Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Summer Festivals

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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

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