TOGETHER | 24-26th August | Stockholm

The largest public event of Finland’s centenary celebration organised outside Finland.

Finland will be introduced in Stockholm through a diverse programme. In the centre of Stockholm almost 300 artists will perform during the street party; in addition to music, stand-up comedy, children’s theatre, circus arts and meetings with writers will be seen on stage.

The City of Turku was invited to Stockholm because of their long shared history and close collaborations.

Near the main stage, the City will present:

  • Tom of Finland exhibition from Tom of Finland Foundation
  • Ruisrock festival, the renowned popular rave
  • Puf, a concept design store

On the main stage on Saturday:

  • Turku City Theatre will perform numbers from the Tom of Finland musical

Come, experience the best of Finland and celebrate the happy anniversary!

Thursday and Friday 12:00 – 22:00
Saturday 10:00 – 22:00

Fira Finland 100 med Tom of Finland
By Jon Voss for QX


Deepest condolences to Turku

Tom of Finland was born Touko Laaksonen in 1920 in Southwest Finland. The town was Kaarina and the area where he grew up is now part of the City of Turku.

The Laaksonen siblings, c.1923: From left to right – Touko; Kaija, the baby; Salme, the oldest; Hely; and Pentti.

We send our deepest condolences to Tom’s family who still live in the area, our friends there, and all that are affected by the acts of violence in Turku. We commend the people in the city, Finns and visitors, who showed compassion and courage in helping the victims.


Tom of Finland: The Musical

FUN on-stage AND back-stage!

Turku City Theatre

Tom of Finland: The Musical

Through 6th May
Turku, Finland