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Sell-out shows for LN Finland’s post-Covid concert series

Live Nation Finland has expanded the programme of its Suvilahti Summer concert series “due to high demand and sold-out shows”.

The series, which began on 11 June and runs until the end of the month at Helsinki’s Suvilahti energy field, was announced as the Finnish government lifted restrictions on events of up to 500 people.

Following on from sold-out shows from Finnish acts Maustetutöt, Anssi Kela and Knip, Live Nation has added additional dates from Olavi Uusivirta Duo and Jesse Marki, as well as introducing new content from the likes of the Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth duo, rock singer Tuomari Nurmio and YouTubers Elisa Malik, Joona Hellman and Nelli Orelli.

The series of events is being carried out in accordance with current official guidelines. Tables and chairs are set for groups of two to six people, with individual parties separated from each other at a safe distance.

The full schedule of shows, along with ticketing information, can be found here.

Finland is one of a number of countries, including Denmark and the Czech Republic, to reintroduce shows of up to 500 people, with nations including Austria and Estonia allowing 500-capacity shows to return next month.

 


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Finland allows events of up to 500 people

Live Nation Finland is putting on daily, outdoor concerts throughout June, as the Finnish government allows events of up to 500 people “under special arrangements”.

As of 1 June, indoor and outdoor public events of up to 500 people were permitted to take place in Finland, provided that organisers comply with governmental guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the virus. Events of more than 500 people remain banned until 31 July.

Following the announcement, Live Nation Finland unveiled the Suvilahti Summer concert series, which it is organising in conjunction with Suvilahti TBA and the City of Helsinki.



The series kicks off on 11 June at the Suvilahti energy field in Helsinki with a performance from Finnish artist Evelina, who will be joined onstage by local acts Anssi Kela, Olavi Uusivirta Duo, Maustetytöt, Jesse Markin, Ursus Factory, Dallapé and Martti Servo & Napander.

More live shows, as well as brunch concerts, karaoke nights and film screenings will take place throughout the month of June at the site. The list of performers will be updated in due course.

“This event series is a good example of how a crisis can lead to innovation”

The events will be carried out in accordance with current official safety guidelines, with tables and chairs set up for groups of two to six people and separate parties placed apart to observe social distancing rules.

“It is great to be back with events in such a unique way, after a short break,” says Live Nation Finland MD Tomi Saarinen. “This event series is a good example of how a crisis can lead to innovation.

“We believe that these upcoming summer moments in Helsinki’s finest setting will create memories that last.”

Suvilahti TBA had been working with Live Nation to launch Suvilahti Winefest this May, now postponed to 2021. “We wondered if we could arrange something [else] special together, during the crisis, and bring joy to people,” says Suvilahti TBA CEO Mikko Vehmas.

“It has been great to realise that even during the difficult times we can create great things together.”

Tickets for Suvilahti Summer events will be available here from 5 June, starting from €12.

 


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