The Great Hall

EMIAN pagan folk castlefest winter editie


Discover your deepest self with EMIAN

From Celtic to Northern European culture and from medieval ballads to shamanic chants. The music of EMIAN combines Northern European and Mediterranean folk languages, capturing the listeners’ attention through enchanting songs. The wonderful music leads their minds to spectacular sceneries such as snowy peaks and enchanted woods, along the Scandinavian fjords. Listeners are offered the unique and unexpected opportunity to discover their deepest self. They’ll also discover lost archaic feelings that can bring back the ancestral harmony with the universe.

EMIAN will play in The Great Hall on Saturday and on Yule Stage on Sunday at the Castlefest Winter Edition.

Imbue Castlefest Winter Edition


Folk and historical music meet and mingle into a sound both spanning the raw Medieval as well as the courtly Renaissance.

The lilting sound of the recorder and fiddle and the swinging percussion invite you to dance. The plaintive strains of the viol, the bright strumming of the bouzouki and the angelic singing will woo you with ballads of love and loss.
Welcome to the mystical world of Imbue.

Imbue plays on Saturday and Sunday at the Castlefest Winter Edition.

Baldrs Draumar Castlefest Winter Editie

Baldrs Draumar

Baldrs Draumar is a Frisian band which has been raiding the stages since 2009 promoting their epic and thundering Folkmetal. After releasing their first full-length album “Forfedres Fortellinger” in 2011 the band decided to focus on their own Frisian roots and language changing their line-up, performance and musical style slightly to become one of the most brutal Folkmetal bands around. In April 2015, Baldrs Draumar releases its second full-length album “Aldgillissoan” and brings their Furious Frisian Folkmetal to the masses! Always looking for new adventures Baldrs Draumar also takes up acoustic instruments and now will bring you the mysterious and ancient stories of their ancestors in their native tongue. Prepare to be enchanted by the Frisian skalds singing you songs from their latest acoustic full length album “Fan Fryslâns Ferline.”

Baldrs Draumar plays on Saturday at the Castlefest Winter Edition.



With the release of their new album, Irfan will join us at the Castlefest Winter Edition during their promotour!

Their music is an invitation to a mystical trip in and beyond time. The sound of the Bulgarian band reveals an original electro-acoustic World Fusion influenced by the sacred and folk music traditions of the Balkans, the Middle East, Persia, and the Mediterranean, as well as by the musical and spiritual heritage of Byzantium, and Medieval Europe.

Irfan is known for its extensive use of ethereal and mystic female vocals in addition to strong male vocals in combination with an assortment of traditional Bulgarian, Middle Eastern, Persian and Indian string, wind, key and percussive instruments woven into a delicate electronic sound. The band’s name is borrowed from the Sufi’s terminology and means “gnosis”, “secret knowledge” or “revelation”.

Go back to the Roots we all emerge from. 
Venerate the Cradle, where each personal, single Journey has started
Choose the Path, among many and follow it.

Band members:         
Ivaylo Petrov – oud, baglama saz, tambura, setar, sitar, santour, programming
Kalin Yordanov – vocals, daf, bodhran, darbouka
Peter Todorov – darbouka, riq, djembe, electronic percussion pad
Yasen Lazarov – kaval, nay, duduk, harmonium

Darina Zlatkova – vocals

Irfan plays both days at the Castlefest Winter Edition.