While ago I got invited to Tikkurila Festival by Kopparberg. I am pretty used to going to festivals mostly because of my job and interest in music. This summer though has been so busy that I haven’t been able to visit as many as normally. That’s why I was excited to attend this festival for the first time. Tikkurila Festival brings together best Finnish pop artists which are in my opinion amusing to listen with friends but musically not something I’d add to my Spotify playlist.
During the past few years, Finnish summer events have developed significantly what comes to the selection of food and drinks. Tikkurila Festival wasn’t an exception – there was plenty of possibilities to eat and drink “not so basic festival food” like asian food, sea food, many vegan choices and great burgers. What so ever the food service at the VIP section was ridiculously slow with way too long queues. Small crepe kiosks are common view at the open-air events around Europe and I was happy to notice that we have got the first ones to Finnish festivals as well. I’ve eaten countless times various pancakes at open-air events abroad and my all time favourites have been at annual summer festivals in Travemünde Germany where I spent few holidays when I was a teenager. There was a bad ass German old lady baking huge crepes from scratch with endless topping variations.
While I was hyped that we’ve got first real crepe kiosks to Finnish festivals I wasn’t so hyped about my crepe though. There weren’t many people at the kiosk but all the crepes were already prepared before hand and the staff heated the crepes only with a crepe-pan and added toppings. In my opinion the most essential thing with good crepes are that they’re fresh and hot so that the texture is still moist, so in this case the crepe tasted like it was made yesterday. Still learning from the lady in Travemünde festivals!
Generally the festival weekend went really well. I spent time mainly at the cute Kopparberg lounge with my friends and enjoyed the good festival vibes and some gigs. The highlight of my festival moments were the styling sessions we had both days at the Kopparberg lounge where the talented make up artist Hanna Valjakka styled us festival looks with some glitter make up and hippie festival hair looks.
Here’s some of my fave pics from the festival. xxx
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