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 accordion. The international traditional music event will be held for the twenty- first time in Pärnu and Tallinn (Estonia) on July 7-10, 2022, 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 Jaani Church 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 7-10, 2023 and an additional concert will be held at the Jaani Church in Tallinn on July 10th.

Main performers
The main performers of the festival are: Trio Animato from Poland and Duo HamoAko from France. 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 June 25th, 2023 at the latest.
You can find the registration form here:

Price list
A wristband of the registered the participant: 30 € (till May 31, 2023); 40 € (from June 1st, 2023)
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.