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.
|Festival address||Haapavesi Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 44 769 2503|
|Office||Teknotalo 1 C, FI-86600 Haapavesi|
The SottiisiMoves 2020 event that was postponed from mid-June until the autumn will be held on 16-18 October 2020. SottiisiMoves 2020 welcomes everyone who is interested in dance and folk to celebrate dance and music and witness how different styles and artists meet each other. Both Pispala Schottische International Folklore Festival and Youth Art Event, later known as Young Culture, were organized for the first time in 1970, and they will have their 50th anniversary next year. SottiisiMoves 2020 will be organized by the Finnish Youth Association.
The biggest winter happening in the world of folk music and dance will kick off the Finnish festival year. Folklandia Cruise rides the crest of a Folk wave, calling on a long heritage while always remaining open and receptive to novelty. Folklandia is backed by the main organisations, events and educational institutions in the field of folk music and dance.
An exciting Midsummer festival on the serene coastal island of Seurasaari, where a verdant public park and idyllic outdoor museum provide a splendid backdrop to the solstice celebration. This key heritage event provides sights and activities for visitors of all ages.
Sommelo is an international music festival arranged in Kainuu, Finland and Russian Karelia, which are the cradle of most runo singing and other forms of old and new folk music. The event incorporates concerts, courses, conferences, art exhibitions and other attractions for the whole family.