Pori Jazz Festival 2018

The 53rd annual Pori Jazz Festival will take place 13th - 22nd July 2018. The main concerts in the lush Kirjurinluoto Concert Park will be held on Thursday the 19th, Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of July. Music will play on three stages from early afternoon til late each day. Your ticket will grant access to all programmed acts in the Kirjurinluoto Concert Park.

We have further developed the amenities and services for your convenience. A variety of food and beverages from numerous vendors will be available across the Park. 

There's no age limit for attending the Main Concerts and children under the age of 12 will have free admission when accompanied by a ticketholder parent or guardian. 

Jazz Park, Cafe Jazz and Pori Jazz Kids

In addition to ticketed concerts, we are proud to provide a wide range of free concerts. This year, the long-running Jazz Street will be replaced by a free Jazz Park in Kirjurinluoto Park by the banks of river Kokemäenjoki. Jazz Park will open on Friday 13 July and stay open until Saturday 21st. Jazz Prak is open daily 12 noon - 1am. There are three stages within the Park for you to enjoy free concerts: Lokki Stage, Park Stage, and Kirjuri Summer Restaurant. 

The traditional indoor venue, Cafe Jazz, will host a number of gigs and jams as always. Pori Jazz Kids, a free music event for the whole family will run 15th - 17th July in the Jazz Park. We will be updating our programme soon!


Pori Jazz is one of the pioneering music festivals in Finland. The daring idea of organizing a festival dedicated to jazz music was born among brave jazz enthusiasts and musicians during the 1960’s, and the first Pori Jazz took place in July 1966. The beginnings were humble, but the festival soon started to grow bigger, year by year.

At the moment, Pori Jazz is one of the most renown and beloved summer events in Finland. It gathers crowds of 120,000 to 160,000 people every year. For the majority of the visitors, the festival has become an experience they look forward to relive every summer.

Pori is located on the West coast of Finland by the Baltic Sea, about 240 km from Helsinki, 110 km from Tampere and 140 km from Turku.

Map of Pori Jazz 2018

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