Pispala Schottische Festival

Pispala Schottische, this lively international folk music and dance festival is an annual celebration of the joy of dance that fills the streets and squares of the old industrial city of Tampere with a versatile programme of indoor and outdoor concerts, competitions, training events, seminars, night dances and club evenings.

This major international celebration of folk dance and music has been bringing enthusiasts and their friends to Tampere since 1970 for the most footloose scene of the summer. The versatile programme provides a full range of folk dance concerts, training courses and night dances 13 June 2018 – 17 June 2018.

Our this year´s creation “Work and merrymaking” will portray the life of 20th century industrial workers in an urban society, drawing the mood from ramping up the operation and the various stages of cotton milling, nursery rhymes and games, the genteel dances of young adults and the evening social dances of working people. Welcome to join in the fun!

Pispala Schottische is organized by the Finnish Youth Association (Suomen Nuorisoseurat). It is a national non-governmental organisation which has over 700 local associations, 15 regional associations and over 20 000 members in Finland. All the associations organise various leisure time activities which are mainly based on culture such as folk dance, theatre, circus, and arts.

Contact info: 
Pispala Schottische Festival 
Executive Director Mr. Jukka Heinämäki
Producer Ms. Jaana Kari
Monitoimitalo 13, Satakunnankatu 13
FI-33100 Tampere, Finland
Phone: +358 50 40 98 332