Ed Sheeran comes to Finland and Helsinki! In the following paragraphs you will find information regarding Ed Sheeran’s concerts held at Malmi Airport on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of July.
Additional transport services to Malmi for concert goers
HSL will provide additional commute train and bus services for the Ed Sheeran concerts taking place at Malmi Airport on Tuesday 23 July and Wednesday 24 July. Please allow extra time for your journeys and if need need be, use alternative routes. We encourage concert goers to travel by commuter train, on foot or by bike.
Commuter train services
There will be additional P, N and T train services from Malmi to Helsinki as well as additional I, N and T train services to Tikkurila, Helsinki Aiport and Myyrmäki, Kerava and Riihimäki. The trains will also be longer than usual. In addition, there will be additioal L trains to Espoo and Kirkkonummi and additional Z trains to Kerava and Lahti at night. For detailed timetables, see the Journey Planner
Despite the addional services and extra carriages, the trains will be crowded. Please allow more time for your journey than usual. Buy your public transport ticket in advance and remember that tickets are not sold on commuter trains. There will be queues at ticket machines so it is advisable to buy your ticket well in advance.
Only few buses operate to Malmi Airport and the buses are expected to be very crowded. Please note that despite the additional services, the buses will not be able to accommodate all passengers. We advise people to use commuter trains, where possible.
• Bus 554 will operated additional services to Itäkeskus from 10.27pm. The buses leave from bat 17 at the Malmi bus terminal.
• Bus 560 will have additional services to Rastila, Kontula and Vuosaari from 10pm. The bus leaves from bay 18 at the Malmi bus terminal.
• In addition, bus 147N will have an additional service from Kamppi to Kivenlahti at 2.05am on both nights.
The Metro will operate two hours later than usual, running every 10 minutes between Itäkeskus and Tapiola and every 20 minutes to Vuosaari and Mellunmäki.
Information for concert goers
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Make sure to arrive on time
We encourage you to arrive latest at 18.00
Tentative schedule for the Ed Sheeran concerts
16.00 Gates open
18.45 James Bay (UK)
19.45 Zara Larsson (SWE)
21.00 Ed Sheeran’s concert begins
22.45 The estimated ending time for Ed Sheeran’s concert
01.00 The concert area closes
The schedule applies to both concerts. Changes to schedule are possible. Latest information.
Please check these maps:
The Flora and Fauna of Malmi Airport
Malmi Airport is inhabitated by a vast array of different animals, insects and birds, some of which are endangered. The concert area will be constructed in a manner that is respectful of sustainable values and the biota of the area. Much of the concert area is located on landing strips made of concrete. We remind you to follow the instructions of the safety personnel, to walk only on marked paths and to avoid littering.
Arriving to the area
Malmi can be easily reached by public transportation, which we encourage you to use.
Arriving by train
Foremost, we recommend that you arrive to Malmi by VR’s commuter train. You can find the region map for commuter trains here.
When arriving from south, or Helsinki’s center, you can take the train. Lines I and K go to Malmi. The station nearest to the concert is Malmi‘s station, from which the walk to the concert area is approximately 2 kilometers long (roughly 15 minutes). There are signs guiding you to the concert area – make sure to follow them.
When arriving from north, you can take the train. Line P goes to Tapanila. (Line K from north goes to Malmi). The station nearest to the concert is Tapanila‘s station, from which the walk to the concert area is approximately 2 kilometers long (roughly 15 minutes). There are signs guiding you to the concert area – make sure to follow them.
We request you to use different train stations depending on your direction of arrival to avoid congestion and to ensure a smooth arrival. Please note that congestion is to be expected even though there are additional shifts and seats on the trains. We encourage you to arrive in good time and reserve enough time for transportation. We recommend that you buy tickets for public transportation well before the day of the event. Also note that train tickets are not sold in VR’s commuter trains. There will most likely be queues to the ticket vending machines on the train stations.
Arriving by foot or by bicycle
Especially exiting after the event is easiest by foot and by bicycle. There is a cost-free parking area for bicycles next to the concert area.
Arriving by bus
Only few bus lines go to Malmi and Malmi Airport and they are likely to be extremely packed. Therefore, we would like to note that even though there are additional shifts, it is unlikely that the buses can fit everyone in. We recommend that you use trains or other means of transportation. More information regarding the routes is offered by Reittiopas.
Arriving with own car or motorcycle and parking
A limited number of parking spaces are sold prior to the concerts. The paid parking area is divided into two segments (Blue Parking and Red Parking) that are both located on the concrete landing strip right next to the concert area. The parking ticket costs 15 € per vehicle. This information applies to motorcycles also.
You can buy your parking tickets here. The parking area opens at 14.00 on both days. It is not allowed to leave the vehicles there for the night – vehicles left on the area will be towed.
Parking tickets are not sold during the day of the events, so make sure to buy them in good time. There are no parking spaces near the Malmi Airport in addition to the official parking area. We recommend that you park your vehicle in Helsinki’s city center, Pasila (Messukeskus, for instance), Tikkurila, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport or other parking areas near VR’s regional stations. Please note that the nearby areas of the concert area will be congested on the days of the concerts and many streets will be closed from traffic. Traffic jams are also to be expected.
Dropping off and picking up
If you are driving someone to Ed Sheeran’s concerts, you can drop them off at the official Drop Zone. The Drop Zone spots are located quite far away from the concert area, so make sure to reserve enough time for arriving. Dropping off and picking up in the immediate vicinty of the concert area is not possible, as the roads in the areas surrounding Malmi Airport will be closed from traffic.
Arriving with a taxi
You can come to the concert area with taxi, but please be prepared for traffic jams. Only official taxis are allowed to drive to the vicinity of the concert area. Helsinki’s taxi center will instruct the taxi drivers.
Exiting the area
Ed Sheeran’s show is scheduled to end approximately at 11pm on both days. If you are heading to Helsinki after the concert, you can walk to Malmi’s train station and use the train. Lines I, N, K and T go to Helsinki’s city center.
Lines P, I, N and T from Tapanila goes to north.
There are additional train shifts. The additional shifts go north and south and operate until 3 in the morning, ensuring that everyone gets back home from Malmi and Tapanila.
A temporary taxi pick-up point will be constructed at the south side of the concert area. However, be prepared to queue due to traffic peaks. Only official taxis are allowed to drive to the vicinity of the concert area. Ubers, for instance, are not permitted.
If you have arranged a pick-up drive back home, make sure to arrange a meeting place reasonably far away from the concert area. Cars are not allowed to drive to the vicinity of the gate and some of the streets in the area are closed for the event. The official pick-up points will be declared closer to the concert. Prepare for traffic peaks and long queues.
In all matters related to tickets, we encourage you to contact Lippupiste’s customer service at email@example.com, 010 633 1030.
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The concerts are organized by Fullsteam Agency Oy. www.fullsteam.fi
UPDATING INFORMATION REGARDING THE CONCERTS. In the case of changes in the information regarding the concerts, check the events’ official Facebook event.
Photo: Christie Goodwin.