Every Tattoo Club gig is a unique show built just for this festival, and you cannot experience it anywhere else. The Tattoo Club has no warm-ups, but every club night starts at full blast at 21.00 in the marquee at the Market Place of Hamina, staying open until the wee hours. The Tattoo Club is the centre of nightlife of the Hamina Tattoo festival and a meeting and jamming place for musicians who have arrived from around the world.
The Tattoo Club is the venue for top-ranking artists and best shows from Tuesday to Saturday. During the day when there are no concerts, the Tattoo Club serves as a food and beer restaurant with no admission fee. In the evening, the doors open at 20.00.
New 2021 ticket sales will open in September 2020.
Tickets in advance 25 €, at the door 30 €.
In the evenings age limit 18 years.
Preliminary 2021 programme. The possibility of changes reserved.
TUE 4th of AUGUST
21:00 CONSCRIPT ENSEMBLE OF GUARDS BAND
22:30 JEPA LAMBERT & KAARTI’S COMBO
The opening party of Hamina Tattoo 30 years is about dancing to the latest and biggest hits in the World, with songs originally made famous by Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin and many more. The lead Singer of Kaarti’s Combo is Jenni “jepa” Lambert, Finnish Soul Queen who has worked with Snoop Dogg and many other international superstars. All the international musicians of the Tattoo will be invited to the opening party of the Tattoo Club, and only 300 tickets will be on sale.
WED 5th of AUGUST
21:00 CONSCRIPT ENSEMBLE OF DRAGOON BAND
22:30 MICHAEL BUBLÉ SHOW – MIKAEL KONTTINEN AND AIR FORCE BIG BAND
23:45 JOHANNA FÖRSTI AND HER ORCHESTRA
The Canadian Singer Michael Bublé has charmed the entire World and sold 60 million albums. Now Finland’s own Mikael fills these snug shoes and charms Hamina. There is Tattoo fever also in the musical fireworks of Johanna Försti and her magnificent voice. She and her band strike a rythm that is unusually tight in Finland. Johanna’s reperoire invludes new arrangements of music originally performed by Rauli Badding Domerjoki, Kari Tapio, J. Karjalainen and others. The Air Force Big Band is conducted by Major Juha Ketola, Military Musician of the Year.
THU 6th of AUGUST
12:00 CHILDREN’S TATTOO
TANGO! – A GENUINE MARKET PLACE DANCE
21:00 SAKSA BROTHERS – One gig come back!
22:30 ROYALS OF TANGO AND ENTERTAINMENT ENDEMBLE OF CONCRIPT BAND
The biggest name in the dance scene in Kymenlaakso in all time swas the Saksa Brothers, a band consisting of brothers and now getting together only for this dance set. Over the 30-year experience of the Conscript Band, its lne-up has includet three Royals of Tango from the Tango Festival in Seinäjoki: Teemu Roivanen, Saska Helmikallio and Mikko Pekkola and our insuperable Tango Queen Maria Tyyster. They will come to Hamina to make the Tattoo audiences dance the night away. The orchestra is a large entertainment ensemble of the Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces with its strings. The orchestra is conducted by First Lieutenant Tommi Suutarinen.
FRI 7th of AUGUST
21:00 MR. C
22:30 JUKKA POIKA
23:45 BIG BAND UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE BAND
The idea of Mr. C has always been to play the best songs in the world as if they were their own. With an experience of more than 2000 gigs, these highly popular musicians will kick off the Hamina Tattoo weekend with the best Finnish rock.
Jukka Poika is a man who creates delight, polishes the edges off of the Finnish language, and does not take a tropical flower out into the cold. This grand vizer of reggae comes to Hamina Tattoo with his orchestra and hit parade. The tickets are out now!
The midnight top guest is the orchestra of the legendary Glenn Miller (1904-1944), the United States Air Forces in Europe Band. The summer night will sound the Top 10 of the golden age of big bands.
SAT 8th of AUGUST
21:00 JUHA BJÖRNINEN, ELLA TEPPONEN & TUIKU
22:30 VEETI KALLIO & JONNA GEAGEA – VARRE VARTIAINEN’S JUBILEE ORCHESTRA
24:00 SHOW BAND OF CONSCRIPT BAND
What more can you do with a guitar? Three Grand Masters of guitar on the same stage. The closing party of Hamina Tattoo contains a musical fireworks display during which the stage of the Tattoo marquee is filled with charisma. The soloist include Veeti Kallio, Jonna Geagea and Ella Tepponen. The super bands include guitarists Marzi Nyman, Juha Bjärninen and Varre Vartiainen, who is also known as a conductor and has played in bands such as the Leningrad Cowboys. Also Appearing are Jukka Eskola, Anssi Nykänen, Miri Miettinen, Harri Rantanen, William Suvanne and many more. Before midnight, the 30th anniversary show of the Conscript Band also kicks off!