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Folk rhythms on Hiiumaa – Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival is back!

30.June 2021
Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival

The 16th Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival, one of the most important cultural heritage events in Estonia, will open on 15 July. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘The Tale of Time’ – the programme boasts many stories of Hiiumaa and Estonia.

Estonian Voices, Curly Strings and Puuluup will delight the audience. Great artists will also come from beyond the border – the most known of whom is definitely Finnish pop-folk zither player Ida Elina, whose evening performance will take place on Saturday, 17 July, at Kassari Swing Square. 

Sunday is traditionally dedicated to the churches – concerts will take place in churches and chapels all over the island.

The festival will end with a memorial concert “Jaak’s Songs and Songs to Jaak” at Kärdla Church with a dedication to Jaak Johanson who unfortunately passed away this year.
As always, all visitors can participate in the nature hikes of Hiiumaa. You can also take part in folk music workshops led by the best in their field. The little ones in the family can find plenty of activities in the children’s areas. Please keep in mind that Hiiumaa Folk is an alcohol-free event. We want to offer pure joy and experiences to everyone from the biggest to the smallest folk enthusiasts.


How to get to Hiiumaa Folk Festival?
You can get to Hiiumaa from the Estonian mainland by ferry or by plane. In recent years, however, the most popular way to visit the festival is with your own watercraft. Hiiumaa small ports are well organised and ready to welcome guests.

Where to find tickets?
Estonia’s largest licensed travel agency Estravel sells Hiiu Folk Music Festival accommodation packages. You can buy festival passes from all Piletilevi sales points and online. Children up to and including 13 years of age can enter the festival free of charge.
We ask all our listeners to leave their four-legged friends at home so that all of our guests can have the best time and fully enjoy our concerts.

The spread of the virus and the government’s decisions can impact everyone’s plans, and the organisers of Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival are not protected from changes in the timetable or programme.
You can find further information about the festival and its organisation on its website.

See you at the 16th Hiiu Folk Music Festival from 15-18 July 2021 on Hiiumaa!


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