Pori Jazz 2020 cancelled

Finnish government has decided to ban large public events and gatherings in Finland up until July 31st 2020. Due to this resolution we regret to inform that Pori Jazz 2020 has been cancelled.

The 55th edition of Pori Jazz will be organised in July 2021 and the main concerts will be held at the Kirjurinluoto Concert Park between July 15th and 17th. This year's tickets vill remain valid for 2021.

Health and safety of the audience, performers and everyone else involved take precedence over everything else in our arrangements. We had hoped that we’d have been able to meet each other at the festival this summer, but it is now clear that the Covid-19 crisis is going to last all through the summer months.

Pori Jazz has been held annually since the summer of 1966, so the cancellation of this year’s festival is a huge disappointment to us all – including musicians, partners, subcontractors and all the event industry workers whose everyday life has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The intermediate year of the festival is also a big blow to the city of Pori as well as the entire Satakunta region.

Our festival has always been arranged by a non-profit association Pori Jazz 66 ry to which the cancellation of this years festival means great financial difficulties. The production of summer 2020 started already in the autumn of 2019, and it has already required significant financial investments which we are unable to fully reverse. The majority of the festival’s annual revenue is based on ticket sales, which now obviously is not happening. This is why we’re asking for your support and understanding in these difficult times.

We have started to work on Pori Jazz 2021 already, and our goal is to re-schedule this year's artists and acts to perform at the festival in 2021. More detailed information will be shared as soon as possible.

If you have already purchased your tickets for this yer, we offer you a chance to use the tickets in 2021. This requires no actions from you as all regular daily tickets are automatically changed into free-of-choice tickets which enable attending one of the main concert days in 2021. We’ll also offer a small surprise present to those customers who choose to keep their Pori Jazz 2020 tickets and use them in 2021. For more information please visit our website at

If you wish to be refunded on your ticket, we can refund the actual ticket price, not the Ticketmaster service fee or shipping fee included in the complete price. More info can be found in the tickets section.

We are truly grateful for all the support the friends of Pori Jazz have shown us through the years. The corona pandemic is causing worry and grief fo all of us, but we will overcome this together. We will inform you of our future plans as soon as possible but meanwhile, let’s be responsible in our actions and abide by the rules and regulations given by administrations and government authorities. Stay tuned!