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Next festival is getting close! Welcome to Kaustinen 9.-15.7.2018!

Afrocosmos 2017. Photo Krista Järvelä.


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New executive director

Pro Kaustinen ry has hired a new executive director – Silja Heikkilä starts to work for us in June. Welcome to Kaustinen, Silja!

Programme published

Programme out today! Read the press release >>>

Showcase series 2018

Performers to our showcase series are now chosen! Read more >>>

Nature will be this year’s festival theme.

Toward the Next 50 Years of Kaustinen Folk Music Festival! The first highlights of the programme released! >>>

Pelimanni performer application now open!

The 51st Kaustinen Folk Music Festival will be held 9-15 Jul 2018. We hope that hundreds of folk music and folk dance groups will again join us in creating a unique village festival in the middle of finest Finnish summer! Read more >>>