Workers' Music Festival 28.–31.7.2016

The Workers’ Music Festival takes place by the canal in the centre of Valkeakoski, in the industrial milieu of the Tervasaari mill area and the Myllysaari museum. The working industrial facility and the historic museum area together create a unique setting for the event that attracts every year about 40 000 music lovers of all ages. In addition to concerts and clubs, the four-day event includes outdoor dancing and exhibitions. The traditional night-time singalong event by the pond in the woods is a celebration of sentiment, light and music. See our programme of the upcoming festival of 2016 here in Finnish.

Where can I buy tickets?

  • Festival Office (address: Kanavanranta 3, Valkeakoski), opening hours Mondays to Fridays 9.00–16.30
  • Lippupiste: www.lippu.fi, phone service 0600 900 900 (1,98€/min + pvm), opening hours Mondays to Sundays 7.00–22.00

How much do the tickets cost?

We sell different kinds of tickets for the whole festival and for separate days. Children can enjoy the festival for free but late evenings are reserved for adults (18 years or older) only.

  • Thursday–Saturday: 80 €
  • Thursday only: 40 €
  • Friday only: 40 €
  • Saturday only: 50 €
  • The concerts organized on Sunday are free to everyone

Where to sleep?

We offer different kinds of accommodation in Valkeakoski and in the neighbouring area including Tampere. The different options include hotels (80–99 € / room), dormitory housing (60–80 € / room), school accommodation (15 € / person) and rental apartments. For further information and reservations, please contact our Festival Office (info@valmu.com / 040 525 7177).

What to eat and where?

Many restaurants and cafés serve the festival guests in the festival area. The selection features barbecue, pancakes, ice cream and different kinds of snacks for example. There are also multiple restaurants in the city centre of Valkeakoski.

Kirjaslampi Saturday Dances in June—August

Summer Saturdays are again filled with dance steps! The charming Kirjaslampi Dance Pavilion offers nostalgic theme evenings. The Pavilion is situated in the enchanting natural surroundings of Lake Mallasvesi, just a short walk away from city centre (address Hakalantie 6, Valkeakoski). The dances are organized every Saturday and the doors open at 8 p.m. The dance tickets cost 12 €. Welcome to enjoy the summery evenings at the traditional Finnish dance pavilion!


Kirjazz event features both established and up-and-coming Finnish jazz musicians. The event takes place on the first Saturday in July, in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Kirjaslampi Dance Pavilion.