Annikin Runofestivaali 2024 - Aulikki Oksanen

Annikki Poetry Festival

Annikki Poetry Festival

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The 2024 Annikki Poetry Festival is now over. And what a day it was! It rained and stormed almost everywhere else that day, but at Annikki it was sunny all day, without a drop of rain. The stage was also beaming with a dazzling array of world-class talent, who served up unforgettable moments with their words and songs to the largest audience in the festival's history. All that remains now is a deep sense of gratitude for having been part of making this unique cultural celebration and community meeting place possible. Although the Annikki Poetry Festival is over for now, we can relive its atmosphere through photos and videos. Watch the Aftermovie below on this page!

The venue

The venue of the Annikki Poetry Festival is a 100-year-old wooden town quarter in the centre of Tampere city, which has served as a very special, warm and welcoming milieu for poets and audience to meet and mingle.

Since 2003

In 2003, the residents of Annikki Wooden Quarter in Tampere founded a poetry event in their yard. Since then, Annikki Poetry Festival has developed into one of Finland’s most significant poetry events and original cultural festivals. It has also spawned Annikki OFF, a three-day series of events around the city. In addition to Finnish performers, Annikki Poetry Festival also regularly features high profile international performers.