Tomorrow, the the Lasipalatsi fan centre, in addition to the Green Room fan centre, will be opened. There you can find information on Finland and Helsinki, the Eurovision Song Contest and further citywide auxiliary program. The Info Centre is open every day from 10:00 until 00:00.
5th May (Saturday)
The Fan Centre opening night party will be held. It'sa warm-up provided by Ylen Elävä Arkisto in the Bio Rex Cinemaat 18:00.Ten of the most popular Finnish national finals videos from the YLE archiveswill bescreened. At the party, performances from Magdi Ruzsa (Hungary 2007), Koldun (Belarus 2007), Marija Sefirovic (Serbia 2007), Sopho (Georgia 2007) and Sabrina (Portugal 2007) are expected. (reservation for changes).The entry is free.
6th May (Sunday)
Hanna Pakarinen (Finland 2007) will give a press conference in the Bio Rex lobby at 20:00h.
7th May (Monday)
It's Finland Day at the Fan Centre. You will geta chance to meet previous years’ Finnish Eurovision artists, and buy their CDs. Meet at 15:16 Marion Rung (1962 & 1971), at 16:00 Kari Kuivalainen (1986),at 16:15 Jarkko and Laura (1969), at 16.45 Petri Laaksonen (1985 & 1987 / composer), at 17:00 Ami Aspelund (1983), at 17:15 Laura (2002) and at 18:00 Anneli Saaristo (1989)with Petri Kaivanto. (Reservation for changes). The entry is free.
8th May (Tuesday)
You can expect events as part of the litterary happening Kirjan ja Ruusun päivi in Citizens’ Square behind Lasipalatsi (schlager event Koivu ja tähti),song contestwriters and sing-a-long. Eurovision Song Contestthemed Viisukuppila Pub Tram Spårakoff has opened from 14:00 – 20:00, departures are every day from Mikonkatu tram stop. The event will be hosted by Sirkka Tälli, DJs and Raijan Air. Read more here.
9th May (Wednesday)
It's Baltic Day. Get to know the Baltic societies of Finland, with BalticEurovision Song Contestmusic by a DJ. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuiania willpresent themselves. From 18:00- 19:30, Ylen Elävä Arkisto will be in the Bio Rex Cinema, where 10 of the most popular Finnish national finals videos from the YLE archives are screened. From 20:00it's Viisukuppila Party Night (until 04:00). Veikkaus fashion show, Todomondo (Romania 2007), Robert & Itamar (NL) sing classic songs from contest, Raijan Air. The show ist Hostessed by Mikko Karhu, and celebrity hosts Kana and Tuomas Reunanen. DJ Miik will attend the party. Free tickets are available at the Info Centre.
10th May (Thursday, night fo the semi final)
Time for the Irish afternoon. Dervish (Ireland 2007) performs and chats to fans from 16:00,the entry is free.The semi final will shown on a big screen along with an opening party at20:00. Tickets cost € 20.00,available at the Info Centre. Hosts will be Kana and Tuomas Reunanen.
11th May (Friday)
Friday will be Recovery Day by Viisukuppila. Get a hug in the Bio Rex lobby, if your favourite did not get through to the final. The Viisukuppila volunteers give consolation for Eurovision disappointments with years of experience. Radio Suomi karaoke will be in the Bio Rex lobby from 18:00- 20:00, hosted by Sanna Kojo and Jorma Hietamäki.
12th May (Saturday, night of the final)
The final will shown on a big screen along with an opening party at20:00. Tickets cost € 20.00,available at the Info Centre. Hosts will be Kana and Tuomas Reunanen.