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XXI Lithuanian, Latvian & Estonian Village Folk Musicians and Chapels Festival ANT RUBEZIAUS
Date: 31 May, 1-2 June 2018
Location: Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street),  Siauliai, Lithuania. The main stage of the Festival will be located near the Art Gallery. Special seats in front of the stage will be available for the senior audience (approximately 500 seats). The small festival scene will stand at the Šiauliai Tourism and Information Center (200 seats).
About festival
Festival “Ant Rubeziaus” (“Rubezius” – vernacularism; this word has the meaning of border, which separates two dialect regions: Upper Lithuania and Lower Lithuania.)
It is a traditional and continuous folk music festival directed to many groups of the society: starting with families, young people and ending with the senior audience. Original ensembles and stylised chapels as well as solo village musicians from all regions in Lithuania (Aukstaitija, Samogitia, Suvalkija and Dzukija) are invited to the Festival. Their concerts are scheduled on the main stage of the Festival as well as improvised locations on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street). 
A fair hosting Lithuanian and Latvian folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders will be buzzing on the renovated Pedestrian Boulevard each day of the Festival from 10 o’clock in the morning till evening. It is planned that approximately 40 ensembles and stylised chapels, solo village musicians from Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia will participate in the Festival.
Festival Programme 2018
On 31 May at 06:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Fair attended by folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street).
05:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. concerts given by strange folk groups on the main stage of the Festival on the Pedestrian Boulevard near the Art Gallery (Vilniaus Street).
10:00 p.m. – 02:00 a.m. Musicians’ get-together on the summer concert yard at Club “Juone pastuoge”.
 
On 1 June at 04:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Fair attended by folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street).
03:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Improvised performances given by ensembles and stylised chapels in various areas on the Pedestrian Boulevard.
02:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Concerts given by ensembles and stylised chapels on the main stage of the Festival on the Pedestrian Boulevard near the Art Gallery (Vilniaus Street).
09:30 p.m. – 01:00 a.m. Musicians’ get-together on the summer yard at Club “Juone pastuoge”.
 
On 2 June at 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Fair attended by folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street).
12:00 noon – 03:00 p.m. Competition of concertina-players and accordion-players on the main stage of the Festival, concerts given by ensembles and chapels.
02:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Improvised performances given by ensembles, stylised chapels, and solo village musicians in various areas on the Pedestrian Boulevard.
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Concerts given by ensembles and stylised chapels on the main stage of the Festival on the Pedestrian Boulevard near the Art Gallery (Vilniaus Street).
09:00 p.m. – 00:00 a.m. Musicians’ get-together on the summer yard at Club “Juone pastuoge”.
 
Hosts of the Festival:
Virginija Nasleniene (Magdele) and her assistant Untaniokas from Aukstaitija (Antanas Laurinkevicius), Rasa Grauziniene (Dedienyte) and Vilma Muleviciute – Sabaliauskiene (Agotele). 
 
Festival will play:
Lithunia: RATILAI (Vilnius), SUTARAS (Vilnius), SADŪNAI (Zarasų raj.), ZYPLIŲ DVARO KAPELA (Šakių raj.), BIJOTAIČIAI (Šilalės raj.), GRĮŽOLĖ (Telšių raj.), NALŠIA (Vilnius), DOMEIKAVOS SEKLYČIA (Kauno raj.), SAULĖ (Šiauliai), SALDUVĖ (Šiauliai), MINGĖ (Klaipėda), VYDRAGA (Vilnius), JUOSTVINGĖ (Panevėžio raj.), VIRVENTA (Mažeikiai), SALDUVA (Šiaulių raj.), ERŽVILKO BANDONIJA (Jurbarko raj.), BOČIAI (Šiauliai), RASKILA (Panevėžys), ŪKININKAS (Kauno raj.), KARČEMA (Šilutė), SMALVŲ kapela ir mandolininkai (Zarasų raj.), KUN SAKA (Kelmės raj.), NORAGAS (Širvintos), ČIR VIR VYRAI (Zarasai), SANTAKA (Jurbarkas), CINKELIS (Zarasų raj.), JOVARAI (Marijampolė), individual musicians, accordion ensembles, children's groups ...
 
Latvia: DUCELE, RUMBAS KVARTETS, jauniešu kapela KOKLE , kapela TALS’ TRIMIŠ , Igauņu ģimenes kapela, LABI, KA TĀ!, Lizuma lauku kapela, individual musicians.
 
Estonia: club of accordions “Pärnumaa Lõõtspillihaigete Selts”, The Piccolo Folk Group, kapelija “Tõmba Jüri”, kapelija “Rahvamuusikaansambel Heino Tartes ja Sõbrad”, girls' ensemble of accordions.