First artists are out! Record breaking 300 applications so far.


Yläkaupungin Yö’s Spring Fest is almost here!

All the parks, streets, boutiques, bars and museums will be filled with multi-cultural programme in the last weekend of May, 26.-28.5.!

Viitasen Piia performs at the city church on Friday 26th with her dark indie-folk show. During the weekend the Moirislampi lake becomes an oasis of experimental theatre as Finlandia prize awarded Juha Hurme performs there, followed by Teatterikone in the midnight.

Viitasen Piia, picture by Ulla Nikula.

On Saturday festival-goers can enjoy performances by hip-hop musician Joniveli, indie-band Metsäheikki, and see a fresh take on pop-punk by Muovikukat. On Kauppakatu there is a block party by the record store Kaivos with breakdance, future hip-hop stars and the award winning rapper Are.

Metsäheikki, picture by Iiris Tuononen

Sunday is closed by the spectacular Yona, provided by the city of Jyväskylä as a birthday gift to citizens.

This year we have received a record breaking 300 artist applications! Our complete programme will be out in May. Until then, you can join us and celebrate the upcoming Spring Fest at Älylän Ehtoo on 14th of April. Check out the programme of the night here!

Festival graphics designed by Anniina Lius.