The GAIDA Festival, has taken place in Vilnius since 1991 is the most prominent festival of contemporary music in Lithuania. This is one of the most important new musical events in Central and Eastern Europe. During the last ten years the festival has become a prestigious event not only for Lithuanian music lovers, but also for the large international audience that attends the festival each year.
The festival’s aim is to present the most interesting Lithuanian and world music oeuvre, to initiate new projects including top international musicians and to keep the highest quality criteria as the priority. For high achievements in the international contemporary music scene GAIDA Festival in 2005 was invited to prestigious association of most important European festivals of contemporary music "Reseau Varese". In 2008 the festival was awarded the title of ISCM World Music Days, meaning an especial appreciation of the international music community all over the world and providing the right to organize a festival on exceptional scale.
Find out more about the festival programme: here.