Silence Festival

The festival program, organized by the Silence Artists’ Association, brings together the creators and creations of contemporary circus and classical music.

More than 20 performances will take place in the Kaukonen village: the Community House, Kaukonen Sports Hall, Kaukonen greenhouse, Ojanperä hall as well as local homes and buildings in the village.

Many works combine spatial design with music and circus. Experiencing artistic spontaneity in characterful spaces is what makes Silence Festival unique.

Getting to the festival is easy, whether by a combination of train and bus, flying or driving. It is about 1 km from the bus stop to Kaukonen Community House, where there is a ticket office, a café, bar and INFO. Almost all venues are within walking distance of each other.

Unique festival atmosphere

Contemporary classical music and contemporary circus combined with the unusual surroundings form the essence of Silence Festival. The river Ounasjoki running through the village creates a special atmosphere and most years it also has a role in the festival program.

The festival was born from an idea by circus artist Sakari Männistö and producer Joonas Martikainen to fill the Kaukonen village with high-level performing arts. The Silence Festival has been multidisciplinary since the beginning. It brings the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The festival is a platform for surprising encounters to people, Northern nature and different art forms.

On your arrival to Kaukonen, the community hall will help you with everything you need. See you there!

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