Set in the towering ruins of the 15th century St. Bridget's Convent, this year's Birgitta Festival will be presenting a classical performance - opera or ballet - every evening from now until August 18.

For the opening night, audiences will be tempted by a staging of Gounod’s "Faust" by Opera North from Leeds. Other works in the nine-day program include the Kremlin Ballet's renditions of "Figaro," and "The Sleeping Beauty;" Kurt Weill's ballet "The Seven Deadly Sins," performed by the Komische Oper Berlin and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; and the homegrown Estonian musical "Arabella."

The scene tonight at Viru Folk, a music festival held annually since 2009, is likely to be more youthful and laid-back as audiences drift in via the Nature Bus and stake out places to pitch tents.

Swedish culture is the focus of this year's festival, and a number of Swedish bands making their way across the Baltic to perform at the three-day, concert-packed event.

The festival also includes a film program, photo program and children's program, all of which have been given a Swedish flavor.