Annikki Poetry Festival

Annikki Poetry Festival

Tickets & Info

Date

Annikki Poetry Festival will be held next time on 8 June 2024 from 11 am to 10 pm.

The Festival Programme & Schedule

The festival will once again feature prominent international performers, a fine selection of Finnish poets as well as music, prose writers, children’s programme and visual arts. The festival host is Päivi Haanpää. See the festival schedule!

Festival venue

The festival will be held in the unique yard of the Annikki Wooden Quarter, whose history spans over a century. It is located at Annikinkuja 2, near Tammelantori Market Square, about half a kilometre from Tampere Railway Station and one kilometre from Tampere Bus Station. Address: Annikinkuja 2 Tampere, Finland. See the map.

Arrival to the event

We do not recommend coming by car. There are no public parking spaces near the quarter, and you could easily get a parking ticket. Please come on foot, by bus (TKL lines 2 and 26) or by bike. There is a bike parking area outside the quarter.. Due to lack of space, prams, pushchairs and pets cannot be taken into the yard. There is a parking space for prams and pushchairs next to the ticket office.

Payment

At the ticket office at the gate, you can pay by card, MobilePay or cash (no banknotes over €50). We recommend online payment. At the Annikki Food Court and the Book Bazaar you can pay by card. You can also reserve some cash to take with you for the festival café (MobilePay is also accepted there).

Advance tickets

Advance tickets are now on sale at Lippupiste. Advance tickets cost €27.50 (€24.90 + service charge €2.60). Discounted tickets and children's tickets are not available for pre-sale.

Full-price tickets 30 €

Full-price tickets for those aged 16 and over are €30 each. The ticket is a festival wristband that will be put on at the ticket office. It will provide access to the festival area throughout the day.

Discounted tickets 20 €

Tickets for pensioners, students (please show your student card), those in military or non-military service and the unemployed are €20 each. Personal assistants of festival guests get free admission. Discounted tickets are not available in advance.

Children’s tickets 7 €

Festival tickets for children aged 15 and under are €7 each. Children aged 3 and under get free admission. Please note: Due to lack of space, prams and pushchairs cannot be taken into the yard. There is a parking space for them next to the ticket office.

Poetry Murals

Poetry murals painted by Annikki Poetry Festival's title artists, Runopuu (Three of Poetry) by Teemu Mäenpää and Villiomenapuu (Wild Apple Tree) by Verna Tervaharju, are located about 150 metres from the festival venue. Together they form a unique work of art combining poetry and visual art in Finland. The location of the murals is Pinninkatu 14, Tampere.

Services

Annikki Food Court

For the first time, food will be sold in Osmonpuisto, next to Annikki Wooden Quarter. The Annikki Food Court is open to all and can be easily accessed from the festival courtyard via the gate directly facing the park. Tasty food will be served by Gopal Vegetarian Restaurant, Restaurant Whatever and Syria Nam Nam. Vegetarian or vegan delicacies are available from €5 to €10.

Accessibility

View or download the Annikki Poetry Festival's accessibility guide: jpg-image | pdf-file

Short-term parking for escorted transport for people with reduced mobility is available on the right-hand side of the main entrance. The festival area is accessible by wheelchair, but moving around the yard is challenging in places due to differences in elevation. If you arrive in a wheelchair without anyone to accompany you, you can ask our staff to help you move around. The festival area has an accessible toilet. Wheelchair spaces are available in the front row. Unfortunately, Annikki Open Mic is not an accessible space.

Accessibility Guide -  Annikki Poetry Festival

Smoking

The entire festival area in the yard is smoke-free. There is a smoking area outside the quarter.

Take part!

Follow us on soscial media and share your festival photos with the hashtag #annikkipoetryfestival.

Annikki Poetry Festival since 2003

In 2003, the residents of Annikki Wooden Quarter in Tampere founded a poetry event in their courtyard. Since then, Annikki Poetry Festival has developed into one of Finland’s most international and significant poetry events and original cultural festivals. In addition to Finnish performers, Annikki Poetry Festival also regularly features high profile international performers.

The Annikki Poetry Festival has also spawned Annikki OFF, a three-day series of events around the city. The festival is organised by volunteers every two years. The Artistic Direcor of the festival is poet J.K. Ihalainen.

The Annikki Poetry Festival has been awarded the EFFE quality label for remarkable European cultural festivals by the European Festivals Association.

EFFE label