To perform at Kaustinen ?

Would you or your group like to perform at this year’s Kaustinen Folk Music Festival?

The 50th Kaustinen Folk Music Festival takes place from 10th to 16th July 2017 – we’re hoping that hundreds of folk music and folk dance groups will again participate this year!

Performers’ Application Form

Performer Application has ended 31st March 2017.

Performers’ Application Form is intended for performers who wish to come and perform at the festival and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the festival without financial repayment. For registered performers the festival offers a pass that grants you free entry to the festival area and all Area Ticket events on every day of the festival, plus accommodation benefits and meal benefits. Kaustinen attracts hundreds of folk musician groups every year from all over Finland as well as abroad.

Pro Kaustinen Association accepts performers for the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival based on the information provided. The registration takes place in two stages: the first registration period is from 1st November 2016 to 31th January 2017 ; the second registration period is from 1st February to 31st March 2017. We will contact you with information on performance venues and times as well as other relevant matters via email around the beginning of May. Please contact us at pelimannit(at) if you need more information.

We’re happy to accept a great majority of the musicians and groups who have filled out this form as registered performers to the festival. However, we occasionally have to decline some applications due, for instance, to insufficient sound system resources. The festival’s programme committee carefully considers each application, and each group or musician is individually informed of their decision.

Artists proposals

In case you wish to leave an artist proposal:

Artists & agencies: Contact artists(at) or tel. +358 40 3582 446
Please notice that we can’t reply to every email we get. But we read them all!

For a swift reply, please include the following information to your artist proposal: possible requests for performance dates, request for repayment, detailed travel expenses, technical rider, accommodation needs and any other requests.

Note! Unfortunately we cannot offer a hotel style accommodation at Kaustinen. Most types of accommodation are organised in rooms for 2 people. Local private family accommodation is highly recommended, please ask for more details.