Submit the pelimanni performer application for the 2020 festival!


Photo: Krista Järvelä

The 53rd Kaustinen Folk Music Festival will be held 13-19 Jul 2020.

We hope that hundreds of folk music and folk dance groups will again join us in creating a unique village festival in the middle of finest Finnish summer!

Performers and performer groups can apply by submitting this form: PELIMANNI PERFORMER APPLICATION  

The application process has two phases:  The first applications period is held 15 Nov – 15 Jan 2020 – gigs will be announced in March

The second, supplementary applications period is held 17 Feb – 31 Mar 2020 – gigs will be announced during May

For 2020, the theme of the festival is ”play” and the provincial theme is Kymenlaakso. The year theme of the Folk Music and Dance Promotion Center is ”Invitation to dance –  folk dance in couples”. We hope performers will consider these themes when devising programs for next summer`s festival.

Additional information on the pelimanni performer application process: