Where is Kaustinen?
How to get there?
The nearest train station is in Kokkola (ca. 45km). There is a bus connection to Kaustinen. The train timetables are available at www.vr.fi. There is a bus stop outside the train station, next to the old iron steam locomotive; this is where Kaustinen’s own FESTIVAL BUS as well as regular public busses stop. You can find the bus timetable at the back of the festival programme (during the festival season). The festival busses stop just outside the festival area in Kaustinen. There are also signs around Kaustinen directing those arriving by car. You can reach Kaustinen also by airplane (Kokkola-Pietarsaari, see more info.)
Where to stay?
The festival organization does not provide accommodation services, but there are many options which can be found here at our webpage. See more
Finland has four seasons and the typical weather during the festival season is warm, but there can be some rain, too (+20). It is not unusual to enjoy colder weather (+10) either, but we assure you that the snow is rare!
There are two main gates in the festival area, one next to the Kaustinen College of Music, and the other next at the Festival Marketplace. Tickets or other passes will be checked whenever walking in or out the festival area. Parking around the festival area is free of charge, although only a limited amount of visitor parking space is available close to the festival area (next to the Kaustinen College of Music and the Folk Arts Centre). There is a separate parking area for performers and festival staff. There are festival staff members guiding the traffic around the parking areas.
There are several bars and cafés, a buffet restaurant, fast food stalls etc. within the festival area serving guests from early mornings to late hours.
How to buy tickets
Tickets for Kaustinen Folk Music Festival are sold in advance through the Tiketti.fi , until 30th of June – after that tickets are sold at the festival gate starting 8th of July at 3 pm. Prices includes all fees.
THE DAY TICKET gives entrance to the festival area as well as all events mentioned in the festival programme. The ticket is valid for the whole day and a separate evening ticket is not needed. Preliminary prices (until 30.6.2019) for the day tickets are: mon (0 €, free entrance), tue and wed 31,50 €, thu, fri and sat 36,50 €. Buy here!
CHILDREN’S DAY TICKET is available for kids between the ages of 7 and 15 giving access to the festival area, and to all venues and concerts in the festival programme for that day.
Under 7-year-olds get in for free. The children´s ticket cannot be bought in advance, only at the festival gate.
THE EVENING TICKET is available for Tuesday-Friday, and is valid from 7pm until late. The evening ticket cannot be bought in advance, only at the festival gate.
SEPARATE TICKETS are available for Club Kallio concerts only. The ticket costs 10€, and they are available at the entrance. If you have a day ticket or an evening ticket, you don’t need a separate ticket for Club Kallio.
WEEKEND TICKET gives you access to the festival area, and to all the venues and concerts listed in the festival programme for Friday and Saturday. Preliminary price (until 30.6.2019) for the weekend ticket is: 65,50 €. Buy here!
ALL-WEEK TICKET is valid for the entire festival week. It gives you access to the festival area, and to all venues and concerts listed in the festival programme. Children’s all-week ticket is available for kids aged 7 to 15. Preliminary price (until 30.6.2019) for the all-week ticket is: 145,50 € and for kids aged 7 to 15 38,50 €. Buy here!
TICKETS for Kaustinen Folk Music Festival tickets are sold through the Lipputoimisto ticket office. Tel. 0600 95020 (0,98 € /min+mpm), Mon-Fri 11am to 5pm. You can purchase tickets also online at www.lipputoimisto.fi, or from the Lipputoimisto service points.
DURING THE FESTIVAL tickets are sold at the gates (only day and evening tickets for the current day), in the Folk Arts Centre, and at the ticket office at Kaustinen College of Music (open 9am – 8pm during the festival week).