"The cosy atmosphere of log cabin, the lake, the forest and the music – both archaic and modern – creates an unforgettable impression"
- Simon Broughton, Songlines July 2009
In the summer of 2015 Sommelo will be held 10th time in Kainuu and Viena Karelia. Sommelo celebration can be seen and heared around Kainuu and Viena Karelia. Main place will be Kuhmo as courses, seminars and most of the concerts of Kainuu will be arranged here. In addition there are art exhibition and activities for children. Three themes of this summers Sommelo are Kalevala 180 years, ethno music of Kainuu and celebrating 10th Sommelo Music Festival.
Events arranged in Viena Karelia are also important part of Sommelo Music Festival. Sommelo is unique culture trip to trails of Arhippa Perttunen (runosinger from Viena Karelia), Ontrei Malinen (runosinger from Viena Karelia), runo songs and the landscape of Kalevala.