Kaustinen Folk Music Festival

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Kaustinen Folk Music Festival is the largest annual international folk music and dance festival in Finland and in the Nordic countries since 1968 and is known for its family-friedly and cozy atmosphere. The artists at the festival vary from traditional Finnish solo performers to contemporary folk bands and international acts. The festival plays a crucial role in the preservation and promotion of folklore and its unique atmosphere consists of a free mix of amateur and professional artists. Annually more than 600 Finnish bands, dance groups, choirs and artists participate the Festival - in practice the Festival is providing the best possible way to see and hear everything one might desire about Finnish folk music and dance at one festival. The yearly bill of foreign artists include performers from 10-20 different countries and cultures, also varying from traditional ensembles to world music bands. In addition to hundreds of inspirational concerts, the festival has plenty of workshops, improvised jam sessions, dance performances, lectures and seminars. Kaustinen is located in the unspoilt Finnish countryside 430 km northwest from Helsinki with fresh air, rail & road connections.



participating in

  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2021
  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo
  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001
  • WOMEX 2000
stand number WOMEX 22: 118, 121-122


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Kaustinen Folk Music Festival