Music

World Village Festival concerts are held in Kaisaniemi Park and on the Railway Square. Free admission to all performances!

Alo Wala (DEN/USA)

Music

  • Dancehall
  • Hip hop
Traditional Indian sounds with an electronic twist, a grimy club atmosphere infused with a Chicago-bred ghetto attitude and a hipster touch straight out of Copenhagen Nørrebro.

Asian Dub Foundation (GBR)

Music

  • Bhangra
  • Dancehall
  • Dub
  • Hip hop
  • Jungle
  • Ragga
  • Rapcore
Legendary Asian Dub Foundation’s activism is directed at creating a more just world.

Bombino (NIG)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Rock
  • Tuareggae
Bombino's music infuses the sounds of the Tuareg – an indigenous people of western Sahara – with the spirit of Woodstock, fitting for a guitar virtuoso who has been compared to Jimi Hendrix.

ES-OW and The Ridial Band (FIN/CMR/CGO/SEN/ESP)

Music

  • Afro
  • Funk
  • Reggae
Prepare for positivity as ES-OW and the Ridial Band bring the joy of afro dance to the festival.

Idiotape (KOR)

Music

  • Electronic
  • Indie
Idiotape drives the festival to trance-fueled vibrations. Hailing from Seoul, the three-man group is at the top of the indie and electronic music scene in South Korea.

Kanta dAb dAb (NEP)

Music

  • Fusion
  • Jazz
A bold combination of soul and fusion jazz as well as east and west, Kanta dAb dAb is something that cannot be missed. The band is raising awareness to help Nepal’s musicians, who have suffered from the earthquakes.

Looptroop Rockers (SWE)

Music

  • Hip hop
Swedish group Looptroop Rockers has attacked social problems through hip hop since 1991.

Metro presents: Scandinavian Music Group

Music

  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Rock
Loving and letting go, dreams and realities in life, the future and the past. These are the foundations for Scandinavian Music Group's stories.

Mira Luoti

Music

  • Pop
After launching her solo career this spring, Mira Luoti kicks off her summer festival tour on the main stage of World Village Festival on Sunday.

Quadrille – folk dancers from Finland and around the world

Music

  • Folk
  • Dance
Forget everything you thought you knew about folk dance and join in! For the duration of May, a group of folk dancers from the capitol region are touring immigrant reception centres, giving classes in Finnish folk dancing to asylum seekers.

Rauhatäti & MC Kajo

Music

  • Hip hop
  • Rap
Freestyle battle champion MC Kajo is joining social critic rapper Rauhatäti on stage, a combination that is sure to leave the majority of the audience anything but silent.

Sandhja

Music

  • Pop
Finland’s Eurovision Song Contest representative Sandhja is throwing a party at Railway Square!

Signmark

Music

  • Hip hop
  • Rap
Signmark is living proof that music is not only for those who can hear. Music has rhythm and movement that can be felt and seen.

Teho Majamäki & Travelogue Ensemble

Music

  • World Music
  • Triphop
Long-time musician Teho Majamäki put out his debut album in January. At World Village Festival, he is joined by Ismo Alanko, Paleface, Stina Koistinen, Linda Fredriksson, Hossni Boudali and more.

Tulegur (CHN)

Music

  • World Music
  • Nomad rock
  • Post Rock
Music can make the distance between the Mongolian highlands and the Finnish farmlands very short indeed. This is evident in the duo Tulegur, who have performed their combination of modern post-rock and Khoomei in Finland several times.

Alo Wala (DEN/USA)

Music

  • Dancehall
  • Hip hop
Traditional Indian sounds with an electronic twist, a grimy club atmosphere infused with a Chicago-bred ghetto attitude and a hipster touch straight out of Copenhagen Nørrebro.

Asian Dub Foundation (GBR)

Music

  • Bhangra
  • Dancehall
  • Dub
  • Hip hop
  • Jungle
  • Ragga
  • Rapcore
Legendary Asian Dub Foundation’s activism is directed at creating a more just world.

ES-OW and The Ridial Band (FIN/CMR/CGO/SEN/ESP)

Music

  • Afro
  • Funk
  • Reggae
Prepare for positivity as ES-OW and the Ridial Band bring the joy of afro dance to the festival.

Idiotape (KOR)

Music

  • Electronic
  • Indie
Idiotape drives the festival to trance-fueled vibrations. Hailing from Seoul, the three-man group is at the top of the indie and electronic music scene in South Korea.

Kanta dAb dAb (NEP)

Music

  • Fusion
  • Jazz
A bold combination of soul and fusion jazz as well as east and west, Kanta dAb dAb is something that cannot be missed. The band is raising awareness to help Nepal’s musicians, who have suffered from the earthquakes.

Metro presents: Scandinavian Music Group

Music

  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Rock
Loving and letting go, dreams and realities in life, the future and the past. These are the foundations for Scandinavian Music Group's stories.

Rauhatäti & MC Kajo

Music

  • Hip hop
  • Rap
Freestyle battle champion MC Kajo is joining social critic rapper Rauhatäti on stage, a combination that is sure to leave the majority of the audience anything but silent.

Signmark

Music

  • Hip hop
  • Rap
Signmark is living proof that music is not only for those who can hear. Music has rhythm and movement that can be felt and seen.

Bombino (NIG)

Music

  • Desert blues
  • Rock
  • Tuareggae
Bombino's music infuses the sounds of the Tuareg – an indigenous people of western Sahara – with the spirit of Woodstock, fitting for a guitar virtuoso who has been compared to Jimi Hendrix.

Looptroop Rockers (SWE)

Music

  • Hip hop
Swedish group Looptroop Rockers has attacked social problems through hip hop since 1991.

Mira Luoti

Music

  • Pop
After launching her solo career this spring, Mira Luoti kicks off her summer festival tour on the main stage of World Village Festival on Sunday.

Quadrille – folk dancers from Finland and around the world

Music

  • Folk
  • Dance
Forget everything you thought you knew about folk dance and join in! For the duration of May, a group of folk dancers from the capitol region are touring immigrant reception centres, giving classes in Finnish folk dancing to asylum seekers.

Sandhja

Music

  • Pop
Finland’s Eurovision Song Contest representative Sandhja is throwing a party at Railway Square!

Teho Majamäki & Travelogue Ensemble

Music

  • World Music
  • Triphop
Long-time musician Teho Majamäki put out his debut album in January. At World Village Festival, he is joined by Ismo Alanko, Paleface, Stina Koistinen, Linda Fredriksson, Hossni Boudali and more.

Tulegur (CHN)

Music

  • World Music
  • Nomad rock
  • Post Rock
Music can make the distance between the Mongolian highlands and the Finnish farmlands very short indeed. This is evident in the duo Tulegur, who have performed their combination of modern post-rock and Khoomei in Finland several times.