The Festival

The PÄRNU HARMONICA FESTIVAL is the largest music festival in the Nordic and Baltic countries, where the main instruments are the harmonica and its “younger brother” – diatonic accordion. The international traditional music event will be held for the nineteenth time in Pärnu and Tallinn (Estonia) on July 9-12, 2021, as well as the harmonica competition Baltic-Nordic OPEN with prize fund €1500 and the folk music competition for audience awards. The festival days include a classical music concert at the Elizabeth Church, a gala concert at the Pärnu Concert Hall, a concert “Harmonica Fireworks” and special concert at the Niguliste Museum in Tallinn. In addition, there will be consultations, workshops and a Fair of Music (instruments, discs, sheet music). We welcome professional and amateur harmonica players from all over the world together with their families and friends. In addition to the festival, everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the best-known holiday destinations in the Nordic countries with  great music.

Time and location
The festival will take place in Pärnu on July 9-11, and an additional concert will be held at Niguliste Church in Tallinn on July 12th.

Main performers
The main performers of the festival are:Duo Macats from Latvia, duo Grunting Pigs from Hungary and prize winner of the OPUS KLASSIK music award Konstantin Reinfeld from Germany. Magnificent musicians, participants and guests will be from over 10 countries.

The international jury consists of 5 members and evaluates players in four categories. 10-points scoring system will be used in the competition, so the competitor can get a maximum of 50 points from the jury. The best performers of each category will receive the Baltic-Nordic Champion title and cash prize. The overall winner will be awarded a Grand Prix of € 1,000.
NB! To apply for the festival competition, the registration form must be sent by July 1st, 2021 at the latest.
You can find the registration form here:

Price list
A wristband of the registered the participant: 30 € (till June 30, 2021); 40 € (from July 1st, 2021)
The price includes admission to the competitions and all festival events.

Pre-sale of tickets
The festival pass provides admission to all events and concerts.
Single tickets to concerts can be purchased from Piletimaailm and Piletilevi websites or from their sales points all over Estonia.
The festival pass and tickets can also be purchased on site of the event.