Suvilahti Summer, a series of events in the urban environment of Suvilahti, Helsinki, got off to a cheerful start in early June when, during the first week, visitors at sun-soaked Suvilahti Energy Field enjoyed a variety of events, anything between movie screenings and karaoke. In response to high demand and sold-out gigs, the programme has now been updated with encore gigs by Olavi Uusivirta Duo and Jesse Markin, and with entirely new events.
These last few months have clearly created demand for public events. Thus, the sister duo Maustetytöt (Finnish for spice girls), who appeared at Suvilahti Summer the other Saturday, was welcomed by a full audience to present their new single. Live music gigs starred by Anssi Kela and Knipi, practically filled the field, too, as did the gig on 18 June by Ursus Factory, a group with a solid reputation as awsome live performers.
The fireworks of live music continues after Midsummer. Besides the above-mentioned extra gigs by Olavi Uusivirta Duo and Jesse Markin, Suvilahti Summer boasts the Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth duo, who has sold double platinum with their debut album. Another fine new event is the evening with Tuomari Nurmio, first presenting a movie screening of film director Aki Kaurismäkis classic ”Calamari Union”, where Nurmio himself features, and later his gig with his present group Dumari.
Towards the end of June, the programme is broadened even more. One of the most important new items is the TubeStar Show, open to all ages, on 22 June, where popular youtubers Elisa Malik, Joona Hellman och Nelli Orell challenge their audience. On Sunday 28 June, a filmed version of Bruce Springsteens latest album “Western Stars” is shown.
On 21 June, the City of Helsinki put up a movie day for families with children. The massive LED screen in Suvilahti showed the big attractions of spring 2020, namely Trouble, a fresh animation by the makers of the Shrek films, and Heinähattu, Vilttitossu ja ärhäkkä koululainen based on the popular book series by Sinikka and Tiina Nopola. Trouble is forbidden for children under seven but can been seen by over four year olds accompanied by a parent. The films were shown with a Finnish dialogue. The free events hosted by the City of Helsinki also include the morning exercise Helsinki Liikkuu on Saturday 27 June.
The events will be carried out in accordance with current official safety guidelines. The area will have table and chair sets for groups of 2-6 people. The parties will be placed apart observing distancing rules.
New items on the programme:
Sat 27 June: Extra gig: Olavi Uusivirta Duo live
Sun 28 June: Movie screening of Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars
Mon 29 June: Extra gig: Jesse Markin live
Tue 30 June: Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth live
For a more exact timetable and the entire programme, see suvilahtisummer.fi.
Suvilahti Summer is created and produced by Suvilahti TBA, which runs the event centre and restaurant at the Suvilahti Cultural Centre, and Live Nation Finland (Finland’s biggest events organiser), in cooperation with the City of Helsinki.
The safety of the audience, the artists and staff is first priority. We strictly observe current official safety guidelines. Sound amplification at the events has been adapted to the safety regulations. We give instructions to the public and remind them to observe the hygiene regulations. No-one who has coronavirus symptoms or is otherwise ill may come to the events. The authorities recommend that people belonging to risk groups avoid public events. For more facts about the events, see suvilahtisummer.fi.
Food and drinks
We recommend that those who buy a ticket order a picnic package (with produce from local producers) in advance on the address suvilahtisummer.fi. At food and drink outlets in Suvilahti, everyone must stay at safety distance from one another and observe current strict hygiene regulations. No food or drink of your own may be brought to the area.
For more details:
The series of events:
Suvilahti Summer 11-30 June 2020
Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
The events are restricted to 18 year olds and over, no minors may visit them. The exception are the free events organised by the City of Helsinki.
Ticket prices start at €12, depending on the event (including service fee, at least 2 tickets), unless the event is free of charge. Tickets are sold to 2-6-person parties for table and chairs seating 2-6. Tickets are sold in advance, or during the events, on Ticketmaster’s webshop. No tickets are sold on the spot.
Photo: Piia Lindroos