With the arrival of good weather, Tampere becomes even more welcoming and its inhabitants go out to the streets to celebrate that light has taken over the world. Throughout the summer, the city of Tampere boils with the celebration of music and art festivals, some of them outdoors.
Below, and following the suggestions of Visit Tampere, we propose you the 4 main festivals celebrated in June. Just in case you want to take a walk around there.
The Tampere Guitar Festival (3-9.June)
The public of the Tampere Guitar Festival 2014. Photo: Olli-Pekka Latvala - Visit Tampere
Skillful guitar tunes take over Tampere and the region again in June. Tampere Guitar Festival, the most prestige guitar event in Finland, celebrates its 15th Anniversary this summer. The festival is dedicated for guitar culture, especially for acoustic guitar.
The event takes place on June 3rd– 9th 2019 and consists of daily concerts, International Classical Guitar Competition of Finland, guitar courses and lectures.
The main artists of Tampere Guitar Festival 2019 are Assad Brothers (BRA), Frank Vignola Duo (USA) and Timo Korhonen (FIN). Show & Dinner event Midnight Sun Guitar Cruise provides a unique way to experience it while enjoying tasty buffet dishes.
For more information on this event, click HERE
Vocal music festival - Tampereen Sävel (4-9 June)
The Vocal Music Festival. Photo: Laura Vanzo - Visit Tampere.
Every other summer Tampere celebrates the diversity of the human voice at the festival of choral and ensemble singing.
Since 1986 in the international atmosphere of the festival, old and new music, choir tradition and for instance beatboxing all coexist in harmony. The festival culminates in the finales of the Chorus Review and the Contest for Vocal Ensembles, where the atmosphere is palpable. In addition, workshops and free concerts draw audience interested in vocal music from around the world.
The Artistic Director of the Tampere Vocal Music Festival in 2019 is the singer Tuukka Haapaniemi.
You can learn more about this event HERE
Valtteri Festival (21-22 June)
Klubi is one of the places where Valtteri Festival takes place. Photo: Laura Vanzo - Visit Tampere.
This is one of the proposals of the city of Tampere to spend there your Midsummer fest.
Valtteri Festival will be heard at Tullikamarin Pakkahuone, Klubi and restaurant Telakka! There will be concerts, as well as a free-of-charge programme and daytime events for the whole family.
For more information on Valtteri Festival, you can visit its website HERE
Tampere Flamenco Festival (24-29 June)
The Tampere Flamenco Festival (2013). Photo: Olli-Pekka Latvala - Visit Tampere.
Tampere Flamenco Festival is the oldest and most known Flamenco festival in the Nordic countries. Over the years, the festival has hosted many prominent flamenco stars from Spain. It is also a showcase for Finnish flamenco artists, both amateur and professionals.
The festival is produced and organized by the Tampere Flamenco Festival Association. It is famous for its warm atmosphere and spontaneous fiestas under the midnight sun. Join this year if you want to celebrate the beauty, expression and passion of flamenco art!
More information HERE