The traditional elements of a Finnish midsummer celebration are fire and water, music and dance, and outdoor games under the national flag and birch trees. Why not bring the whole family to experience the enchanting magic and spells of the midsummer night bonfires at Seurasaari?
|Festival address||Seurasaari, Helsinki Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 40 649 3040|
|Office||Huvila 3, Seurasaari, FI-00250 Helsinki|
A unique event providing the coolest folk music in an openly experimental style that draws on tradition and respects the folk heritage. The biggest winter happening in the world of folk music and dance will kick off this very special festival year on 13-14 January 2017 as we celebrate our 22nd season on the theme of one hundred years of Finnish independence. Folklandia is backed by the main organisations, events and educational institutions in the field of folk music and dance.
Welcome to the happiest days of the Finnish cultural summer! Kaustinen hosts the finest review of Finnish and international folk music and dance at hundreds of performances, workshops, folk busking and jam sessions in an absolutely unique festival atmosphere. Now in our 50th season!
Bluegrass, polska, fado, klezmer, jazz and many other musical styles have resounded through the summer nights of Haapavesi in recent years. Poignant, high standard church concerts will captivate audiences as the 2017 festival continues our uncompromising artistic policy of providing a platform for new folk music and other genres. The 31st folk course will remain the core of this international event.
The 46th Spelit folk music event will deliver nearly 30 concerts of folk music, dance and singing, the National South Ostrobothnia Folk Singing Competition, the Finnish championships for harmonica and mandolin players, the Spelit competition for one and two-row accordions, and the Finnish dialect speaking championships.