This winter city festival brings a broad range of Finnish and international artists to Oulu every March. The festival’s artistic director is Jaakko Kuusisto, a well-known violinist, conductor and composer. The programme includes premières, theatrical works, chamber music, clubs, ethnic and folk music, free concerts, and children’s concerts. For the third time next year, international master classes in classical and various genres of popular music will be organised in conjunction with the festival. The Oulu Music Festival, in association with Jazz 20, brings the Finnish Jazz Federation’s concerts to Oulu all year round.