Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Summer Festivals

Picture: Visit Finland

Although a large number of Finnish music festivals take place outside the capital, there are still some interesting festivals in the central Helsinki area.

Flow Festival, the hippest festival in Finland, takes place on August 11th–13th, 2017, in the historic power plant area of Suvilahti in central Helsinki.

The past few years the event has pulled record crowds, with some 60,000 eager party-goers. The line-up this year includes Lana Del Rey and Aphex Twin. >> www.flowfestival.com/en 

In late June, you’ll see long-haired people wearing black everywhere. It’s time for the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, the largest metal-related music festival in the Nordic countries taking place in Helsinki on June 30th–July 2nd.

The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017. >> www.tuska-festival.fi/en 

Oh, don’t we all love the dance pop of the 90’s with its catchy tunes.

Go and see yourself. We Love The 90’s Festival takes places in Suvilahti on August 25th–26th, 2017. Among the stars on stage there are Aqua and E-type. 

The World Village festival brings music, dance and theatre to Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, May 27th–28th, 2017.

The event is open to all and promises to offer world views and possibilities on top of the various music genres, art and circus performances. >> www.maailmakylassa.fi/english/home

Related articles:

  • Reason to make a song and dance
    Reason to make a song and dance

    Picture: Laura Rotko / Visit Helsinki For a city of only half a million inhabitants, Helsinki enjoys a remarkably rich mix of cultural fare, offering the sort of variety available in the large European or North American metropolises.  IN HELSINKI, shows in general are well-attended; the most po...



  • Tango, karaoke and lots of garlic
    Tango, karaoke and lots of garlic

    Picture: Visit Finland And then there is the Finn’s love for the tango. Tango? The hot, sensual and passionate dance usually associated with Latin America? Not exactly what comes to mind when you are thinking about a cold northern country. Actually, the Finnish tango is a melancholy cousin...



  • Cosy and contemporary venues
    Cosy and contemporary venues

    Picture: Visit Finland / The Church in the Rock Cosy and contemporary venues The atmospheric Alexander Theatre on Bulevardi 23–27 was the home of the Finnish National Opera from 1917 until 1993. The Alexander Theatre is a former Russian garrison theatre with a smallish 473-seat auditorium. ...