Music

Alex Sandunga (CUB)

Music

  • Hiphop
  • Latin
  • Reggaeton
Alex Sandunga is a Cuban rap artist, an actor and a hip hop producer combining Latin sounds into a delightfully smooth mix.

Amparo Sánchez (ESP)

Music

  • Alternative
  • Americana
  • Latin
  • Reggae
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.

Bajo Cero

Music

  • Flamenco
  • World Music
The new generation of World fusion, combines flamenco and an electroacoustic tradition with an urban and ethnic mind set.

Banda Reggae Papagaio

Music

Banda Reggae Papagaio is a band that's part of the Helsinki based samba dance school Império do Papagaio. The music is based on samba, reggae and African dances which the band mix with massive drum and percussion rhythms and more melodic pop music.

Celso Piña (MEX)

Music

  • 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.

Da Cruz (BRA/SUI)

Music

  • 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.

Festival Club

Music

This year's Festival Club proudly presents Da Cruz, Capitan Tifus & DJ Lucho!

Four Cats

Music

  • Schlager
  • Jazz
This nostalgic quartet takes you back to the golden 1960s. These timeless classics performed by a pioneer of translated schlager tracks, still reach people of all ages.

Hugh Masekela – Playing At Work (RSA)

Music

  • Jazz
The world-renowned trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela is a legend, a pioneer for African jazz and a multitalented musician.

Jack Gladstone (USA)

Music

  • Folk
Jack Gladstone is a former teacher, a troubadour with fifteen published records, a charismatic storyteller and a pure blooded Blackfoot Indian.

Lauri Tähkä

Music

  • 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.

Linea 9 (FIN/ARG/NED)

Music

  • Tango
The tangos performed by the band are smooth and passionate, flavoured with folk music, pop, classical music and jazz.

Los de Abajo (MEX)

Music

  • 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.

Metro Presents: Hiphop Allstars & FeatFest Winner

Music

  • Hiphop
Hiphop Allstars is a dream team of Finnish top rap artists.

Minä ja Ville Ahonen

Music

  • 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.”

Onnibus Presents: Capitan Tifus (ARG)

Music

  • Balkan
  • Latin
  • Rock
  • Ska
On its fourth European tour this group, inspired by pirates, now sets its sails to Finland for the first time. The band is known for being a pioneer of the Latin Fanfarria genre.

Pirulainen

Music

  • Folk
  • Rock
These powerful Finnish songs are timeless and somewhat careless tunes about love, longing, life and death, always performed with a glimpse of humour in the corner of the eye.

St. Rasta

Music

  • Balkan
  • Extreme Folk
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Ska
May the hunt begin as the horns sound and a group of vibrant life style artists rush to the world village!

The Sexican (DEN)

Music

  • Gipsy
  • Klezmer
  • Mariachi
Renowned for its explosive performances, this mariachi-influenced gypsy rock band create lyrics that deal critically with modern society.

Tiempo Habana (FIN/CUB)

Music

  • Reggaeton
  • Salsa
  • Son Cubano
Tiempo Habana plays salsa, merengue, timba, traditional son and reggaeton with a modern touch. This joyous assembly master the art of making you dance – and they do it with style. ¡Agua!

Tuure Kilpeläinen ja Kaihon Karavaani

Music

  • 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.

Wimme Saari & Tapani Rinne

Music

Familiar hymns take the shape of a hypnotic and primordial force in the hands of Wimme Saari and Tapani Rinne.

Amparo Sánchez (ESP)

Music

  • Alternative
  • Americana
  • Latin
  • Reggae
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.

Banda Reggae Papagaio

Music

Banda Reggae Papagaio is a band that's part of the Helsinki based samba dance school Império do Papagaio. The music is based on samba, reggae and African dances which the band mix with massive drum and percussion rhythms and more melodic pop music.

Da Cruz (BRA/SUI)

Music

  • 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.

Lauri Tähkä

Music

  • 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.

Los de Abajo (MEX)

Music

  • 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.

Metro Presents: Hiphop Allstars & FeatFest Winner

Music

  • Hiphop
Hiphop Allstars is a dream team of Finnish top rap artists.

Minä ja Ville Ahonen

Music

  • 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.”

Onnibus Presents: Capitan Tifus (ARG)

Music

  • Balkan
  • Latin
  • Rock
  • Ska
On its fourth European tour this group, inspired by pirates, now sets its sails to Finland for the first time. The band is known for being a pioneer of the Latin Fanfarria genre.

St. Rasta

Music

  • Balkan
  • Extreme Folk
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Ska
May the hunt begin as the horns sound and a group of vibrant life style artists rush to the world village!

The Sexican (DEN)

Music

  • Gipsy
  • Klezmer
  • Mariachi
Renowned for its explosive performances, this mariachi-influenced gypsy rock band create lyrics that deal critically with modern society.

Wimme Saari & Tapani Rinne

Music

Familiar hymns take the shape of a hypnotic and primordial force in the hands of Wimme Saari and Tapani Rinne.

Alex Sandunga (CUB)

Music

  • Hiphop
  • Latin
  • Reggaeton
Alex Sandunga is a Cuban rap artist, an actor and a hip hop producer combining Latin sounds into a delightfully smooth mix.

Bajo Cero

Music

  • Flamenco
  • World Music
The new generation of World fusion, combines flamenco and an electroacoustic tradition with an urban and ethnic mind set.

Celso Piña (MEX)

Music

  • 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.

Festival Club

Music

This year's Festival Club proudly presents Da Cruz, Capitan Tifus & DJ Lucho!

Four Cats

Music

  • Schlager
  • Jazz
This nostalgic quartet takes you back to the golden 1960s. These timeless classics performed by a pioneer of translated schlager tracks, still reach people of all ages.

Hugh Masekela – Playing At Work (RSA)

Music

  • Jazz
The world-renowned trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela is a legend, a pioneer for African jazz and a multitalented musician.

Jack Gladstone (USA)

Music

  • Folk
Jack Gladstone is a former teacher, a troubadour with fifteen published records, a charismatic storyteller and a pure blooded Blackfoot Indian.

Linea 9 (FIN/ARG/NED)

Music

  • Tango
The tangos performed by the band are smooth and passionate, flavoured with folk music, pop, classical music and jazz.

Pirulainen

Music

  • Folk
  • Rock
These powerful Finnish songs are timeless and somewhat careless tunes about love, longing, life and death, always performed with a glimpse of humour in the corner of the eye.

Tiempo Habana (FIN/CUB)

Music

  • Reggaeton
  • Salsa
  • Son Cubano
Tiempo Habana plays salsa, merengue, timba, traditional son and reggaeton with a modern touch. This joyous assembly master the art of making you dance – and they do it with style. ¡Agua!

Tuure Kilpeläinen ja Kaihon Karavaani

Music

  • 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.

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