This multi-genre urban festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary by bringing a wide range of Finnish and international artists to the Oulu region. 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.
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|Office||PL 143, FI-90101 Oulu|
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.
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.
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.
Throughout its 65-year 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 2020 will be the environment, enabling us to reprise and reassess similar topics that we examined half a century ago in the great environmental year of 1970.