We have been working hard for months to make Sideways happen in 2021 after last year’s cancellation, and to create a better festival experience than ever to make up for the incredibly tough year we have all had.

As we all know by now, the future of festivals regarding this upcoming summer is still unsure, to say the least. Regardless of this, until the authorities announce the summer restrictions and the possible reduction in infection rates due to safety measures and the vaccine, we will continue to work towards making the festival happen.

We have joined forces across the entire event industry and are working closely with different authorities to ensure a safe and responsible festival summer – when the infection rates allow it. We are aware of the current situation and the uncertainty of the upcoming festival summer. However, as long as there is hope in organizing Sideways, we choose to believe in a brighter future.

Our priority is to organize a responsible festival. If all goes well, we will announce more additions to our music program, side-shows that are  presenting different forms of art and culture, and restaurant selection during the forthcoming spring. If however, COVID-19 prevents us from organizing Sideways once again, you can count on us that you will be the first to know.

Tree days tickets are on sale on Especially this year, each ticket purchased is a loud and clear message that there is a place for a festival like Sideways in the festival summer of Finland. If the pandemic does not allow Sideways to happen, purchased tickets for Sideways 2020 and Sideways 2021 are automatically valid for next year. If you would rather return them, we will issue a refund. Stay safe <3


On behalf of the entire Sideways team,
Artemi, Anna, Mikael, Tuomo ja Johannes