The Festival of Silence is going to be a two-day summer event in the city of Liepāja on the 16th and 17th of August, which will be held on the beach of the Baltic sea under the safeguard of the Southern Fort. The environment for the festival is being mindfully shaped so that it serves as a place where you can step out of your way and truly rest from the daily race by enjoying incredible musical performances and peace.

As per the theme of the festival, we also encourage silence for those on the festival grounds as a means of respecting our own wholeness as well as others’. You can probably whisper.
There will be no alcohol or other substances to abuse on the festival grounds. We implore you to not to bring any either and enjoy calm in a non-sedated state.
For two days we will ask of you to turn off and put away all of your smart or not so smart devices in order to de-toxify from this extremely prevalent aspect of our daily lives.
It is our understanding that from time to time we have to stop and take a step back from our routinely activities in order to gain perspective of the larger picture and re-establish the creativity and balance in life. Festival grounds will be divided in two – one side is going to host acoustic performances, poetry, blindfolded concerts and various mindfulness technique workshops like meditations and sauna rituals as well as a food court. It will also be the side where people will stay the night in their tents. The other side of the territory will be reserved in its entirety for absolute peace in in-action. 18 ha of land by the sea where you are asked to do nothing but do BE with your own self, without producing any everyday thoughts. We hope that two days and two nights in fresh air, being here and now among likeminded individuals, sunbathing and lounging in hammocks can make space in you for something bigger.

MUSICIANS

the musical performances during the two nights at the festival will be performed by true characters of their respective genres. The performances will be held acoustically to create and mediate a peaceful environment.

SHIPSEA

Inese Galante

Arstarulsmirus

Kaspars Zemītis

Kārlis Kazāks

Ainars Mielavs

Ralfs Eilands

Triana Park

Sergejs Jēgers

Jānis Stībelis

Ieva Akuratere

Gunārs Meijers

Grupa Baraka / Deniss Paškēvics

AGENDA

16.08.

14:00
Opening
We advise you to arrive in good time, however no rush is necessary. The rules about the devices and general loudness take hold from the moment of your arrival. The time until the first performance is meant to let everyone explore the festival grounds, establish their own space and start coming into the vibe. The food court will be open at this time.
19:00
INESE GALANTE
The world-renown Latvian opera singer, soprano Inese Galante will open up the performances on the Hill Stage together with the talented composer, master of piano and organ Aivars Kalējs. The songs performed will touch upon themes like romantic experiences for the soul and love as a mighty and ubiquitous force.
20:00
Intermission
20:30
RALFS EILANDS
Between the sea and Lake Liepaja, Ralf Eiland brings his acoustic performance just before sunset.
21:30
Intermission
22:00
GRUPA BARAKA ir DENISS PAŠKĒVICS
Persian night of poetic jazz invites the listeners into an ancient culture.
23:00
Intermission
23:30
SHIPSEA
at the onset of midnight Shipsea brings you inward peace
OTHER FESTIVITIES
The beach of Liepāja - nature takes care of a large part of the charm in Liepāja! We, however, will take care of the design and vibe of the resting spots where you can still hear the music. Feel free to take a swim, bathe in the sun, go to a sauna and just resting mindfully during this noisy age.

Pine Square – is a place where nature has nurtured majestic pine-trees under which poetry readings and art expositions will take place. This is also the place for gong meditations and other mindfulness techniques.

The small pine forest – this is a place where the pines are still being nurtured and among them you will have the chance to experience dreamlike moments of music while blindfolded.

The Dune Flats – this will be the place to set up camp and experience the expanse of nature, as well as partake in workshop activities and a special festival orientation game which will encourage you to put yourself in the center of attention to beat it.

In addition, we warmly suggest you have your favourite blankets and pillows with you. They might come in handy.

17.08.

07:00
AWAKENING
we are getting up early and everyone is invited to the quiet beach street where teachers of mindfulness techniques will tune you up for the day. And when else if not in the morning would you want to have a swim in the sea?
10:00
AINARS MIELAVS
A most distinguished Latvian songwriter and singer will entertain us in an acoustic morning concert.
15:00
IEVA AKURATERE
early afternoon invites the listeners to a sensual and delicate performance by Ieva Akurātere.
15:45
KASPARS ZEMĪTIS
When you have something to say but the voice leaves you in silence, there is always the guitar as one of the ways to break it.
16:30
SERGEJS JĒGERS
A Latvian contra-tenor singer will perform famous classical pieces and our own Latvian music.
17:30
Intermission
18:00
GUNĀRS MEIJERS
As a potential surprise, one of absolute romanticists in Latvian music, Gunārs Meijers will attempt to melt some hearts with Eric Clapton`s guitar. (tiešām Ērika? Jo citādāk jāraksta Eric Clapton`s signature guitar).
19:00
Intermission
19:30
KĀRLIS KAZĀKS
At the right time, in the right space in your palms – by Karlis Kazaks.
20:30
Intermission
21:00
JĀNIS STĪBELIS
a brilliant instrumentalist with pieces from his collective work with Jānis Kalniņš “Optimist" in specially prepared arrangements and moods.
22:00
Intermission
22:30
TRIANA PARK
All the famous songs of Triana Park will be held under a special, acoustic arrangment
23:30
Intermission
00:00
ARSTARULSMIRUS
we are here to have a joyful moment of togetherness in peace and silence in a place of true beauty.

There is an entire Sunday of free time in Liepāja after the festival so we invite you to check out the spots and acquaint yourselves with the surroundings. Welcome!

ONE DAY TICKET
30 €
TWO DAY TICKET
40 €
TWO DAY TICKET + A TENT
45 €
GROUP TICKETS (STARTING WITH 10)

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Organizē: Fonds "Šeit un tagad"  |  40008256502  |  Liepāja, Dārza iela 3 - 50, LV-3401, Latvija
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KLUSUMA FESTIVĀLS, LIEPĀJA, "DIENVIDU FORTI", ADRESES: KLAIPĒDAS IELA 138; KLAIPĒDAS IELA 150A, LIEDAGA IELA 9, 2019. GADA 16 - 17. AUGUSTS

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