Got plans for the first summer weekend this year? Basketball, floorball, football or maybe some meatball? At IKEA we will kick-off summer joyfully and actively with second Ball festival. There will be music, laughter, fun games for every family member and of course lots of various balls. Butterflies in stomach? There’s certainly space for some tasty IKEA meatballs, veggie and plant balls prepared in new and exciting ways.

Musicians from groups Rahu the Fool, Laime pilnīga, children pop groups and DJ Cimmis will boost your mood. Comedians from "Četri brāļi" will do a special stand-up and make sure you laugh hearty. Interviews, coverage and insights from the very heart of Ball festival will be broadcasted from radio STAR FM studio that on Saturday will be situated at the festival.

Ball festival means fun for everyone. Children will for sure enjoy the ball pool and have exciting time in inflatable shark, at fun ball games and creative workshops.

The weekend of second IKEA Ball festival on June 3–4 will be just perfect start of the summer. The question is: will you be there? Put it down in your calendar already!

What a perfect day

Have a look at the programme and plan your perfect day. We will start at noon with a warm-up together with Pippi Longstocking. All day long host of the festival Kristaps Tālbergs will offer various contests with possibility to win nice and useful prizes from IKEA. Radio STAR FM DJ's will interview the chef of the festival and musicians, so everyone can get a sneak-peak into the backstage. On Saturday the party will go on until 8 p.m. but only to have a short break and pick up on Sunday from where we left. By the way, a photographer will be taking pictures in the upside-down studio both days from 12 to 6 p.m.

Great musicians and festive mood

On Saturday, June 3, you will have an opportunity to listen to musical rascals Rahu The Fool who will surprise with jazz and blues interpretations with a slight touch of folk music, as well as children pop groups.

On Sunday, June 4, stage will be given to Latvian rock group Laime pilnīga and four brothers and comedians from "Četri brāļi".

Festival host on both days: a long-time IKEA friend since the TV show "Home idea with IKEA" Kristaps Tālbergs. On Saturday, special Ball festival coverage will be provided by radio STAR FM that will broadcast from IKEA.

Chef of the Ball festival

To treat you with something special, we have found the right person who knows every detail about IKEA balls. This year, chef of the festival will be head of IKEA Food Department Oļeg Soročin. For many years Oļeg has worked at word-class hotels and served meals to numerous guests. In the Ball festival Oļeg will serve dishes with the famous IKEA balls specially for you. Those will be unique recipes that you will have an opportunity to taste at the festival and later cook at home too.

Special meals from IKEA chef

We always think of a special menu when thowing up a party, don’t we? On the ball festival our chef Oļegs Soročins will prepare two special dishes. From May 27 to June 4 shop at IKEA store for at least 100 € and get a coupon to exchange for a ball dish. Don’t worry if you haven’t planned to make bigger purchases – it will be possible to purchase the meal on the spot too.

For IKEA Family club members, it will cost only 2,50 €, regular price – 5 €.

And don’t forget to take quiz to find out which ball you should certainly taste.

Games and atractions

IKEA Ball festival is no ordinary festival and there will be some extraordinary activities. Enjoy huge soap bubbles and challenge your coordination in a dance with Pippi Longstocking. Kids will be more than happy to get a glitter tattoo and use their energy in inflatable attractions. When all of the said is done and you smile wide, it is time to visit the upside-down photo studio and get an amusing photo to memorize the festival. See you there!
Photos and videos will be taken during the festival. Photo and video materials will be published at IKEA social media accounts and elsewhere.