Friday 21 July

Free of charge

All the events within the Tall Ships Races event area are free of charge. Only the Tall Ships Races Music Festival held at Turku Castle Park on 20 and 21 July will be subject to a fee. Performances and events will be provided free of charge on three different stages in the event area, on both banks of the Aura River.

  • Viking Line Stage (eastern bank)
  • Varvintori Stage (western bank)
  • Suomen Joutsen Stage (western bank)

10:00 – 15:00   Vessel crew competitions
                          A rowing competition between the Aura bridge and the Theater bridge.
                          Bubble football, shuttle relay, mölkky and darts at Paavo Nurmi Stadion


10.00                 Morning mass delivered by the Finnish Seamen’s Mission.

16.00 – 16.45    Shanty Singers  
                          Shanty Singers i Åbo is one of the oldest shanty choirs in the world.
                          They performing shanties, the oldest dating back to the 1700’s.

17.00                 Crew Parade
Ylioppilasteatteri yard (Linnankatu 24) - Läntinen Rantakatu - Suomen Joutsen Stage

18.00                 Awards ceremony

19.15 – 19.45    Quinsonitus kvintetti
                           A chamber music band with a brass quintet and percussion.

20.00 – 22.00    Relax Corner feat. Jussu Pöyhönen
                          A band consisting of musicians from Turku, plays music from soul to latest hits
                          and songs requested by the audience.


18.00- 19.00      Event Pastor Pasi Salminen will meet with guests on the ship.


12.00–12.45      Kalakaverit-trio
                          Compelling folk music about fishing.

14.00 – 15.00    Ilkka Arolan juhlaorkesteri
                          Music led by the trumpet player Ilkka Arola.

17.00                 Chisu
                          Chisu, who has just released new music, is one of the frontline artists in Finland.

18.00 – 20.00     Hilmapiiri
                           A large variety of cover songs from Anssi Kela to Stevie Wonder.

20.00 – 22.00    BeatBang
                          A pop/rock band from Turku.


Arts Academy programme:
14.00                  Aavelaiva (The ghost ship)
14.30                  Merirosvokapteeni ja papukaija (The pirate captain and the parrot)
15.00                  Merelle tiemme käy (So we head towards the sea)
15.30                  Valaan lavashow (The stage show of a whale)

18.30 – 21.30   Turku Rock Academy and Band stand, youth services programme
                           Viper Arms
                           New Fashioned
                           Lemmen Kätyrit

22.00 – 22.45    The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces
                          The Conscript Band is lead by captain (mus.) Ville Paakkunainen.

22.55                  Rälläkkäsinfonia (‘Angle grinder symphony’)
                           A tribute to the local shipbuilding industry.
                           The symphony is played by the "angle grinder" artist Timo "Jankke" Laaksonen.