More tickets available for Turku Sea Jazz!


The all brand new Turku Sea Jazz festival will finally get its premiere on the last weekend of July. The festival will be celebrated with its full splendor as Southwest Finland’s coronavirus epidemic situation has been on the base level since 16th of June. More tickets have been made available. Come and enjoy the hottest rhythms of this summer alongside the oceanic setting of the Ruissalo Boatyard!

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Southwest Finland has decided to uplift restrictions concerning the number of participants in public events starting 16th of June. Municipalities in the area can now organize public events in outside and inside spaces without restrictions. The two-meter rule to avoid close contact has been uplifted and as such, more tickets have been made available.

Festival tickets were sold out last week, so obviously we are glad that we can answer to a growing demand and offer jazz experiences now for an even bigger crowd! It feels exciting that Turku Sea Jazz is finally happening, which is something that the general public, musicians and production team has been waiting for. We are still waiting for exact information on July’s restrictions so that we can finalize the bill of performers, says Sanna Vartiainen who works as a producer for the festival.

The first ever Turku Sea Jazz will be held from 30th to 31st of July at the Ruissalo Boatyard, inside the historical Westin and Estlander Halls. Featured on the stage are some of the top current jazz performers such as Verneri Pohjola, Nina Mya, Timo Lassy, Tuomo Dalindèo and the Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble. It is advised to reach the Ruissalo Boatyard by public transportation services provided by Föli (for example, the water bus!) or by bike as parking spaces are limited. You can also find tickets on Tiketti that include the festival’s own jazz bus ride on both days. The bus leaves Turku Center 16.30 and returns after the last concert around midnight.

Health regulations that mirror the Communicable Diseases Act will be followed throughout the event. The Hospital District of Southwest Finland recommends using a mask in events where there are crowds of people and avoiding close contacts is challenging. Turku Sea Jazz recommends using a mask around different sales outlets, especially when lines are formed. You may not attend the event when you have flu-like symptoms. Recent foreign travelers, and those who have returned from high-risk countries, are advised to take a coronavirus test before attending the event. More information can be found on the website of Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.