Contact information:

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
  • Guidance.

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 

Press releases



Press release 13 January 2017 Kaustinen celebrates its 50th festival year with an abundant display of both the historical roots which for...