ANTI Festival moving to late Autumn

Media release 29.4.2020

Like every organisation we are closely monitoring global developments regarding COVID-19. As an international festival our response to the crisis is guided by conditions and restrictions in place across the world; it is clear, from all sides, that the 2020 edition of ANTI Festival, usually presented in early September, should be moved further into the autumn season. We are carefully following these changeable circumstances and will release new festival dates, and details of our 2020 programme, after the Finnish summer break.

“Producing an international arts festival requires the ability to look ahead with a degree of certainty, which of course we currently can’t do. ANTI is supported with public and private funds, funds that we want to use sustainably and responsibly and without financial or social risk. Nothing is certain at the moment but, hopefully, we will all be a little wiser after the summer,” says ANTI Festival Manager Elisa Itkonen.

Despite present challenges, the ANTI Festival team is working towards a late-autumn festival with numerous artists and partners. We thank all our supporters, friends and collaborators for your patience during this complicated and unprecedented time. We will notify you as soon as we can if any changes affect your engagement with us.

More than ever we are proud to work in our sector and more than ever we realise the importance of supporting artists and the arts. We wish our partners and audiences all the best during these challenging times.

You may hear from us through our social media channels already in the spring – stay tuned especially on Instagram and Facebook!

For more information, contact Festival Manager Elisa Itkonen,, +358 50 305 2005.