Cultural programme released

The audience will be in for a great line-up of international artists, domestic stars, children's programme, art and topical themes – for free.

Hundreds of exhibitors

There are about 450 exhibitors at the festival, including CSOs, governmental organisations and bazaar vendors.

Become a volunteer

Volunteer registration for 2015 has started. The registration will end on 19 April.

World Village Festival 2015 music programme released

Press release

9.4.2015

World Village Festival 2015 is set to feature a wealth of African rhythms.

Street Art Area available for artists

News item

3.3.2015

As with previous years, the venue may feature anything from theatre or circus acts to live music.

First set of World Village performers announced

Press release

26.2.2015

World Village Festival will again bring a wide variety of world cultures to Helsinki. Performers at the festival include UMO – Helsinki – Cotonou, Sahrawi singer Aziza Brahim and author Nnimmo Bassey.

The Food Vendor of the Year 2014 is AFAES!

News item

16.6.2014

In a popular vote, festival visitors chose the Africans and African-Europeans Association AFAES as the winner. Congratulations!

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics (NGR/GBR)

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Soul
When afropop legend Orlando Julius and modern jazz collective The Heliocentrics joined forces in the studio, the resulting album was one of last ye...

Aziza Brahim (ARG/ESP/ESH)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Folk
  • World Music
Through her music, inspired by the cultural tradition of Western Sahara, Aziza Brahim wants to remind people about the long-standing conflict in the area.

Songhoy Blues (MLI)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Rock
Malinese quartet Songhoy Blues plays solid desert blues with rock influences.

UMO – Helsinki – Cotonou (FIN/BEN)

Music

  • Afrobeat
  • Funk
  • Jazz
One of the most interesting collaborations of the jazz summer will premiere at World Village Festival on Sunday, as Uuden Musiikin Orkesteri UMO an...

Mashrou' Leila (LIB)

Music

  • Folk
  • Indie
  • Indierock
  • Rock
Lebanese Mashrou' Leila's melodic rock is a catchy fusion of guitar-driven indie pop, folk influences and arena rock.

Metro presents: Janna

Music

  • Pop
  • Soul
Known for her expressive delivery, singer-songwriter Janna rapidly rose to top of Finnish pop.

Finnish Red Cross presents: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (SLE)

Music

  • Afropop
  • Reggae
Formed at a refugee camp, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars make music built on wartime experiences.

Satu Sopanen & Tuttiorkesteri

Kids' programme

  • Children's Music
Satu Sopanen and Tuttiorkesteri take to the Savannah Stage on Sunday to take their young audience on a musical journey around the world.