Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival

The idyllic centre of Old Town Ikaalinen is filled with musicians and friends of accordion music summer after summer. Who would have guessed that the accordion would develop into such a fascinating and versatile instrument over time when the first accordion was patented in Vienna in 1829. There are no linguistic or cultural barriers when friends of accordion music from all around the world come together. Music is in the air in the Festival Park and in the concert venues for a week. Both amateurs and world class musicians perform at Ikaalinen – providing the festival audience with an astonishing variety of musical styles.

The accordion is the mirror of the Finnish soul - creating happiness, joy, and good ambiance. We welcome you to this unique midsummer event with a special flavour.

Read 2012 Daily Reports

Mr. Kevin Friedrich writes daily reports about Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival in English. Read his articles with many photos at Accordions Worldwide.

Ticket Sales

Tickets are available at the festival office: tel +358 43 217 0800