The largest music and entertainment festival in the Baltics will take place in Norviliškės, cultural crossroads by the Belarusian border on the 24—26th of August.
‘For many years we were isolated from the world, and even after the fall of the iron curtain the Berlin wall in people‘s minds still separates Western and Eastern Europe. Be2Gether festival will be a huge blow to that wall‘, says Andrius Mamontovas, one of the most famous Lithuanian rock musician.
Artists with worldwide fame, Morcheeba, Bloodhound Gang, The Young Knives and Datarock, will perform at Be2Gether festival by the 16th century castle while touring major European festivals, such as Reading, Roskilde and Glastonbury.
‘It is a unique opportunity to see and listen to bands which draw thousands of fans all over the world. It is not only music, but spectacular music shows‘, says Giedrius Klimkevičius, a show manager.
Besides mentioned bands well known Lithuanian, Icelandic, Finnish, Belarusian, Latvian and Polish artists will perform in Norviliškės. Among others the festival will include Lithuanian artists Andrius Mamontovas, Skamp, G&G Sindikatas, British/Lithuanian group Joana and the Wolf, Belarussian bands Lyapis Trubetskoy, IQ48; Leaves from Iceland, Poets of the Fall from Finland, Tribes of the City from Latvia, Tanel Padar & the Sun from Estonia; well known Zion Train from UK and New York Ska Jazz Ensemble from US.
An impressive dance club will be open during night-time, which will offer such legendary DJs as DJ Food and DK, Alex Gopher, Metal on Metal and Boogaloo.
‘We wanted our festival, which has motto ‘Music Opens Borders‘, to be multicultural, include as many music styles as possible, to satisfy different music tastes‘, says Klimkevičius.
According to him, the festival is not only about the music. ‘People come together to socialize, meet new friends, simply have fun‘,- says Klimkevičius.
The organizers promise different games, arts happenings, food shows and other entertainment on the festival grounds situated at one of the most Eastern points of the European Union.
Thousands of people from not only Lithuania, but neighbouring countries as well, are expected in Norviliškės. People from Belarus express huge interest in the festival by their national border.
Belarusian people will benefit from the festival not only emotionally. Part of money from the tickets is granted to children in Chechersk (Gomel district, Belarus), who suffer from consequences of Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Information about the tickets and online booking: http://www.tiketa.lt/
More information on the festival: http://www.b2g.lt/en/
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