Viljandi Folk Music Festival

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Viljandi folk music festival
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Genre Folk music, Folk rock, World music.
Dates Four days, Thursday to Sunday at the end of July.
Location(s) Viljandi, Estonia
Years active 1993–present

The Viljandi Folk Music Festival is a music festival in Estonia with a central focus on European folk music. It is traditionally held during the last weekend of July, when the otherwise quiet city of Viljandi is completely transformed as the small city center is suddenly flooded with people. The main attraction of the festival is the friendly atmosphere. Over 25,000 people attend the concerts every year, but many more just come to take part in the festivities. As such, it is the largest annual music festival in Estonia, and one of the largest folk music festivals in Europe.[1]

Highlights of past festivals[edit]

The 2007 Viljandi festival

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://fests.eu/de/festival/viljandi-folk-music Festivals 2012, Viljandi Folk Music Festival 2012