Apply now for Showcase series 2018!

Showcase concerts are arranged, depending on group size, on our larger stages (Keskipohjanmaa Arena, Café Mondo, Club Kallio, Kaustinen Hall) with sound systems and/or on smaller, more intimate and acoustic locations (Folk Musician’s House, Iholla hall) with no sound reinforcement (use of own sound reinforcement also discouraged).

Groups and solo artists chosen for the series will receive special attention in festival marketing (print, online, press conferences during the festival week). While showcase performers will not be compensated for their performances, they will be offered dormitory accommodation when needed and a meal on their concert day. During the festival, a film crew will record material from the second concert of each showcase performer and the performers will have the right to use parts of these quality live recordings.

Showcase applications must be submitted during the period 1 Dec – 31 Dec 2017. Chosen performers will be notified personally during February 2018, at the latest. Three artists or groups will be chosen for the series. Please note, that also folk dance groups can apply!

Apply to our showcase series using this online form >>>

For further information and questions on showcase series, please email anne-mari.hakamaki(at)

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