Sure Helsinki is alive during the summer: There are plenty of happenings and music festivals. I want to tell you something about music festivals held in the central Helsinki. If only I could get some kind of press pass to show you how these festivals really are, because I'm only going to Flow festival.
Tuska Open Air
Tuska is totally a must see festival. There are so many skinny men with a black long hair that it's almost hilarious. And they all are just absolutely hammered! Also some old school heavy metal fans can be spotted. The ones that have kind of Twisted Sister look...
Band I would like to see: Killing Joke
Other bands: Check out the web page
1 day : 60€
3 days : 110€
note: get your tickets advance if you can. They are cheaper + Tuska might get sold out.
Flow is the hipster festival of Finland. Last year artists such as M.I.A, Caribou and Girls played there. I love this festival, so many good bands just so near to my home. What more I can ask? Also the atmosphere is nice: Suvilahti as a place for music festival is excellent, because it has wicked buildings!
First artists will be released beginning of April.
"Waiting for something (new) makes it more exciting" - Andy Warhol
I bet around 100€
This time lot's of happenings around the city. Gigs, theatre, art in its every appearance. The Night of the Arts is also part of this happening as well as Flow festival. Helsingin Juhlaviikot is just a big kaboom!
All: jazz, world, Finnish, traditional, classical,
All around the city central
Bough separately from Lippupiste
More info HERE