Loiste Festival – Loistefestari – will be seen and heard in the Helsinki metropolitan area on 23–25 March 2018. This annual art festival gives young people of the metropolitan area opportunities to perform to audiences at first-rate venues. This year the festival focuses on music. Young people can enroll to perform at the festival from 12 January 2018 onwards at loiste.munstadi.fi (please note that the page is in Finnish). Enrollment closes on 4 February 2018.
Loiste Festival gives the stage to young musicians – enrollment starts 12 January
All 10- to 20-year-olds from the Helsinki metropolitan area can participate. The genres of music can be anything from folk music to rap, from rock to classical music. The young performers will gain valuable stage experience and receive both oral and written constructive feedback from a jury consisting of professionals. Loiste Festival is not a contest, and the feedback is meant to encourage the young performers - writes hel.fi.
Loiste Festival is a regional event in the national youth culture programmeNuori Kulttuuri. Some of the Loiste Festival groups will be offered an opportunity to represent the Helsinki metropolitan area in the national Sounds music festival to be held in Mikkeli in May 2018.
The Loiste Festival reviews will be held on the weekend of 23–25 March 2018 at Kannusali in Espoo, Vernissa in Vantaa and Gloria Cultural Arena in Helsinki. The festival will culminate in a gala held at Gloria Cultural Arena on Wednesday, 28 March 2018. Admission is free of charge both to the reviews and to the gala.
Loiste Festival is organized by the youth and cultural divisions of the Cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.
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