OAF Stage

Image: Pekka Elomaa

Event Introduction

Helsinki Day at the Espa Stage
OAF & Pertti’s Choice, Lasse Liemola, Iris Kukka, Slangikuoro
Helsinki’s birthday celebrations will be held at the Espa Stage. The programme is organised by Pertti’s Choice, which promotes outsider culture and manages the Outsider Art Festival. 

The OAF Stage will present a diverse group of outsider artists. Stadin Slangi ry will name Stadin Kundi and Stadin Friidu as usual on the Espa Stage at 12.

10–12.30 Announcing Stadin Kundi and Stadin Friidu

The 2024 Stadin Friidu and Stadin Kundi selected by Stadin Slangi ry will be announced at the event. Performances by Lasse Liemola, Iris Kukka and the Slangikuoro choir conducted by Matti Reittamo. Hosted by the president of Stadin Slangi ry, Harri Saksala.

14–20 OAF Stage 2024

On Helsinki Day, a diverse group of outsider artists will take over the Espa Stage.

The OAF Stage is a selection of outsider art, artists, music and performances curated by Pertti’s Choice. The show will be hosted by Miika Turunen, Pertti’s Choice radio programme journalist.

The 2024 OAF Stage will be taken over by a large group of artists. A diverse selection of music and performance art will be seen and heard on the stage. The night will culminate in a super ensemble of Finnish organ music, Salonen-Gustavson-Gröhn. Salonen-Gustavson-Gröhn, an ensemble of three Hammond electric organs, will play groovy rhythmic music with a grand organ sound. Salonen will be accompanied by two veteran musicians: Jukka Gustavson, a legend familiar from Wigwam, and Pekka Gröhn, a virtuoso who plays in J. Karjalainen’s band.

14.00 Kantele guy
15.00 Kirjallisuuden mentoriohjelma / Satu Nekala
16.00 Henna Emilia Hietamäki
17.00 Rautakeuhko
18.00 H X -men
19.15 Salonen-Gustavson-Gröhn

Host Miika Turunen 



Event Information

  • Time:

    • 14:00–20:00

  • Organiser:

    Pertin Valinta

  • Address:

    Espa Stage
    Eteläesplanadi 1
    00130 Helsinki

  • Accessibility:

    The event is accessible with a wheelchair.

    The event has an accessible toilet.

    Accessible toilet in restaurant Kappeli.

  • Event language:

    Finnish, English

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