Our 49th Spelit folk music event will be organised on the premises of South Ostrobothnia Folk High School (including venues and accommodation services) and in the scenic natural surroundings of Ilmajoki, featuring more than 20 concerts of folk music, dance and singing, dozens of smaller musical events and performances, the Finnish championships for harmonica and mandolin players, and the Spelit competition for one and two-row accordions.
|Festival address||Ilmajoki Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 500 268 605|
A unique event providing the coolest folk music in an openly experimental style that draws on tradition and respects the folk heritage. The biggest winter happening in the world of folk music and dance will kick off the Finnish festival year. Folklandia is backed by the main organisations, events and educational institutions in the field of folk music and dance.
The largest dance event in the Nordic countries will bring 2500 dancers to Tampere. SottiisiMoves 2020 will combine the national Young Culture Moves dance review and the international folk dance and music festival Pispala Schottische into a grand celebration of styles and playmaker encounters open to everyone with an interest in dance and folk music. Pispala Schottische and the Youth Art Event have been arranged since 1970, and so 2020 marks the golden jubilee for both of these regular celebrations. SottiisiMoves 2020 will be organised by the Finnish Youth Association.
The delightfully laid back approach, top class performers and uniquely homespun mood of this extraordinary skiffle music event creates a package that major festivals can only aspire to.
Surprising and delighting audiences with a wide range of musical attractions for over three decades, this splendid folk music festival also ensures that ethno, bluegrass, fado, Irish folk, jazz and many other musical styles resound through the summer nights of Haapavesi. Poignant, high standard church concerts will captivate audiences. Organised for the 34th season ahead of the festival, our Folk Course is the core of this international event.