On Espoo Day (Sat August 26th) Culture Square in Tapiola will turn into an Alakulttuuriaukio (subculture square). During the event, the stage will be taken by interesting Finnish rap artists SMC, Edu Kehäkettunen and Jeijjo & Nupi.
SMC has been doing recognizable and unapologizing music since 2009. SMC is coming back from the break, and members of the band; Avionin Prinssi, Thono Slowknow, Erä-Koira & DJ J-Laini will provide an unforgettable live show for sure!
One of the main names of Olari-rap, Edu Kehäkettunen, is known for his humorous and straightforward lyrics. During the years artist has released lots of self-published music both as an individual and in cooperation with other rap artists from Olari.
Jeijjo & Nupi is a rap-duo from Olari. Duos’ humorous lyrics are representing typical Olari-rap, in which life’s not taken too seriously. Jeijjo & Nupi are certainly bringing good vibes to their gigs!
17.00 Jeijjo & Nupi
19.00 Edu Kehäkettunen
20.45 SMC
Alakulttuuriaukio is free and open to all. The event takes place next to Tapiola’s new event place and meeting space Kupla and its terrace. During the event, Kupla’s indoor space will be open from 4pm to 1am. In Kupla we’ll be serving refreshments and local beer from Olari Brewery.
Alongside the live music, there will be a street circus carnival in the cultural square. The event is a special combination of a relaxed atmosphere and artistically high-quality contemporary circus performances. In Espoo day’s event we’ll be seeing a performance named Dish Soap Opera from Arctic Ensemble, We Are the Champions -performance from Simon Llewellyn and Sirkusta metsässä (Circus in the Forrest) by Cirque Salmenaho. Circus performances are between the gigs, at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.
The event is part of Espoo-päivä (Espoo Day) program. Espoo Day is a celebration for all Espoo residents held annually on the last Saturday of August. In 2023, Espoo Day will be celebrated on two days Fri 25 and Sat 26 August.
Check out the Facebook event here.