Monday, 10 June 2013

Provinssirock in Finland

Having its 31st time in June 12 to 14 of 2009, the Provinssirock is now the largest international rock festival in Finland. This three-day festival is annually held in Seinajoki City. Founded by Kemu ry in 1992, the known festival is now run by Seinajoki Live Music Association and Selmu ry. Since it existence in 1979, the festival’s audience steadily growing with its all time high last 20008 festival with 75,000 visitors with the then 2-day even turned into a three days of fun and exciting music.


Aside from watching those local and international bands performing, there are many activities that the festival visitors can do within the festival area. They have various bars in the area that are licensed in selling strong alcohol. Getting into the bars requires its visitors to show an identification to prove their age, for strong alcohol are only sold to visitors above 18 years old. There are also camping areas within the festival sites and fires are allowed at the specially marked camp fire places only.
Running out of cash will never be a problem when visiting the Provinssirock because cash dispensers and bankcards are also situated around the festival area making it easy for the visitors to withdraw money if needed. Besides, majority of the bars in the festival areas accepts credit cards. However, the shops are on cash basis only.
The Provinssirock has East and Wes entrances with the West entrance closer to those who are from the Kyrkosjarvi camping and to those who are taking the taxi from the city to the festival area. Guests with wristbands are only the ones allowed to enter the festival area.  Visitors must take note that broken wristbands will not be honoured. Festival tickets will be changed to wristband upon entering the festival entrances. To avoid the rush, one can also change their tickets to a wristband in advance.

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