Date and time2.7 – 20.8.2021
The centuries-old tradition of guard parades brings military bands to Helsinki in July and August.
For more than 200 years military music has been part of Finnish cultural life. All six military bands uphold traditions and will of defence as well as work abroad as exporters of Finnish culture and share knowledge about conscription in Finland.
The military bands hold concerts throughout Finland and also perform abroad. Overall, the bands have more than 1,000 performances each year. The performances vary from traditional guard parades, visually impressive international marching festivals and concerts of exquisite symphonic wind music to skillful performances of chamber music and entertaining popular music shows.
Warmly welcome to attend military music events!
Performances at the Espa Stage:
Fri 2.7. at 14 The Navy Band
Fri 16.7. at 14 The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces | CANCELLED
Fri 23.7. at 14 The Guards Band
Fri 13.8. at 14 Air Force Big Band
Fri 20.8. at 14 The Finnish Army Band Dragoon Band