As August approaches, the city is again full of art that extends its musical tentacles as far as the nearest islands. Located at postal code 00190 is our World Heritage Site Suomenlinna and its summertime jazz celebration Viapori Jazz.
This year’s festival will feature Finnish top musicians and the comeback of Perko-Pyysalo Poppoo after a 23-year break. Set against hubbub of the city across the sea, the pulse of this voluntarily-walled-in festival is created by the hearts of the musicians and audiences beating at the same time. The rhythm of music is meant to be felt, not just heard, and it is within us all. Welcome!
More info at viaporijazz.fi