Midgardsblot is a folk and metal festival taking place in Borre, right next to Northern Europe’s largest grave mounds from the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age. This year, it took place over August 16th through 19th.
Next to the festival area is Midgard Vikingsenter, in which during the festival attendees could listen to lectures on Vikings’ history, traditions, metalworks, battles, and many more, as part of the Mimir Talks. There is also a rebuilt Vikings’ Gildehall, which turns into one of the stages during the festival. There is also a Viking village, Folkvangr, on the festival grounds and many visitors are dressed in traditional Viking clothes. Ceremonies and Viking battles are held every day of Midgardsblot.
The second day of Midgardsblot featured bands such as LUCIFER’S CHILD, GAEREA, URGEHAL, PRIMORDIAL, MYRKUR. The main act of the day, however, was WARDRUNA. Their performance was a truly spiritual experience. WARDRUNA played, among others, “Kvitravn,” “Grá,” “Fehu,” “Odal,” “Helvegen.” For sure, it was one of the few concerts that will remain in my memory forever.
Photos by Aleksandra Majak