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On the wings of the dragon, forward to the stars!

From the streets to Wacken Open Air. From a cage in hell to a world of freedom!

Irdorath is a project from Belarus, which creates its own musical world: noble and wild, dark and exciting, filled with Slavic legends, echoes of the Middle Ages and folk music of different nations. The band is firmly entrenched in the status as headliner at historical, folk and ethno festivals in the CIS. Before 2020 Irdorath was actively touring through Europe, conquering new territories with their show. But ...

In August 2021, the band leaders, together with former members of the band, were arrested for playing bagpipes in demonstrations against the violence of the dictatorship in Belarus and were sentenced to 2 years in prison. In April 2023 they were released and fled the country. Despite this terrible history, they decided to continue the project. Half a year after their release they have rebuilt the project in a new country with new musicians and are already working on a new releases. And of course they are ready to return to the stage reborn and hardened.

The performance of Irdorath is made up of equally strong music and visual appearance. The sound is based on aggressive medieval bagpipes, a powerful drum set mixed with groovy electronics, the specific voice of a hurdy gurdy, the sound of cello and bouzouki, as well as memorable vocals. From a visual point of view, this is complemented by images of musicians, who already became a brand, and stage decorations with well-prepared light show.

Irdorath is an professional experienced team, capable to rock big festivals maintaining a powerful sound of acoustic instruments. There are so many shades in the music of Irdorath that the band fits perfectly in medieval, metal, gothic, fantasy, ethno and world music festivals. For example:

Irdorath became the first Belarusians who performed at the "Wacken Open Air" (the largest metal fest). They also performed at such diverse festivals like "Wave Gotik Treffen" (the largest gothic fest), "Wild Mint" (the largest World Music fest in Russia), Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum (the largest medieval fantasy fest), Folkest (Italian’s famous folk fest), Castle Kolpa (large Slovenian music fest). The band also participated in a big number of not so large-scale events throughout Europe (like Middeleeuws Winschoten in the Netherlands, Hradecký Slunovrat in the Czech Republic, Na Fir Bolg in Belgium and many others).

For several years, the band developed from playing on Belarusian streets to having a contract with a German label, booking, management, 3 albums (Ad Astra, Dreamcatcher, Wild), a number of music videos, performances at big festivals, constant touring and finding their own unique style. And this is just the beginning.

Irdorath is gaining strength, focuses on central Europe, planning a big musical project dedicated to Belarusian mythology, and continues on their way:

On the wings of the Dragon, forward to the Stars!

3 August 2024
Village stage


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