Welcome to the happiest days of the Finnish cultural summer! Kaustinen hosts the finest review of Finnish and international folk music and dance at hundreds of performances, workshops, folk busking and jam sessions in an absolutely unique festival atmosphere.
|Festival address||Kaustinen Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 40 172 9566|
|Office||Jyväskyläntie 3, FI-69600 Kaustinen|
Our 48th 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.
This major international celebration of folk dance and music has been bringing enthusiasts and their friends to Tampere since 1970 for the most footloose scene of the summer. The versatile programme provides a full range of folk dance concerts, training courses and night dances.
This urban celebration is a living part of Finland’s national cultural heritage that brings nostalgia to the fore. Organised in a museum setting, the festival has accommodated fresh and traditional perspectives on the Finnish Midsummer holiday since as far back as 1954.
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 33rd season ahead of the festival, our Folk Course is the core of this international event.