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XVI Folk Music Harvest Party

5. october, 2018 -
6. october, 2018

Pärimusmuusika Ait


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FESTIVAL PASS 30 EUR - get it here!

YOUNGSTER'S PASS (studying youngsters aged 26 and under) 20 EUR - get it here!

Day pass 15 EUR - get it here!

Day pass 20 EUR - get it here!


XVI Folk Music Harvest Party will take place on 5th and 6th October in Viljandi. The two-day festival sums up the past folk music year and kicks off the new one. We bring together the fresh harvest of the past Viljandi Folk Music Festival, special productions and new arrivals.

Folk music awards gala “Etnokulp 2018”, one of the highlights of the folk music scene, will take place for the 10th time. Folk music is doing really well in Estonia at the moment, so this year we let our imagination run wild at the gala and fantasize about what the world would be like, if folk music was forbidden. The awards are given out after public voting results, in co-operation with Estonian Public Broadcasting. Two special awards are given out by Estonian Traditional Music Center and Raadio 2 and the gala is broadcast live on ETV2. The awards ceremony is free for everyone!

The line-up of Folk Music Harvest Party includes Dil-Mastana (India), Nedsaja Küla Bänd, Villu Talsi, Viljandi Youth Symphony Orchestra and ETHNO Estonia, Black Bread Gone Mad, MandoTrio, Viuväuvau and many others!


FRIDAY 5th Oct

19:00 Estonian ETHNO Tour Small Hall FREE

20:00 Traditional Music Awards gala "Etnokulbid 2018" Big Hall FREE

21:15 Viuväuvau Small Hall

22:30 Nedsaja Küla Bänd Big Hall

00:00 MandoTrio Small Hall

SATURDAY 6th October

The second day of the Harvest Party will start with a cosy cafe tour. Tarmo Noormaa, the director of the center, will lead the way to 4 cafes of Viljandi where we can enjoy the concerts of the newest groups in the Estonian folk music scene. All the concerts of the cafe tour are free!

12:00 Regina ja Maria Mänd Aida Kohvik (Tasuja pst 6)

13:00 Duo Ruut Park Hotel Viljandi (Johan Laidoneri plats 8)

14:00 Duo Traat Rohelise Maja Kohvik (Koidu 2)

15:00 Jäälilled Amrita Cafe (Tallinna mnt 29a)

The party will continue in Pärimusmuusika Ait:

17:00 Viljandi Youth Symphony Orchestra and Estonian ETHNO Big Hall

19:00 Villu Talsi Big Hall

20:15 Nagy Bögö Small Hall

21:00 Dil Mastana Big Hall

23:30 Black Bread Gone Mad Big Hall

Special accommodation offer for the Harvest Festival guests!

The automatic hostel Just Rest, located by the Viljandi lake, has a special offer for the Harvest Festival guests:

Room for one - 24€ per night
Room for two - 30€ per night
Room for three - 36€ per night
Room for four - 43€ per night

Breakfast is not included in the offer.

To book, please contact us by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone +372 520 6772.

Password for booking: “Harvest party”

The offer is valid until all the vacancies are filled.

Important information:

* All the children aged 12 and under can enter the concerts for free. To avoid possible problems of determing the age of your child, we kindly ask you to present a proof of age.
* Discount price is for pupils, students, pensionners and profoundly disabled persons. Person accompanying a profoundly disabled person can enter the concerts for free.
* It is forbidden to enter the festival area with pets, including animals kept in a bag or a cage. Guide, hypo and support dogs are welcome.