Pori Jazz 2021 is cancelled, but there will be a series of smaller summer concerts

Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 situation, Pori Jazz is forced to cancel this year’s festival. The festival organisation will however produce a series of concerts during the summer.

Pori Jazz 2021 was supposed to take place in between July 9th and 17th. At the moment, there’s no confirmed national policy on safe event production due to the COVID-19 crisis, and putting together a large-scale festival is not possible in the midst of the prevailing uncertainty.

Previously bought tickets will remain valid for Pori Jazz 2022

Pori Jazz has been organized since 1966 by an independent cultural association Pori Jazz 66 ry, for which the cancellation of the festival for the second consecutive year causes financial challenges. The association humbly requests that people who’ve already bought their festival tickets will save the tickets for Pori Jazz 2022.

All previously bought Pori Jazz tickets for cancelled festivals of 2020 and 2021 are automatically valid as such in Pori Jazz 2022. As a small thank you for our loyal customers we’ll hand out a small surprise present upon arrival to the festival in July 2022.

Pori Jazz has already announced several artists for summer 2021, and the organisation has begun negotiations on postponing the performances to 2022. The goal is to get as many as possible of these previously booked artists to perform at the Pori Jazz 2022.

For more information on previously purchased tickets, ticket refunds and other ticket policies, please check our website

Three-day event at Lokkilava

Although the festival is cancelled, Pori Jazz will produce plenty of other music programming. At the legendary Lokkilava in the Kirjurinluoto park area there will be a three-day concert event called "Pori Jazz soi taas". The concert days starting in the afternoon will feature four prominent ensembles daily.

A limited number of tickets are sold for the concerts at Lokkilava. The audience capacity in the venue has not yet been determined, as arrangements will be adjusted in accordance with the COVID-19 situation and official guidelines. The concerts are organized with emphasis on the safety of all attendees and in accordance with the applicable government regulations.

Tickets for the special concerts will be available at Ticketmaster Finland on Friday, May 7th at 9am. Initially there will be a limited batch of three-day tickets on sale at a discounted price. Daily tickets will most likely be available later on as the government regulations for events held in July are specified. In the unfortunate event that the special concerts are to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, all tickets are refundable excluding Ticketmaster’s service fee.

In addition to the event at the Lokkilava, Pori Jazz will also feature concerts at the Cafe Pori Jazz during summer. Cafe Pori Jazz is a new cafe-restaurant located in the Kirjurinluoto park at a historical Art Nouveau pavilion. During the summer, a large number of Finnish artists and bands will perform on the pavilion’s idyllic terrace. For more information about Cafe Pori Jazz, please check out the website

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