• Summer Up 2016

Finland’s biggest festival dedicated to urban music has now released it’s line-up for 2015. Summer Up is taking place in Lahti for the 13th time this summer.


From 3 July to 4 July Lahti’s Mukkula beach is the place-to-be as one the biggest stars arriving in Finland this summer will be giving her first-ever performance in Finland there: Hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj is this year’s main act!


Known for her vuluptuous curves and bold style, Nicki Minaj is without a doubt one the most successful and interesting international female artists. Her hits include tracks such as “Superbass”, “Starships” and “Anaconda” which almost “broke” Youtube with its video. Altogether, all of Nicki Minaj’s videos on Youtube have already gained an incredible 3 billion views. This superstar has also been one of the judges on American Idol a few years back.


Summer Up is also proud to have the US rap duo, formed by two brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, Rae Sremmurd perform at the festival. The duo is best known for their single “No Type” which has reached a Billboard ranking.


In addition to the gigs by these global stars, Summer Up program is filled with performances by today’s most popular Finnish urban music artists. These domestic stars are collaborating in ways like never seen before as different artist combinations will take over the Summer Up stage. You will see joined performances by:




Teflon Brothers & Ruger Hauer & Heikki Kuula & Paperi T


Ruudolf & Karri Koira & Musta Barbaari & Jusuf & Särre


Aivovuoto & Kridlokk & Tuuttimörkö


Mäkki & Kube & Adi L Hasla

Also, Summer Up will have Finnish superstars such as Elastinen, who managed to sell out both of his upcoming Hartwall arena gigs, and Emma awarded artists Robin and Kasmir. There will also be performances by such amazing acts as Mikael Gabriel, Brädi, Uniikki, Solonen & Kosola, Atomirotta, Aste, Redrama, Asa, Majuri, Raappana & Puppa – J and Nopsajalka.


This festival is not only known for its great lineup, but also for its unique atmosphere, having innovative stage visuals and its picture perfect surroundings. Summer Up is a major event for the Finnish hip hop scene as it brings together the most popular artists, fans and consumers of hip hop.


Tickets can be bought from Lippupalvelu 7 April 9am onwards. Festival is expecting to welcome over 30 000 festivalgoers as it has done the past three summers in a row.


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