In March 2014 Oulu Music Festival included 26 concerts in total, from church concerts to circus performances. One of the themes of the versatile program was “meetings”, and there indeed were several interesting musical meetings between artists and music that don’t come together too often.
For example, the world-famous cello rock band Apocalyptica played together with chamber ensemble Avanti!, and the violin concerto by Sibelius was performed together with a dance choreography. The last weekend of the festival focused on big band music and jazz clubs.
Festivaalin päätösviikonlopulla lavalle nousivat Ricky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana, Oulu All Star Big Band solisteinaan Cæcilie Norby, Lars Danielsson ja Iiro Rantala, sekä Pekka Kuusisto yhdessä Oulu Sinfonian kamarimuusikkojen kanssa. Lisäksi iltakonserttien päälle tunnelmoitiin jatkoklubeilla ravintola Tubassa.