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.
|Festival address||Kainuuntie 99, FI-88900 Kuhmo Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 44 350 1393|
2018: This major international celebration of folk dance and music has been bringing enthusiasts and their friends to Tampere since 1970 for the most footloose scene of the summer. The versatile programme provides a full range of folk dance concerts, training courses and night dances.
This urban celebration is a living part of Finland’s national cultural heritage that brings nostalgia to the fore. Organised in a museum setting, the festival has accommodated fresh and traditional perspectives on the Finnish Midsummer holiday since as far back as 1954.
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, so be sure to save the third weekend in July for the most interesting and good-humoured celebration of the Finnish cultural summer!