Elephantasy on July 13th – and already 30 years of funky events!

19.6.2024 | SoulllJay

Funky Amigos celebrate their 30 years’ stint at the core of urban culture and rhythm music!
Elephantasy – Funky Family Picnic starts Alppipuiston kesä event series on July 13th

Elephantasy – Funky Family Picnic, taking place on Saturday July 13th, brings a diverse setting of live music, circus, dance, workshops and culinary treats from around the world to people of all ages. It is also a tour de force and the current flagship of the people behind the event, which gathers typically around 4000-6000 people from different kind of backgrounds and age groups to enjoy a fantastic summer day in one of the most idyllic parks of Helsinki. This year we are also proud to put even more emphasis on the kids’ area and programme, thanks The Alli Paasikivi Foundation who are also now funding the festival.

This time the coolest and funkiest rhythm picnic of the year is headlined by Grande Mahogany. Their funk-rock sound has already charmed audiences worldwide while reminding of Jimi Hendrix and the early years of Funkadelic. Another headliner will be Pori-based Mama Longhorn, whose fourth album issued early this year has garnered them numerous new fans from all around the world.

Other essential highlights include Inariveljet starring Joose Keskitalo and others, Venezuelan-Syrian fusion of Ramithawi, rapper Raakasaga and her Palapeli orchestra, duo Joska Josafat & Joonatan Rautio as well as reggae artist Maria Aleksandra. The audience will be also entertained by a big bunch of funky deejays. Free and accessible entry, no age limit! And like always, you are allowed to bring your own drinks and treats. There will also be a micro brewery bar, park bazaar and a nice selection of food vendors in the area.

Elephantasy has received funding from the City of Helsinki, The Alli Paasikivi Foundation, Interkult and The Finnish Music Foundation (MES).

Elephantasy Funky Family Picnic
July 13th, 2024 at 14 – 22 hs
Alppipuisto, Viipurinkatu, Helsinki

no age limit, free entry

Grande Mahogany
Mama Longhorn
Raakasaga Palapeli
Duo Joska Josafat & Joonatan Rautio
Maria Aleksandra

Funky Amigos dj´s
Wibes Festival dj’s
Juontajana Bunuel

Kids’ area
Circus Lounge collective
PelleKapteeni (SirkusRakkausPumPum)

World street food, park bazaar, Husky Brewing artesan bar…

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