Procol Harum top the bill at the Keitelejazz
Festival on Thursday, a 'rematch' after last year's part-show following
Gary Brooker's injury. (See
who's played here since
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– Service in English available. Tickets go on sale in March
The main gigs happen in the Jazz Tent situated in Rantapuisto near town centre. Other venues include Town Hall and Tahti Restaurant.
Jorma Härkönen writes to
'Beyond the Pale'
By far the best way to get to the concert is a special train which they decided to put in traffic for this special day. You can take a train ride from Jyväskylä railway station up to Äänekoski by old-style local train. The train on the concert day leaves at 16.40 and it takes one hour along the rail track where there is no passenger traffic nowadays at all. The return train leaves at 00.30 and is back in Jyväskylä at 01.30. Tickets are available when boarding the train, according to the organiser’s information.
Here is a good link for all travel planning in the area: http://jyvaskylanseutu.fi/travel
I hope that this information is useful for you and look forward to see many foreign Procol fans in Finland !
Paula Autio adds,
One more hint for the last day's booking: there are available twin rooms at 75 Euros, twin rooms with sauna at 100 Euros or a family room with sauna at 150 Euros in a convenient student campus in Suolahti. The little town lies ten minutes from Äänekoski [say: a:nekoski]. The local train takes you to the Keitele Jazz Festival Area and back on Wednesday 21 July and Thursday 22 July.
Timetable: Wednesday 21 July: Jyvaskyla 18.30–Suolahti 19.15–Aanekoski 19.25; at night: Aanekoski 00.30–Suolahti 00.40–Jyvaskyla 01.30
Thursday 22 July: Jyvaskyla 16.40–Suolahti 17.25–Aanekoski 17.40; at night: Aanekoski 00.30–Suolahti 00.40–Jyvaskyla 01.30
The weather will be sunshine, raining and thundering. Five-day forecast here
We'd like to hear from Finnish Procol
Harum fans (please
click here) who can help with further details about the festival,
getting to Äänekoski, and generally travelling in Finland.
Allison writes to BtP: 'I got my ticket from Finland today ... bought it
over the phone, as it was not on sale on the website. The other bit of
info is that according to the ticket The Yardbirds (and another, local
band) are also on the bill that night.'
Procol dates in 2010