PERIOD: 17 - 19 August 2018
PLACE: Helsinki, Finland
Tired of the usual holidays all sun, sea and beaches? Want to escape from the oppressive heat of the city? The Europa de Nord is ideal in August, thanks to a rather favorable climate.
The protagonist of the month is the Capital of Finland which, during the first week of August, hosts the Weekend Festival.
Born in 2012, today it is the reference point in the European EDM (Electronic Dance Music) panorama. An event that attracts thousands of fans, thanks to an extraordinary impact line-up that unites internationally renowned guests with emerging Finnish artists. The 2018 edition of the Weekend Festival will have a truly first-rate lineup.
The result is a fresh, young and fun festival that ranges over numerous genres of electronic music. A particularly beloved and successful event which, over the years, has received several awards. Of these, a nomination for Best Medium-sized Festival at the 2013 European Festival Awards along with some "sacred monsters". In the same year, YleX listeners voted for him as the best summer festival in Europe.
Access is allowed exclusively to children over the age of 15. Minors can enter only if accompanied by an adult. NO alcohol will be served to children under 18 years.
At the entrance you must show a valid identification document.
It is not consented to access with items deemed dangerous. On the official website, through this link, the complete list. It is forbidden to bring in the area, drugs.
Wifi is available in numerous areas of the Weekend Festival. Keep in mind that, being used by many visitors, the speed could be extremely reduced.
HOW TO GET
The international airport of Helsinki-Vantaa it is connected to the main European and extra-European destinations. It is the main airport of Finland, located about 20 km from the capital.
The suburban circular railway lines (I and P) connect the airport and the center. The journey takes approximately half an hour and the train ticket costs 5,50 €.
To get to the Weekend Festival, you have to reach Hietaniemenranta, not very far from the center. The place is easily accessible by public transport. With the metro, just get off at Kamppi stop and continue for about 15 minutes on foot. With several tram lines, getting off at the Caloniuksenkatu stop, you will be in the immediate vicinity. There are also several bus lines that connect the car location with the center.
For the first time, the ahelsinki Weekend Festival will take place over three days, from Friday to Sunday. For the occasion, there will be great names on the international scene. Here, below, the most "warm" names:
- Friday 15: Axwell & Ingrosso, The Prodigy, Xxxtentacion.
- Saturday 16: David Guetta, Hardwell, Macklemore.
- Sunday 17: Martin Garrix, Migos.
Tickets are on sale, on the official website, in different steps. For each period a limited number of coupons are available at an increasing price. By buying in advance, you will get interesting discounts. Keep in mind that, behind the event, it is very likely that the tickets are all finished.
Here are the tickets available for the 2017 Weekend Festival:
- Single day: access, by choice, for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. They cost 99.00 € per person. 129.00 PRIORITY ticket €. Single day VIP tickets cost € 199.00 and offer a range of benefits such as access to VIP lounges and exclusive areas.
- 2 days: access for two days of your choice. The normal ticket costs 145.00 €. The PRIORITY ticket, 175.00 €, while the VIP ticket costs 245.00 €.
- 3 days: access for the duration of the 2018 Weekend Festival
The various tickets for the AFTERPARTY cost from € 10.00 to € 35.00 depending on the type.