June 15–16 Song Festival Grounds



Pantokraator creates unique music, blending elements of progressive rock and folk, archaic sounds and poems by William Shakespeare. The band was formed in 1981 by classmates who had no music skills whatsoever. But the dream spawned a band that has released five records, participated in numerous theatre productions and played at all biggest music festivals in Estonia. Singer Lauri Saatpalu joined the group in 1988. In 1992, when Estonia finally had it’s own currency, kroon, existence for Pantokraator became impossible and the group split until 2006, when Erik Sakkov and Lauri Saatpalu formed it again. Over the course of three decades the band has recorded over hundred compositions and performed in two rock musicals. In 2009 they released the album “Tormidesööjad“ and published a compilation “Valge Raamat“ (“White Book“) about the band’s colourful history.

Lauri Saatpalu – vocals
Triinu Taul – vocals, bagpipe
Kaie Mikheim – vocals, bagpipe
Roland Puusepp – drums
Henno Kelp – bass
Taavi Langi – guitar
Erik Sakkov – synthesizers
Ergo Ehte – sound