Top Choice Concert Venue in City Centre


Home to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sibelius Academy, the glass- and copper-fronted Helsinki Music Centre, opened in 2011, hosts a diverse program of classical, jazz, fo…
Live Music in Kamppi & Töölö


One of Helsinki’s legendary rock venues, Tavastia attracts both up-and-coming local acts and bigger international groups, with a band every night of the week. Also check out what's on at its adjoining venue, Semifin…
Jazz in Kamppi & Töölö


Helsinki’s number-one jazz club attracts a refined older crowd swinging to boogie woogie, trad jazz, Dixieland and New Orleans most nights. As well as the club section (from 8pm Wednesday to Saturday), there’s a sty…
Live Music in Tampere


This cavernous place, near the train station, is Tampere’s main indoor live-music venue; there are usually several bands playing every week, and big Finnish names regularly swing by for concerts.
Football in Kamppi & Töölö

Sonera Stadium

Next to the Olympic Stadium, this is HJK Helsinki's home ground. The team’s the closest thing Finland has to a Real Madrid or Manchester United, having won 26 league titles at last count.
Jazz in Kallio


A block from Hakaniemi metro station in an enormous granite building, Juttutupa is one of Helsinki’s better music bars, focusing on contemporary jazz and rock fusion. Great beer terrace.
Concert Venue in Turku

Concert Hall

The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, with a history stretching back to 1790, when the Musical Society of Turku was founded, is the resident orchestra of this purpose-built 1952-built hall.
Jazz in Tampere

Paapan Kapakka

A bit of a Tampere institution, this offers live jazz, blues or swing every evening. The crowd is mostly 30-plus and really gets into it; this can be a special place on a good night.
Live Music in Turku


Part owned by a local record label, this massive complex has several speeds, from casual drinking at Kolo to the DJ-fuelled nightclub Ilta and big-name Finnish bands at Live.
Live Music in Kuopio

Henry's Pub

An atmospheric underworld with bands playing several times a week, usually free, and usually at the heavier end of the rock/metal spectrum. Opens at 11pm Sunday and Monday.