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Welcome to Kosmos Festival 2024! Are you ready for FOUR days of music, art, workshops, circus, and sweet crazy friendly people in an atmospheric setting of the Finnish forest?

Kosmos Festival offers a whole lot of program and a full on bazaar for your shopping, food and drinks needs, but we want to highlight the joys of camping in the area. 

There is a beautiful lake at walking distance with swimming and sauna possibilities and family camping as well.

Kosmos Festival is a gathering of a wide variety of people. The program offers anything from wild drum’n’bass and techno to all kinds of psytrance and, of course, our national heritage – suomisaundi.

The newly organized Oasis area is all things relaxing, educational and healing. Live bands and circus shows offer organic enjoyment as a balance to the electronic program. All in all, you have endless possibilities to enjoy your time, meet loads of new people and get in touch with the forest spirit.

Kosmos Festival 2024 is sold out. Information about bus tickets, caravan and family camping spots can be found on the info page.

The lineups will be announced in the beginning of April! Be sure to get to know the program, as it’s wide and diverse!

KOSMOS INTERVIEW: JONI & JUHO, LEVITATION STATION STAGE

Levitation Stage is managed by Joni (DJ Haemaerae) and Juho (Decion). How’s it going? How has the year started? JONI: It has been busy as always with Levitation Station, and also in the Hitech team! Deciding the musical course of the year and selecting best possible acts to our small stage is daunting task,...

We avoid calling it “the main stage”, but Vortex is definitely the heart of the festival from the very first minutes until the closing ceremony. Olli and Mia, also known as Miazu & Polly – Sangoma Records, run the stage so let’s ask them how it’s done! There are hundreds of festivals focusing on...

Introducing the Lithuanian acid techno talent, AcidLess , who will rock Gravity stage with his tweaked-out acid tunes! Could you tell us a little about your background? How did you get into acid techno? – As much as I remember, my earliest memories of starting to enjoy acid techno were when I first saw...

We managed to reach the duo, formed by two producers, Act One and Eritas, in their creative habitat. I heard you guys are in the studio right now. What are you cooking in there? – We are indeed! Sat in the studio as we answer these! We are working on our next EP for...

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2 weeks ago
Kosmos Festival

KOSMOS INTERVIEW: OLLI AND MIA, VORTEX STAGE

We avoid calling it 1the main stage1, but Vortex is definitely the heart of the festival from the very first minutes until the closing ceremony. Olli and Mia, also known as Miazu & Polly - Sangoma Records, run the stage so let's ask them how it's done!

There are hundreds of festivals focusing on psytrance in the world. What differences and similarities does Vortex and Kosmos have compared to them?

OLLI: We stand out from other psytrance festivals with our broad selection of psy subgenres - many festivals seem to focus on only a few styles, but we like to offer something for everyone. Of course the lineup definitely also reflects our taste too.

MIA: Many festivals have their stages in a field or a parking lot. Vortex has an unique vibe - it’s actually located in the middle of the forest, and as you walk down the path it feels like arriving at a fairy bay! We’ve managed to keep Kosmos’ vibes unique, partly because we’ve kept the festival the size it is today.

MIA: I think there still are many similarities and Kosmos has managed to build that same amazing festival spirit which is great in other festivals! When you arrive to any psy festival, you always feel so welcome, as it’s your own people greeting you and dancing around you.

If you'd have to explain the musical idea of Vortex stage to someone who's never experienced it, how would you do it? Do you follow the same logic every year or do you want to do things differently?

OLLI: Vortex program is built by three teams. We’ve split the timetable between the teams. Dj Avara is responsible for Saturday and Sunday, Korento for daytime Saturday and we, Polly and Miazu, fill the rest of the timetable. We aim for a balanced musical trip that tells a story. The ‘status’ of the artists does not define the slot; we place them where we think they belong in the storyline.

You produce the whole festival as well as the Vortex stage, your weekend must be quite busy? Who else is on your team?

OLLI: Dj Avara and Korento as mentioned above, technical production is done by Ville Kotka, Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen and Antti Jaatinen. Jenni Korento is managing stage managers.

MIA: We aim to keep the programme tasteful. Gatekeeping is boring, that’s why we decided to take Jenni (Korento) and Aarne (Dj Avara) to the programme team with us! Ville and Emmi are so skilled and they make the stage look special. Agentti is responsible of the soundsystem, which is high-quality as always. Mika Tevala built an amazing new stage last summer; the stage structure is the heart of Vortex and this one will keep beating for a long time. The fairy forest behind the stage is built by Natalia, Meri and Myy and their teams. If you don’t feel like dancing, you can chill at the bar. Keimo and Kirsi sell delicacies and snacks from their chai stand, which is like a piece of India in the middle of the Vortex area.

Any personal favorites this year? What should we definitely check out?

OLLI: Check out Lakitu, Derango and EVP gigs!

MIA: I don’t want to mention anyone over the other, but I want to say this: every single artist has been selected to bing their own magical touch to you this year ❤ The decorations and visuals will be mind blowing as well!

Thanks for the interview - see you at Vortex stage! Btw, if you've missed the closing ceremony every year, STOP DOING THAT! You might think you're completely out of energy but we guarantee - you're not.
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KOSMOS INTERVIEW: OLLI AND MIA, VORTEX STAGE

We avoid calling it 1the main stage1, but Vortex is definitely the heart of the festival from the very first minutes until the closing ceremony. Olli and Mia, also known as Miazu & Polly - Sangoma Records, run the stage so lets ask them how its done!

There are hundreds of festivals focusing on psytrance in the world. What differences and similarities does Vortex and Kosmos have compared to them?

   OLLI: We stand out from other psytrance festivals with our broad selection of psy subgenres - many festivals seem to focus on only a few styles, but we like to offer something for everyone. Of course the lineup definitely also reflects our taste too.

  MIA: Many festivals have their stages in a field or a parking lot. Vortex has an unique vibe - it’s actually located in the middle of the forest, and as you walk down the path it feels like arriving at a fairy bay! We’ve managed to keep Kosmos’ vibes unique, partly because we’ve kept the festival the size it is today.

   MIA: I think there still are many similarities and Kosmos has managed to build that same amazing festival spirit which is great in other festivals! When you arrive to any psy festival, you always feel so welcome, as it’s your own people greeting you and dancing around you.

If youd have to explain the musical idea of Vortex stage to someone whos never experienced it, how would you do it? Do you follow the same logic every year or do you want to do things differently?

   OLLI: Vortex program is built by three teams. We’ve split the timetable between the teams. Dj Avara is responsible for Saturday and Sunday, Korento for daytime Saturday and we, Polly and Miazu, fill the rest of the timetable. We aim for a balanced musical trip that tells a story. The ‘status’ of the artists does not define the slot; we place them where we think they belong in the storyline.

You produce the whole festival as well as the Vortex stage, your weekend must be quite busy? Who else is on your team?

   OLLI: Dj Avara and Korento as mentioned above, technical production is done by Ville Kotka, Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen and Antti Jaatinen. Jenni Korento is managing stage managers.

   MIA: We aim to keep the programme tasteful. Gatekeeping is boring, that’s why we decided to take Jenni (Korento) and Aarne (Dj Avara) to the programme team with us! Ville and Emmi are so skilled and they make the stage look special. Agentti is responsible of the soundsystem, which is high-quality as always. Mika Tevala built an amazing new stage last summer; the stage structure is the heart of Vortex and this one will keep beating for a long time. The fairy forest behind the stage is built by Natalia, Meri and Myy and their teams. If you don’t feel like dancing, you can chill at the bar. Keimo and Kirsi sell delicacies and snacks from their chai stand, which is like a piece of India in the middle of the Vortex area.

Any personal favorites this year? What should we definitely check out?

   OLLI: Check out Lakitu, Derango and EVP gigs!

   MIA: I don’t want to mention anyone over the other, but I want to say this: every single artist has been selected to bing their own magical touch to you this year ❤ The decorations and visuals will be mind blowing as well!

Thanks for the interview - see you at Vortex stage! Btw, if youve missed the closing ceremony every year, STOP DOING THAT! You might think youre completely out of energy but we guarantee - youre not.

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Mua alko vähän itkettää toi fairy bay kohta, niimpä! ❤️ On jotenki niin tottunu vuosien varrel et noh tommonen se Vortex on, mut niimpä, sehän on tosi kaunis ja uniikki 😭❤️

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2 weeks ago
Kosmos Festival

KOSMOS INTERVIEW: JONI & JUHO, LEVITATION STATION STAGE

Levitation Stage is managed by Joni (DJ Haemaerae) and Juho (Decion). How's it going? How has the year started?

JONI: It has been busy as always with Levitation Station, and also in the Hitech team! Deciding the musical course of the year and selecting best possible acts to our small stage is daunting task, as there are so many options available. Levitation seems to enjoy respect among Hitech artists!

JUHO: Hey! Considering it took me over a month to provide answers to this interview, I'd consider the start of the year to be quite hectic for me (or then I'm just unable to allocate my time right, take your pick). In truth, it's been both challenging and fruitful, with a gig in Poland last month and some hardships in my private life, but all in all, great and very excited about the festival this year!

How has Levitation Station's Kosmos journey been so far? Any favorite moments you'd like to share?

JONI: Kosmos Levitation journey has been amazing personally for me every year, as every year we see our stage grow, more people finding it every year. Personal best moment was last year, when during my own set the stage got actually so full, that not more people could fit in! So we are also doing plans for updating the stage and routes around it! Heartwarming to see that our little scene has found a home in Finnish Psytrance culture!

JUHO: I set my foot on Levitation Station for the first time back in 2016 when it was still located in a different area of the festival. Next year I went to drop few tracks during its open decks/open program timeslots. After that I've held a residency through FINRG Recordings ranks each year and today I have the honor to curate the FINRG roster of the stage myself. So I'd say the journey from first time in Kosmos to open decks to residency and from residency to eventually hosting one of the stages has already provided enough memories to last a lifetime. But surely one of the best moments is the annual opening of Carbon Based performance. It is something worth experiencing if you haven't witnessed it yet in the forest in previous years.

What are you hyped about this year? How is the Levitation Station programme reflecting the scene here in Finland?

JONI: I am hyped about updates we have planned, and specially about this year foreign guests. We have some true old legends of the scene - Neokontrol and Spiral coming to blast us. Neokontrol is one of the heads of OVNI records, which is turning 10 years old this year. Spiral is well-known from big foreign stages through many years! We are also exited to bring over some really fresh talent from our neighboring countries: Pages from my Grimoire from Sweden did amazing debut album and Estonian leading hitech DJ - duo Azuras is bringing over some lovely b2b madness! This year Levitation line-up brings best of the locals and carefully selected foreigners, trying to bring bit of all the angles of the musical style we call hitech ❤ Like the old saying goes: "Hitech or money back!"

JUHO: I've consulted the Hi-tech crew for the upcoming plans for Levitation Station and they've provided me with such intel that I can safely say this year the Levitation Station stage will be revolutionary and I can't wait to see how it'll unravel itself in this coming summer. The FINRG lineup itself is focusing on authenticity which I believe is something to be utilized as much as possible in the scene since it's the key to integrity and a basis for a prospering culture. The program is packed with legends like Alek Szahala from the domestic side and Tymon from the international domain. So entering Levitation Station on FINRG night will provide a wide range of music styles you might've never heard before but which has been shaping the scene for decades, offering both originality and modern sounds for old and new ravers to experience.

Thanks for the interview - see you at Levari!
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KOSMOS INTERVIEW: JONI & JUHO, LEVITATION STATION STAGE

Levitation Stage is managed by Joni (DJ Haemaerae)  and Juho (Decion).  Hows it going? How has the year started?

   JONI: It has been busy as always with Levitation Station, and also in the Hitech team! Deciding the musical course of the year and selecting best possible acts to our small stage is daunting task, as there are so many options available. Levitation seems to enjoy respect among Hitech artists!

   JUHO: Hey! Considering it took me over a month to provide answers to this interview, Id consider the start of the year to be quite hectic for me (or then Im just unable to allocate my time right, take your pick). In truth, its been both challenging and fruitful, with a gig in Poland last month and some hardships in my private life, but all in all, great and very excited about the festival this year!

How has Levitation Stations Kosmos journey been so far? Any favorite moments youd like to share?

   JONI: Kosmos Levitation journey has been amazing personally for me every year, as every year we see our stage grow, more people finding it every year. Personal best moment was last year, when during my own set the stage got actually so full, that not more people could fit in! So we are also doing plans for updating the stage and routes around it! Heartwarming to see that our little scene has found a home in Finnish Psytrance culture!

   JUHO: I set my foot on Levitation Station for the first time back in 2016 when it was still located in a different area of the festival. Next year I went to drop few tracks during its open decks/open program timeslots. After that Ive held a residency through FINRG Recordings ranks each year and today I have the honor to curate the FINRG roster of the stage myself. So Id say the journey from first time in Kosmos to open decks to residency and from residency to eventually hosting one of the stages has already provided enough memories to last a lifetime. But surely one of the best moments is the annual opening of Carbon Based performance. It is something worth experiencing if you havent witnessed it yet in the forest in previous years.

What are you hyped about this year? How is the Levitation Station programme reflecting the scene here in Finland?

   JONI: I am hyped about updates we have planned, and specially about this year foreign guests. We have some true old legends of the scene - Neokontrol and Spiral coming to blast us. Neokontrol is one of the heads of OVNI records, which is turning 10 years old this year. Spiral is well-known from big foreign stages through many years! We are also exited to bring over some really fresh talent from our neighboring countries: Pages from my Grimoire from Sweden did amazing debut album and Estonian leading hitech DJ - duo Azuras is bringing over some lovely b2b madness! This year Levitation line-up brings best of the locals and carefully selected foreigners, trying to bring bit of all the angles of the musical style we call hitech ❤ Like the old saying goes: Hitech or money back!

JUHO: Ive consulted the Hi-tech crew for the upcoming plans for Levitation Station and theyve provided me with such intel that I can safely say this year the Levitation Station stage will be revolutionary and I cant wait to see how itll unravel itself in this coming summer. The FINRG lineup itself is focusing on authenticity which I believe is something to be utilized as much as possible in the scene since its the key to integrity and a basis for a prospering culture. The program is packed with legends like Alek Szahala from the domestic side and Tymon from the international domain.  So entering Levitation Station on FINRG night will provide a wide range of music styles you mightve never heard before but which has been shaping the scene for decades, offering both originality and modern sounds for old and new ravers to experience.

Thanks for the interview - see you at Levari!
3 weeks ago
Kosmos Festival

KOSMOS INTERVIEW: ACIDLESS

Introducing the Lithuanian acid techno talent, AcidLess , who will rock Gravity stage with his tweaked-out acid tunes!

Could you tell us a little about your background? How did you get into acid techno?

- As much as I remember, my earliest memories of starting to enjoy acid techno were when I first saw the movie "Blade" which to this day I could still call my most favorite one. At the age when I was about from 14 to 16 years old, I started listening to a lot more electronic music rather than Pop or Rock as I used to listen to before.

- At the same age I also started getting into music production and DJ'ing and I started off with very horrible psytrance, that later turned into hardstyle that then slowly evolved into a slower and no so hard acid techno and then afterwards after some time, I decided to mix all my skills that I learnt into what I got now "hard" "acid" "trance".

What is the Lithuanian electronic music scene like? Lots of clubs and/or underground parties?

- Here in Lithuania, at the moment we have a decently big amount of different types of clubs and events and every single one of them has different music styles and the crowd is always different but what I love about it is that it is still growing and increasing including the techno scene, it is still growing every year! For me, personally, my most beloved clubs in Lithuania are Kablys Club, Elastica and Haxan Club that recently and sadly closed.

What is the best thing that could happen on the dancefloor during your set?

- I never have any kind of expectations from the crowd or anyone on the dance floor in general. I just always hope that everything will go nicely and according to plan. I hope that at least someone will enjoy my set and if all goes well, THAT will be the best thing for me on the dance floor.

Thank you! We look forward to jamming to the squelching sounds of acid techno at Gravity stage!

Catch AcidLess on Gravity stage on Saturday at 23.00!
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KOSMOS INTERVIEW: ACIDLESS

Introducing the Lithuanian acid techno talent, AcidLess , who will rock Gravity stage with his tweaked-out acid tunes!

Could you tell us a little about your background? How did you get into acid techno?

-  As much as I remember, my earliest memories of starting to enjoy acid techno were when I first saw the movie Blade which to this day I could still call my most favorite one. At the age when I was about from 14 to 16 years old, I started listening to a lot more electronic music rather than Pop or Rock as I used to listen to before. 

- At the same age I also started getting into music production and DJing and I started off with very horrible psytrance, that later turned into hardstyle that then slowly evolved into a slower and no so hard acid techno and then afterwards after some time, I decided to mix all my skills that I learnt into what I got now hard acid trance.

What is the Lithuanian electronic music scene like? Lots of clubs and/or underground parties?

- Here in Lithuania, at the moment we have a decently big amount of different types of clubs and events and every single one of them has different music styles and the crowd is always different but what I love about it is that it is still growing and increasing including the techno scene, it is still growing every year! For me, personally, my most beloved clubs in Lithuania are Kablys Club, Elastica and Haxan Club that recently and sadly closed.

What is the best thing that could happen on the dancefloor during your set?

- I never have any kind of expectations from the crowd or anyone on the dance floor in general. I just always hope that everything will go nicely and according to plan. I hope that at least someone will enjoy my set and if all goes well, THAT will be the best thing for me on the dance floor.

Thank you! We look forward to jamming to the squelching sounds of acid techno at Gravity stage!

Catch AcidLess on Gravity stage on Saturday at 23.00!