The biggest music festivals in Lithuania

Monika Grinevičiūtė | Live the World

November 23, 2022

Are you missing the sun, summer, music and dancing all night long? Together with the summer, to Lithuania are coming worldwide famous singers and bands, thus be ready for the biggest music festivals in Lithuania. Here is a short festivals guide, so prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.


Galapagai music festival happens since 2011 and is the only Lithuanian festival participating in the European Talent Exchange Program - ETEP and has been nominated for the Best Small European Festival for several years. In previous years, Galapagai music festival was happening on Zarasai Island, but from summer 2019, the festival moves to Palūšė - a tourist village in the Aukštaitija National Park, in the eastern part of Lithuania. Galapagai festival has dozens of various performances, singers and bands from Lithuania and various European countries. The festival has five stages for various music genres. In 2019, the festival focuses on famous Lithuanian artists, like Daddy Was A Milkman, but in the festival will also perform the guests from abroad (the most famous one - Tommy Cash (Estonia) and IAMDDB (UK)). The festival takes place every year in July. In 2019, the festival will be held on July 26-27th, and for other years, you can check their website.

Granatos Live

Granatos Live festival is probably the most popular *live *music festival in Lithuania. Happening every year from 2015, this festival is constantly growing music event, visited by almost 90 000 people in the past. Granatos Live festival’s success is based on the famous worldwide artists, who are performing in this event. So far, in the festival performed many famous singers, such as Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Jessie Ware, Alan Walker, Rudimental DJ, and others. Granatos Live happens every August in the Open-Air Museum in Rumšiškės. In 2019, the festival will be held from 2-4 of August, with a bunch of acknowledged artists - Years and Years, Robin Schulz, James Arthur, Tove Lo and many others. For other years, please check their website.

Karklė Festival

Karklė Festival is the only music festival in Lithuania that happens on the beach with the spectacular views of the Baltic Sea. Karklė Festival is considered to be the funniest and beloved one among people in Lithuania. The festival happens in the Karklė village - an ethnographic village situated in the Seaside Regional Park, 15 kilometers from the Klaipėda city center. It takes place every August. In 2019, the festival will be held between 16th and 18th of August (for all other years, please check the dates on their website). During 2019, the festival brings well-known artists from abroad - Jess Glynne, Filatov & Karas, and many more. Also, in the festival perform the most famous Lithuanian artists. Moreover, together with the music festival, Karklė Hike is organized every year.

Karklė Hike starts in the Karklė stadium and ends at the Karklė beach. The route can be  10, 20 or even 30 kilometers long. Karklė Hike is suitable for everyone - families, seniors, students. The participant’s package consists of a medal, diploma, food, maps, water, first aid, and transportation. Karklė Hike is one of the most popular hikes in Lithuania.

Picture © Credits to iStock/Aldas Kazlauskas

Never ending music and summer breeze with a bunch of Lithuanian and world-famous artists is the perfect plan for summer in Lithuania. The biggest music festivals in Lithuania - Galapagai, Granatos Live and Karklė festival, happen during the months of July and August. Therefore, now is some time to plan your trip.

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