Our 2019 programme will include the Italian baroque artist Giorgio Dellarole, BayanTonic (Lars Karlsson, Sweden, Öivind Farmen, Norway), and the splendid Russian ESSE Quintet from St Petersburg – with the Guardia Nueva tango orchestra naturally enjoying pride of place. This festival really brings out the extraordinary versatility of the accordion as a musical instrument in a classical, modern and light music context. The programme will also include dance, community singing and outdoor events.
|Festival address||Kokkola Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 50 511 8387|
|Office||Pitkänsillankatu 16, FI-67100 Kokkola|
Our splendid wintertime city festival will bring a wide range of Finnish and international artists to Oulu. Artistic Director Jaakko Kuusisto has prepared a programme of premiere performances, major productions, chamber concerts and club events, together with master classes in classical and rhythm music.
The cultures of the world will come together in Kaisaniemi Park and the Central Railway Station Square on the last weekend in May for a major free event offering a wealth of art and action for the whole family. The programme will include dozens of performances from various parts of the world, frank discussions, films and documentaries. There will also be opportunities to encounter a wide range of exhibitors, civic organisations and exotic culinary experiences.
The seven festivals and fringe events of this late summer celebration attract a total of between 55 and 60 thousand visitors every year. Oulu August Festival incorporates Elojazz, Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival, Muusajuhlat Literary art festival, Oulu Arts Night, Koiteli Elää pop and rock festival, Oulu Music Video Festival and the Air Guitar World Championships. The programme varies from year to year, ranging from small concert events and the Oulu August Festival presents series for local talent to contemporary circus and choral celebrations. Many programme events are also open to the public free of charge, meaning that everyone is invited to our August sensation!
This unique event is famous for its energetic gigs, warm atmosphere and celebrated performers. Organised at the Tervasaari UPM paper mill and in the grounds of Myllysaari museum, the broad programme includes pop, rock and rap music, workers’ songs and world music.