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Kuopio Dance Festival 2020 has been canceled

”Restrictions given by Finnish Government speak for the severity of the situation. Therefore, the festival has been canceled force majeure. Coronavirus brings uncertainty, and what happens after May is not clear. If we had to cancel at the very last moment, it would have impacts on festival’s economy. We want to be responsible event organization and the health of our audience, artists, partners, volunteers and employees is the most important issue at the moment”, states associations’s chairman of the board Kirsi Soininen.

Kuopio Dance Festival has been organized without discontinuity since 1970. This year’s programme would have been the first for new Artistic Director, Riku Lehtopolku.

We are very sorry for this sad situation.

If you have bought tickets or courses, please find instructions for refunds below:

We are asking for our clients patience. Changes and refunds will take time.


Money refunds: web.lippu.fi/palautus by 16.6.2020 or by mail (with contact information and account number):

Lippupiste Oy / Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi palautus
Kalevantie 2 (B-talo)
33100 Tampere

Only ticket price is refunded (no service or delivery costs).

Next festival during 16. - 22.6.2021. You can also change your tickets for festival gift voucher for summer 2021. You can also support us by not using your right for refund. Our kindest gratitude if you choose this option.

Course fee payments:

We will contact all who have payed for their courses. If you didn't receive our mail please call: +358 (0) 50 322 5220 or send us mail: sales@kuopiodancefestival.fi

Add following info: name of the course attendant, account number and owner of the account where you want refund. Please do so by 1.5.2020.

Following festivals will take place during 16. – 22.6.2021 and 15. – 21.6.2022. Arrangements for the summer 2021 have already begun.