Cultural Programme is Released!

Los de Abajo, Celso Piña, Amparo Sanchéz and many other top music acts, a diversed programme for kids, street art, poetry and much more!

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Hiphop Allstars and Tiger Hoods take over the Main Stage

A group of top Finnish rap artists will appear on the festival's main stage together with the Metro FeatFest winner Tiger Hoods.

World Village Festival Cultural Programme is Released: Top Latin Artists to Perform in Helsinki

Press release


The international main performers for this year include artists such as the messenger of cumbia rhythms Celso Piña, the mestizo band Los de Abajo and the ambassador of the america-cubana genre Amparo Sánchez.

Metro FeatFest 3-23 March

News item


Prepare for some stunning entertainment as Hiphop Allstars take over the Main Stage at World Village Festival on Saturday 24 May.

Los de Abajo (MEX)


  • Salsa
  • Ska
Los de Abajo is a colourful Mexican go-go band without any prejudice. The group consist of eight people who skilfully mix rock and pop with salsa, reggae, cumbia, mariachi and ska rhythms.

Celso Piña (MEX)


  • Cumbia
  • Hiphop
  • Reggae
  • Ska
Celso Piña is a natural mix of traditional Latin music and more modern music trends such as hip hop and reggae. The ambassador of cumbia music has numerous hits and over twenty albums, which have sold over a million copies in Mexico.

Amparo Sánchez (ESP)


  • Alternative
  • Reggae
  • Rock
Amparo Sánchez ranks as the queenpin for Americana-Cubana music and on the festival's Saturday she will make a powerful and joyous performance with her band.

Lauri Tähkä


  • Folk
  • Schlager
  • Pop
  • Rock
Lauri Tähkä is a super star of Finnish music. On stage this hard core music maker conquers the audience with an intensive performance that take influence from Finnish folklore tradition and popular Ostrobothnian tunes.


Kids' Programme

  • Children's Music
What do we find in the treasure chest of Samae Koskinen? Will we end up in the land of Rauhantäti's wicked witch or in Mira Luoti's magical forest? Does the car get stuck at the garage or will Anna Puu be the next star of demolition derby?

Tuure Kilpeläinen ja Kaihon Karavaani


  • Folk
  • Pop
In the tunes created by Tuure Kilpeläinen ja Kaihon Karavaani a life lived, experienced and heard is transformed into tangible and deeply compassionate popular music.

Da Cruz (BRA/SUI)


  • Afrobeat
  • Breakbeat
  • Dancehall
  • New Wave
  • Samba
Da Cruz, named by its lead singer, could not care any less about musical boundaries. Their performances combine electronic bass in sweet harmony with traditional samba and diverse Afro-Caribbean sounds.

Minä ja Ville Ahonen


  • Indie
  • Rock
”I searched for song themes from far away, but found them closer than I had ever dared to imagine. I searched for them as I was sitting in a French castle alone and as I travelled across Europe; however it wasn’t until I cleared some space at the attic of my home that the songs in my album slowly began to take shape.”

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