Viking Festival Entertainment 2018

We have two stages of live music and entertainment that will take you back to the time of the Vikings. Featuring some of the areas best Celtic Folk & Rock groups. Featuring KRAUKAThe Fire, Highland Way, the Dread Crew of Oddwood, and Scandinavian folk music, with SoCal Damekor. For comic relief, The Bawdy Juggler will amaze and embarrass the crowd at the Loke Stage.


KRAUKA on the Odin Stage

NEW FOR 2018: KRAUKA! What music was played at Vikings feasts? This famed Danish quartet provides a musical answer with their brand of Viking-Folk-Rock.

Combining storytelling and music, KRAUKA takes you on a journey back in time to the Viking Age. Songs packed with sagas and myths about dwarves, trolls, elves and gods, and the music is performed as always on a mix of ancient and modern instruments, creating a wild atmosphere inspired by the sagas and the Nordic forces of nature

Since 1999, Krauka has toured throughout the Nordic region, USA and Eastern Europe with their many strange instruments. They have performed at a wide variety of events, from Viking markets to world music and local festivals, role-playing rallies,  museums and Viking centers.

We are excited to welcome Krauka for the FIRST TIME to Vista Viking Festival

The Dread Crew of Oddwood on the Loke Stage.

Storming the Loki Stage - Folk Metal band The Dread Crew of Oddwood make a triumphant return, with their Heavy Mahogany sound. Loud and relentless. With infectious rhythms, and raucous lyrics. They banded together at San Diego Comic-Con a decade ago. Since then, this San Diego Pirate-Crew has produced four albums, and played at festivals and concerts all over the country. Turning Pirate Rock up to 11!

The Fire

Internationally acclaimed The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world class fiddling, virtuosic bag-piping with lively accompaniment on guitar, bodhran, and tin-whistle. These charismatic performers will leave you on your feet with your hands together.

"A masterful blend of subtle fiddling and hard-driving piping" - Kithfolk Roots Music Magazine


Adam Reid - The Bawdy Juggler - Loke Stage

Saturday, 11:45–12:15, 5:15–5:45

Sunday, 2:00–2:30, 4:15 4:45

The Bawdy Juggler commands the Loki Stage. He does so with sly charm, and a wicked wit, to make the god of mischief proud. His show has balls. Because he's a juggler... 

Highland Way

Long time Vista Viking Festival favorite, Highland Way returns! This local Celtic band Plays everything from High Energy Festivals to Performing Arts Theaters, from Scotland to California. World class performers, Highland Way will have the crowd singing along, and dancing like no one is watching.

“Awesome, Awesome, and ... did I say Awesome?” David Palmatier, Chairman, Friends of Oceanside Parks.

“Highland Way has become San Diego’s best Celtic group” Dick Jay, president, San Diego Folk Heritage.

Southern CA Damekor

The Damekor (Norwegian for “Women’s Choir”) is a Scandinavian Women's Chorus A-cappella. With a bit of flute, cello, and harp, on occasion. Featuring music related to Scandinavia and music from many countries the Vikings visited on their "World Tour." 

I so enjoyed your performance at Daughters of Norway Convention, San Francisco. Thank you for sharing your many talents with all of us! ‎Debbie Dustin Dodd.