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09.06.2019

Thank you Sideways 2019 – we had an amazing festival weekend! Remember to check our social media channels for festival photos and other news during the upcoming days.

In case you lost something at Sideways, please ask for lost and found items from our helpdesk info@fullsteam.fi.

SIDEWAYS MOBILE APPLICATION

31.05.2019

Our mobile application is now available for free download at App Store and Google Play under name ”Sideways 2019”. With this application you can easily check Sideways' timetable and schedule, festival area map, event information and short introductions to artistis, sideshows and restaurants.

We recommend that you log in with your Facebook or Google accounts – this enables you to optimize your Sideways weekend with personized schedule.

This application was produced with our partner CGI. Remember to check their technology orienteed Nextlab venue in the middle of mainstage field.

Note! In case you still have old Sideways 2018 app in your mobile phone, please delete it and download new version. This is brand new app so updates are not working anymore.

 

LUMO MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE HOME AT SIDEWAYS

30.05.2019

Lumo homes, one of Sideways' headliner partners, bring house party vibes to Sideways area with their signature kitchen, livingroom and "powder corner". These elements are available during all three festival days.

As everybody knows, the best party is always in the kitchen. Lumo Kitchen with its balcony is located opposite to Aurora stage, and visitors are invited to enjoy little snacks and great view. Lumo's cozy livingroom can be found in the middle our Sideways' food court – chill and relax with your friends. The third element Powder Corner is next to water station in main stage yard – take your time and upgrade your festival looks with provided make ups like in boudoir. 

Register with Lumo at Sideways, and you'll get some additional extra bonus while visiting Lumo's Sideways activities. More information from staff wearing Lumo's shirts.

Let's hug when we meet!


Lumo offers good rental apartments and versatile housing services in several larger cities around Finland. More information: Lumo.fi/verkkokauppa
 

HOW TO ARRIVE TO SIDEWAYS?

28.05.2019

We kindly ask that Sideways audience would travel festival site Nordis by public transportation, bicycle or with their feet. Note that there are traffic construction going on in Töölö district so please reserve enought time.
 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Closest trams (lines 2, 3, 4, 10) and several buses stop just 2 minutes away from Sideways main gate. Check traffic route planner www.reittiopas.fi – type your destination ”Helsingin jäähalli” (in english: Helsinki Ice Hall).

WALKING
It is only 1,5-2km (15-20 min walk) from Helsinki city center, Pasila train station and Kallio Distict. 

BICYCLE
As much as we recommend bycycling, the Töölö districts traffic constructions and extra narrow street have forced us to remove our bicycle parking area. We are very sorry for this – there is nothing we can do about this. Places to park your bicycle near Sideways are Kisahalli sports house, Telia 5G Stadium, Swimming Stadium and Eläintarha park surroundings. The bicycles parked next to our main entrance will be removed.

CITY BIKES AND E-SCOOTERS
Closest City Bike stations can be found in the corner of Mannerheimintie and Messiuksenkatu or close to Swimming Stadium. The station next to Nordis is not in use during Sideways.

Please don't park e-scooters to our front yard or the roads nearby.

PRIVATE CAR
This is the worst option – there is simply no parking space close to Nordis. If you want to spend your day in traffic jam, you should park car in Kisahalli sports house parking lot. 


WRISTBAND EXCHANGE INFO

22.05.2019

You can exchange your Sideways 3 day festival ticket into wristband either in selected advance spots or at festival gate. Please note the wristband will be attached to your wrist at service desk so you can't exchange tickets on behalf of your friends.

 

BEYOND STORE (Kaisaniemenkatu 4, next to movie theatre Kinopalatsi)

Tue 4.6.2019 at 12.00-19.00
Wed 5.6.2019 at 12.00-19.00
Thu 6.6.2019 at 12.00-16.00


NOSTURI (Telakkakatu 8)
Wed 5.6.2019 at 18.00-20.00

Note! Nosturi will host a special Pariisin Kevät bands open rehearsals. Entrance only with Sideways ticket. Max capacity 300 visitors – first come first served!


SIDEWAYS MAIN GATE (Nordenskiöldinkatu 11-13)
Wed 5.6.2019 at 12.00-18.00
Thu 6.6.2019 starting 14.00
 

2 days tickets will be exchanged into wristband ONLY at festival gate on the day when your ticket is valid (Thu+Fri and Thu+Sat tickets on Thursday – Fri+Sat tickets on Friday).

With 1 day tickets entrance only once – no wristbands.

SIDEWAYS MAP ANNOUNCED

21.05.2019

How many bars there are around festival site, where is Black Box stage or Sideways Arcade located?

Sideways' festival map has been annouced!

SIDEWAYS BARS ANNOUNCED

18.05.2019

Beer, gin&tonics, wine, champagne, mojitos, drinks, cocktails... Our bar selection have more options than ever before! Below you'll find what we have to offer this summer.

Sideways' beer selection is built around Brooklyn Brewery's products. We have old time favourites like Brooklyn Lager, Bel Air Sour, Defender IPA plus all latest seasonal tastes.

Sideways have two wine bars, and we recommend especially X-Berg wines – red, white or rosé. Viinitie's staff really know their products so feel free to ask tips based on your taste profile.

There is no summer without tasty mojitos or ice cold cocktails! Check Mojito Bar or Grandstand Bar next to Aurora stage and A. Bar or Kyrö Distillery close to Sideways Stage.

After last Sideways we got feedback that our non-alcoholic selection wasn't wide enough. We are pleased to announce Fuze Tea Mocktail Bar – only fresh and non-alcoholic ice tea drinks!

All people in Finland love grapefruity and grey "lonkero" drink. Koff Long Drink is "the other lonkero brand", and their lonkero-container offer fresh gin-drinks. Black and white Battery Bar mix both classic drinks and offer fresh and exiting new taste Licorice Boost.

Check whole bar and restaurant selection: www.sidewayshelsinki.fi/restaurants

JOHAN & NYSTRÖM CAFÉ

17.05.2019

This year’s coffee at Sideways will be taken over by Johan & Nyström’s coffee roastery. Their pop up coffee bar is located in the northern corner of ice hall, next to door to Food Court and Main Stage areaa. Carefully prepared filter and espresso based coffees, coldbrew, teas, cinnamon buns, something savory...

For Johan & Nyström coffee equals ambitious producers in the origin countries, a sustainable & transparent Direct Trade sourcing model, highest possible quality, craft roasting and top baristas with a smile! There’s always time for a coffee between gigs.

JOHAN & NYSTRÖM CAFÉ

17.05.2019

This year’s coffee at Sideways will be taken over by Johan & Nyström’s coffee roastery. Their pop up coffee bar is located in the northern corner of ice hall, next to door to Food Court and Main Stage areaa. Carefully prepared filter and espresso based coffees, coldbrew, teas, cinnamon buns, something savory...

For Johan & Nyström coffee equals ambitious producers in the origin countries, a sustainable & transparent Direct Trade sourcing model, highest possible quality, craft roasting and top baristas with a smile! There’s always time for a coffee between gigs.

VALIO JÄÄTELÖFABRIIKKI ICE CREAM

16.05.2019

This year our ice cream selection is provided by Valio Jäätelöfabriikki. Here's what they offer at Sideways:

"At our Valio Jäätelöfabriikki booth you get to enjoy our novelty products. Our ice cream factory is a small, original factory full of ideas inside a big plant in Oulu, Finland. Our ice cream makers produce a special, good mood ice cream and aim at continuously discovering new ways of delighting ice cream lovers. We also do a lot of other work for a smile, even though it would not require anything else. Come and enjoy our ice cream ja take a spin in our merry-go-round."

MORE SIDESHOWS ANNOUNCED

14.05.2019

Sideways' list of various Sideshows is now complete, and here are the lastest additions.

Paris-based Arrache-toi un oeil! bring their gig poster exhibition to Finland for the first time. The arts duo have created artworks to artists like Sunn O))), Propagandhi and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Paints & Frieds organize arts workshops where you draw nude models while sipping wine. Osteri collective's artistis Sini Pelkki, Taneli Rautiainen, Kati Ruohomäki ja Hermanni Saarinen create a pop up gallery. Mimmit peinttaa ("Girls paint") color festival site with their art pieces.

Sideways have always organized also talks programme. This year our partners are Long Play media, and radio stations Yle Puhe and YleX. Talks about various topics from hip hop culture to podcasts or queer culture to culture politics.

Friday and Saturday nights will end in sing-a-long karaoke. Karaoke 3000's song lists have been strictly curated – only best alternative, indie, hip hop and pop songs available! Produced in co-operation with Eerikinkatu 11 and Singa.

Oulu Music Video Festival bring Music Video Jukebox to Royal Club on Thursday night. More than 5000 classic Finnish music videos available. Hiljaisuuden mestari  ("Master of Silence") offer place for silence and calm, and you may even meet author Miki Liukkonen.

We Jazz's Vinyl Market bring selection of vinyl records from cool indie labels.

More information here: www.sidewayshelsinki.fi/sideshows

RESTAURANT SELECTION ANNOUNCED

07.05.2019

Our restaurantant program is ready – we've chosen some of our favourite street food vendors from Helsinki area. As most our visitors already know, every restaurant have at least one vegan dish on their menus.

Sideways Burger by Roslund (meat/vegan burger)
Sideways BBQ (Korean BBQ)
Sideways Fries (bargain fries with tasty sides)
Boneless (fried chicken/cauliflower dishes)
Bun2Bun (vegan burger)
Fisu & Ranet (fish'n'chips)
Levant (Middle Eastern vegetarian food)
Ônam (Vietnamese food)
Pizzarium (Pizza)
Sandro (North African inspired menu)
Sandwich Club (American sandwiches)
Thai Papaya (Thai food)
X-Berg & Flammkuchen: MUK-1 Wine Truck (flammkuchen)

Bar selection will be announced very soon, stay tuned!

FIRST SIDESHOWS ANNOUNCED

17.04.2019

Sideways is much more than just bands and music. We are happy to announce the first themes in our Sideways Program.

- FCF Wrestling present about 20 best nordic athletes. 
- Animal Karaoke is the sequel to last years Sideways hit #1 Bird Karaoke. 
- Immersive theatre collective 00100ENSEMBLE build secret Club Verona somewhere in festival area in the mood of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet. 
- Recover Laboratory present performing arts – keep your eyes open when walking around Nordis.
- Yin & Juice Yoga combine two of our favourite hobbies: Yoga lesson and drinking booze!
- Always wanted to be an actor/actress? Here's your chance: join Movie Scene Karaoke.
- House of Auer present what Finnish underground drag scene look in 2019.
- Quiz competition Sideways: Decades is focusing on pop culture during 80s, 90's and 00's.
- Super popular Sideways Arcade returns also this year! About 20 pinball machines available in free play mode.

Read more about all these at: https://sidewayshelsinki.fi/area-program

All Sideshows are included in price of Sideways ticket. More sideshows will be announced during April and May...

17 NEW ACTS – SIDEWAYS 2019 MUSIC PROGRAM IS READY

03.04.2019

We are happy to present 17 new acts for Sideways 2019 line up! During the spring season we'll announce our sideshows and arts program plus schedule.

Hare are the latest additions:
GEORGIA (UK)
FOREST SWORDS (UK)
DāM-FunK (US)
JESSICA PRATT (US)
BLACK MIDI (UK)
PYKÄRI FEAT. AHJO ENSEMBLE AND SPECIAL GUESTS
CIRCLE
JUKKA NOUSIAINEN & KUMPP.
PAN DAIJING presents FIST PIECE (CN)
ROGER ENO (UK)
GHOST WORLD
BIZI
ERNIE HAWKS & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS
ONNI BOI
YDINPERHE
KANERVA
ANTTI TOLVI

Read more about the artists on our artists page. Buy tickets from Sideways' ticket store.

HOT CHIP, EMPRESS OF AND OTHER NEW ACTS

27.02.2019

One of electro pop scene's bigges names, Hot Chip (UK), will play their first ever concert in Helsinki at Sideways 2019. Synth pop artist Empress Of (US) released her latest album "Us" last fall, and R&B talent Cautious Clay (US) has been compared to names like James Blake and Frank Ocean. 

Other international bookings are garage punk group Amyl and The Sniffers (AU),  Wolf Parade and Moonface frontman Spencer Krug (CA) and experimental electronic music artists Gazelle Twin (UK) and Puce Mary (DK).

Finnish superstar Ismo Alanko celebrates at Sideways the release of his latest album. Other top names in local music scene include hip hop artist Asa & Band, ”Steely Dan and Ariel Pink in same packet” Jaakko Eino Kalevi, art pop duo Color Dolor and R&B-talent Jesse Markin.

Also indie rock rising star The Holy, rap artist Versace Henrik's punk-bändi Henrik!, new wave group Linkopii sekä groovy schlager band Muuan mies will be seen at Sideways 2019.

More news coming during spring!

CHANGES IN PROGRAM

26.02.2019

Sideways 2019 artist Lizzo (US) is forced to cancel her performance due to other commitments happening in the same time in USA. 

Vesta's concert has been moved from Thursday to Saturday. 

WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA'S WORLD EXCLUSIVE SHOW

12.02.2019

We are extremely proud to announce the world exclusive show in 2019 for Waste of Space Orchestra, psychedelic metal band featuring members of Oranssi Pazuzu ja Dark Buddha Rising

Syntheosis began as a commissioned piece for Roadburn Festival. The fest, which began as a small-scale gathering of stoner rock addicts has evolved over the years into a four-day celebration of heavy music in all of its possible forms and interpretations, from riff-worship to punishing soundscapes and beyond. The list of Roadburn performers over the years is a veritable who’s who of underground heavy culture, with everyone from  Neurosis and Sleep to Godflesh having performed at the event.

Syntheosis the commissioned piece was prepared at the request of the festival and performed there in April 2018 in front of over 3000 people. Syntheosis the album is not a live recording but a carefully prepared studio interpretation, on which the ten musicians worked over the spring and summer of 2018. The album was recorded and mixed by Julius Mauranen, who also worked on Oranssi Pazuzu’s Värähtelijä. The album can be digested as a challenging, engaging psych metal record or as a dimension-spanning one-hour performance consisting of nine parts. The work recounts a story of three beings and their deep search for knowledge.

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED, 1 DAY TICKETS FOR SALE

30.01.2019

Sideways have announced 24 new acts. At the same time we are pleased to tell you the dates of performance, and we also start the sale for 1-2 day tickets. Tickets are available at www.sidewayshelsinki.fi/liput.

The latest announcements include indie group Low (US), slacker rock band Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (US), rapper/poet Kate Tempest (UK), psychedelic rockers Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats (UK), singer-songwriter Cass McCombs (US), recently re-united post-hardcore band Hot Snakes (US), indie/folk musician Tomberlin (US), progressive rock pioneers Magma (FR), throat singing group Huun-Huur-Tu (RU), electronic music producer/artist Rival Consoles (UK) and ambient talent Tim Hecker & Konoyo Ensemble (CA/JP).

Finnish artist Chisu will return on stage at Sideways after a long hiatus, and Vesta and Ruusut represent modern Finnish pop music.

Hip hop bill will be filled by Cledos, Ibe and Yeboyah, experimental rapper SITOI and special show by Kridlokk X Tuuttimörkö X Aivovuoto. Other additions are re-united Eleanoora Rosenholm, instrumental music trio Aavikko, jazz group 3TM, lo-fi pop band Maustetytöt and alternative rockers Hebosagil.

Still dozens more artists to come...
 

THU 6.6.2019
Nas (US), Kurt Vile & The Violators (US), Low (US), IDLES (UK), Kate Tempest (UK), Kikagaku Moyo (JP), Tomberlin (US), Vesta, Pää Kii, 3TM, Eleanoora Rosenholm, Kridlokk X Tuuttimörkö X Aivovuoto, Lac Belot, SITOI +paljon lisäyksiä luvassa

FRI 7.6.2019
Suede (UK), Snail Mail (US), Rival Consoles (UK), Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats (UK), Cass McCombs (US), Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble (CA/JP), Huun-Hur-Tu (RU), Chisu, Ruusut, Aavikko, Hebosagil, Radiopuhelimet, Rosita Luu, Yeboyah +paljon lisäyksiä luvassa

SAT 8.6.2019 
Danny Brown (US), Lizzo (US), Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (US), Magma (FR), Let's Eat Grandma (UK), Hot Snakes (US), Olavi Uusivirta, Cledos, D.R.E.A.M.G.I.R.L.S., DJ Ibusal, Ibe, Maustetytöt, Vuoret +paljon lisäyksiä luvassa

TICKETS:
139€ / 3 days
119€ / 2 days
79€ / 1 day

Ticket shop: www.sidewayshelsinki.fi/liput 

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED

01.01.1970

The official opening party for Finnish festivals season, Sideways, will be organized next summer at Nordis area on June 6.-8. First acts have now been announced, and cheaper early bird tickets are now for sale for 119€ / 3 days.

- brit pop pioneers Suede (UK) 
- hip hop icon Nas (US)
- indie rock artist Kurt Vile and The Violators (US) 
- American hip hop talents Lizzo (US) and Danny Brown (US)
- Hottest British punk band IDLES (UK) 
- post-modern pop group Let’s Eat Grandma (UK)
- upcoming indie artist Snail Mail (US)
- psychedelic rock group Kikagaku Moyo (JP)
- Finnish acts: D.R.E.A.M.G.I.R.L.S.Pää KiiOlavi UusivirtaDJ IbusalLac BelotVuoret, Radiopuhelimet and Rosita Luu