Program 2021

The Häme Medieval Festival takes over the nights of August 20th to 22th 2021!

The Häme Medieval Festival is once again bringing us a taste of the times long gone and forgotten. The faint smell of smoke and the sounds of music and laughter fill the air around us. Somewhere on your left you can see a blacksmith working on their craft. The vikings are about to battle over and find out who shall reign as the strongest of them all and the merchants tables are full of interesting looking handicrafts.

Will you take a bite of the syrupy sweet candied apple and join us on the adventure? 

Kireen Kypärän Taverna

Kireen Kypärän Tavern will serve the festival goers with a pre-opening party on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of August. The festival as well as the tavern nights are 18+ after 8pm. This is due to stricter guidelines during the pandemic.

Wednesday 18th Aug 2021

Our preparty is held in the festival area in Kireen Kypärän tavern. The tavern opens its gates to visitors at 5 pm and closes at midnight. The festival area will not be fully open yet.

Thursday 19th Aug 2021

Our preparty is held in the festival area in Kireen Kypärän tavern. The tavern opens its gates to visitors at 5 pm and closes at midnight. The festival area will not be fully open yet.

Music

Corvus Corax is a German band known for playing neo-Medieval music using authentic instruments. Their name is the Latin name for the common raven. The band was formed in 1989 by Castus Rabensang, Wim (Venustus) and Meister Selbfried (“Master Selfpeace”) in East Germany.

The band often uses bagpipes as the solo instrument; their live performances attract attention with the bizarre look of the musicians being reminiscent of ancient Greek myths: half-naked, dressed in unusual clothes, wearing primitive tribal decorations, often tattooed.

Spiritual Season arrives at our event from Ukraine.

The band plays Irish-Scandinavian folk music. The band has been touring Europe and Asia since 2004 and now they are finally arriving to Finland!

The Romanian based band Pipers of Transylvania have played medieval and traditional music in original orchestration, proper for any sort of medieval festivals since 2008. Their repertoire includes medieval music from the 13 th century up until contemporary days in original arrangements as well as their own neo medieval compositions.
They “rock” with their highly dynamic shows!

Greenrose Faire has been gracing our event with their attendace for several years.

The band’s immersive music will take the listeners minds straight to a medieval tavern and will make you want to dance!

The band has just released a new album and will surely be entertaining us with their newest music.

Ratatosk is a Finnish folk music ensemble founded in Pietarsaari in 2014. Ratatosk plays Finnish-Swedish folk music, but is also influenced by various genres, such as rock, jazz and art music. The band combines contemporary instruments, guitars and basses with old traditional instruments. The name of the band Ratatosk comes from Scandinavian mythology. Ratatosk was a squirrel that ran along the trunk of the tree of life Yggdrasil, conveying messages between the worlds. The band also wants to be a messenger in a beautiful and diverse world.

The duo Mysticus brings natural mysticism and medieval stories to the festivals. The Forest Maiden and the Wizard take the listeners on a journey of wild imagination with the melody of their songs with their instruments percussion and lute. The duo’s debut album Shaman’s Dream was released in June and will be available for purchase during the festivals.

www.duomysticus.com

Last but not least, Isara

The band’s three men dressed in kilts have been blessing the festival goers with their jolly music for many times before, and they are to return to entertain us once again!

Friday:

13:00-13:40 Duo Mysticus

14:00-14:40 Isara

15:00-15:40 Duo musticys

16:30-17:10 Pipers of Transylvania

18:00-18:40 Spiritual Seasons

19:00-19:40 Pipers of Transylvania

** +18 **

20:30-21:10 Isara

22:00-22:40 Pipers of Transylvania

23:00-23:40 Corvus Corax

Saturday:

11:00-11:40 Ratatosk

13:00-12:40 Isara

13:00-13:40 Pipers of Transylvania

14:00-14:40 Ratatosk

15:00-15:40 Corvus Corax

16:00-16:40 Isara

17:00-17:40 Ratatosk

18:00-18:40 Isara

19:00-19:40 Pipers of Transylvania

**18+**

20:00-20:40 Spiritual Seasons

21:00-21:40 Greerose Faire

22:00-23:40 Corvus Corax

Sunday:

11:00-11:40 Ratatosk

12:00-12:40 Greenrose Faire

13:00-13:40 Pipers of Transylvania

14:00-14:40 Isara

15:0015:40 Ratatosk

16:00-16:40 Spiritual Seasons

Battlefields

The Vikings, The Historical Medieval Battles also known as Buhurt, Boffer battlers and Medieval warhorse trainers will all be gathering to Häme Medieval Festival to showcase their various talents in their respective areas of knowledge. Get ready to find out about different sword fielding techniques and see who’s to reign as the last viking standing in the fierce battles.

Friday:

12:00-19:00 Boffer battles, Boffer arena

12:00-14:00 Skills & Arms training I, Warhorse camp

14:00-14:30 Viking battle, Viking arena

14:00-15:00 Historical horseback riding demo, Warhorse camp

16:00-19:00 Skills & Arms training II, Warhorse camp

17:30-18:00 Viking battle, Viking arena

**21:30-23:00 The Bailiff’s Fire tournaments, Southern Castle yard ** Additional ticket needed

Saturday:

10:00-13:00 Try Boffer battling, Boffer arena

10:00-17:00 Buhurt opening rounds, Buhurt arena, Castle yard

10:00-11:00 Open training, Warhorse camp

11:00-12:00 Skills & Arms training, Warhorse camp

13:00-14:30 Viking games III, Viking arena

13:00-15:00 How to build a boffer sword, Boffer arena

14:00-15:00 Lance tournaments, Warhorse camp

15:00-15:15 Boffer battle demonstraton, Boffer arena

15:00-18:00 The strongest Viking competition

15:15-16:00 Try Boffer battling, Boffer arena

16:00-17:00 Skills & Arms training, Warhorse camp

17:30-18:00 Viking battle demonstration, Viking arena

17:00-19:00 Open practice, Warhorse camp

**21:30-23:00 The Bailiff’s Fire tournaments, Southern Castle yard ** Additional ticket needed

Sunday:

10:00-17:00 Buhurt 1v1, Buhurt arena, Castle yard

10:00-11:00 Open practice, Warhorse camp

11:00-13:00 How to buold a boffer shield/ Try Boffer battling, Boffer arena

11:00-13:00 Skills & Arms training, Warhorse camp

12:00-14:00 Open practice, Warhorse camp

12:00-12:30 Viking battle demonstration, Viking arena

13:00-15:00 How to build a boffer sword, Boffer arena

15:00-16:00 Try Boffer battling, Boffer arena

14:00-15:00 Lance tournaments, Warhorse camp

14:00-15:00 Workshop, Viking arena

Other events

Friday:

12:00-18:00 Children’s activities, Kakarain kylä

12:00-18:00 Metsälä’s farm animals, Kakarain kylä

12:00-18:00 Try out archery, near the old prison, Castle yard

**19:00- Nobelman’s feast, Linnantupa ** Additional ticket needed

**19:00- Peasantries better feast, Tykkitorni ** Addittional ticket needed

Saturday:

10:00-18:00 Children’s activities, Kakarain Kylä

10:00-18:00 Metsälä’s farm animals, Kakarain Kylä

10:00-18:00 Try out archery, near the old prison, Castle yard

**19:00- Nobelman’s feast, Linnantupa ** Additional ticket needed

**19:00- Peasantries better feast, Tykkitorni ** Addittional ticket needed

Sunday:

10:00-17:00 Children’s activities, Kakarain Kylä

10:00-17:00 Metsälä’s farm animals, Kakarain Kylä

10:00-17:00 Try out archery, near the old prison, Castle yard

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