Euroradio Folk Festival

Rudolstadt Festival, where the Euroradio Folk Festival takes place
Rudolstadt Festival

The 2024 Euroradio Folk Festival (EFF) takes place during the Rudolstadt Festival in Germany on
4-7 July, kindly hosted by ARD-MDR (Germany). Thirteen acts were selected by EBU radio organizations:

  1. Alm4tett – ORF Austria
  2. Iva Bittová – CR Czechia
  3. Cerys Hafana – BBC Wales
  4. Emilia Lajunen & Eero Grundström – Yle Finland
  5. Odde/Holmen – NRK Norway
  6. Ensemble Shavnabada – EGT Georgia
  7. Suferi – PR Poland
  8. Tautumeitas – LR Latvia 
  9. Trio Räss – RTR Switzerland
  10. Tworna – MDR Germany
  11. Yagody – Suspilne Ukraine
  12. Ryan Young – BBC Scotland
  13. Zeidlang – BR Germany

Promoting the cultural diversity of Europe through music exchanges

Kanteles, fiddles, accordions, balalaikas, throat singing, yodelling: these and many more can be heard at the annual Euroradio Folk Festival (EFF), where bands and artists redefine the frontiers of folk music through their ethno, jazz, traditional and crossover projects.

More than a mere festival, this event is a platform presenting the incredible diversity of musical genres and sounds of all lifestyles in European folk music.

The Festival venues have encompassed the length and breadth of Europe, from Førde in Norway to Segovia in Spain, and from Cork to Tallinn.

The EFF is well known for its live concerts, but perhaps even more for its radio transmissions. All the concerts are recorded and provided at no cost by the host to other EBU radio organizations as part of the Euroradio music exchange. On average, each concert is broadcast by 20 radio stations in Europe and beyond, with transmissions as far afield as the Asia-Pacific region and North America.


  • Celebrate the unique tradition of local and regional roots, while being open to the latest trends, migrations and encounters
  • Reflect the lives of Europeans and beyond in all their richness: who we are, where we come from, and where we are going
  • Provide an unprecedented opportunity for vocal and instrumental musicians, who represent the multitude of traditions in Europe, but also other continents, to connect with one another
  • Enable artists to become known far beyond their national borders




Proposed by
EBU Folk Producers Community

Developed with the support of
Rudolstadt-Festival; MDR


Laurent Marceau
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Popular Music
+41 22 717 2613