:::: MĖNUO JUODARAGIS XV ::::

The XV Mėnuo Juodaragis festival will hatch out of the cosmic egg as destined on the last weekend of summer calling back its entire kin to celebrate the charming feast of music and culture on the dreamy Lake Zarasas Island which has become home to the Festival. On August 24–26, the annual event will host the most unique art collectives from around the globe and unlock the treasury of knowledge of the Baltic culture in a creative way. For three days and nights, the forested hollows of the Island will sound with voices, while the fresh water of the Lake will caress the reflection of the gibbous moon…

This year, the thematic crown of the Festival will be adored with birds – the motley heralds from legends transformed into hundreds of totems and folklore symbols, mesmerising with the variety of tones and hues. The inspiration for flight will be further enhanced by the parallel topic of the Festival – the history of Lithuanian aviation, which will be revealed buy the professionals from Kaunas Airport and Lithuanian Aviation Museum.

The sky above the island will not only be filled with dreams and ideas, but also by aviators. Through the joint efforts of the Festival’s organisers and Vilnius Aviator Association, the first hot air balloon competition will take place above Zarasai. The pilots of the air balloons promise an impressive night spectacle of light and music! The element of air will be explored by a range of various flying machines, paragliders, planes etc. With a little effort you will also have an opportunity to saddle the clouds and rise above the land.

Stage performances will of course be the key element of the MJR XV programme – 7 different areas will be dedicated to music this year!

Below you can see the acts already confirmed by the Festival:

Dakha Brakha
Dakha Brakha
Ukraine
Ataraxia
Ataraxia
Italy
Cruachan
Ireland
Theodor Bastard
Theodor Bastard
Russia
TROUM
Troum
Germany
Svjata Vatra
Svjata Vatra
Estonia/Ukraine
Tharaphita
Tharaphita
Estonia
Larrnakh
Larrnakh
Hungary
Andrius Mamontovas
Andrius Mamontovas
Lithuania
Alina Orlova
Alina Orlova
Lithuania
A.Smilgevičiūtė & Skylė
Lithuania
Žalvarinis
Žalvarinis
Lithuania