Music and Midnight sun in Finland
It's nearly summer time in Scandinavia & Finland so let the parties begin.
When you think about tango, you might think about the Argentina or South- America. But tango music has become an important part of Finnish culture. During the summer months when the nights are long with the midnight sun, you can hear the music play when you travel cross the country.
Close to the summer-houses you will find wooden pavilions, where locals come to socialise and most importantly, dance tango. Everyone has their favourite Finnish tango artist, and during the summer months you will find them touring around the country.
Each July, the small town, Seinäjoki hosts one of the most biggest music festivals in the country, the Seinäjoki Tango festival. Each year more than 100 000 people will visit the festival and the tango competition is broadcasted on the national television as well. Each year the best male and female tango artists compete to be named “the next Tango King and Queen of Finland”.
If you would like to visit the Tango festival, Seinäjoki is located about 400km northwest from Helsinki. Please ask more details from one of our Finnish Destination Specialists.
From June to August, you can find a music festival petty much every weekend around Finland. And there is something for everyone. In July, Pori hosts the largest Jazz festival, Pori Jazz. This year one of the international artists there will be Australia’s Kylie Minogue.
You can also find music festivals showcasing rock, pop, classical or even heavy metal music. There is something for everyone, with a good mixture of Finnish and International artists.
If you want to try your Tango dancing skills in Helsinki, there is a dance restaurant called Wanhan Kellari located just a couple blocks away from our Directors Choice hotel GLO Kluuvi.
Images credit: Visit Finland, photographer: Marko Tervonen