Sixth edition of “Zobens un Lemess” festival 
will take place on August 7th and 8th!

GATES: 16.00. 

07/08/2020, from 18.00:

IRON WINGS
BESTIA
URSKUMUG
THOU SHELL OF DEATH
BATUSHKA


08/08/2020, from 12.00:

DELVE
EVERLUST
RYVENDIR
LIETIS
ŪKANOSE
VERMILIA
INOKENTIJS MĀRPLS
HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY
VELIU NAMAI 
SKYFORGER

Bad news: HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY will not be able to perform in “Zobens un Lemess 2020” festival due to health problems of their vocalist. We wish him to get well soon and are looking forward to see them in Bauska next year!
Annonuncement from the band will follow shortly.



Important Information! 

Starting August 7th, ticket prices for all festival days will increase to 35eur.

Saturday tickets will be available for purchase only on August 8th at all ticket sales locations and online.

Saturday ticket will cost 20eur.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

GPS coordinates: 56°24'13.5"N 24°10'13.1"E

It is very easy to get to Bauska with public transportation.

From Riga coach terminal (Pragas str.1) there are buses to Bauska every 15-20 minutes.

One-way ticket costs 3,15 EUR and the drive takes a little bit more than an hour.

Bus timetable: https://www.1188.lv/en/transport/schedules/rigas-sao/bauskas-ao/105317/105624

 

Festival ticket now - 33 € - https://ticketshop.lv/site/events/view/3420

Children aged 12 or less are allowed for free.

Tickets for children aged 13-16 are discounted 50%.

Children under age 16 are allowed to festival only with parents or patrons who must provide written statement that they take all responsibility for their children's actions.

Adolescents aged 16-18 can participate with accompanying adult.

Handicapped persons and pensioners are eligible for 50% discount.

Single-day and discounted tickets can only be purchased at the festival gates.

 

DONOT ENTER IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY QUARANTINED / ARE SELF ISOLATING OR HAVE SYMPTOMS OF A RESPIRATORY INFECTION! 

BE RESPONSIBLE - KEEP A DISTANCE OF 2 METRES! 

BE HYGENIC - WASH AND DISENFECT HANDS! 

BUILD TENTS 2 METRES APART!





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Dear Friends, we don’t want to bother you by going into detail with all the problems posed by the restrictions related to Covid-19 that we as organisers of the festival have to deal with. However, we are happy to announce that the sixth edition of “Zobens un Lemess” festival will take place on August 7th and 8th, at the previous location, Bauska Hillfort park!
 
Public silence from “Zobens un Lemess” team’s side in fact meant an intensive search for solutions following the everchanging restrictions and considering different scenarios. We are thankful for your trust and patience!
 
The situation is still changing and unclear, and many restrictions will still be in place in August and we will have to adapt accordingly. Especially the border situation plays an important role in preventing us from creating an extensive and predictable international line-up.


 
Key points: 
  • The festival will take place on August 7 - 8th at Bauska Hillfort park bandstand.
  • Due to travel restrictions changes must be made to the previously announced band line-up: unfortunately bands from Ukraine – Nokturnal Mortum and Khors, as well as from Belarus – Downcross, most probably won’t be able to come as the EU border is temporarily closed for residents of these countries. 
  • The international line-up will be updated, negotiations are currently underway with available artists from abroad. 
 
Context
Republic of Latvia Cabinet Regulation No. 360 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection” have mitigated the situation and clarified the possibilities for events in August, however, the stiuation may still change both ways, for better or for worse. Regulations currently in force stipulate the following:
  • public events must end no later than midnight. This might be subject to change, but currently we are taking this into account when working on the event schedule.
  • Where possible, 2 meter physical distance between people must be kept.
  • Reminders to keep distance, wash and disinfect hands and act responsibly will be placed in the venue;
  • We will abide by the government issued restrictions and ask the audience to follow them too. 
Yes, it’s true that the pandemic situation has affected the festival program and format. No, it does not change us and the audience of “Zobens un Lemess” being together. What we can promise and what is within our power – the festival atmosphere will be worthy of “Zobens un Lemess” like always; us all together is what creates it, and you are amazing – no pandemic can change that! 
 
See you all in Bauska!

 

Thanking our magnificent audience for your loyalty,

“Zobens un Lemess” festival team

 

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Announced:

The true, Христофор's (Krzysztof Drabikowski) BATUSHKA Black Metal, PL
SKYFORGER - Pagan Folk Metal, LAT
HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY - Post Black Metal, Aut,
URSKUMUG Death Black Metal, Latvia,
INOKENTIJS MĀRPLSHC Legend, Latvia,
THOU SHELL OF DEATH - Ambient Black Metal, EE,
ŪKANOSE Folk Metal, Lithuania,
VERMILIA - Epic Scandinavian Pagan Metal, FI
 BESTIA- Pagan Black Metal, EE
VĖLIŲ NAMAI - Post Industrial / Dark Folk / Ritual Ambient, LT
LIETIS - Ethnic Rock, LT
DELVE - Folk, LAT

Tickets are getting more expensive from July 1st!

Important information!

Children under age 16 are allowed to festival only with parents or patrons who must provide written statement that they take all responsibility for their children's actions.

Adolescents aged 16-18 can participate with accompanying adult.

Free camping grounds will be located within festival territory.

Paid parking will also be available at the festival.

Single entry at the festival will be 10eur.

For those who don't want to pay, it is possible to park your car in Bauska. Nearest parking lot is ~ 300m away from the entrance of the festival

It is prohibited to enter the festival with any other drinks but water! All the prohibited liquids will be confiscated.

It is strictly prohibited to start a fire or grill within festival territory!

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We are proud to announce that also next year festival “Zobens un Lemess” will take place in the city of Bauska at the picturesque park by the Bauska Castle!

The fifth edition of folk/pagan metal and ancient crafts festival “Zobens un Lemess” will await followers of heavy metal music and folk tradition enthusiasts 

on August 7-9, 2020 on the land strip between the rivers Mūsa and Mēmele, next to the Bauska Castle.


For 2020, festival lineup as in previous years, will include performances of both well-known and accomplished musicians as well as newer bands that could become a discovery for many attendees substantially expanding their musical horizons. In addition, festival program includes masterclasses of ancient crafts, lectures, experiments and other activities. Festival attendees will also be able to view the battle simulations presented by history reconstruction clubs and watch spectacular fire sculptures.

Festival ticket price includes access to the camping field inside the territory of the event. All necessary services including high-quality food, craft beer, refreshments and medical point will be available on site, and beaches in the Mūsa and Mēmele rivers will be available for everybody wishing to cool down.

Welcome!



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