First artists announced

Gaby Moreno, Fuel Fandango and Anna Puu amongst many others will feature this years top acts. The cultural programme will be released on 5 April.

Volunteer at the festival

Come and join the festival by volunteering. The registration has started!

Festival theme civil society

The theme for the festival of 2017 is civil society and the regional focus is in Latin America. The factual programme and films will be announced on 19 April.

Seeking street art performances for the festival

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Interested in performing street art, music, dance or even theatre? Are you looking for a venue and an audience for your performance?

2017 Grammy nominee Gaby Moreno performs at World Village Festival

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The development co-operation umbrella organisation Kepa will gather top artists, civil society actors and tens of thousands of people to Helsinki in May. The 2017 festival celebrates Finland’s 100th birthday by marking the role of the civil society together with almost 300 non-governmental organisations.

World Village Festival taking over Helsinki this weekend

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The festival, organised this weekend by development co-operation organisation Kepa, fills Kaisaniemi Park and Railway Square with international music, topical discussions, hundreds of exhibitors and delicious food.

World Village Festival, a culinary delight

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The free festival is for many a veteran visitor also a street food festival. Samosas and dumplings, bean and banana dishes, peanut butter soup, falafels, kyyttö cheese burgers and artesan ice cream are only a portion of the options available for keeping the festival audience nourished. Vegetarian food is served at every stall.