This urban celebration is a living part of Finland’s national cultural heritage. Organised in a wooded outdoor museum setting, the festival incorporates fresh and nostalgic perspectives on the Finnish Midsummer holiday.
|Festival address||Seurasaari, Helsinki Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 40 649 3040|
|Office||Huvila 3, Seurasaari, FI-00250 Helsinki|
Sommelo is an international music festival arranged in Kainuu, Finland and Russian Karelia, which are the cradle of most runo singing and other forms of old and new folk music. The event incorporates concerts, courses, conferences, art exhibitions and other attractions for the whole family.
The delightfully laid back approach, top class performers and uniquely homespun mood of this extraordinary skiffle music event creates a package that major festivals can only aspire to.
Surprising and delighting audiences with a wide range of musical attractions for over three decades, this splendid folk music festival also ensures that ethno, bluegrass, fado, Irish folk, jazz and many other musical styles resound through the summer nights of Haapavesi. Poignant, high standard church concerts will captivate audiences. Organised for the 34th season ahead of the festival, our Folk Course is the core of this international event.