Tips and Info for seeing Ed Sheeran in Helsinki

International superstar, Ed Sheeran will be performing two sell-out concerts in Helsinki on Tuesday the 23rd and Wednesday 24th July 2019. Part of his sell-out ÷ Tour, the four-time Grammy Award-winning artist made music history in Finland by selling a staggering 60,000 tickets in just 20 minutes. 

Needless to say, Helsinki will get pretty chaotic when Ed comes to town. So here is some information to simplify things for those heading to the biggest concert Helsinki has ever seen.

The Concert Schedule

Concert organisers ask that you arrive at the venue no later than 18:00.

16:00: Gates open.

18:45: Brit award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay will open the show.

19:45: Swedish singer-songwriter, Zara Larsson will than follow with an hour-long set.

21:00: Ed Sheeran will come on stage to drive the crowd wild.

22:45: End of concert.

Getting to the concert

By Car

There is parking available by the airport, but the event planners warn that the car park will be congested and that the concert will cause some road closures and gridlock, so getting on public transport will save you from a lot of stress. But if you do want to drive, you need to pay the 15€ parking fee in advance.

The car park opens at 2pm on both days. If you leave your car parked overnight, it'll be towed away.

By Train

The best way to get to the concert is by hopping on Malmi VR's commuter train.

If you're coming from Southern or Central Helsinki, hop on the I, N, K or T lines, which will take you to Malmi station.

If you're heading in from the North, use lines I, P or N and get off at Tapanila's station.

Both stations are a 15-minute walk from the concert, and there will be signs pointing you in the right direction. To avoid long lines at ticket machines, buy your ticket online or put some money on your HSL card.

By Taxi

Only official Helsinki taxies will be able to drive to the vicinity of the concert area, and there will be a lot of traffic so leave plenty of time.

By Bus

Only get the bus if you can't get the train, as HSL warns that they will be crowded and you may not get a space.

Remember to take your I.D with you, as every ticket is personalised. You also need to be accompanied by the person who bought the tickets.

Inside the venue

The cloakroom will cost 5€ for the evening, and an additional 2€ for visits. There's a large selection of pop up shops selling various foods along with alcoholic and soft drinks, and you can bring your own food to the concert. Large coolers are not allowed, but you can take small sandwich boxes for snacks such as sandwiches, fruit etc. You can't take empty alcohol bottles into the concert, and all liquids must be in a transparent bottle. However, you are allowed to take a little carton of fruit juice.

Photos and filming

You can take pictures and videos on your phone, but you can't use high-tech video camera's, GoPros or selfie sticks.

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Enjoy the show!

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