Weekend Festival

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Weekend Festival


Hurts scenery lines at Weekend Festival, Espoo, Finland, 18 August 2012.jpg
GenreEDM
Datesmid-August
Location(s)Espoo, Finland (2012)
Helsinki, Finland (2013–)
Pärnu, Estonia (2015–)
Stockholm, Sweden (2016)
Years active2012-present
Attendance70,000 (2016) (Finland)
WebsiteWeekend Finland

Weekend Baltic

Weekend Sweden

Weekend Festival is a music festival taking place in Helsinki and Pärnu, previously also in Stockholm. The festival was organised for the first time in Luukki, Espoo (about 25 km from the centre of Helsinki), Finland on the 17 and 18 of August 2012.[1] In 2013 the festival location was changed to its old location at Kyläsaari/Kalasatama in Helsinki. In 2018 the festival moved to Hietaniemi also in Helsinki. Weekend Festival artist line up has mainly consisted of EDM artists but there have also been artists from other music genres present.[2] The festival has been attended by more than 40,000 people on both years. Every year the festival has a different theme which reflects mainly in the visual side of the festival. In 2013 the festival theme was Space and Future while for 2014 the organisers decided to go with Electro Disco theme. The festival lineup has featured various internationally acclaimed artists including Skrillex, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix etc. and Finland's own popular artists. Weekend Festival has sold out in advance on both years. In 2013 Weekend Festival was voted as the best summer festival by the listeners of Finnish radio station YleX. In 2015, Weekend Festival expanded to Pärnu, Estonia and in 2016 to Sweden.

Festival area[edit]

The first Weekend Festival took place in Luukki, Espoo in 2012.[1] Luukki Recreational Area is located 23 km from the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The heart of Luukki, which is one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in the Helsinki region, is an old manor. The area includes 20 hectares of forest inhabited by flying squirrels.[3] The festival area featured three stages: NRJ Stage, Weekend Stage and Party Stage. There was also a camping area.

Following the traffic difficulties in 2012, the festival was moved from the green Luukki forests to a more urban Kyläsaari/Kalasatama Festival area in 2013. The festival area in Kyläsaari/Kalasatama is four metro stops away from the Helsinki Railway Station and also easily reachable on bus, bike or foot. Kalasatama Festival area has hosted in past various bigger concerts and festivals including Sonisphere 2011, Foo Fighters and Green Day.[4] Weekend Festival 2013 had four stages: NRJ Stage, Weekend Stage (tent), Future Stage and Galaxy Stage. Future Stage was located at the Kyläsaari harbour. The festival area in Kyläsaari does not feature a camping ground.

In 2018 the festival moved to Hietaniemi beach and expanded to a 3 day festival.

In 2015, Weekend Festival Baltic also took place on Pärnu beach, Estonia, with three stages.

Weekend Festival line-ups[edit]

2012[edit]

NRJ Stage Weekend Stage Party Stage
Friday, 17 August David Guetta
Skrillex
Axl Smith
Nimetön
OFWGKTA
Cheek
Stig
Cityflash
Grind
DJ Sampl
DJ Taste
Maison & Dragen
Sergei Shkuroff
Housemotion
Saturday, 18 August Hurts
Carpark North
Donkeyboy
Poets of the Fall
Jukka Poika
Sebastian Ingrosso
Summer Sound Special
Haloo Helsinki!
Breathe Carolina
Redrama
Michael Gray
HeavyWeight DJ's
Mixxed DJ's
DJ Mio & Upi
Smith & Mellin
DJ Toinen Minä

2013 (Future Space Edition)[edit]

NRJ Stage Weekend Stage Future Stage Galaxy Stage
Friday, 16 August Armin van Buuren
Example
Cheek
Justimus
Calvin Harris
Sub Focus DJ set
Redrama
Far East Movement
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Zedd
Orkidea & friends
Porter Robinson
Nause
Darude
Rony Rex
Another Me
Cityflash
Rno
Sergei Shkuroff
Optimus Krime
Dosse
Saturday, 17 August David Guetta
Juno (rapper)
Inna
Karri Koira
Sebastian Ingrosso
Heavyweight DJ's
Aste
Pendulum DJ set
Feed Me
Cazzette
Gwise
K-System
Jeremy Folderol
DJ Ton-E
DJ Spinny
Mixxed DJ's
Housemotion
DJ Sampl
Rahim
Elukka

2014 (Electro Disco Edition)[edit]

NRJ Stage Future Stage WKND Stage / Orkidea & Friends Stage
Friday, 15 August Calvin Harris
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Afrojack
Martin Garrix
Showtek
Redrama
Headhunterz
R3hab
Brennan Heart
Borgore
Wolf Pack
Nöstravë
Zomboy
DJ Bl3nd
Apster
Gwise
K-System
Joonas Hahmo
The Second Level
Jeremy Folderol
Tom Dostinov
Cityflash
Saturday, 16 August Deadmau5
Hardwell
Knife Party
Heavyweight
JVG
Nopsajalka
Borgeous
Deorro
Alex Kunnari
Dyro
Contiez
Michael Calfan
Proteus & J7
Orkidea
Super8 & Tab
Lenno
Heikki L
Rico Tubbs
Orion
Rony Rex

2015 (Super Digital Edition)[edit]

Loop Stage Future Stage WKND Stage Digital Stage
Friday, 7 August Hardwell
David Guetta
Showtek
Chase & Status
Felix Jaehn
Robin Schulz
Rudimental
Infected Mushroom
Heavyweight
DJ Bl3nd
Milla Lehto
Ousnap
Super8 & Tab
JS16
Modestep
Sanni
Temper 2
TCT
Sasha F
Ninth Floor
Wasted Penguinz
Proteus
Wildstylez
Coone
Zatox
Angerfist
Saturday, 8 August Avicii
Armin van Buuren
Martin Garrix
W & W
Tungevaag & Raaban
R3hab
Headhunterz
Brennan Heart
Atmozfears
Astrix
Darude
Orkidea
The Second Level
Example & DJ Wire
Sini Sabotage
Tippa-T
Nikke Ankara
Chris Lake
Pep & Rash
Henry Krinkle
Yas Lo
Lenno
Orion
Tom Dostinov
Laz Perkins
Alora & Senii

2016 (Year of the Tiger Edition)[edit]

Cell Stage WKND Live Stage Future Stage Digital Stage Rave Corner
Friday, 5 August Axwell Λ Ingrosso
Antti Tuisku
Steve Aoki
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Rebecca & Fiona
DVBBS
JVG
Infected Mushroom
Sigma
Reino Nordin
Heavyweight
Teflon Brothers
Don Diablo
ATB
TJR
Will Sparks
The Second Level
Sam Feldt
Pep & Rash
Watermät
Angerfist
Evil Activities
Radical Redemption
Frontliner
Da Tweekaz
Coone
Proteus
Djane J7
Milla Lehto
Laz Perkins & Thrill Mode
Rony Rex
Orion
Cartoon
K-System
Will Dragen
Alora & Senii
Spinny
Saturday, 6 August Hardwell
Armin van Buuren
Knife Party
Tiësto
Martin Garrix
Tungevaag & Raaban
Samlight
Example
Darude
Redfoo
Alan Walker
Eevil Stöö
Ummet Ozcan
Lost Frequencies
Brennan Heart
DJ Bl3nd
Matisse & Sadko
Paul Morrell
Temper2
Sigala
Cedric Gervais
Justin Prime
Mr. Belt & Wezol
Jack Perry
Ilari
Lavn & Daddy Flix
Alex Nieminen
Super8 & Tab
Orkidea
Alex Mattson
Efo
Ninth Floor
Alex Kunnari
Dosse
Flowjacks
Salazar Pakjou
Cat

2017 (Neon Dreams Edition)[edit]

Loop Stage WKND Stage Future Stage The Dome K18 Digital Stage
Friday, 4 August The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Armin van Buuren
Rae Sremmurd
Don Diablo
Alan Walker
SHRKTOPS
Inna
Teflon Brothers
View
Kauriinmetsästäjät
Dillon Francis
Brennan Heart
Tchami
Sub Focus
GTA
Alok
The Second Level
Laz Perkins
Pawl
Heavyweight
UMEK
Chocolate Puma
Thomas Jack
Orion
Alex Nieminen
Milla Lehto
Supermodels From Paris
Concha
Jekaterina
Marc
Wasted Penguinz
Code Black
Bass Modulators
J7
Fox Stevenson
Futuristik
Muffler
Saturday, 5 August Deadmau5
Pendulum
Clean Bandit
Tungevaag & Raaban
Reino Nordin
Icona Pop
Mikael Gabriel
Cheat Codes
Sonny
Pike; Kingfish; Diison
Jauz
Valentino Khan
Kungs
Mike Perry
Pegboard Nerds
Yellow Claw
Alex Mattson
Milwin
DJ Thastor
Felix Da Housecat
Tensnake
Zombie Nation
Kiasmos DJ
Orkidea
Rony Rex
Bombossa Brothers
Efo
Temper2
Oded Peled
AniMe
Sound Rush
Proteus
Sasha F
Infekto
Physics

2018[edit]

Friday, 17 August Axwell Λ Ingrosso
The Prodigy
A Boogie with Da Hoodie
Desiigner
Oliver Heldens
Showtek
Zhu
Breathe Carolina
Moksi
Gettomasa
The Second Level
Evil Sköö & Koksu Koo
Mikael Gabriel
Nelli Matula
Asa x DJ Polarsoul
Brennan Heart
Marcel Woods
Psyko Punkz
Rony Rex
Swanky Tunes
Tippa&Bizi
Saturday, 18 August David Guetta
Macklemore
Hardwell
Big Shaq
JVG
Slushii
Galantis
R3HAB
Vesta [fi]
Alex Mattso
Bess [fi]
Brooks
Onni Boi
Versace Hendrix X Musta Hanhi X NCOVersace
Elastinen
Heavyweight
Kevin Tandu
Lemaitre
Lumïsade
Malaa
Martin Jensen
OG Ulla-Maija
Otto Know
Salvatore Ganacci
Temper2
Bombossa Brothers
Sunday, 19 August Martin Garrix
Stefflon Don
Cledos
Headhunterz
TUJAMO
Tungevaag & Raaban
AC Slater
Martin Solveig
Netsky
Don Diablo
Gasellit
YBN Nahmir
Lil Yachty
Pastori Pike & Aito G's
KSHMR
Lil Xan
Evarist X MK8
IBE [fi]
JS 16
Orkidea
Ruudolf & Karri Koira
Vicetone
View [fi]

Weekend Festival Baltic line-ups[edit]

2015 (Super Digital Edition)[edit]

Weekend Stage Future Stage WKND Stage
Thursday, 6 August Tiësto
MOTi
Super8 & Tab
Chris Lake
Brennan Heart
Headhunterz
Pep & Rash
Henry Krinkle
Astrix
-
Friday, 7 August Armin van Buuren
Example & DJ Wire
Tungevaag & Raaban
NERO
Hardwell
Darude
Sub Focus
Robin Schulz
AronChupa
Atmozfears
Rudimental
Cartoon
Orkidea
The Second Level
Anton & Heikki L
[Ex] da Bass
Centron
Bombossa Brothers
Diana D
DJ Gustavito
Josh Jay & Ivar Mind
Saturday, 8 August Martin Garrix
David Guetta
Felix Jaehn
Showtek
Chase & Status
Grind Live
Syn Cole
Netsky
Wildstylez
Noisecontrollers
DJ Bl3nd
Beat Service
Bad J
Kristjan Hirmo
Kert Klaus
Proteus
Planeet
Kolzar
Sven Arusoo
Tarmo Tammel

2016 (Year of the Tiger Edition)[edit]

Weekend Stage WKND Live Stage Future Stage Digital Stage
Thursday, August 4 Avicii
Steve Aoki
DVBBS
Knife Party
Lost Frequencies
Darude
Example
Infected Mushroom
Redfoo
Angerfist
Sigma
Ummet Ozcan
TJR
DJ Bl3nd
Will Sparks
Sam Feldt
Matisse & Sadko
Watermät
Mr. Belt & Wezol
Jack Perry
Kristjan Hirmo
Kert Klaus
Heavyweight
Bad J
Paul Oja
Clubmusic Takeover
Latvian DJ competition winner
Friday, August 5 Tiësto
Martin Garrix
Robin Schulz
Showtek
Otto Knows
Axwell Λ Ingrosso
Syn Cole
Temper2
Brainstorm
Alan Walker
PeR
I Wear* Experiment
Elina Born
Headhunterz
Michael Calfan
Brennan Heart
Alex Mattson
AronChupa
Chicane
Tigerlily
Justin Prime
Orkidea
[Ex] da Bass
Dr. Philgood
Bombossa Brothers
Planeet
Sven Arusoo
Kermo Hert
Andres Puusepp
Erkki Sarapuu
Saturday, August 6 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Afrojack
Rudimental
Tungevaag & Raaban
ATB
Netsky
Cartoon
Isac Elliot
NOËP
Würffel
Epordwerk
Don Diablo
Sigala
Bassjackers
Da Tweekaz
Coone
Wildstylez
Pep & Rash
Radistai
The Second Level
Proteus
MHKL
Alex Wave
Niskerone
Coverk x Byte
Futuristik
Lia Lisse
Diana D
Hot n' Handsome

2017 (Neon Beach Edition)[edit]

Main Stage WKND Stage Future Stage
Thursday, August 3 Armin van Buuren
Alesso
Don Diablo
Madison Mars
Alan Walker
Tchami
Rae Sremmurd
Alok
Flux Pavilion
Filatov & Karas
Wild Motherfuckers
Brennan Heart
Camo & Krooked
Sub Focus
Matrix & Futurebound
The Second Level
Ally & Siger
Pawl
Marc
Friday, August 4 Deadmau5
Knife Party
Tungevaag & Raaban
The Chainsmokers
NOËP
Clean Bandit
Jauz
Valentino Khan
R3hab
Kisma
Pegboard Nerds
Milwin
Angerfist
Radical Redemption
Proteus
Alex Mattson
Bombossa Brothers
Kert Klaus
Kristjan Hirmo
Andres Puusepp
Hot n' Handsome
Christian Saburo
Saturday, August 5 Martin Garrix
Chase & Status
CARTOON
Syn Cole
Kungs
Cheat Codes
SHRKTOPS
Alma
Púr Múdd
Epordwerk
Fox Stevenson
Bass Modulators
Macky Gee
GTA
MHKL
Futuristik
Sven Arusoo
[Ex] da Bass
Coverk x Byte
Erkki Sarapuu
Marek Talivere

Weekend Festival Sweden line-ups[edit]

2016 (Year of the Tiger Edition)[edit]

Mega Cell WKND Live Stage Future Stage
Friday, 5 August Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Fatboy Slim
DVBBS
Tungevaag & Raaban
Lost Frequencies
Sigala
Redfoo
Example
NCBM (Noisecontrollers & Bass Modulators)
Grabb
Ummet Ozcan
Bassjackers
Wildstylez
DJ Bl3nd
Matisse & Sadko
Darude
Mr. Belt & Wezol
Jack Perry
Pendla
Saturday, 6 August Tiësto
Martin Garrix
Showtek
Steve Aoki
Rebecca & Fiona
Michael Calfan
Alan Walker
Sigma
Infected Mushroom
Madcon
TJR
Will Sparks
Vigiland
AronChupa
Tigerlily
Felix Andersson
Watermät
Pawl
Sam Feldt

Awards[edit]

Weekend Festival was nominated for Best Festival award in Music & Media Industry Awards in 2013.[5]

Finnish radio station YleX listeners voted Weekend Festival as the best festival of the summer in Finland in 2013. Weekend Festival gathered 25% of the total votes.[6]

Weekend Festival was also nominated as the Best Medium-sized Festival in 2013 at European Festival Awards.[7]

See also[edit]

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