Programme schedule

Choose your favourite programmes and make your own schedule for the festival weekend!

Festival Info

Practical information about the festival site and exhibitors.

Location and Maps

World Village Festival takes place in Kaisaniemi Park and Railway Square in Helsinki.

World Village Festival taking over Helsinki this weekend

Press release


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

Press release


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.

Nordic values and identity to be examined at World Village Festival

Press release


Artists from a variety of backgrounds talk about their identities and making art in the Nordic countries at World Village Festival, 28–29 May. The role of art in integration will also be discussed.

Ecology is a cornerstone of World Village Festival

News item


Wind power, vegetarian food, sorting waste and reducing junk. World Village Festival is making the environment and sustainable development central elements of its festival planning and implementation.

Asian Dub Foundation (GBR)


  • Bhangra
  • Dancehall
  • Dub
  • Hip hop
  • Jungle
  • Ragga
  • Rapcore
Legendary Asian Dub Foundation’s activism is directed at creating a more just world.

Alo Wala (DEN/USA)


  • Dancehall
  • Hip hop
Traditional Indian sounds with an electronic twist, a grimy club atmosphere infused with a Chicago-bred ghetto attitude and a hipster touch straight out of Copenhagen Nørrebro.

Idiotape (KOR)


  • Electronic
  • Indie
Idiotape drives the festival to trance-fueled vibrations. Hailing from Seoul, the three-man group is at the top of the indie and electronic music scene in South Korea.

Kanta dAb dAb (NEP)


  • Fusion
  • Jazz
A bold combination of soul and fusion jazz as well as east and west, Kanta dAb dAb is something that cannot be missed. The band is raising awareness to help Nepal’s musicians, who have suffered from the earthquakes.

Panel Discussion: Safe Haven – protecting freedom of expression (FIN/IRI/NOR/PLE/SWE)

Talks and discussions

  • Civil Society
  • Justice
  • Refugees
ICORN – the International Cities of Refuge Network organises shelter and protection for persecuted artists and writers in cities in over 50 countri...

Panel Discussion: My Nordic identity? – Artists’ discussion (FIN/NOR/PLE/USA)

Talks and discussions

  • Justice
  • Nordic Dimension
Nordic values and identities shift as the world changes as a whole.

Panel Discussion: Development 2.0 (FIN/MAS)

Talks and discussions

  • Civil Society
  • Sustainable Economy
  • Justice
In the future, disaster relief will not be enough to deal with the consequences of catastrophes and crises.

Morning yoga

Other programme

  • Yoga
Get limber and strong from the start of your day with morning yoga. World Village Festival’s morning yoga is sure to keep you dancing into the evening!