Programme 2016

First artist announcements will be published 25 February. The whole cultural programme will be published 5 April, factual programme 19 April.

Volunteer sign-up

Volunteers are at the heart of the festival. Registration is open until 17 April 2016.

Main theme: justice

The main theme for 2016 is justice, while the regional focus is on Asia.

Demonstration for a responsible Finland

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Join along to tell the Finnish policy-makers that the world's most vulnerable people need our support! The demonstration will be organised in Helsinki on 8 September at 8 am.

World Village film programme features perspectives on world events

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Organised for the first time at World Village Festival, Docventures Lounge offers the festival audience documentaries and films from around the world.

Songhoy Blues' concert cancelled at World Village Festival

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Taking Songhoy Blues' place at the festival is Guinean Griot musician Ba Cissoko.

World Village Festival assembles policy-makers and celebrated activists in Helsinki

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World Village Festival's regional focus on Africa and the Middle East, and the 2015 main theme is development.