TOP 10 music events this summer

TOP 10 music events this summer

Source: Lembit Michelson

If you still need an excuse to spend your summer holiday in Estonia, then check out this list of festivals and concerts. From opera on a medieval island to the biggest electronic dance musicians on the beach, these events are for the summertime music lovers.


Juu Jääb Festival

Saare maakond, Hellamaa küla

28.06.2017 - 01.07.2017

The festival "Juu Jääb" is an international culture festival on the tiny island called Muhu (its neighbor is the Island of Saaremaa) in West Estonia that brings together jazz musicians from all over the world. Beautiful nature, friendly locals, great music and delicious Estonian food - thats what makes it so specail! This year’s Juu Jääb celebrates its 21st birthday.

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SETO FOLK – "Wilder, Deeper"

Põlva maakond, Värska alevik

16.06.2017 - 18.06.2017

Seto Folk is a festival where experience is born and inspiration buds from the fusion of music and nature. The festival brings together travel and music lovers from all over Estonia and broadens the boundaries of performing arts culture. At this festival, vendors sell local crafts, genuine Seto food is served, home brewed beer is quaffed and Seto hospitality is enjoyed. A real Seto kirmas ground is open, full of the spirit of the village fetes, allowing festival goers to rest from the madding crowds and enjoy cheerful company, good music and a beautiful natural environment. The theme of this year’s festival is "Wilder, Deeper".  

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Hard Rock Camp 2017

Rapla maakond, Vana-Vigala küla

30.06.2017 - 01.07.2017

This year, Hard Rock Camp will be held for the 16th time, and it will take place from 30 June to 1 July in Vana-Vigala. In addition to the best Estonian metal bands, several foreign artists will be performing as well – for example, Arcturus and Asphyx. Hard Rock Camp has taken place in the beautiful creek in Vana-Vigala for as many as 15 years now. The most important event for Estonian hard rock music lovers will bring a total of 22 artists to two stages within two days. Nearly half of them are from abroad. Over the years, the following well-known artists have performed in Vana-Vigala: Behemoth, Testament, Phil Anselmo, Katatonia, and many others.

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Saaremaa Opera Days

Saare maakond, Kuressaare

15.07.2017 - 22.07.2017

Established opera festival taking place in the courtyard of the medieval Episcopal Castle in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa island. Festival highlights include Bizet’s “Pearl Fisher”, Verdi’s “Otello” and Szymanowski’s “King Roger”. Visitors can also enjoy the premiere of “Swan-bone City” by local opera composer Ülo Krigul.

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Music Festival Into The Valley 2017

Harju maakond, Rummu alevik

29.06.2017 - 02.07.2017

Into the Valley is a boutique festival which takes a programme of high-quality music, art, and gourmet to the world's most unusual places. In 2015, the festival first took place in Sweden, in the amphitheatre-shaped limestone quarry in Dalhalla situated in the forest. In the summer of 2017, the festival will, for the first time, take place in Estonia and during it, more than 60 musicians and DJs will perform here. The festival will take place at a former Rummu prison area in a limestone quarry, which is 45 minutes from Tallinn, and during three days, the unique festival will bring together the best of house and techno music.  

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XXV Viljandi Folk Music Festival

Viljandi maakond, Viljandi

27.07.2017 - 30.07.2017

The festival takes place in the castle hills of Viljandi and various venues all across the town. Exciting foreign artists and the best folk music performers from Estonia, the Green Stage, the Handicraft Yard, the Runo Song Nest, and a workshop programme to suit every preference are just a few highlights of the festival. This year's festival theme "New and old" refers to huge contrasts but also to the changes that will lead us forward. "New and old" means a moment of rivalry and additionally, having a trump hand, which attracts participants and is exciting for the performers. You can enjoy and listen to music which consists of something old and familiar and, at the same time, something new and interesting, mysterious, and moving as well.

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Leigo Lake Music Festival

Valga maakond, Lutike küla

04.08.2017 - 05.08.2017

The Leigo Lake Music Festival is a perfect example of how to bring together nature and music to create unique and truly memorable experiences. Concerts on a variety of stages showcase music from classical to rock, with the summer's evening culminating in a Leigo-style display of fireworks - both traditional and of the floating tea light variety. The performances and the venue both add to one another to create something very special.

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Haapsalu Tchaikovsky Festival 2017 Tchaikovsky's romances, arias, and duets

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu

30.06.2017 - 30.06.2017

Tchaikovsky's romances, arias, and duets Novaya Opera soloists and Dmitri Sibirtsev (piano) To our luck, the excellent soloists from the Novaya Opera will be presenting their vocal abilities at the Haapsalu Tchaikovsky Festival in more pieces than just the concert performance of the opera Iolanta. The pianist and theatre director Dmitri Sibirtsev will be performing arias and duets from Russian operas together with the Novaya Opera soloists in the main hall of the historic Wiedemann Gymnasium (today, the Läänemaa Joint Gymnasium) in Haapsalu. The atmosphere there is in perfect harmony with the concert.  

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Weekend Festival Baltic

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

03.08.2017 - 05.08.2017

Largest electronic dance music event in the Nordic countries! Pärnu’s beach offers a unique kind of atmosphere, where one can see and hear the hottest dance and pop music artists. This summer's lineup includes The Chainsmokers, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Clean Bandit, Deadmau5, Martin Garrix, Rae Sremmurd and more.

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The 12th Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration "Here I’ll Stay"

Throughout Estonia

30.06.2017 - 02.07.2017

This summer’s Song and Dance Celebration is filled with youthful energy, as 14 young conductors will make their debut at the Song Celebration and the stage will be filled with 40 thousand born free youths. Besides the beloved songs “Ta lendab mesipuu poole” and “Mu isamaa on minu arm”, brand new pieces of music by Kadri Voorand, Eeva Talsi, Mari Jürjens, and Rasmus Puur, whereas the last one is the author of the idea for the Song Celebration, will be performed.

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Last updated : 26.05.2017

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