01 June

Defence Forces Musical Summer Tour 2022 Tampere


The Air Force Big Band, The Guards Combo and Souls of Women, The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Showband


Tampere, Keskustori, Laikunlava

Free admission!

With its launch in Tampere, the Finnish Defence Forces’ Summer Tour will offer familiarisation with the Finnish Defence Forces’ activity and equipment in Hämeenpuisto park from 14 o’clock onwards. The Soldier’s Home Association mobile bakery will be available on site baking their renowned munkki pastries. FDF partners Leijona Catering, Patria and Millog will also attend. The equipment display will be in the area between Hämeenkatu and Puutarhakatu.

The Leijona [Lion] drum section will perform at the event square at 14:30 and 16:30. Following the flypast by a Hornet multirole fighter, the event will continue with the concert starting at 18:00 on Laikunlava.

At 18 o’ clock the Air Force Big Band plays the night’s first chords with Heikki Silvennoinen as their soloist. Silvennoinen is known for his blues guitarist- and singer career in many bands since the 70’s, as well as his role in the 90’s Finnish hit show ”Kummeli”.

At 19 o’clock the night continues with a performance from the Guards Combo and the trio ”Souls of Women” by Emilia Vihanto, Iina Mutikainen and Klaara Koivunen. The trio brings an electrifying show ranging from the classics of soul music to the biggest hits of today: “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls and “Think” from Aretha Franklin celebrate strong female artists and Bon Jovi medley as well as The Weeknd’s hit “Blinding Lights” energizes the audience.

At 20 o’ clock the night ends with The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Showband. The about 20-person band’s skill is in classic rock classics and groovy funks, as well as modern day pop- and rap hits.


Laikunlava, 33100, Tampere.