Everyone can participate in the festival!

At the Kaustinen Festival music or dance is not only a performative act but it underlines participatory approach by offering the audience opportunities in joining the music-making and dancing.

– Mestarikansanlaulaja Jussi Asu

The 55th Kaustinen Folk Music Festival will be held from 11 to 17 July 2022.

The Kaustinen Folk Music Festival serves a hand-picked diverse sample of Finnish Folk Music and Folk Dance, as well as an annual program presenting international ensembles and traditions.

The artists at the festival vary from traditional Finnish solo performers to contemporary folk bands and international acts. The festival plays a crucial role in the preservation and promotion of various fields of heritage from different regions of Finland and all over the world. The Festival has a unique family-friendly and cozy atmosphere, which is worth experiencing.

The year theme of the festival 2022 is Mukana! (On board!) and the provincial theme is Carelia. The Annual For 2022, theme of the Promotion Centre for Finnish Folk Music and Folk Dance (KEK) is the Minuet.

Performer Info

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Performers

Performer application period has expired.

Thank you for all the applications. The selections hve been informed to the contact persons.

Send a video for VirtuaaliKaustinen

Also this year, the videos will be collected in the program of the Virtual Kaustinen. We hope to have a wide range of folk dance, folk music and singing to delight and start the festival right at the beginning of July.

YouTube playlist will be posted on our website Virtuaali.Kaustinen.net.

The opening hours of the electronic form for sending video links  have been extended until 4 p.m. on Sun 3 July. 

Instructions for making videos can already be found on our website Kaustinen.net

Good to know about applying:

If you are performing folk music, folk dance or more modern production based on them and want to get involved in creating a unique atmosphere of a family-friendly festival and present your music to a dedicated festival audience, do not hesitate to apply

Questions will be answered from the festival office!

pelimannit@kaustinen.net

tel. +358 40 3582 198

 

Performers and groups approved as an official performer will receive:

  • Performer wristband which entitles entrance to the festival area and all events on all festival days.
  • Free music and dance workshops, seminars and a guaranteed relaxed atmosphere with thousands of friends.
  • Performer accommodation (in shared dormitory accommodation) for an affordable price. (More information on accommodation coming in the spring.)
  • Performer meal for discount price at the Festival restaurant.
  • Free instrument storage.
  • Performer coffee for a discount price at the Festival restaurant and Marjaananville´s café.

 

Acceptance as an official performer

The contact persons will be informed of the choices during March.

If an audio / video sample link is not attached to the application, provide a link upon request.

Festival themes

The year theme of the festival 2022 is Mukana! (On board!) The purpose of the theme is emphasize the importance of doing things together and communality, and to invite everyone interested in folk tradition and culture to celebrate the happiest days of the summer. The provincial theme is Carelia and the Annual Theme of the Folk Music and Folk Dance Promotion Center is the Minuet.

Performers are encouraged to take the themes under consideration if possible, of desinsngprogramming for next summer’s celebrations.

Pelimannimajoitus

Pelimannimajoitus järjestetään yhteismajoituksena luokkahuoneissa, liikuntasalissa tai urheiluhallin lattialla. Hintaan sisältyy patja lattialla, tyyny ja peitto. Ota omat liinavaatteet tai makuupussi mukaan. Myös oman patjan saa tuoda mukana!

Majoitusvuorokauden hinta esiintymispäiville on 20 € / yö.
Lisävuorokaudet 25 € / yö. Lisäöitä voi tiedustella 27.6. alkaen.
Maksaessasi majoituksen voit lunastaa aamupalalipun hintaan 5 € / yö.

Pelimannimajoitusta voi varata 4.4.2022 alkaen alla olevalla sähköisellä lomakkeella.

Pelimannimajoituksen varauslomake

Täältä löytyy lisätietoa pelimannimajoituksesta.

 

Kysymyksiin vastaa majoituskoordinaattori Heidi Viitala
pelimannimajoitus@kaustinen.net
p. 040 170 1968

Jos haluat jonkin muun kuin pelimannimajoituksen tutustu majoitusvaihtoehtoihin nettisivuillamme Kaustinen.net/info

Master Folk Musician

The Master Folk Musician, the Master Folk Singer and the Master Folk Dancer (Mestaripelimanni) is a title awarded by the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival to a person who, with his or her traditional skills, abundant repertoire or other significant merits, has promoted folk music or folk dance and promote their pursuit. The Masters have been named since 1970.

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Registration form for the Mestaripelimannit can be found at the link below.

Mestaripelimanni registration form

If you need help filling out the form, contact Paula Kettu 040 358 2198.

Artists

The festival program is complemented by concerts completed by folk music and folk dance professionals. All festival guests and enthusiasts will be able to participate in a workshops of many professionals throughout the festival week. 

Performers applying for an artist gets paid for their performance. The free-form application can be submitted either by e-mail directly to the Program Director firstname.lastname@kaustinen.net or to artists@kaustinen.net. Offers should be sent during August to December.

NOTE! We get so many artist offers that unfortunately not all posts can be answered. However, all applications will be reviewed, and each potential band or group will be contacted in person. Inriquiries can be made either by email or by phone directly from the Program Director. 

Esiintymislavat

Kaustinen Folk Music Festivalilla esiintymislavoja festivaalipuistossa ja sen ympäristössä on kolmisen kymmentä ja jokainen niistä on ainutlaatuinen. Tästä pääset tutustumaan esiintymislavoihin.

VirtuaaliKaustisen pelimanniohjelma

 

Also this year, the videos will be collected in the program of the Virtual Kaustinen. We hope to have a wide range of folk dance, folk music and singing to delight and start the festival right at the beginning of July.

YouTube playlist will be posted on our website Virtuaali.Kaustinen.net.

 

Sähköinen lomake videolinkkien lähettämistä varten on auki su 3.7.2022 klo 16 saakka.

 

Instructions for making videos can already be found on our website Kaustinen.net

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