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Atlikėjams_Folkloro festivalis_skamba skamba kankliai

For performers

23−26 May 2024

Lithuanian folklore groups and individual performers are invited to take part in the festival events!

Skamba skamba kankliai attracts nearly 2,000 performers and 15,000 spectators every year. We are always looking for not only new forms of events, but also new artists!

The oldest folklore festival in Lithuania

The festival has been held in Vilnius since 1973 and is one of the few authentic music festivals in Europe.


> 2,000

Lithuanian and foreign performers

> 15,000


> 40

Events during the festival

We encourage the discovery of ethnic culture

Our goal – growing attention to the traditional culture of Lithuanian and foreign countries.

By fostering traditions, we aim to present them in a modern, innovative, and professional way.

The festival is an opportunity to establish contacts between performers, folklorists, the audience, and to promote cultural tourism.

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Activities at the festival

Events take place on outdoor stages, in courtyards and halls – in the open and closed spaces of the beautiful Old Town of Vilnius. 

  • Concerts

  • Craft fair

  • Workshops

  • Night dances

  • Procession

  • Lectures

  • Children's programme

  • Exhibitions

Do you want to participate in the festival?

We invite you to take a look at the participation conditions for foreign performers. The organisers of the festival have strict selection criteria, based on which they invite the festival’s performers.

See the conditions of participation for foreign folklore performers HERE.

If you meet the conditions for participation, please fill out the application form. We will contact you and send further information by email. For any questions you may have, please write to

Performer registration
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