The Great Nocturnal Happening takes over the city on Thursday the 9th of August. The lively carnival-like event presents a wide range of shows, exhibitions and other adventures produced by various organizations, associations and performers. The total of over 170 events are spread across the city, the first ones beginning early in the morning and the festivities continue late into the night. Most of the events have free entry, exceptions are mentioned in the programme.
Click here to see the whole programme (in Finnish).
Here is a selection of suitable performances for international audience:
KLUBI, Tullikamarinaukio 2
18.45–19.15 Firefighter Choir Tulikukot
19.30–19.45 Tap dance group Forge la Tap: Let's tap!
20.00–20.30 Jamora: West-African dance and drumming
21.15–22.00 Concert by Tampere Ukulele Orchestra
22.30–23.00 Danny's Bollywood Dance Crew
18.00–19.30 New Creation Blues Band: Blues with a feeling
21.45–22.15 Flamma Fire Group's traditional fireshow
LAIKUNLAVA STAGE, Puutarhakatu 1
17.00–17.45 Big Band from Csömör, Hungary
19.00–19.30 Dance group Mihrimah: Oriental dance
18.00–18.45 Percussion group La Murga performing together with avant garde -orchestra Loco_motive
SAUNAS AROUND THE CITY
Visit one of these amazing saunas for a true Finnish experience:
15.00–23.00 Rajaportin sauna (Pispalan valtatie 9) There is also an outdoor tent sauna and a cafe. 6€
09.00–23.00 Sauna restaurant Kuuma (Laukontori) 15€ / until 17.00 10€
RATINA SHOPPING CENTRE, Vuolteenkatu 1
19.00–21.00 The Tampere Roller Derby is organizing a roller disco! You can try on the roller derby gear and join in the disco vibes accompanied by a DJ.
SIPERIAN AUKIO, Finlaysoninkatu 4
18.30–19.30 Tampere-based rock & swing dance group Swing Team introduces their activity and different styles of dance.
19.00–20.00 Performance by the Wheelchair Dancers of Pirkanmaa
20.00–00.00 Azúcar: Great Nocturnal Happening Salsa!
VÄINÖ LINNAN AUKIO
20.30–21.15 Tampere Chamber Orchestra: Music by Swedish composers