Festival Information

Raahen Rantajatsit a.k.a Raahe Jazz on the Beach Festival is an intimate annual top-notch contemporary jazz festival with gorgeous white night sunsets. The 35th Raahen Rantajatsit will be held 25th – 27th July 2024.

The non-profit festival is organized by Rajatsi, a local jazz association, and it is made possible by volunteers. The main sponsors are the City of Raahe and Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.


Raahe is an idyllic, small old wooden seaside town in the Northern Ostrobothnia region of Finland.


The main concerts are divided between venues close to each other. In the early evening there is outdoor concerts in the inner yards of the wooden Old Town – at Langin Kauppahuone and at Raahe Theatre. Later in the evening there is a concert at the open air stage of cafe Ruiskuhuone by the sea.

Rantajatsit 2021, Viba at the Raahe Theatre. Photo Ville Vainio.


You can find information about accommodation and other local services and activities on the site of the City of Raahe.

Visit Raahe Portal / Accommodation


Information here


Programs of past festivals 1989-2023 (In Finnish)

Ville Vainio:  Photos 2002-2023

Reports in english:

Finnish Music Quarterly: Cool Music From a hot Town
All About Jazz: Some Small Steps for Jazz

Music: Mario Rom’s Interzone: ‘Eternal Fiction’. Video Raimo Uunila.
Music Sole Azul: ’Koska Pasahtaa’. Video Raimo Uunila
Music: “Bierbeek” by Papanosh, Video: Raimo Uunila

Rantajatsit 2017 trailer
Rantajatsit 2016 trailer

Live videos at facebook


Rajatsi is a non-profit jazz association with a mission to enable, improve and promote jazz culture and jazz enthusiasism in the Raahe area in northern Finland. Rajatsi is a member of Finnish Jazz Federation and Europe Jazz Network. Rajatsi is founded in 1984 and Rajatsi has organized Raahen Rantajatsit aka Jazz on the Beach jazz festivals since 1989. Rajatsi also organizes concerts and club-events around the year. Became a member and take part in our activities!


Rajatsi ry
Koulukatu 14
92100 Raahe

Pertti Uunila, pertti.uunila@rajatsi.fi

Rantajatsit Festival , Artistic director
Charles Gil, tel. 050 571 6516, charles.gil@rajatsi.fi

Stage Manager: Pekka Tähkävuori
Volunteer coordinator & Office: Johanna Penttilä
Construction: Joona Kauranen
Catering: Anne-Mari Kuisma
Logistics: Mika Isopoussu