On the main stage all day Saturday, you could see the real feel of electronic dance music and wonderful pyro effects. The day was opened by Cartoon, who set the mood for the entire festival day. The artist’s catchy songs lifted the mood and gave a great start to Saturday. Ckay’s afrobeat rhythms and amazing aerial acrobatics show, who performed for the first time in Finland after Cartoon, warmed the audience as much as the sun that shone all day.

Dance music pioneer, DJ and producer R3HAB’s gig was full of crazy energy from the start. After him, the legendary German techno band Scooter took the main stage. The band unleashed a rave set that made the audience shuffle wildly.

Dutch DJ Hardwell, who has won the world’s best DJ vote twice, danced on the main stage in a night that darkened the crowd. The top names in electronic music caress the audience, e.g. hit Spaceman.

The last performer of the evening on the main stage was the much-awaited David Guetta, who has performed at the Finland Weekend Festival a whopping six times. His one and a half hour set was full of hits from throughout Pioneer’s career. The artist really took his audience and went wild with one song after another. Guetta’s performance and this year’s Weekend Festival ended with a wonderful fireworks display.

Future Stage and CNNCT Festival Stage jammed on Saturday in sunny weather. The artists’ energetic sets got the audience in a party mood. Tungevaag gathered the area full of hands raised towards the sky, and on the CNNCT stage, techno newcomer DJ Amber Broos organized an energetic party.

“Saturday was a wonderful climax to the festival. Today we enjoyed great weather, summer vibes, captivating music and joy,” says Weekend Festival’s Marketing Director Atro Anttila.

The festival and its accompanying events brought together a total of 40,000 music-enjoying visitors. All in all, more than 60 artists performed at the festival.

Next year, the Weekend Festival will return to the Vermo event park. The 2024 festival will take place on August 2-3, 2024.

“We definitely think that going back to our roots was exactly the right direction for us. Electronic music is again clearly growing internationally, and Weekend Festival is the only festival of this scale in Northern Europe where you can get such a comprehensive electronic dance music experience. Coming back to Espoo felt like a warm homecoming. Thanks to everyone who participated”, Anttila thanks.

Next year’s festival will be organized with an age limit. There are plans for younger visitors to have their own event in connection with the Weekend Festival.

“Our customers’ experience is important to us, we make the event for them. We have noticed that our decision to invest in electronic music has also naturally increased the average age of the event and the number of younger customers has decreased. The 18+ festival also improves the service experience of our customers, when, for example, movement within the area becomes smoother. We want to continue to offer a happy feeling to music lovers of all ages, so plans for an event for younger visitors have already been made,” sums up Anttila.