We shall celebrate 20 years of Guardia Nueva in February with a programme of Finnish musical treasures, premiere performances, dance, community singing and outdoor events, and musical ambassadors from Finland and the wider world. This festival really brings out the versatility of the accordion, with folk, classical, modern and light music, and a special programme of guided tours, children’s music, lunchtime concerts and melodies for senior citizens.
|Festival address||Kokkola Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 50 511 8387|
|Office||Pitkänsillankatu 16, FI-67100 Kokkola|
Throughout its history, this multi-arts urban festival has always sought to remain a few steps ahead of its time and to experiment with new ideas. Our theme in 2021 will be the environment, enabling us to reprise and reassess similar topics that we examined half a century ago in the great environmental years of 1970-1971.
Finland’s largest arts festival will once again provide a diverse programme of events throughout the city, with experiences ranging from classical to world music and pop, from drama to contemporary dance, and from visual art to film and children’s events. We invite and encourage you to lose yourself in the Night of the Arts or get carried away with our fringe programme. This is a festival that brings the arts to everyone!
Cultures from all over the world will meet in the Suvilahti district of downtown Helsinki on the last weekend in May for a sustainable development extravaganza, providing debates on global themes and inspiring activities for the whole family. The programme will feature dozens of performances from various parts of the world, forceful speeches and thought-provoking documentaries. The free admission event will provide an interface with a wide range of exhibitors and NGOs, with opportunities to sample exotic cuisine and purchase ethically sourced products.