Great Festival in a Small Village

Welcome to the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival once more on 12th - 18th July 2021

The Kaustinen Folk Music Festival has been one of the most important folk music events in the Nordic countries and throughout Europe for more than five decades. Our visitors return to this family-friendly festival year after year - the atmosphere in Kaustinen is unforgettable.

In July, Kaustinen, a Central Ostrobothnian village with 4,300 inhabitants, invites tens of thousands of guests year after year to enjoy the happiest days of the summer. From the very beginning, the festival has been built on the basis of a strong, unbroken Kaustinen fiddling tradition, and the fiddling spirit of four centuries still lives in the strong and dynamic Kaustinen region. There's plenty of time for jamming around the clock and the numerous facilities of the festival area and the Kaustinen area provide a good setting for a longer or shorter visit. Everyone enjoys Kaustinen!

On this page you will find info about the festival. If questions arise, please contact


Festival Policies 2021

Keskipohjanmaa Arena concerts

Keskipohjanmaa Arena is accesible from gate of the Pelimannintori side and the one on Meerbuschintie next to the lukio. You can go through both gates with a ticket purchased in advance. The staff will assist you when needed. This year tickets are sold only at the gate of Pelimannintori. Cash and cards accepted. The gates and the ticket sales open one hour before the concert. 500 ticket will be sold to the concerts of the Keskipohjanmaa Arena. Kulttuuri vouchers and other voucher are not accepted but they can be used in buying tickets from Lippupiste points of sale, for example Kaustinen R-kioski.

You may sit on the benches of the arena during the concert. Please keep distance to others. The seated area is big so there is room for all to safely enjoy the concert. Water and festival merchandise will be sold at the area. Food services are not available.

Near the Keskipohjanmaa Arena there are toilet facilities and water points for hand washing. You may also disinfect your hands at the gates and at the water points. We recommend the use of face masks particularly close the the stage area. Masks are available at the gates. You may leave your mask at the mask disposer on your way out.

The festival area will be cleared after the concert. Please avoid traffic at the arena and the gates.


Kaustinen Hall concerts and the Folk Art Centre

The Kaustinen Hall concerts at the Folk Art Centre are accessible with a ticket purchased in advance as well as with a ticket bought at the Info if seats are available. 50 tickets will be sold to each concert.

The festival Info and Ticket Sale, festival shop, Folk Music Institute shop, Konserttiina café and the Finnish museum of folk instruments are also at the Folk Art Centre. All these are open from Mon to Sat 10-19.

Please avoid traffic at the concerts and while moving in and out. We recommend the use of face masks indoors.

Welcome to safely enjoy the happiest days of summer!


Performer Info

Getting Here and Parking

Kaustinen is situated at the intersection of highways 13 and 63.The nearest railway station is located in Kokkola.45 km From Kaustinenthe nearest airport is in Kruunupyy (Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport), about half an hour's drive from Kaustinen. Busservices can be found on Matkahuolto's website.

There are several free parking spaces for festival guests in the vicinity of the festival area. Camping is not allowed in the parking areas.


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Equality and non-discrimination

The Kaustinen Folk Music Festival is a 100% equal and equal festival and we welcome every musician and festival guest as they are. We do not condone any form of discrimination or harassment based on, for example, gender, ethnicity, color, or sexual orientation.

If you, your friend or other festival guests see or experience behaviour that feels distressing or inappropriate, or does not in any way support equality and non-discrimination, please report it to our festival stewards or other staff.

We insist that folk musicians, festival guests and festival staff members respect each other, and behave well around each other.

Let's make the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival the happiest days of the summer!

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