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28 - 31 JULY VILJANDI

XXIX Viljandi Folk Music Festival: Roots and treetops

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
  • 4 stages
  • 60 concerts
  • over 50 artists

Roots and treetops

Life around is changing at speed. Changes can bring about progress but also lead to unexpected situations and bring about emotions which people don’t know how to deal with. During confusing times like this, people need food for their soul and hope. Something that offers a sense of belonging, security and nourishment.

For a small nation, traditional culture offers a spiritual safety net and forms the foundation for the joy in people’s lives. The cultural diversity of the people in the world only functions as the spiritual treasure trove of humanity if each of the nations has their own singers, instrument players, craftsmen, choreographers and people who know their traditions.

Cultural characteristics are unique to every nation. A tribe can only survive when its youngsters are proud of their inheritance – if their young people are passionate, life-affirming, ambitious and open to change, love and taking on responsibility. Young people whose footsteps will be followed by the youngsters after them and so on

That’s why Viljandi Folk Music Festival has always organised workshops and courses. We have been organising the Estonian ETHNO camp for 25 years and almost all of the current Estonian traditional music stars have taken part in it in their youth. We are proud that we have managed to attract new youngsters who cherish our musical mother tongue to join us for an entire quarter of a century.

It’s time to celebrate our musical roots to honour and highlight the stars of the future. The theme of XXIX Viljandi Folk Music Festival is “Roots and treetops”. The festival focuses on the young traditional music talents – the bearers of our traditions.

Let’s meet again in Viljandi on July 28-31, 2022!

Viljandi Folk Music Festival pass is for a really big folk music fan who wants to enjoy all four days of the festival and visit as many concerts as possible. Festival pass is exchanged for a cloth wristband and it gives a free access to all the outdoor concerts of the festival. To provide a seat for an indoor concert, it is possible to buy an additional 2€ ticket. Additional tickets can be bought during the festival by showing your wristband.

Festival passes are limited.

All the children aged 12 and under can enter the Viljandi Folk Music Festival for free. If you are a studying youngster, aged 13 – 26 years, then the youngster’s pass is just for you. When coming to the festival, take along a proof of age and student status to exchange the youngster’s pass for a cloth wristband which gives you free access to all the outdoor concerts of the festival. To provide a seat for an indoor concert, it is possible to buy an additional 2€ ticket. Additional tickets can be bought during the festival by showing your wristband.

Youngster’s passes are limited.

Viljandi Folk Music Festival senior pass is for senior citizens aged 65 and over and is exchanged for a cloth wristband upon presenting proof of age. Senior pass gives a free access to all the outdoor concerts of the festival. To provide a seat for an indoor concert, it is possible to buy an additional 2€ ticket. Additional tickets can be bought during the festival by showing your wristband.

Senior passes are limited.

Day pass is for a folk music fan who wants to enjoy as many concerts as possible, but can only come to Viljandi for one single day. Just like the festival pass, the day pass is exchanged for a wristband and gives access to all the concerts. The price includes all outdoor concerts. To provide a seat for an indoor concert, it is possible to buy an additional 2€ ticket. Additional tickets can be bought during the festival by showing your wristband.


Here's a little reminder for the ticket owner.

XXIX Viljandi Folk Music Festival takes place on 28–31th of July 2022 in the city of Viljandi, in the surroundings and in the hearts of folk friends!

You can come to Viljandi Folk Music Festival with festival pass, youngster’s pass, senior pass, day pass.

  • The cheapest festival and day passes are for the quickest festival fans.
  • Studying youngsters aged 13–26 (included) can buy a youngster’s pass.
  • Senior citizens aged 65 and over can buy a senior pass.
  • All the children aged 12 and under can enter the festival for free. To avoid possible problems of determining the age of your child, we kindly ask you to go to the ticket and pass center at your arrival, where you can present proof of age and have a wristband for your child.
  • All music friends are very welcome at our festival. Person accompanying a profoundly disabled person can enter the festival for free. Most concert venues are easily accessible but some might be a bit tricky to get to without help.
  • All the festival and day passes are exchanged for wristbands at the festival main gate that is located on Vabaduse square. Day pass is exchanged only on the date marked on the pass.
  • Youngster’s pass, intended for studying youngsters aged 13–26 years (included), is exchanged for a wristband upon presenting proof of age and student status.
  • Senior pass, intended for seniors aged 65 or over, is exchanged for a wristband upon presenting proof of age.
  • Day pass is exchanged for a wristband only on the festival day marked on the pass.

Festival pass, youngster’s pass, senior pass and day pass give a free access to all the outdoor concerts of the festival. To provide a seat for an indoor concert, it is possible to buy an additional 2€ ticket.

If you want to go to a concert in Traditional Music Center or in church, then please arrive in time because latecomers are not allowed in. When it comes to outdoor concerts, then remember that the earlier you come, the better chances you have of getting a good spot.

No, this is not possible. A ticket is for one person only and it can not be shared with others.

Festival tickets are non-refundable unless there’s a specific notice stating otherwise. However, if for some reason you can’t make it to the festival after all, then you can freely sell your tickets, we have no problem with that.

If you have a PDF ticket, then please don’t print it. Save the environment and keep your tickets in your smart device.

All the tickets for Viljandi Folk Music Festival are limited.

Leave your pet at home, you can’t enter the festival area with pets, including animals kept in a bag or a cage. Guide, hypo and assistance dogs are welcome.

Go check out our website www.viljandifolk.ee and subscribe for the newsletter to always get the freshest festival news.

You can also find us on Facebook under the name Viljandi pärimusmuusika festival / Viljandi Folk Music Festival and on Instagram #viljandifolk.

If you’d like to contact us directly, call +3724342050 or write to folk@folk.ee

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  • PASS

    95 €

    FESTIVAL PASS

    TRANSACTION FEE +5.05 €
    The pass is exchanged for a wristband. Grants access to all open-air concerts without additional charges. Limited amount. TICKETS LEFT: 13 !
    PASS

    60 €

    YOUNGSTER'S PASS

    TRANSACTION FEE +3.05 €
    For youngsters aged 13-26 who are currently studying. The pass is exchanged for a wristband upon presenting a valid form of ID and proof of being a student. Limited amount.
    PASS

    60 €

    SENIOR PASS

    TRANSACTION FEE +3.05 €
    For seniors aged 65 or older. The pass is exchanged for a wristband upon presenting an ID. Limited amount.
    PASS

    550 €

    SUPPORTER PASS

    TRANSACTION FEE +10.85 €
    Toetajapassiga kaasneb ka +1 pass kaaslasele.  TICKETS LEFT: 18 !
    PASS

    220 €

    FAMILY PASS

    TRANSACTION FEE +7.85 €
    Passi ostmiseks sisesta kehtiva Perekaardi number.
  • DAY PASS

    25 €

    DAY PASS ⎜ THU

    TRANSACTION FEE +1.30 €
    Grants access to all open-air concerts on 28.07.2022. The number of day passes is limited.
    DAY PASS

    35 €

    DAY PASS ⎜ FRI

    TRANSACTION FEE +1.80 €
    Grants access to all open-air concerts on 29.07.2022. The number of day passes is limited.
    DAY PASS

    45 €

    DAY PASS ⎜ SAT

    TRANSACTION FEE +2.30 €
    Grants access to all open-air concerts on 30.07.2022. The number of day passes is limited.
    DAY PASS

    20 €

    DAY PASS ⎜ SUN

    TRANSACTION FEE +1.05 €
    Grants access to all open-air concerts on 31.07.2022. The number of day passes is limited.

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