Blick Bassy / Vaudou Game

Mon 21.8. 19:00

The Huvila Festival Tent promises an invigorating double set of undisputable swinging Afro sounds when Blick Bassy and Vaudou Game appear in Tokoinranta park. These fresh talents springing from France have stirred an enthusiastic buzz in global music circles.

Blick Bassy’s elegant personalised sounds resonate with impulses from his Cameroonian roots, dense jazz and blues influences. The musical instruments heard on stage range from the banjo to bassoon and cello to electric guitar. Singing in the Bassa language of Cameroon, Bassy paints his musical palette with a broad brush, from minimal lightness to flings kindling the party mood.

Last year, Songlines magazine in Great Britain rightly selected Vaudou Game’s album Kidayú one of the top albums of the year. Kidayú means sharing in Kabye, the language spoken in northern Togo. Vaudou Game’s music combines West African voodoo traditions, the energy of 1970s Afro-funk and rhythm’n’blues vibes that nod towards those of James Brown and Otis Redding. The band’s incredibly jovial swing will put a smile on the most serious faces and make the feet tap. This is music you just can’t help dancing to.

Blick Bassy starts at 7 pm. Vaudou Game starts at 8.45 pm.
Doors: 5.30 pm.

 

For this event you can purchase a snack by Restaurant Juuri beforehand!
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Age limit: 18

Huvila Festival Tent

Huvila Festival Tent

Tokoinranta (Hakaniemi)
Eläintarhantie 8

Important! Please dress appropriately. The tent is not fully wind proof and may be draughty.

The Huvila Festival Tent is the Helsinki Festival’s dedicated hub and a unique cross between a concert hall and a traditional festival marquee. Designed by architect Roy Mänttäri, the tent has been erected every year since 1995 at a variety of locations across the capital. The Huvila programme, encompassing everything from intimate concerts to riotous club nights, is a valuable addition to the city’s music scene. Huvila is particularly known for its strong world music offering and for providing an early platform to lesser-known artists. Past Huvila acts include Radiohead, Cesaria Evora, Marc Ribot, Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed, Wilco, Hugh Masekela and Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore.

As the name suggests, Huvila is a tent and the weather can sometimes lend its own special charm to the proceedings. Sounds from outside the tent can sometimes be heard during performances. Don’t forget to bring a warm layer, as the nights in August can be chilly. The Huvila season coincides with the end of the summer season and to make the most of it, there is usually dancing on most nights!

The tent comprises an atmospheric restaurant, the perfect place for enjoying the August nights post-concert. Catering is provided by Helsinki’s highly-acclaimed Juuri restaurant.

Events at the Huvila Festival Tent are for adults aged 18 and over. Younger guests can be admitted provided they are accompanied by a guardian. The age restriction does not apply to the daytime concert.

The performances start at 19:00 and finish no later than 22:00.

 

Accessibility

Disabled parking: Disabled parking is available, however, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

Disabled access: Ramped access at main entrance. Box office fully accessible.

Disabled toilet (please note that the toilet is not fitted with an alarm).

Wheelchair seating/event: 4 (more seating may be available depending on the nature of the show).

No induction loop.

Grounded outlet available in the seating area

Reception/Front of House of Manager: 050 441 6747 (Kari Reini).

 

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Huvila Festival Tent

Tokoinranta (Hakaniemi)
Eläintarhantie 8

Important! Please dress appropriately. The tent is not fully wind proof and may be draughty.

The Huvila Festival Tent is the Helsinki Festival’s dedicated hub and a unique cross between a concert hall and a traditional festival marquee. Designed by architect Roy Mänttäri, the tent has been erected every year since 1995 at a variety of locations across the capital. The Huvila programme, encompassing everything from intimate concerts to riotous club nights, is a valuable addition to the city’s music scene. Huvila is particularly known for its strong world music offering and for providing an early platform to lesser-known artists. Past Huvila acts include Radiohead, Cesaria Evora, Marc Ribot, Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed, Wilco, Hugh Masekela and Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore.

As the name suggests, Huvila is a tent and the weather can sometimes lend its own special charm to the proceedings. Sounds from outside the tent can sometimes be heard during performances. Don’t forget to bring a warm layer, as the nights in August can be chilly. The Huvila season coincides with the end of the summer season and to make the most of it, there is usually dancing on most nights!

The tent comprises an atmospheric restaurant, the perfect place for enjoying the August nights post-concert. Catering is provided by Helsinki’s highly-acclaimed Juuri restaurant.

Events at the Huvila Festival Tent are for adults aged 18 and over. Younger guests can be admitted provided they are accompanied by a guardian. The age restriction does not apply to the daytime concert.

The performances start at 19:00 and finish no later than 22:00.

 

Accessibility

Disabled parking: Disabled parking is available, however, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

Disabled access: Ramped access at main entrance. Box office fully accessible.

Disabled toilet (please note that the toilet is not fitted with an alarm).

Wheelchair seating/event: 4 (more seating may be available depending on the nature of the show).

No induction loop.

Grounded outlet available in the seating area

Reception/Front of House of Manager: 050 441 6747 (Kari Reini).

 

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Tickets including service fees starting from: 38 €
Ticket + snack starting from: 49,50 € /
VIP Tickets starting from 190 €
S Group Benefit –4 €

ONLINE TICKETS

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BOX OFFICE
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TELEPHONE SERVICE
0600 10 800 (€1,98/min+lnc) or 0600 10 020 (€6,79/call+lnc) (Mon–Sat 8 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 6pm)

Reservations placed through the telephone service can be collected at box office or R-kioski vendors. There are national restrictions when calling to 0600-numbers from outside of Finland. For abroad customers we recommend purchasing tickets online.

SERVICE FEES
Ticket prices include service fees €1–4 depending on the ticket price.

DISCOUNTS

Serial Ticket
– 15 % discount when you buy tickets for at least three different shows in a single purchase
– available via box office and telephone service only

Concessions
– discount prices for students, conscripts, civilian servicemen, unemployed and under 18’s
– not available for Huvila Festival Tent or partner festivals

Pensioner’s Ticket
– €3 discount for full price tickets
– not available for Huvila Festival Tent or partner festivals

Group Discount
– 10% discount on full price tickets for groups of 10 or more
– available via telephone service and at the box office only

Additional information: www.ticketmaster.fi

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