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|
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!
The most memorable moments often come unplanned. This major international celebration of folk dance and music has been bringing enthusiasts and their friends to Tampere since 1970 for the most foot-tapping scene of the summer. The Schottische programme provides a full range of folk dance concerts, training courses and night dances.
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.
This unusual celebration is an opportunity to delight in the work of leading performers who rarely appear on the festival circuit! As one of the most interesting and good-natured events of the Finnish cultural summer, we provide laid back skiffle music from highly accomplished artists and a unique homespun ambience that our larger fellow festivals can only aspire to. We bid you warmly welcome!