Weekend Festival history

The story of the Weekend Festival began in 2012, when the first chords of the festival were heard at Luukki in Espoo. Its goal is to be the largest music festival in Finland in terms of number of visitors, but above all to be the most famous Finnish festival in Europe, both in terms of services and atmosphere.

From the beginning, the goal of the Weekend Festival has been to be the most European music festival in Finland – and today it also represents it. In addition to Finland, the festival has also been held in Stockholm and Pärnu.

To date, the Weekend Festival has featured more than 750 artists from around the world and has gathered more than 750,000 visitors from more than 50 different countries over the years. The festival has been awarded the best Finnish festival by YleX four times and has also been nominated in the Europe Awards list as the best festival in Europe. Over the years, the Weekend Festival has seen some of the world’s most famous contemporary music artists, including Avicii, Alesso, Bastille, Calvin Harris, Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Lil Uzi Vert, Hurts, Rae Sremmurd and The Prodigy.