Press officer 2018: Tove Djupsjöbacka
+358 40 6585 340
Accreditation for the 2018 festival begins on 1st April and ends 30th June 2018. Accreditation applications sent later than this will take 3 days to process. We’ll confirm accreditations in good time before the festival. Accreditation form >>>
The press office is available for media representatives during the festival week at the Kaustinen College of Music. It is open every day of the festival (Mon 2-7 pm, Tue-Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun 10-12 am).
If you need material in English, please ask us and we’ll be happy to help you with that! We have a lot of press material, which we can translate on request.
The following services are available for representatives of the media:
- Musical press conferences, press releases, press breakfast
- Office facilities (office space, web connection, printer etc.)
- Photo service and image bank
- Promo packages (regarding book and album releases)
- Opportunities for special interviews of the performers
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival in a nutshell:
arranged for the first time in 1968
this year performers from Finland and from 15 other countries: Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republick, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, USA, Japan, Haiti, Colombia
themes of this year: Nature, Living heritage and regional theme Lapland
on the opening day Mon 9.7. the County of Kaustinen is providing free admission for everybody as part of its 150 years celebrations
a lot of program for the whole family, free admission for children under 7 years
26 stages and performances around the main village
the amount of performers 2017 was ca 5200, exact performer amounts are told after the festival
the total amount of visits 2017 was 55 958 (2016 – 42 892), amount of sold tickets 2017 was 22 395 (2016 – 16 743)
you reach Kaustinen for examply by train to Kokkola and from Kokkola by bus
Last year Kaustinen Folk Music Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary but when the festival is arranged for the 51st time the tempo doe...
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival Press release 12 January 2018, free for release at 9pm The 51st Kaustinen Folk Music Festival will be held ...
Press release 13 January 2017 Kaustinen celebrates its 50th festival year with an abundant display of both the historical roots which for...
Press release 8 March 2016 Kaustinen celebrates its 49th festival summer in 2016. The versatile programme consists, as always, of a myria...
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Press release 18 March 2015 The programme for the 48th Kaustinen Folk Music Festival has been released. Dozens of high-profile artists bo...