Finland's largest multi-arts festival fills Helsinki with its experiential programme for 17 days. The series of events, which goes on for more than a fortnight, treats domestic and foreign audiences to events ranging from classical music to pop and world music, from theatre to modern dance, from visual arts to film and children's events.
The traditional Tour of Choirs marks the start of the Night of the Arts, the Helsinki Festival and Art goes Kapakka. Art goes Kapakka has brought high-quality arts to the nights of August since 1995. So this is the 25th time that fresh art takes over the restaurants, cafés, bars, taverns and pubs in Helsinki.
During the Helsinki Festival, the Huvila tent will rock out on 16 evenings and sleep the night to a sleep composition, while new sound and light art will rise in the city’s liveliest junctions. In addition to numerous Finnish debuts, nine works will have their première on the Festival.
The programme of Helsinki Festival is available on the event’s website.