A festival with music, art, film, graffiti, creative workshops, magic, performances, yoga, tasty food, bonfire and good vibes. 

Join our fun and relaxing festival with focus on music, multidisciplinary art, wellness and  workshops at Art Factory Malakta in Malax, Finland on the 9th and 10th of September 2022. The festival brings together people and artists from the 62nd and 63rd latitudes around the globe as a part of the network North Cultitude 6263. 


Come and enjoy good music, inspiring pieces of art and a sense of community. We are also a family friendly event, with programs suited also for younger family members. 


New Beginnings is a festival to celebrate new beginnings both on a personal level, in arts and culture and on a general level in society after the pandemic. It is also a festival to celebrate the end of the network project Culture Connection 6263 within the network North Cultitude 6263 that Malakta is part of. 




The program includes artist like Seesar XL, Arkadia (SWE), Strychnine, Jon Gredmark and many more on Friday and artist like Charlotta Kerbs & band, AIRBORN (SWE/NO/ITA), Svante Sjöholm, Andreas Brännlund (SWE), Arkadia (SWE), DJ JOA and many more on Saturday. Art in different forms by Valentina Gelain, Bekim Hasaj, Susanne Marins, Ole Tolstad (NO), Patricia Rodas, Dragos Alexandrescu, Moa Cederberg, Kyösti Linna, Jukka Rajala and more. 

Musically there will be a variety of styles – rap, beatbox, swinging soul, folktronica, acoustic piano, electronic music – so you can be sure to find something that suits your ears. 

The wonderfully talented and entertaining magician Arkadia will perform both on Friday and Saturday doing shows that suit both children and adults. 

Art forms exhibited include different forms of visual art, photographs, art films, sound art and an astounding performance “Big Skirt” as a highlight of the evening. 

A bonfire will keep us warm out in the courtyard and there will be plenty of good food and beverages to keep our energies high. 


Malakta is located in an old dairy factory by the Malax River in the municipality of Malax in western Finland. The location is in the middle of a beautiful and quiet countryside.

Malakta is an artist-run center for creativity, culture, arts and people. Our aim is to create an oasis for people where creativity, ideas, art, and culture can grow and flourish. 

Our slogan is “Art is for Everyone!”

We have arranged and hosted events, concerts, workshops, theater shows, masterclasses or labs, retreats and creative get-togethers since 2007. We also house artist studios, crafts workshops, artist residencies and a film production company all under the same roof. Malakta’s creative community also realizes projects together with regional, national and international collaborators. Since 2017 Malakta has been run by AiM –Art in Malakta rf Association.

Malakta is a vibrant and growing space welcoming national and international artists, the local community, groups, associations, companies, and all with an interest in creating better conditions for people, ideas and organizations to develop in a sustainable and dynamic way.



We welcome You to come and join the festival New Beginnings! 



25 € / 2-day ticket at the door
20 € / 1-day ticket at the door

EARLY BIRD (buy before 8.9.2022)
20 € / 2 days ticket “early bird”
15 € / 1 day “early bird”

DISCOUNTED TICKET (students, kids age 13-17, retired, unemployed)
10 € / 2-day ticket
8 € / 1-day ticket

KIDS under age 12
0 € for free!

You can buy tickets before the festival (Early Bird) directly from us by simply mailing us at 
Also coming soon a Google Form, that will send you your payment information. 

You can also buy your ticket at the door upon arrival. We accept card and cash.



A huge thanks goes out to our funders who make this festival possible! The festival is supported by
Nordisk kulturkontakt
–  Svenska kulturfonden
–  Taike, KulturÖsterbotten
Harry Shaumans stiftelsen
Aktiastiftelsen i Malax.

We collaborate with
– the network North Cultitude 6263
The festival New Beginnings  is connected to Malaktas long ongoing, community mural project Mural Rural, that is coming this late summer in version 2.0.  It’s all about connecting the urban mural painting traditions to a rural, scenic environment. The famous mural- and graffiti painter Dirty Elmo is doing a brand new mural painting in Malax that is thematically inspired by the theme and name of the festival New Beginning. Follow the process and get more information on the Mural Rural-site  (updates coming soon).