baltic folklore - Velnias, Kipšas... or "devil" in English. This personage in Lithuanian mythology is often far from a satanised image manifestated by the church. And other MJR theme is dedicated to Dr. Jonas Basanavičius - famous scientist, folklorist and the Patriarch of the Lithuanian Renaissance.
Because of a preserved park location and festival format, MJR XIII tickets are limited - only 1000 of them available. Therefore we advice the regular attenders and other foreign guests to order or reserve tickets in advance and make this soon. Don't miss this Blackhorned Moon's feast!
Where circles of living fire float into cosmos...
T I C K E T S :
MJR 2010 TICKETS SOLD OUT.
MJR 2010 tickets are of one kind - for all 3 festival days.
From July 01 to July 15 ticket price was 125 Lt (36 Eur).
From August 01 - 130 Lt (38 Eur).
Tickets were available to order at Lithuanian ticketing service "Tiketa", and at Dangus store "Ragainė" - Pilies str.6, in the very center of Vilnius old town.
MJR tickets on TIKETA
You can also order tickets straightly from MJR organisers and pay them by Paypal. Please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the number of persons coming and we will get back with detailed instructions.
Those attenders, who still wear past MJR festivals' ribbons (from 2008 and 2009), can get the MJR 2010 ticket for 85 Lt (25 Eur). This can be made only in person at the "Ragainė" store.
If You have any questions, please contact us.
Note: festival location is in the wooded area in preserved ragional nature park, therefore the parking of automobiles and other vehicles will be limited, providing special guarded parking lots outside the MJR terrirory (away for 1-2 km). More information on the subject will be announced.