The Sommelo Ethno Music Festival is organized in Kainuu and Viena Karelia annually in the beginning of July. Having established its unique position among Finland’s music festivals, Sommelo will again offer audiences a versatile selection of traditional and modern folk music on both sides of the eastern border. As well as concerts, the abundantly rich festival programme also promises music courses and seminars amongst other activities as during previous years.
Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Many of the events like seminars, art exhibitions and some concerts have free admission.
Themes of Sommelo Ethno Music Festival in 2021, which is 15 years anniversary of the festival, are Africa, Russia, kantele, runosong, accordion and choir singing.
Courtesy of Wild Taiga Website.