After two successful years, H2Ö Festival is arranged this year on July 22nd–23rd at the Ruissalo dockyard in Turku, Finland.
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.
H2Ö opens on Friday at 15:00 and on Saturday at 14:00. The area closes at 02:00 on both days.
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.
Professional cameras are allowed, but we kindly ask you to take photos discretely.
Each 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 info booth, and afterwards to Suomen löytötavarapalvelu (Lost Property Office).
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.
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 49 € / 1 night or 84 € / 2 nights
Twin cabin 72 € / 1 night or 133 € / 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. 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 address provided during reservation.
In order to get the discount, your festival ticket must be presented when checking in. The discount offer stands as long as there are available cabins.
H2Ö visitors are offered affordable accommodation during the festival – Ruissalo Spa is offering a 20% discount for all types of rooms. Reservations can be made at the spa website, and don’t forget to mark your reservation with H2Ö!
Check-in is from 14:00 on the arrival day, and check-out is at 12:00 on the departure day. The price includes breakfast, free access to the sauna and pool department, and also free access to the gym. Visitors arriving by car have free parking.
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 by bike for example. A parking lot for bikes is situated right next to the festival’s main gate. The parking lot is ran by Turku-based Zygedelik, who also offer the bikers some quick maintenance and advice.
The festival bus runs nonstop between the centre of Turku and Ruissalo during the whole festival, from the afternoon until late hours. You can get on the bus at the Onnibus stop in centre of town (Aurakatu 2), at Boat hostel Borea on Linnankatu (stop number 54 opposite of Turku castle) and at the Railway station stop number 144. The end station is next to Ruissalo bridge, only about 500 meters from the festival area. A one way ticket is 3€ (cash only) until midnight, after which the price goes up to 4€. The festival bus time table can be found here. If needed, extra coaches can be added even after the last one leaves for the city center.
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 15:00, and on Saturday starting at 14:00, and from then on every 30 minutes during the whole day. The last waterbus from the festival area to the city centre leaves at 2:00 on both days. Please note that the water bus isn’t accessible for wheelchairs.
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.
Onnibus offers a 20% discount for H2Ö visitors, which applies for all lines connected to Turku. The discount stands for trips to and from Turku during 18th – 14th July 2016.
Claim the discount with the campaign code H2016 (H two zero sixteen). Passengers travelling with a discount ticket must present their festival ticket to the driver.