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Helsinki hosts grand event marking New Year

Published : 31 Dec 2022, 02:45

  DF Report
Photo: City of Helsinki by Atte Mäläskä.

After two exceptional years, the turn of the year will once again be celebrated together at a grand event on Kansalaistori, said the City of Helsinki in a press release.

The festival-goers will be entertained by top Finnish artists Isac Elliot and Cledos with guests. There is programme for all ages, and the night ends with fireworks.

The New Year’s Eve celebrations kick off at 5:30 p.m. with Skidit Pakkasdisko, a children’s disco that makes the entire family dance. MC New Ro, DJ Orkidea, the young dancers of StepUp School and the Galante choir, among others, guarantee a party atmosphere. The early evening programme climaxes with a children’s fireworks show at 6 p.m.

The late-night concert’s warm-ups begin with DJ duo Paha Vaanii at 10:30 p.m. The concert kicks off with Emma award-winner F and artist on the rise Hassan Maikal, followed by a New Year’s greeting from Mayor Juhana Vartiainen. The main act for this year’s concert is a rare joint gig by Isac Elliot and Cledos. Isac Elliot has released some of the most listened songs of the year and received several Finnish and international awards. Cledos is a top name in new wave rap music, reaching multi-platinum streaming numbers with his own and featured songs. The New Year show rises to exceptional heights with an impressive group of featured artists that includes, for example, BEHM, william and DAVI.

The night is crowned by fireworks that fill the sky above Helsinki with colour.

The New Year’s Eve concert hosted by Emma Karasjoki and Gogi Mavromichalis.

After the fireworks show, the party continues at Kansalaistori with DJ duo Paha Vaanii playing Finnish music until 12:30 a.m.