After two exceptional years, the turn of the year will once again be celebrated together at a grand event on Kansalaistori. The festival-goers will be entertained by top Finnish artists Isac Elliot and Cledos with guests.
NB: Helsinki’s New Year’s fireworks will be cancelled due to windy weather conditions. Read more »
The New Year’s Eve celebrations kick off at 5:30 p.m. with Skidit Pakkasdisko, a children’s disco that makes the entire family dance. MC New Ro, DJ Orkidea, the young dancers of StepUp School and the Galante choir, among others, guarantee a party atmosphere.
The late-night concert’s warm-ups begin with DJ duo Paha Vaanii at 10:30 p.m. The concert kicks off with Emma award-winner F and artist on the rise Hassan Maikal, followed by a New Year’s greeting from Mayor Juhana Vartiainen. The main act for this year’s concert is a rare joint gig by Isac Elliot and Cledos. Isac Elliot has released some of the most listened songs of the year and received several Finnish and international awards. Cledos is a top name in new wave rap music, reaching multi-platinum streaming numbers with his own and featured songs. The New Year show rises to exceptional heights with an impressive group of featured artists that includes, for example william and DAVI.
The New Year’s Eve concert hosted by Emma Karasjoki and Gogi Mavromichalis is broadcast live on Yle TV1 and Yle Areena at 10:50 p.m.–12:30 a.m. After the fireworks show, the party continues at Kansalaistori with DJ duo Paha Vaanii playing Finnish music until 12:30 a.m.
Helsinki’s New Year programme at Kansalaistori:
5:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Children’s New Year: Frozen disco
10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Paha Vaanii pre-party / F & Hassan Maikal / New Year’s greeting from the Mayor / Isac Elliot & Cledos + william, DAVI / Paha Vaanii afterparty
10:50 p.m.–12:30 a.m.: Live broadcast Yle TV1 & Yle Areena
Helsinki’s New Year is organised by the City of Helsinki. The traditional event has been held since the 1930s. The event is produced by the Helsinki Events Foundation.
Image: Atte Malaska