The festival that returned to Espoo brought superstars to the stage on the opening day. Martin Garrix’s show culminated in fireworks and Alan Walker’s remix version of Cha Cha Cha drove the audience wild.
Domestic favorites opened the opening day of the festival, when first Isac Elliot performed on the main stage, and then Sexmane. Both artists pulled a special show tailored to the Weekend Festival.
After the Finns, the main stage saw fast-paced performances by international artists, which did not lack pyro effects and lasers.
Steve Aoki made the audience dance wildly, and the artist did not disappoint his Finnish audience this time either, but served the cake show that has become his signature.
Alan Walker’s performance was full of surprises. First, the festival crowd screamed with joy when Steve Aoki, who performed before him, jumped on stage. Soon after, the Norwegian DJ invited Darude to the stage, and Sandstorm, known to everyone, started playing. Towards the end of the performance, the audience broke out into a roaring chorus as Käärijä’s Cha Cha Cha remix played. The familiar Finnish language was also heard several times on stage, when the artist thanked the Finnish audience for the great feeling.
The amazing atmosphere of the evening was crowned by the Dutch star DJ Martin Garrix. With the last performer of the night on the main stage, almost 500 stage lights and big 50-watt lasers served up a show that lit up the event park. Four times chosen as the best DJ in the world, Garrix screamed the audience with his numerous hits, such as Animals and In the Name of Love.
The Future Stage and the CNNCT Festival Stage enjoyed the pulse of the music all day. The unique sound of Oliver Heldens’ alias, Hi-Lo, and a wonderful set with visual effects charmed and Mau P entertained the audience with a particularly long show. Hardstyle, D-Block & S-TE-Fan and Da Tweekaz blew up the audience with their energetic sets.
Weekend Festival returned to its roots in Espoo this year, when the festival was brought back to its birthplace in the spirit of Time Machine Edition. “It’s wonderful to see how people enjoy themselves and what electronic music does in them. I would like to thank our entire production and field team as well as the authorities and partners for their great work. It’s worth preparing for tomorrow with at least as much party spirit, when the weather is kind to us,” says Weekend Festival’s marketing director Atro Anttila.
At the festival on Saturday, e.g. David Guetta, Hardwell, R3HAB and Scooter. The Saturday day of the festival is sold out.Published 4.8.2023