Where is Kaustinen?

Kaustinen (population 4300) is a Finnish municipality located in the Central Ostrobothnia region.

How to get there?

The nearest train station is in Kokkola (ca. 45km) and there is a bus connection to Kaustinen. 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 buses stop. You can find the bus timetable at the back of the festival programme. The festival buses stop just outside the festival area in Kaustinen. 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 are festival staff members guiding the traffic around the parking areas. You can find taxis during the festival by the main gate at the Festival Marketplace, or call +358 40 7080 490 to order one. There are cool rental bikes available for short term use (5 €). More information at the info desks.

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

Weather conditions

Finland has four seasons and the typical weather during the festival season is warm, but there can be some rain, too (+15-+20). It is not unusual to enjoy colder weather (+10) either, but we assure you that the snow is rare!

Practical info

During the Festival 8.-14.7.2019

The Festival Park is the main festival area. It is situated at the centre of Kaustinen, around the local school buildings. The festival park is family-friendly, and famous for being a clean and pleasant environment. The Keskipohjanmaa Arena is the main stage of the festival and the heart of the festival park. Festival venues outside the festival park are open to those who have a valid ticket to the festival area. As an exception, there are separate tickets available to Club Kallio. Please note that there’s only a limited number of seats available in the indoor venues.

There are two main gates in the festival area, one next to the Kaustinen College of Music, and the other at the Festival Marketplace. Tickets or other passes will be checked whenever entering the festival park.

Info desks are located at the Festival Square, at the Folk Arts Centre (10 am-8 pm) and at the Kaustinen College of Music main lobby (24 h). Ask away, we’re happy to help! Tel. +358 40 1701 966.

There’s a first aid point at the secondary school building, next to the Music Hall. The contact phone number for the first aid is +358 40 7079 869. You may also find a Pharmacy store in the village centre.

Dogs are welcome to the festival area, but they are not allowed in the restaurants, indoor concert venues, or other indoor areas (except for guidance dogs). Dogs must be kept on a leash, and the owner is responsible for disposing of their dog’s waste.

In the Festival Park, smoking is allowed only at specific marked areas.

Outside the secondary school building there is a recycling point. Please, take care of our beautiful planet Earth!

During the festival, there’s a Lost & Found service at the info point at the Kaustinen College of Music. After the festival, you may ask for lost items for two months tel +358 40 1701 966 or info@kaustinen.net, after that we will recycle items.

There is a WLAN network available in the festival park, provided by KaseNet Oy.

The age limit for Restaurant Troka and Mondo is 18 years after 6 pm. At other restaurants serving alcohol, children under 18 years of age are accompanied by an adult. At Mondo and Club Kallio there is a separate area for under 18-year-olds.

Festival area map

Area Map 2019