FESTIVAL GUIDE

Weekend – 5.-7.8.2021, Helsinki

Weekend celebrates its 10th anniversary on 5.-7. August in Helsinki, Käpylä Sports Park. Weekend, which has become one of Finland’s largest festivals, is set in a new beautiful home, just a stone skip away from the heart of Helsinki.

IS WEEKEND GOING TO BE ORGANIZED NEXT SUMMER?

Weekend’s arrangements are currently progressing normally and the first performers of the Weekend opening concert on Thursday 5.8. have been announced.

The global corona pandemic has caused great uncertainty for the industry, which also affects us. Although life in the shadow of a pandemic is uncertain, more is being learned about the virus and its behavior. There is still a long way to go to the next Weekend. We are convinced that by then it will be possible to celebrate major open-air festivals safely. Medical solutions are evolving and more is being learned about fighting the virus.

Responsibility will be reflected even more closely at the heart of what we do. We will invest heavily in the health and hygiene solutions of the event, as the most important thing for us is the well-being of all our visitors.

The feelings of togetherness and happiness experienced at the festival come to all of us in need after these exceptional circumstances.

WILL ALL FOREIGN PERFORMERS COME TO THE FESTIVAL IF IT IS ORGANIZED? WHAT IF A PERFORMER HAS CANCELED?

So far, all of our performers are committed to coming to Weekend. If for some reason it is impossible for an individual artist to come to perform due to a travel restriction or other reason, of course, we will try to find a replacement artist as soon as possible.

Currently, there are many travel restrictions, but the restrictions are constantly changing and work-related travel has remained virtually allowed at all times. A musician who performs has the right to come to work in Finland. Quarantine requirements can make this difficult, but they are also in a big situation.

Flight connections to Finland have also fluctuated a lot during the pandemic, which poses challenges for international mobility. However, the tourism industry is feverishly looking for solutions to make it possible to travel safely, and we believe that the situation is much better next summer than it is now.

WILL I SURE I’M GET MY MONEY BACK IF THE FESTIVAL IS CANCELED IN 2021?

Should Weekend have to be canceled completely, tickets will be refunded to customers in accordance with the delivery terms of the ticket shops and the money will be refunded, except for the ticket shop service fee.

IS IT SAFE TO COME TO WEEKEND IN 2021?

All arrangements are aimed at making it absolutely safe for everyone in 2021. We monitor research and innovation around the world that is built around events, and collaborate both internationally and domestically in the development of safe event management. A lot of design work is done around safe event organization and various implementation options are constantly being explored.

Is there anything left to worry about? Ask us by e-mail at info (at) wknd.fi or on our social media channels. We will continue to update frequently asked questions on this page.

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