This unique urban festival is a joyful celebration that takes over the entire City Port and downtown districts of Kotka, bringing visitors back time and again to meet old friends and have lots of fun every year! The diverse programme will foster an international atmosphere, with local and international culture, music, dance and theatre, sporting and boating events, and the largest parade of the Finnish summer. There will also be a generous programme of free admission events for families with children, including the Children’s Maritime Festival.
|Festival address||Kotka Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 5 234 4700|
|Office||Tornatorintie 99, FI-48100 Kotka|
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.
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.
We shall celebrate the 400th anniversary of the City of Kokkola 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, melodies for senior citizens and the Guardia Nueva tango orchestra.
Sata-Häme Soi is a colourful music festival that celebrates that most beloved of instruments in Finland, the accordion. This festival attracts both world-class professional artists and capable hobbyists with a programme that includes a wide spectrum of concerts from pop to classical and special events for children.