Photo: Provinssi / Petri Anttila
Provinssi - the festival of the people - traditionally opens the Finnish festival season again this year on 28 June - 30 June 2018. Over the three fantastic days, city of Seinäjoki will be visited by a huge amount of people who enjoy music, art, Finnish summer and above all: the company of others.
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The festival area is located at Törnävänsaari, Seinäjoki, about 3 km away from the city centre. The nearest street address of the area is Törnäväntie 20.
Photo: Provinssi / Mika Alavesa
Festival tickets are on sale at www.provinssi.fi/tickets. There are different kinds of ticket types (3 days, 2 days, 1 day + VIP tickets) and various accommodation packages available.
In Seinäjoki the festival tickets are sold at ABC Seinäjoki, Amarillo, Etelä-Pohjanmaan matkailu -travelling centre and R-Kioski shops.
The tickets can not be returned or refunded. If you’re unable to come to the festival, you can always sell the ticket forward.
Beware of the fake tickets! Make sure you only purchase tickets from resellers authorized by Provinssi. The tickets sold outside of the festival and on internet forums might be proven to be fake at the entrance.
Please be careful when displaying your tickets on social media and the internet! Make sure the barcode isn’t visible since it’s possible to copy the information of the ticket and that could prevent you from attending the festival. Provinssi is not responsible for copied or stolen tickets!
Photo: Provinssi / Petri Anttila
There is no age limit for Provinssi festival. All 7+ years old and older visitors need to have a ticket in order to enter the festival area. Please be prepare to prove the age of the child at the festival gate. Children under 7 years do not need their own ticket (entrance only with 18+ year adult).
The recommended age limit is 14 years of age, and children under 12 can only attend when accompanied by an adult. The age recommendation is based on the safety of young festival visitors. There are special kids' tickets for sale for Saturday 30.6.2018.
You must be 18 or older to enter the alcohol serving area. Children under 12 are allowed to visit the serving areas with an 18+ adult until 9pm.
For the safety reasons, it’s not allowed to bring strollers or prams to the festival area. Please nothe that it won’t be possible to store strollers or prams in the cloakroom, so we recommend you leave them at home/car.
Visitors over 70 years of age will be able to enter the festival area for free on Thursday 28.6.2018. Please prepare to prove your age at the gates (official ID: driver's licence, passport etc). Free entrace is valid only if the event is not sold-out.
Proving your age is possible with authorized ID:s, such as a driving licence, a passport and an identification card with a photo. A Kela-card is not an acceptable identification card.
ARRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL:
We recommend using public transportation to get to the festival site. It’s easy to travel to Seinäjoki by train or by bus. The nearest airport is Vaasa Airport.
The festival area is about 3 km away from the Seinäjoki city centre. There will be several festival buses travelling non-stop between the travel centre and the festival area during the festival.
If you arrive by car, please note that there are no parking spots near the festival area. We recommend leaving the car in the city centre and hopping on a festival bus from there.
We also sell very limited amount of parking tickets to Pappila parking area for the whole weekend (400 metres from festival area). Buy parking ticket from here.
BRINGING YOUR OWN SNACKS AND DRINKS:
You are allowed to bring one empty or unopened/sealed bottle of water or soft drink. The bottle has to be clear and max. 0,5 litres. Small unopened juice boxes are also allowed. There are several water spots in the festival area where you can refill your bottle.
Bringing your own alcoholic drinks to the festival area is not allowed. You can leave your own alcoholic drinks at the cloakroom when arriving to the area. There will be a security check at the gates.
Festival visitors are allowed to bring normal sized snacks like sandwiches, fruits and candy etc. to the festival area. No big picnic baskets please.
There are many water spots in the festival area where you can refill your water bottle. All water spots are marked in the festival area map.
You will be able to purchase different kinds of non-alcoholic drinks in the area.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVING AREAS:
There are many serving areas, different kinds of restaurants and cafes around the festival area. You might be craving for a juicy hamburger, ethnic food or fine dining food – there is something for everyone for sure! Several vegan options are also available.
The age limit for serving areas is 18+ years. Children under 12 are allowed to visit serving areas with an adult until 9pm.
We want to make sure everyone has a great festival experience, and therefore people with reduced mobility will have easy access everywhere in the area. The festival area mainly consists of smooth fields and paths. All toilet areas are equipped with disabled toilets. The biggest stages have platforms for wheelchairs to make sure everyone can see the stage.
People with reduced mobility and other people with special needs need normal tickets to the festival. Assistants will get in for free.
SAFETY AND FORBIDDEN ITEMS:
Bringing alcoholic drinks (and empty alcohol containers) to the festival area is forbidden. Other forbidden items include water bottles bigger than 0,5 litres, drugs, glass bottles or -jars, guns, sharp objects such as knives or other items that can be used to inflict physical violence, multifunction tools, explosives, fireworks, laser pointers or other similar objects.
Umbrellas are also forbidden because of the visual barriers they cause. Please leave your selfie sticks at home too.
Camping chairs are not allowed at the festival area.
There will be security check at the gates of the festival area. Security guards will make the final decision about an item possibly being a safety risk in the festival area
Photo: Provinssi / Kari Antila
The VIP-area is located right next to main stage. All VIP-guests will be able to enjoy a perfect view to the main stage, a decked area, a large seating area, VIP-bars and -restaurants, high-quality water toilets and other additional services. The only way to get into the VIP-area is to purchase a VIP-ticket. VIP-packages are K-18.
ATM'S AND BANK CARDS:
The easiest and quickest way to pay at restaurants and shops is with cash, so we recommend you carry some with you during the festival. The most common debit and credit cards are acceptable in almost all the places in the area.
There are no ATM in the festival area. The closest one is in Törnävä (address: Vuoritie 6). Other ATM's are located approximately 2 km away from the festival area (address: Koskenalantie 5) and 2,4 km away at K-Market Kärki (address: Toritaival 2).
Crowd surfing (jumping on top of a crowd) is forbidden in all major festivals in Europe which means it’s not allowed in Provinssi either. Crowd surfing can be dangerous for you and the rest of the crowd. A person causing danger for others can be removed from the festival area.
In Provinssi we try our best to keep the festival area clean and recycle trashes as much as possible. We have several Green Team workers helping you with recycling if necessary near the restaurants and at Camp Provinssi. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or advice from Green Team – they’re more than happy to help you!
Photo: Provinssi / Feng Deng
Remember to protect your ears! We recommend to take earplugs with you. Earplugs can also be purchased from festival area.
Smoking is forbidden near the stages during the performances. All tent stages are entirely smoke free. Please be considerate towards non-smokers especially in crowded places and restaurant areas. E-cigarettes and e-liquids are allowed to bring in the festival area.
Feel free to take as many photos as you like during the festival, but please remember to respect the privacy of other festival visitors. Some artists may have different rules about photographing, so make sure to follow the instructions given by the security staff at all times.
Shooting video is forbidden unless you have a written agreement from artist's representatives.
Remember to use official hashtag: #provinssi
There are several toilet areas around the festival area. There are also many disabled toilets for people with reduced mobility and people with special needs.
Please do not pee in river or bushes.
There are first aid tents at the festival area and at the campsite. Please check the festival map for the location of the first aid tent before entering the festival area.
First aid outside of the festival area:
Y-talo, Koskenalantie 18, 60220 Seinäjoki
Phone number (8am-10pm):
06 425 5311
Phone number during the night (10pm-8am):
06 415 4555
There’s a pharmacy right next to the festival area (address: Törnäväntie 20, inside S-Market building).
There’s also a pharmacy is in Seinäjoki city centre (address: Kauppakatu 5).
Unfortunately there might be pickpockets at the festival so make sure to keep for an eye on your belongings. We highly recommend you not to leave valuable items in your tent. You may leave your belongings in the cloakroom. Keep an eye on your neighbour tents too to ensure a safe festival experience!
LOST AND FOUND ITEMS:
Please bring all items you may find to the lost and found -spot that is located next to the cloakroom. You can ask about lost items after the festival from:
Seinäjoki Police Station / Lost and found
Police Station of Ostrobothnia / Lost and found (Mon - Fri, 8am - 4.15pm)