Friday’s new additions include Steve Aoki, Da Tweekaz, D-Block & S-te-fan and Ckay. On Saturday, Tungevaag, Scooter and Uncle Waffles will take the stage. Previously, the festival has informed performances by Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Hardwell. The Weekend Festival will be celebrated at Espoo’s Vermo event park on August 4-5, 2023.
American producer and DJ Steven Hiroyuki “Steve” Aoki will be seen on the main stage of Weekend Festival on Friday. Known for his numerous hits such as “Pursuit of Happiness”, “No Beef” and “Boneless”, Aoki has received Grammy nominations during his career and collaborated with big names such as Lil Uzi Vert, Maluma, BTS and Linkin Park. Also known as a fashion designer, entrepreneur and NFT visionary, Aoki never leaves his audience cold, he offers listeners surprising experiences at his concerts, which are still talked about years later. Aoki, one of the most popular DJs in the world, has been a popular name on the list of performers: he last performed in Finland in 2016, at the Weekend Festival. In this case, the party crowd got to enjoy the giant star’s trademark, i.e. caked by the star Steve Aoki.
The top names in electronic music will also be seen in the artist line-up thanks to Norwegian producer and DJ Martin Tungevaag. Tungevaag, who has earned several radio hits in Finland’s top 10 and more than 1.5 billion Spotify streams, as well as 3 Grammy nominations, will perform at the Weekend Festival on Saturday. He is known e.g. from the songs “Samsara”, “Bad Boy” and “All For Love”. The artist, who is eagerly wanted for the Weekend Festival, has collaborated with big stars of electronic music, such as Alan Walker, Brennan Heart and the hardstyle duo of Da Tweekaz, who will also be seen at the festival on Friday.
The German techno band Scooter is one of Weekend Festival’s most wanted performers every year. The crew has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and is known for danceable hits such as “The Logical Song”, “How Much Is The Fish?” and “Nessaja”. With years of experience, the experienced trio puts together a colorful rave set that can be heard and seen in the darkness of August on Saturday.
D-Block & S-te-Fan from the Netherlands, crowned as the world’s best hard dance duo, will also join the artist line-up. The duo’s melodic and danceable hits include e.g. “Angels & Demons”, “Feel it!” and “Harder State Of Mind”. The duo will be seen on stage on the opening day of the festival on Friday. On the same day, also known for their energetic sets, Da Tweekaz, whose real names are Kenth Kvien and Marcus Nordlin, will take the stage. Da Tweekaz’s most famous hits are “How Far I’ll Go”, “Jägermeister” and “Toss a Coin To Your Witcher”, which is a remix version of the famous song from the fantasy TV series “Witcher”.
“We are creating a real electronic dance music dream in Vermo for the coming summer. In addition to the artists that have already been published, there are also performers who are especially requested by the visitors, and we still have surprises coming from the artists’ publications, “hints Weekend Festival’s marketing manager Atro Anttila.
The top Afrobeats names will warm up the festival crowd during the days:
Afrobeats is expanding in popularity around the world and is the fastest growing genre in pop culture in the United States. Afrobeats is a style of music that has its roots in West Africa. It combines African folk music with Western nuances of funk and jazz.
“Although we are strongly returning to our electronic music roots this year in the spirit of Time Machine Edition, Weekend Festival also has a strong sense of joy and summery good vibes. This year they will also be raised by Afrobeats artists who will perform during the day,” Anttila continues.
Nigeria’s star artist Ckay arrives at the Weekend Festival on Friday. The giant hit “Love Nwantiti (ah ah ah)” spread on Tiktok brought Ckay to the attention of the whole world. The song accumulated more than a billion streams and it crossed the platinum mark in Finland.
Uncle Waffles, real name Lungelihle Zwane, is an Afrobeats artist who has become one of South Africa’s most popular DJs in a short time. He is also an internet sensation known for his crowd-pleasing amapiano sets.
Weekend Festival tickets are on sale now. More artist releases will be coming in spring-winter 2023. The performers’ playing times will be published later.Published 30.1.2023