So that the concert visit will be successful for everyone, the Korsholm Music Festival has in the last years put special focus on accessibility. Accessibility starts with removing barriers when going to a concert, and this year almost all of our 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.
Free concerts and discounts
Participating in the Festival doesn't depend on money. Our programme includes many free concerts and events, and they can be enjoyed in Vaasa's city center almost daily. We also offer discounted tickets for the unemployed, pensioners, students, conscripts and persons undergoing non-military service. Our festival café Loftet is disability-friendly, and the events held there aim for accessibility in multiple ways.
Vänkort-service and Kaikukortti
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. Korsholm Music Festival is also part of the Kaikukortti-network. If you have Kaikukortti, you can get free tickets to our concerts in churches, museums and Vaasa City Hall. You can come get tickets from our festival office before the concert. Please note that Kaikukortti does not apply to the Apocalyptica concert on the 1 August 2023.
Language and communication
The Music Festival attempts 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 – music belongs to everyone!
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, the important thing 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 feedback in order to develop our operation. Our staff is also happy to help solve any issues concerning accessibility.
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!
Our environmental promise
Key sustainability goals in the Korsholm Music Festival’s EcoCompass Programme:
1. We pay attention to sustainability in our own purchases and in the selection of partners.
2. We speak out about our sustainability work and achievements. We encourage our audience, partners, and artists to act in accordance with our values.
3. We promote responsible and sustainable actions through our network.
Korsholm Music Festival is being developed towards responsible choices. The festival is organized in a sustainable way. We choose, influence, and communicate responsibly.
The Korsholm Music Festival favors public transport and renewable energy sources. In catering services, food waste is minimized, and local and vegetarian food is preferred. The festival remembers its artists by making a donation in their name to an environmental destination that changes annually. Korsholm Music Festival is a socially responsible operator that offers barrier-free and accessible cultural experiences also for people with lower income and special needs.