Etno-Espa

 

Etno-Espa is an annual city festival that focuses on modern folk music. The festival presents what Finnish folk music and folk music made in Finland can be today.  The festival takes place in Helsinki, on Espa outdoor stage and the near surroundings from 2rd to 11th of August 2021 and on the Night of the Arts on 18th of August 2021.

Contact information

info@etno-espa.fi // +358 40 417 81 62 // Etno-Espa Association
Please contact us preferably by email outside the festival time.


Due to the covid-19 pandemic, please read ou
r safety instructions for the audience before arriving to Etno-Espa concerts.

Background

The Etno-Espa event focusing on contemporary Finnish folk music was first organized in August 2005. The idea behind the event originated from a desire to bring this highly appreciated genre of music easily accessible to all audiences. Etno-Espa wishes to introduce urban folk and world music that has been influenced by various cultures, but is rooted in Finland. The event wants also to fight against stereotypes and expand the idea of what actually is folk music.

The Etno-Espa Association was founded in the spring of 2005. The main mission of the association is to organize the Etno-Espa event. Also, through all its actions, the Etno-Espa Association wants to promote awareness and appreciation of Finnish contemporary folk music.