Festival's COVID-19 guidelines
Arrive only if healthy. If you suspect of having COVID-19 or you have been confirmed to have it, do not participate. Use hand sanitizer and wash your hands to maintain good hand hygiene.
Getting to concerts
We recommend you to come to concerts by public transport, on foot or by bike. There are some beautiful and handy pedestrian routes along the nearby river. The info for each concert has a link to a route guide showing you the easiest way to get to the concert and back. There is also some free parking for concerts in and around the Church of St Lawrence.
The festival’s own photographer will be capturing the concerts’ finest moments and posting them on Instagram and Facebook during the event. Unauthorised sound and video recording is otherwise prohibited. You may, however – and we hope you will – take photos inside the church before the start of a concert and during the final applause, except at concerts recorded by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle). We hope you will share your impressions using the hashtags #brqvantaa and #brqvantaafestival2022
There will be food and coffee on sale in the festival area. BRQ Vantaa’s own festival café is always open at concerts, including in the interval. The café sells coffee, tea and a selection of fresh buns, cakes and savouries. Cards and cash accepted.
The nearby Kahvitupa Laurentius café will also be open before concerts. This characterful Italian-style café serves delicious lunches and the City's best pizzas plus all sorts of snacks, such as filled focaccia, home-made tiramisu and ice cream, sparkling wine and special coffees. Please check the opening hours on the café's website.
Equality and accessibility
Our aim is to ensure that all our concert visitors have an equal chance to enjoy what we have to offer. Each year we also put on such free events as Take a Break concerts. Students, pensioners, servicemen, the unemployed and children under the age of 15 are eligible for tickets at reduced prices, and there is free admission for personal assistants accompanying disabled persons.
The Churches of St Lawrence and Tikkurila as well as Helsinki's Church of St. John are accessible by wheelchair. There are also disabled (“Inva”) toilets.
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