The third Finnish Ethnogala will take place on 9th of January 2020 at Tavastia club in Helsinki. 

At the Ethnogala, awards will be handed out in seven categories to the most interesting and distinguished figures in folk music, world music and folk dance. The expert juries will choose three nominees for each category from submissions from the public. All winners will be announced at the Ethnogala on 9th of January 2020.

The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle will record and broadcast the event on its TV, radio and internet channels. The broadcast will include performances and interviews from both stages as well as the green room and backstage areas. The live TV and radio stream will also be available abroad.

Live stream link:
Ethnogala is available also afterwards via this link.

In between the live music there will be interviews and award ceremonies. The hosts will speak Finnish.

Schedule of the live shows:
19:00 Amanda Kauranne (small stage)
– Award: Folk Music Creator of the Year
19:20 ENKEL (big stage)
– Awards: Border Breaking Act of the Year (in English), Dance creator of the year
20:10 Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin (big stage)
– Awards: Phenomenon of the year, Intersection Award
21:05 Aili Järvelä (small stage)
– Awards: Newcomer of the Year, Artist of the Year
21:40 Helsinki-Cotonou ensemble (big stage)
22:00 Quadrille (all together!)

Watch the Ethnogala 2019: 




Ethnogala tickets are available at Tiketti.
Advance tickets 15-25 € and at the door 30 €. 


Tavastia, Urho Kekkosen katu 4–6. Helsinki. 

Organizers and partners

Ethnogala is arranged by The Promotion Centre for Finnish Folk Music & Folk Dance. Partners include The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle), The Folk Music Department of the University of the Arts, the Global Music Centre, Music Finland, Finnish Music Creators, Dance Info Finland, The Finnish Youth Association, Folklandia cruise, Marjatta & Kaisa (maetka), Finnish folk music association, The Finnish Musicians’ UnionKalevala society, The Finnish Music Foundation, Suomalaisen kansantanssin ystävät and the Association for Rural Education and Culture.

The international delegate program is supported additionally by Music Estonia, Estonian Embassy in Helsinki, Saura Booking Agency and Finlands Institutet.

Further information and interview requests

Sirpa Lahti
Promotion Centre for Finnish Folk Music & Folk Dance
+358 40 738 4736