Can You Festival?
Finland hosts an unbelievable number of music festivals every summer. Pick your favourite, book your ticket and get prepared to celebrate long into the white night.
From large-scale rock festivals to small local happenings, you’ll find something going on more or less every day throughout the short but sweet Finnish summer.
The biggest festivals cater for all tastes in the popular music category, gather tens of thousands of people and have been organised for decades. There’s three staple events in the Finnish summer, the longest-running being Ruisrock in Turku on the west coast, organised for the 44th time in 2013. Ilosaarirock in Joensuu, Lakeland sees its 42nd and Provinssirock in Seinäjoki in the coastal region its 35th edition in 2013.
Contrasts are the main ingredient in Finnish cultural life – like running from a hot sauna to an icy lake, we embrace them to the fullest.