About this festival

In the summer of 2018 Sommelo can be seen and heard again in Kainuu and Viena Karelia. The main location will be Kuhmo, where the festival courses, seminars and most of the concerts take place. This year’s themes will be death and ballads.

Festival events taking place in Viena Karelia are also an important part of the Sommelo Music Festival. Sommelo is a unique cultural journey on the trails of Arhippa Perttunen and Ontrei Malinen (famed runosingers from Viena Karelia), runosong, kantele and the landscape of Kalevala!


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