11 June – 13 June 2020
Featuring a line-up of the best national and international indie acts, paralleled by an elaborate range of exciting, mind-blowing and fun sideshows, Sideways Festival is a true haven of creativity and an absolute must-do for the music aficionado who loves to indulge in diverse food offerings, quality drinks and experiences that are not found everywhere else. Sideways is the best of what Helsinki has got to offer in three days!
We are located in the center of Helsinki, and Sideways is the only big music & arts festival in Helsinki area in the beginning Summer. Every year we present nearly 80 live acts plus entertaining sideshows from music trivia competitions to art exhibitions or 80’s arcade games to skateboarding sessions.
Also the restaurant selection is superb – we’ve chosen some of our favorite street food vendors from Helsinki area.
Nowadays we are located at Nordis in Töölö district in Helsinki – including Eläintarha park areas and Helsinki Ice Hall’s surroundings. Main stages are located outdoors, and there are also three stages inside the Ice Hall – after the sunset the festival continues indoors until early morning.
Even though we have been growing steadily every year, Sideways is still a cozy boutique festival – we’ve got plenty of space to chill and hang around without long queues or massive amount of people.
Indie / Alternative / Rock / Pop / Electronic / Hiphop / Urban / Punk
Nas, Suede, Lizzo, Danny Brown, Let’s Eat Grandma, Snail Mails, Kikagaku Moyo, DJ Shadow, Editors, Slaves, Lady Leshurr, Röyksopp, Dinosaur Jr., The Coathangers, Rodriguez, Warpaint, Cigarettes After Sex, Apparat, Ezra Furman, PJ Harvey, Flatbush Zombies, Killing Joke, Ariel Pink, Dizzee Rascal, José Gonzaléz, Silvana Imam