The Baltic Scene’s Guide to Summer Festivals 2013

On the one end of the scale there are people who have completely planned out their summer. Then there are those spontaneous ones who go with the flow. Either way, we have some ideas and suggestions for culture and music lovers looking for good times in the Baltic region. From the 168 European festivals on festivalsearcher, only Positivus is mentioned. With respect to the biggest festival in these parts, there are a lot more events that deserve wider attention. For deciding what to do with your precious weekends, take a look at The Baltic Scene’s Guide to Summer Festivals 2013, navigating you through the season filled with love and music!


Summer was kicked off by Loftas Fest, the Lithuanian urban fiesta with an amazing line-up from close and far. Estonian cult festival Rocksummer celebrated its 25th anniversary. Now it’s time to display the forthcoming music and culture carnivals, over-sized picnics and all sorts of hullabaloos of the Baltic summer.

In the guide you will find all the most important information regarding line-ups, tickets, locations and special features. The line-ups are marked on the right side of the text. You will see that the artists’ monikers are colored: red acts are from Latvia, green from Lithuania and blue from Estonia. These are the line-ups announced thus far. Surely there will be more added by most of the festivals. With that being said, it’s still a bit sad to see how prevalent one or the other color on the list is. We hope that the festival organizers will notice that too, and make sure to invite lots of neighbouring countries’ acts. We are confident that when we do these lists next year, they will be more colorful!

Dig into The Baltic Scene’s Guide to Summer Festivals 2013 guide! The editorial pick is chronologically ordered if you follow the arrows. You can also see all the festivals in the related articles section below. The selection doesn’t include Positivus festival, which will get a bit more comprehensive overview. Other than that, if you think a festival has gone criminally under the radar, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. Good times, let’s go!

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