About the festival
Baltic Jazz Festival has been organised since 1987 in the iron works village of Dalsbruk on Kimito Island. The 32nd annual festival is held on 5-7 July 2019. The programme offers 23 different happenings, of which 8 can be enjoyed completely free. Check out the entire programme here.
The festival is organised by the support association Intresseföreningen för jazzmusik i Dalsbruk.
Finnish jazz legend Antti Sarpila is the Creative Director of the festival (since 2002).
Almost all of our concert venues are accessible.
The church has several steps with no ramps, so e.g. a wheel chair needs to be carried up and down the stairs.
Personal assistants have free entrance to all of our concerts.
Different accommodation alternatives can be found through the links below:
Taalintehdas with nearby areas
Camping - Taalintehdas
If you arrive by car, the drive from Helsinki is about 2,5 hours and 1 h 10 min from Turku. There are several parking areas in Dalsbruk, see festival map for more information.
If you arrive by boat, there the Dalsbruk Guest Harbour is at your service (N 60° 01,2’ E 22°30,6’)! The harbour fee is 27-37 € / 24 h. Docking places are not possible to book in advance for the festival weekend, but everyone is guaranteed a place. More information about the guest harbour here.
By bus, you can easily get to Dalsbruk and the festival area from many different locations. During the festival weekend, there are also extra festival buses between Kemiö, Kasnäs and Dalsbruk. Bus timetables can be found here.
The closest train station can be found in Salo. Do you prefer a bike? The wonderful Coastal Route passes through Dalsbruk.
Children are also welcome to Baltic Jazz Festival! There is also a separate "mini festival" for kids on Saturday 6 July from 09.30 to 13.00 at the old mechanical workshop.
Baltic Jazz Kids:
09.30-10.30 Preparty with Folkhälsan i Dalsbruk
10.30-11.15 Arnie Alligator & the Jungle Drum
11.15-12.00 Lunch break
12.00-13.00 Try Musical Instruments (from 7 years and older)
or Dancing Storytime (held in Antikvariaatti Kojan by the Jazz Street)
Tickets: 15 € (free entrance for children under the age of 2).
Other concerts: free entrance for children under 12 years together with parent (NB! Does not apply to concert no 14 - age limit 18 years old).
The festival area is located right in the centre of Dalsbruk. Here you will find the Jazz Street, the Park, Bio Pony, Strandhotellet, the library and the old Mechanical Workshop. The church is located within a short walking distance, but you need a mode of transport to get to Kasnäs, Café Vivan and Bjärkas.
Festival area map
The concert venues are carefully selected to highlight the history and beauty of the old iron works village. The stages in the Park and on the Jazz Street are located outside. The stage and seats in Kasnäs are outside but covered by a roof.
NB! It is not allowed to bring your own alcoholic beverages to the Park.
There is a First Aid group available at the festival the entire weekend. The First Aid tent can be found in the intersection of Taalintehtaantie and Tallimäentie (between the Park and the Jazz Street).
In case of emergency, call 112.
You can buy your tickets in advance via Ticketmaster or Luckan-Kemiö (open on weekdays between 12 and 17). Please note that we only collaborate with these two regarding tickets sold in advance. Baltic Jazz does not collaborate with e.g. viagogo or other channels claiming to sell our tickets. Tickets that are bought trough other channels may not be accepted at the festival. During the festival, tickets are sold in the ticket sales offices in Bio Pony (opens on Wednesday 3 July) or by the door (opens 30 minutes before the concert begins, or 60 minutes before concert no 7). Read more about tickets here.
Tourist Information is located right next to the guest harbour.
Tel: +358 (0)2 42 60170
The festival info desk can be found on the Jazz Street right next to Bio Pony.
The service offering of Dalsbruk can easily be found here: www.dalsbruk.fi
The festival would be impossible to organise without our amazing volunteers! Around 120 volunteers help within different departments before, during and after the festival weekend: Artist Guides, Artist Catering, Artist Accommodation, Ticket Sales, Baltic Jazz Merchandise, Information, Jazz Street, Jazz Golf, Festival Office, Hosts, Social Media, Society, Logistics and Security.
Our volunteers are easily recognized by their black Staff t-shirts. Would you also like to participate in the festival arrangements? Please contact us for more information: baltic.jazz(at)kimitoon.fi