The whole of August will be packed with events, music, literature, films and cultural experiences of all kinds! Oulu August Festival is a package of eight festivals and dozens of fringe events, with local people and leading international guests appearing in the concert halls, restaurants and cafés, churches, libraries and galleries, parks, streets and city squares of Oulu and the surrounding districts.
|Festival address||Oulu Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 400 492 649|
|Office||PL 42, 90015 Oulun kaupunki|
2018: The 20th festival will feature a special jubilee exhibition and publication, and our International Accordion Congress. Programme highlights will include Wu Wei (Germany/China), Pascal Contet (France) and Johanna Juhola (Finland) – 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.
This annual celebration encompasses several events, with theatre, high-class art exhibitions, design, gift items, open-air dances, musical events, and even a circus! So why not mix business and pleasure at Orivesi this summer?
Wordless theatre, concerts, clubs, courses, debates… Over the years, Finland’s longest-running urban festival has always sought to remain a few steps ahead of its time and to experiment with new ideas. The programme will also include many free events for visitors of all ages.
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.