Info

Kesärauha is a Turku-based alternative and indie music festival, which will take place in Linnanpuisto, Turku 7.-9.6.2024. During the three days of Kesärauha, you can experience numerous gigs, a magical atmosphere and an unforgettable sense of community – right in the heart of the city. Now, in its fifth year, Kesärauha will once again bring together dozens of artists, delicious food and smiling people.

Values of Kesärauha

  • Sustainability
  • Protection of the Baltic Sea
  • Localism
  • Gender equality
  • Combating all forms of discrimination

For Kesärauha, values have been at the heart of the festival’s work since the beginning.

Ecology is deeds and words – sustainability goes hand in hand with the development of Kesärauha, and this value encapsulates two other values of Kesärauha: supporting localism through partners from the local area, and the work to protect the Baltic Sea.

Resistance to all forms of discrimination and gender equality are self-evident for Kesärauha. Until such time as it is not yet for the whole world, we intend to remind the world of its necessity. We want to carry our social responsibility and we are open-hearted and willing to take action every year for a better world.

Opening hours

Fri 7.6. from 3.30 PM to 2.00 AM

Sat 8.6. from 1.15 PM to 2.00 AM

Sun 9.6. from 1.15 PM to 00 AM

Elektrolinna stage, which is located at the courtyard of the Turku Castle, has limited capacity.

Wristband exchange

All the purchased tickets will be exchanged to wristbands. Wristbands are personal and they must be collected personally. Please prepare to present an id to prove being of age.
The wristband exchange will be located at Forum Marinum (Linnankatu 70) during the festival weekend. There will be no wristband exchange at the entrance of the festival area. We recommend exchanging the wristband beforehand at Turku marketplace on Thursday 6.6. or Friday 7.6.

Advance wristband exchange at Turku marketplace:

Thu 6.6. from 10 AM to 7 PM
Fri 7.6. from 10 AM to 7 PM

Wristband exchange during the festival weekend at Forum Marinum (Linnankatu 70):

Fri 7.6. from 2.30 PM to 00 AM
Sat 8.6. from 12.30 PM to 00 AM
Sun 9.6. from 12.30 PM to 10 PM

ARRIVING TO KESÄRAUHA

The festival area is located close to the port of Turku, and we encourage you to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling. Street address: Linnankatu 80, 20100 Turku

Due to the central location of the festival area, there are no parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the festival.

BY BICYCLE, CITY-BICYCLE AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER

You can easily get to the festival area on your own bike, city-bike or electric scooter. The self-service bike and scooter parks, which are free of charge during the festival, are unattended and Kesärauha is not responsible for bikes left in the park. The locations of the bike and scooter parks will be announced later.

BY BUS

You can easily reach Kesärauha by Föli buses, which run through Turku city center. Bus 1 runs between the harbor, bus station and airport and is close to the festival area. You can find timetables and routes on the Föli website here.

by train

The train station for trains arriving to Turku from Helsinki is Kupittaa. The station for trains arriving and departing from Tampere is Turku Main Railway Station. See train timetables, and read more here. Check timetables and routes from train stations to the festival area on the Föli website here.

by taxi

The taxi stand during the festival will be located near the festival area. The exact location will be announced in spring 2024.

ACCESSIBILITY

We want to provide access for everyone to the festival. More questions about accessibility? Ask the festival office info@sunbornlive.fi for more information.

Festival area

Cloakroom and lost property

There is a cloakroom at the entrance of the festival area. Cloakroom fee is 3,5 € per person. For large pieces of baggage, the fee will be 5 €. Additional visits to collect items stored at the cloakroom cost 2 € each time. The cloakroom will be open like the festival area.

Lost property will be taken into the cloakroom.

PRINCIPLES FOR A SAFER SPACE

Kesärauha is a non-discriminatory event. We do not tolerate any form of harassment on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, colour or sexual orientation. If you encounter harassment or otherwise inappropriate or disruptive behaviour at Kesärauha, please report it immediately to the bouncers or other staff.

Harassment contact person will be available during the festival, and they can be contacted via phone, SMS or anonymous online form.

Harassment contact persons:

Lotta Ahtinen
Selja Schellhammer

tel. (+358) 044-5566303
Online form: https://gest.fi/customers/afdjci/5358

  • You can be part of creating a safer space for all. Challenge the discrimination you see.
  • Let’s acknowledge our own prejudices. Don’t assume, and don’t name-call. You cannot assume another person’s gender, sexuality, ability, wealth or background.
  • No means no. Don’t verbally harass, touch or stare at someone. If you experience discrimination, intimidation, harassment or see someone behaving in a dangerous way, contact staff. We promise to intervene and help you get safely out of a distressing situation.
  • Respect everyone’s integrity. Sexual harassment is a crime and will not be tolerated at Kesärauha.
  • Our staff and performers have the same rights and responsibilities as our guests. They are here for you – respect their privacy too, but don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
  • Everyone is equally valuable to us. If you discriminate or treat others disrespectfully or violently, you will be refused entry to the area and your festival wristband will be removed.There may be criminal penalties for inappropriate behaviour.

We are always looking to improve, so we welcome feedback and suggestions to help us build a safer festival info@sunbornlive.fi.

Festival safety

There will be a security check at the festival entrance to ensure a safe festival for all. Please prepare to show the contents of your belongings at the entrance. If you are uncertain about issues concerning prohibited items and substances, please contact lotta.ahtinen@sunbornlive.fi.

  • Prohibited items and substances
  • Alcohol, illegal substances and pre-purchased drinks
  • Objects and containers made of glass
  • Tools, blades, lasers and objects capable of being used to cause injury 
  • Explosives and incendiary substances
  • Carry-on tables and such large objects
  • Umbrellas
  • Pets (guide dogs are allowed)
  • Safety vests 

Empty water bottles are allowed, no glass bottles.

Media

Kesärauha bulletin can be found here »
Press photos of Kesärauha can be found here »

When using Kesärauha press photos, always mention the name of the festival and the photographer. The use of images for commercial purposes is prohibited.

further information and interviews:

Art Director
Pietu Sepponen
+358 44 5566113

Communications Manager
Cecilia Jokela
cecilia.jokela@sunbornlive.fi

contact info

Kesärauha festival office
Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 23
20100 Turku
info@sunbornlive.fi

Festival personnel’s e-mail adresses are firstname.lastname@sunbornlive.fi

  • Festival Director
    Annakaisa Anttila
    040 8467554

  • Art Director
    Pietu Sepponen
    044 5566113

  • Production Manager
    Susse Salonen

  • Communications
    Laura Mustajärvi

  • Affiliate Sales
    Piia Sarajuuri
    040 5084568

  • Artist producer
    Jan Trygg

  • Producer
    Kasperi Kallio

  • Security Manager
    Lotta Ahtinen

  • Technical Production Manager
    Pefu Unkila

  • Backstage Coordinator
    Heidi Anttonen

  • Producer
    Kati Savaloja

  • Producer
    Lotta Valtanen

  • Producer
    Riina-Emilia Leppänen

  • Producer
    Riina Piekkala

  • Area Production Trainee
    Reetta Karhu

  • Office Trainee
    Milla Osmo

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