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The Guards Band 200 Festival
Celebrating its bicentenary this year, the Guards Band will organise, among other things, a festival weekend in Helsinki in June. Over the course of this weekend, music will play at market squares, on the ferry, in the parks, and even in a sauna.
In conjunction with the Festival, the Finnish Defence Forces’ Summer Tour concert will be organised on the parade grounds of Suomenlinna on Saturday 15 June at 6 pm featuring the Guards Combo with Heini Ikonen as the soloist, the Navy Band as well as the Show Band of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band. This event will also make it possible to familiarise with a static display of Finnish Army equipment, visiting Soldiers’ Home canteen sales points and discussing matters relating to conscript service with representatives of service personnel and conscripts.
The events will be free of charge except for the Karelian Swing concert on 14 June and the sauna concerts on 15 June. Arrivals in Suomenlinna by ferry in accordance with Helsinki region public transport timetables and fares.