Next August, Weekend Festival will once again bring the top names in electronic music to Espoo’s Vermo event park. The first artists have been confirmed. Ticket sales start on 11.12. at 09:00. Advance ticket sales start on 04.12. at 09:00. Registration for advance sales is underway on Weekend Festival’s website.
The stars of electronic music will be seen on the Weekend Festival stage next summer. For example, Timmy Trumpet, Will Sparks, Showtek and Tungevaag will take the stage.
Australian DJ, songwriter and producer Timmy Trumpet, who has collected more than 2.5 billion downloads with his production, is finally coming to perform in Finland. Having performed at the world’s biggest festivals, Timmy Trumpet has been one of the most sought-after performers every year. In 2022, the artist’s song “Narco” shot to the top of the Spotify US viral list.
Australian Will Sparks has also performed at the Weekend Festival in 2016, and will make his expected return to the festival’s stage next summer. Like him, the Dutch duo Showtek, who last performed at the festival in 2018, will also make a welcome return to the Weekend Festival.
Norwegian DJ Martin Tungevaag, who blew the pot at last summer’s festival gig will also perform at the festival this coming summer. Tungevaag, who earned several radio hits in Finland’s top 10 and more than 1.5 billion Spotify streams, will be seen on stage on Saturday.
The real pioneers of domestic dance music will be heard in Vermo on Friday, when Darude, who is releasing a new album, gets to shout out to the audience. The artist needs no introduction, as “Sandstorm” has been played almost 400 million times on Spotify alone. Last summer, this most famous name in Finnish dance music performed at the festival together with Alan Walker.
The international record label FCKNG Serious label will take over one of the stages
The festival will dance visitors again for two days at the beginning of August. For the first time, one of the stages is completely curated by artists from an international record company. FCKNG Serious label brings to the stage e.g. the following international names of electronic music: Boris Brejcha, Ann Clue, Deniz Bul, Klangkunst and Morits Hofbauer. German DJ and producer Boris Brechja sold out the CNNCT Festival, and now his label is taking over the entire stage. In the past, the record company has done the same, for example, at Ultra, one of the world’s biggest dance music festivals.
“We want to bring an international music experience to Finland, and the core of our operation is that we can offer these experiences in the same style as the world’s biggest international dance music festivals in the world. We constantly follow the foreign music scene. Weekend Festival is also the only Finnish festival that has been organized in three other countries in addition to Finland, so our international contact surface is unique by Finnish standards. We are the only big festival focusing on electronic music in Northern Europe”, says Atro Anttila, Marketing Director of Weekend Festival.
Weekend Festival will be a K-18 event in the future
Starting next year, the festival will change to a R-18 event, and the entire summer of 2024 the festival will be organized with an age limit. Therefore, the entire festival is only allowed for those over 18 years of age. The decision has been influenced by the constantly rising average age (in 2023, the average age was 29 years). Minors accounted for 2% of the 2023 festival visitors.
“The experience of our customers is important to us, and we make an event for them. Electronic music has also naturally increased the average age of the event and the number of younger customers has decreased. The K-18 festival also improves the service experience of our customers, when, for example, movement within the area becomes smoother. That’s why the decision to switch to an age-restricted festival was very natural” says Anttila.
The Weekend Festival will also be celebrated this coming summer at Espoo’s Vermo event park
Like last summer, the Weekend Festival will be celebrated in Espoo’s new Vermo event park. The 2023 festival launched a long-term collaboration with Vermo.
“Last summer we brought electronic music lovers back to Espoo – and we will happily do it again next year. The Vermo event park provided a great setting for the festival. We have planned the event for many years in Vermo together with several parties”, says the festival’s marketing director Atro Anttila.
Vermo is also excited about the multi-year development project together with the festival.
“We are very pleased that All Things Live Finland decided to organize the Weekend Festival in Vermo Event Park. This was the first time that a music festival of this size was organized in Vermo. The arrangements work smoothly in the event area. I myself was at the Weekend Festival for the first time and the experience was nothing but positive. Vermo was filled with happy young adults who knew how to have fun in style” Pertti Koskenniemi, CEO of Vermo racetrack, recalls the Weekend weekend.
The 2023 festival and its accompanying events gathered a total of 40,000 visitors enjoying dance music in Vermo. The Saturday day of the festival was sold out. There will be more artist releases from the festival on December 4th, when the first headliner will be released.Published 27.11.2023