Beer gets bigger in Estonia

Wednesday, 26 April 2006 12:00 AM

Tallin, the setting of the Ollesummer festival (photo:

Tallin, the setting of the Ollesummer festival (photo:

The largest beer festival in the Baltic States, the Ollesummer Festival in Estonia, is about to get even bigger.

Beer fans will be delighted to hear that Ollesummer, which is Europe's second largest beerathon, a runner-up only to the Oktoberfest in Munich, is adding to its attractions.

A new stage is being added to the bill of the festival in Tallinn, which runs between July 5th and 9th, and will bring a new dimension of live music to the popular fest.

The Ollesummer festival regularly attracts more than 80,000 revellers and drinkers every year, and now boasts a world music stage to add to the entertainments provided by the main Estonian music stage.

Scores of acts will perform at Ollesummer, playing a wide selection of music, including Estonian national music, rock, jazz, reggae and hip hop.

Drinkers can flit between zones at the festival, from the pop and rock on the main stage, to traditional Estonian culture, including learning about handicrafts and cuisine in the Folk Zone.

Revellers who like to carry themselves with a degree of urbanity can relax to some slinky jazz in the Jazz and Wine Garden.

Providing you have not been drinking too much, you can also enjoy a spot of go-karting or paint-balling.

The festival is ideally located next to the seaside, providing party-goers with the chance to ease off the booze and relax on the beach.

The event is not strictly for the over-18s, either. There is the Youth Zone, which features a skate-park and Estonian youth bands, perfect for the teens, while the Children's Zone will include shows and discos for kids.

Baltic Adventures is offering deals to visit Tallinn and the Ollesummer festival, starting from £169 per person for transport, three nights' accommodation in Tallinn and two tickets for the festival.

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