No Rapalje Summer Folk Festival without Rapalje! Rapalje are an award-winning band from the Scottish and Irish folk music scene. After almost 3 decades, they still laugh and have enchanted their audiences with passionate and lively performances on hundreds of stages around the world. The group combines traditional instruments such as the bagpipes, violin, flutes and bodhráns with singing from the heart and a good dose of humor, making them loved wherever they play. Rapalje, which means “scoundrel” or “flag”, has given numerous concerts and released more than 10 albums. The band has won several awards and accolades, including the Best Live Act Award at the fantasy awards in 2015 and 2018. Over the years, Rapalje has gained a reputation as one of the most entertaining and dynamic folk bands around. Their trademark chaos and the way they always make time for their huge fan following is what makes the musicians so popular.

Whether you are swept away by their stirring tunes, intrigued by their historical flair or simply looking for an unforgettable live experience, Rapalje is a band not to be missed. They remain the flag bearers of folk and Celtic music, and their musical journey is far from over. Let's sing, dance and enjoy together. Let's celebrate 30 years of Rapalje together!

During the Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival they always go the extra mile. In addition to their own shows, there will also be a few unique performances with some of the other bands in attendance. In short: you shouldn't miss this one!

Rapalje will perform on the Main Stage on both days of the festival.