Photo: Provinssi / Riikka Vaahtera
Provinssi - the festival of the people - traditionally opens the Finnish festival season again this year on 27 June - 29 June 2019. Over the three fantastic days, the city of Seinäjoki will be visited by a huge amount of people who enjoy music, art, Finnish summer and above all: the company of others.
You'll find all the information you need regarding the festival from these pages. If you still have some questions after reading the info packet, please contact: email@example.com.
The festival area is located at Törnävänsaari, Seinäjoki, about 3 km away from the Seinäjoki city centre. The nearest street address of the area is Törnäväntie 20.
Opening times of the festival area are:
THU 27.6. 2 pm - 2 am
FRI 28.6. 1 pm - 2:30 am
SAT 29.6. 1 pm - 2.30 am
Photo: Provinssi / Mika Alavesa
Festival tickets are now on sale at www.provinssi.fi/tickets.
3 days – 149€
2 days – 129€
1 day – 89€
Hox! 2-3 day tickets will be exhanged to wristbands. Please note that with a 1 day ticket you can enter the festival area only once (no wristband). 1-day VIP-ticket will be changed to a wristband.
In Seinäjoki the festival tickets are sold at ABC Seinäjoki, Mallaskoski Restaurant and R-Kioski shops.
All purchases are final so Provinssi tickets can not be returned or refunded. If you’re unable to come to the festival, you can always sell the ticket forward.
Beware of fake tickets! Make sure you only purchase tickets from resellers authorized by Provinssi. The tickets sold outside of the festival and on internet forums might be proven to be fake at the entrance.
Please be careful when displaying your tickets on social media and the internet! Make sure the barcode isn’t visible since it’s possible to copy the information of the ticket and that could prevent you from attending the festival. Provinssi is not responsible for copied or stolen tickets!
Photo: Provinssi / Petri Anttila
EXCHANGING TICKETS TO WRISTBANDS:
All 2 and 3 day tickets will be exhanged to wristbands.
A broken wristband isn't valid for entry. So be sure to check your wristband is properly fastened when exchanging. Provinssi is not responsible for lost wristbands. Festival wristband doesn't include entries to camping, parking, accommodations or other areas than the festival area.
More info about locations and opening hours of the wristband exchange spots will be announced closer to festival. Wristband exhange is possible at the Provinssi entrance all times during the festival.
There is no age limit for Provinssi festival. All 7 years old and older visitors need to have a ticket in order to enter the festival area. Please be prepared to prove the age of the child at the festival gate. Children under 7 years do not need their own ticket (entrance only with an over 18-year-old-adult).
The recommended age limit is 14 years of age, and children under 12 can only attend when accompanied by an adult. The age recommendation is based on the safety of young festival visitors.
Under 7-year-olds can enter the festial free of charge when accompanied by an addult. Prepare to prove your child's age at the entrance. Under 7-year-olds will not recieve their own wristbands. For children between the ages of 7 and 12, there are one day children's tickets available for Saturday the 29th for a reduced price.
You must be 18 or older to enter the alcohol serving area. Children under 12 are allowed to visit the serving areas with an 18+ adult until 9pm (also VIP area).
This year it is also possible for adults with a ticket to Provinssi to enter the festival area with prams or strollers on Saturday the 29th of June. Moving in the area with a pram or a stroller is possible between 1 pm and 6 pm.
Parents of small children attending the festival on Saturday with a one day ticket wil recieve a temporary one day wristband, to be able to take their child and stroller for example to a baby-sitter, and then return to the festival area later in the evening to celebrate.
For safety reasons, during other times it’s not allowed to bring strollers or prams to the festival area. Please note that it won’t be possible to store strollers or prams in the cloakroom, so we recommend you leave them at home/car.
Proving your age is possible with authorized ID:s, such as a driving licence, a passport and an identification card with a photo. A Kela-card is not an acceptable identification card.
People over 70 years of age can enter the festival free of charge on Thursday the 27th of June. Age mut be proven at the entrance with an authorized ID. This benefit is valid if the event is not sold out.
ARRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL:
We recommend using public transportation to get to the festival site. It’s easy to travel to Seinäjoki by train or by bus. The nearest airport is Vaasa Airport.
The festival area is about 3 km away from the Seinäjoki city centre. There will be several festival buses travelling non-stop between the travel centre and the festival area during the festival.
If you arrive by car, please note that there are no parking spots near the festival area. We recommend leaving the car in the city centre and hopping on a festival bus from there.
We also sell very limited amount of parking tickets to Pappila and Hammarintie parking areas for the whole weekend. Buy parking ticket from here.
At the Provinssi's own campsite, located right next to the festival area, the atmosphere is through the roof and spirits high. Camp Provinssi only has a limited capacity for tents and campers, so make sure to book your place early in advance!
Find more information about Camp Provinssi here.
Entry to Camp Provinssi is only possible with a valid festival ticket.
OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Provinssi's accommodation packages (hotel, school and camping) are on sale at www.provinssi.fi/ticktes
Etelä-Pohjanmaan Matkailu can help you with information about other accommodation services in Seinäjoki area. We recommend you to contact Etelä-Pohjanmaan Matkailu in their service number or by email. You can find all their contact information from the website of Etelä-Pohjanmaan Matkailu.
SNACKS AND DRINKS:
You are allowed to bring one empty or unopened/sealed bottle of water or soft drink. The bottle has to be clear and max. 0,5 litres. Small unopened juice boxes (0,2l) are also allowed. There are several water spots in the festival area where you can refill your bottle.
Bringing your own alcoholic drinks to the festival area is not allowed. You can leave your own alcoholic drinks at the cloakroom when arriving to the area. There will be a security check at the gates.
Festival visitors are allowed to bring normal sized snacks like sandwiches, fruits and candy etc. to the festival area. No big picnic baskets please.
There are many water spots in the festival area where you can refill your water bottle. All water spots are marked in the festival area map.
You will also be able to purchase different kinds of non-alcoholic drinks in the area.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVING AREAS:
There are many serving areas, different kinds of restaurants and cafes around the festival area. You might be craving a juicy hamburger, ethnic food or fine dining food – there is something for everyone for sure! Several vegan options are also available.
The age limit for serving areas is 18 years. Children under 12 are allowed to visit serving areas with an adult until 9pm.
We want to make sure everyone has a great festival experience, and therefore people with reduced mobility will have easy access everywhere in the area. The festival area mainly consists of smooth fields and paths. All toilet areas are equipped with disabled toilets. The biggest stages have platforms for wheelchairs to make sure everyone can see the stage.
People with reduced mobility and other people with special needs need normal tickets to the festival. Assistants will get in for free.
SAFETY AND FORBIDDEN ITEMS:
Bringing alcoholic drinks (and empty alcohol containers) to the festival area is forbidden. Other forbidden items include water bottles bigger than 0,5 litres, drugs, glass bottles or -jars, guns, sharp objects such as knives or other items that can be used to inflict physical violence, multifunction tools, explosives, fireworks, laser pointers or other similar objects.
Umbrellas are also forbidden because of the visual barriers they cause. Please leave your selfie sticks at home too.
Camping chairs and prams or strollers are also not allowed at the festival area.
There will be a security check at the gates of the festival area. Security guards will make the final decision about an item possibly being a safety risk in the festival area
Provinssi is a completely equal festival and we welcome everyone to the event just as they are. We do not condone discrimination of any kind, for example towards gender, a specific ethnic group, skin colour or sexual orientation.
If you see or experience behaviour towards yourself, your friends or other festival goers that feels distressing, inappropriate or in some way is against the values of equality, please notify the nearest security person.
We hope everyone respects the other guests of our festival and treats others as they wish to be treated. Thank you for co-operation!
You can leave all your extra bags, valuables and alcoholic drinks in our voluntary cloackroom. Remember that you might need to queue for the cloackroom during the busier times.
The cloackroom is open during the same times as the festival area.
HOX! Provinssi is not responsible for items left in the cloackroom.
VIP tickets are on sale at www.provinssi.fi/tickets.
The VIP-area is exclusive for the VIP-guests of the festival. All VIP-guests will be able to enjoy a perfect view of the main stage, a large seating area, VIP-bars and -restaurants, high-quality water toilets and other additional services. The only way to get into the VIP-area is to purchase a VIP-ticket. VIP-packages are only available for people over 18.
Photo: Provinssi / Riikka Vaahtera
During the festival, you can find the info point next to the main entrance gates.
The areal map of Provinssi will be pupblished closer to the festival.
PHONES AND MOBILE APP:
In both Provinssi and Camp Provinssi you can find charging points to get more power for your phone.
Please note, that the phonenetwork might get jammed, so we recommend for you to agree on meeting spots with your friends upon arrival.
ATM'S AND DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS:
Every vendor in Provinssi has a Verifone payment terminal, so payment is possible with card, contactless and mobile payment everywhere in the festival area. Remember, that you can pay with contactless payment upto 50 euros.
The most common debit and credit cards are accepted in all places in the area.
There is no ATM in the festival area. The closest one is in Törnävä (address: Vuoritie 6). Other ATM's are located approximately 2 km away from the festival area (address: Koskenalantie 5) and 2,4 km away at K-Market Kärki (address: Toritaival 2).
Crowd surfing (jumping on top of a crowd) is forbidden in all major festivals in Europe which means it’s not allowed in Provinssi either. Crowd surfing can be dangerous for you and the rest of the crowd. A person causing danger for others can be removed from the festival area.
In Provinssi we try our best to keep the festival area clean and recycle trashes as much as possible. We have several Green Team workers helping you with recycling if necessary near the restaurants and at Camp Provinssi. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or advice from Green Team – they’re more than happy to help you!
Photo: Provinssi / Feng Deng
Remember to protect your ears! We recommend to take earplugs with you. Earplugs can also be purchased from festival area.
You can find taxis close to the main gates of the festival area.
Smoking is forbidden near the stages during the performances. All tent stages are entirely smoke free. Please be considerate towards non-smokers especially in crowded places and restaurant areas also. E-cigarettes and e-liquids are allowed to bring in the festival area.
Feel free to take as many photos as you like during the festival, but please remember to respect the privacy of other festival visitors. Some artists may have different rules about photographing, so make sure to follow the instructions given by the security staff at all times.
You may bring an SLR camera, digital camera or camera phone. Briging tripods to the area is not allowed for safety reasons.
Shooting video is forbidden unless you have a written agreement from artist's representatives.
Remember to the use official hashtag: #provinssi
There are several toilet areas around the festival area. There are also many disabled toilets for people with reduced mobility and people with special needs.
Please do not pee in the river or bushes.
There are first aid tents at the festival area and at the campsite. Please check the festival map for the location of the first aid tent before entering the festival area.
First aid outside of the festival area:
Y-talo, Koskenalantie 18, 60220 Seinäjoki
Phone number (8am-8pm):
06 425 5311
Phone number during the night (8pm-8am):
06 415 4555
There’s a pharmacy right next to the festival area (address: Törnäväntie 20, inside S-Market building).
There’s also a pharmacy in Seinäjoki city centre (address: Kauppakatu 5).
Unfortunately there might be pickpockets at the festival so make sure to keep an eye on your belongings. We highly recommend not to leave valuable items in your tent. You may leave your belongings in the cloakroom. Keep an eye on your neighbour's tents too to ensure a safe festival experience!
LOST AND FOUND ITEMS:
Please bring all items you may find to the lost and found -spot that is located next to the cloakroom. All found items will be saved until Monday, July 8th.
All valuables (phones, wallets, keys, etc.) will be taken to the Seinäjoli Police station on Monday, July 1st
You can ask about lost items after the festival from:
Seinäjoki Police Station / Lost and found
Police Station of Ostrobothnia / Lost and found (Mon - Fri, 8am - 4.15pm)