Festival info / English

Kihaus-408.-9.7. Kihaus Folk will celebrate its 26th birthday!

At the heart of Kihaus Folk Festival is of course folk music, seasoned with a spicy mix of dance, blues and pop music, with some stories and tales thrown in for good measure. It will be a soup worth tasting for, cooked up by virtuoso performers from Finland and from abroad and enjoyable by all ages.

Kihaus is held at scenic municipality of Rääkkylä and by visiting us you will also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful Karelian nature. Music will be played in different locations, including the beautiful church of Rääkkylä. There are also shows directed for children, so the littlest ones will also find much to occupy themselves with.

We wish you a heartfelt welcome to Kihaus Folk Festival!


Aija Puurtinen & Rytmiraide All Stars, Jarkko Martikainen and Haaga Folk Machine, Pekko Käppi & K.H.H.L., Celenka – just to mention a few performers of Kihaus Folk 2016.
The whole programme of will be published by end of March 2016.


LT_0600_logoTickets can be bought at lipputoimisto.fi.

One day festival ticket    33 € (Friday 8th July or Saturday 9th July)
Two days festival ticket    53 € (Friday 8th July and Saturday 9th July)
Half day ticket    23 € ( Saturday 9th July 12–18 pm)

Children (7-17 years old)
Two days festival ticket    18 €

If you own “S–Etukortti”, you are entitled to a 3 € discount.
All assistants of the physically and visually impaired are granted a free entry.

Rääkkylä and getting there

Rääkkylä is a small municipality of about 2700 inhabitants. It is located in Eastern Finland, about 450 km north from Helsinki, near the Russian border.

Easiest way to reach Rääkkylä is by car, following the road signs on highway 6. Nearest railway station is located at Kitee, 33 km from Rääkkylä. Nearest airport is in Joensuu, about 70 km from Rääkkylä.

Details about the festival

Opening hours

Friday 8.7.2016
Gates open at 17.00
Performances 18.00–01.30
Gates closed 02.00

Saturday 9.7.2015
Gates open at 11.30
Performances 12.00–01.30
Gates closed at 02.00


Kihaus Folk offers accommodation at the school building of Rääkkylä, near the festival. The lodging will be in the classrooms which will be split by gender. The accommodation also includes a shower at the gymnasium of the school.

Prices are as follows:
Accommodation, incl. a mattress 12 € /person / night
Bedsheets 10 € / person
Towel 4 € / piece

You can inquire about the accommodations with telephone: 041 471 0340, or email: majoitus@kihaus.fi.

Information about other options for lodging can be found from the finnish website.

Food and drinks

There are many opportunities to sate your hunger at the Kihaus -market. You can taste traditional Finnish festival/market foods like Karelian pasties, crepes and grilled sausages. Refreshments for adult taste can be found from the Kihaus -restaurant.



For more information, brochures, tickets etc. please contact

Rääkkylä Folk ry
Kinnulantie 2 lh 7
FIN 82300 Rääkkylä

Mobile phone + 358 50 307 0539
e-mail: toimisto(at)kihaus.fi


Comments are closed