Sommelo Ethno Music Festival, Kuhmo / Kainuu
26 June 2023 – 2 July 2023 | Kuhmo
Sommelo is an international music festival arranged in Kainuu, Finland which is the veritable cradle of most runo singing and other forms of old and new folk music. The event incorporates concerts, courses, conferences, art exhibitions and other attractions for the whole family. Our festival season will be exceptional in scope, as Sommelo will also be the main event marking the turn of Kuhmo to serve as Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2023. We can accordingly expect plenty of international visitors and a generous programme covering the entire week, at least in Kuhmo and Suomussalmi. A trip to Sommelo is a cultural journey providing a precious opportunity to hear musical performances in many Finno-Ugric languages and to take part in events and training.