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, so be sure to save the third weekend in July for the most interesting and good-humoured celebration of the Finnish cultural summer!
|Festival address||Hankasalmi Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 40 680 3277|
|Office||Keskustie 41, FI-41520 Hankasalmi|
2018: 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. Our 2018 creation “Work and merrymaking” will portray the life of 20th century industrial workers in an urban society, drawing the mood from ramping up the operation and the various stages of cotton milling, nursery rhymes and games, the genteel dances of young adults and the evening social dances of working people.
A shipload of music, dance and merrymaking, featuring the semi-finals of the Golden and Silver Accordion competitions and dozens of performers, with busking and community singing in the gangways. Organised by Sata-Häme Soi Festival, this unique springtime cruise from Turku to Stockholm is the ideal event for all friends of the accordion, music and dance.
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.
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.