So that the concert visit will be successful for everyone, the Korsholm Music Festival has in the last years tried to put special focus on accessibility. Accessibility starts with removing barriers when going to a concert and we can happily tell you that this year all the concert venues are accessible to the disabled. The main location of the festival, Vaasa City Hall, has an elevator at the entrance of the Vaasanpuistikko side of the building.
Participating the Festival is not depending on money this year. All the live stramings are for free and so are the live concerts apart from the concert in Laihia Church on 4th August. We strive for enough social distancing and that's why there are clearly less seats available in the concert places than usually. The safety of our audience and artists is the priority!
The Music Festival tries to draw attention to different language groups and user groups in its marketing. Most of the marketing takes place in three languages, Swedish, Finnish and English. The web pages can be read with a screen reader and on social media, Korsholm Music Festival updates also as video greetings.
Social accessibility is important for the Korsholm Music Festival. You can come to the festival’s concerts as you are. Forget about the dress codes for traditional classical concerts and other rituals that largely belong to the past. For a successful concert visit it is important is that you respect the others in the audience and that you have the equal right to enjoy music in peace and quiet without being disturbed. The concerts are excellent opportunities for peace and quiet from stress and everyday life.
In the training of our staff we try to take into consideration special groups and different special situations. We sincerely hope to meet different kinds of people. We welcome responses in order to develop our operation. And our staff is happy to help solve any issues concerning accessibility. The Music Festival concerts are part of the Vänkort-service, through which you may visit the concerts together with your support person, who enters the concert for free.
We are not yet perfectly perfect in our accessibility, but during the years we have taken small steps forward both within the festival organization and in society in general. We are proud of this development at the Korsholm Music Festival!