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The festival programme can be found here.
The last summer’s successfully debuted H2Ö festival is arranged this year on July 24th-25th.
ILMIÖ festival heir H2Ö will over again fill the maritime, industrial-romantic dockyard milieu with hard-core representatives of Finnish alternative music and intriguing international underground gems, without any genre restrictions. On top of the diverse music, the old carpentry shop area will be coloured with a vast multi-artistic programme: performances, installations, workshops, street art et cetera will be included.
The festival area is opened on Friday at 3:00 PM and on Saturday at 2:00 PM. Both days’ shenanigans will continue until 2:00 AM. Welcome!
Print quality press photos are available on the Media page.
The festival info and the cloakroom (2e + 1e/visit) are located next to the entrance.
Please note that credit cards may not be accepted at every sales booth; it might be useful to have some cash on you.
Forbidden items on the festival area are drugs, pets, weapons and umbrellas, or any other items or substances that might be seen as dangerous for others. Please note that there will be a security check at the entrance, and that the police will be monitoring drug activity in the area.
Professional cameras are allowed, but we kindly ask you to take photos discretely.
Every single ticket is checked with Tiketti’s ticket reader when entering the area. We advice you to watch out for forged tickets, such tickets will not grant you entrance to the festival area.
The age limit to the festival area is 18 years. Remember to carry an ID with you, you might be asked to prove your age when entering the festival.
During the festival, lost and found items will be taken to the cloakroom, and afterwards to Varsinais-Suomen löytötavaratoimisto (Lost Property Office).
Food & Drink
It is not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages to the festival area. There is a variety of bars on site, selling beer, drinks and other beverages.
There is a wide range of food stalls selling anything from BBQ delicacies to vegan-friendly dishes. You can also bring your own packed lunch to the area, as well as unopened bottles (max 0,5l) of non-alcoholic beverages. Water bottles can be refilled for free at the water stations.
Please note that smoking is only allowed at the marked smoking areas. Tobacco products are not sold at the festival.
The H2Ö festival is arranged in interaction with the sensitive environment of Ruissalo Island. Please note, that in order to avoid littering and other damaging effects of the nearby area, your ticket grants you access to the festival area only once a day. We hope that each and everyone pays attention to their own ecological footprint by putting trash in their designated bins.
Due to environmental issues we don’t hand out any printed programmes, but with the help of schedules scattered in the festival area, the audience can easily stay on track with what’s going on.
Maritime accommodation at Hostel Borea!
Hostel Borea located in the Aura river mouth offers H2Ö’s festival visitors a 15% discount off two night’s accommodations during the weekend as following:
Single cabin 83,30 € / 2 nights
Twin cabin 132,60 € / 2 nights
The prices include accommodation on decks 2, 3 or 4, bed linen (you make the bed yourself), towel, morning sauna and breakfast at restaurant Kristina. There is a toilet and a shower in each cabin. Some of the cabins have a bunk bed and some cabins have no windows.
Reservations should be made to the Hostel Borea e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, on July 10th 2015 at the latest. Remember to mention the magic word ”H2Ö” when making your reservation!
The hostel sends a confirmation e-mail for each reservation to the e-mail provided during reservation.
In order to receive the discount, your festival ticket must be presented when checking in.
How to get there
The Ruissalo old dockyard area is located at Hevoskarintie 23, about five kilometers from the centre of Turku. In other words, it’s easy to get there i.e. by bike.
The festival bus operates between Turku city centre and Ruissalo nonstop during the whole festival, from the afternoon until late night hours. You can jump on the bus at the Åbus bus stop (Aurakatu 2), at Linnankatu in front of Hostel Borea (bus stop number 54), and at the Railway station bus stop number 144 (see map). A one-way ticket costs 3€ (cash only). Click here for detailed timetables.
You can also arrive to H2Ö by sea: there is a waterbus connection to the festival area leaving from the end of Kristiinankatu. On Friday, the buses run starting at 3 pm, and on Saturday starting at 2 pm, and from then on every 30 minutes during the whole day. The last waterbus from the festival area to the city centre leaves at 1:30 am on both days.
A one-way ticket costs 5€ (cash only). Please note that the access is only for those who have purchased a festival ticket in advance. Tickets can also be bought at the waterbus (cash only). It is not allowed to bring any alcohol to the boat. There will be a security check as you get on board.
Taxi & Parking
By taxi, you can arrive all the way to the Ruissalo Bridge, 500 meters from the festival area.
In case you arrive by car, the parking area is located by the Ruissalo Bridge. By paying the 5 euros parking fee, you can keep your car parked for the whole festival. The parking lot is not guarded; parking is always at your own risk. Please note that all cars must be moved from the lot by Sunday morning 10am.
Festival rides Helsinki–Turku–Helsinki
Åbus transports festival visitors affordably from Helsinki to Turku and back; the price of a one-way journey ranges between 1-9,90€ depending on the departure and time of booking – less than 10€ in any case. The ticket shop, timetables and other practical information can be found on the Åbus webpage. Once you have arrived at Åbus bus stop in Turku, the journey continues smoothly with the festival bus (see Transportation).
The festival area on the map:
Ruissalo old dockyard, Hevoskarintie 23, 20100 Turku.
Ticket sales for H2Ö 2015 has ended.
Tickets for H2Ö 2016 can be bought here.
Executive producer, Tuomas Sara
Producer, Salla Karvonen
Programme assistant, Katarina Pada
Publicist, Johanna Salmela
Graphic designer, Ville Lempiäinen
Art programme, Maria Junno
Lighting design, Ada Halonen
Finance management, Tuomas Polo
Electricity coordinator, Mari Agge
Logistic management, Miikka Mäkipaakkanen
Sponsorship management, Niko Vähäsarja