Sunday, May 25, 2014


As the state failed to collect money to build a new, desperately needed hospital for children all sort of events and fund raising ways has been launched previously. And here finally comes the "ULS17 Live Aid". Nightwish's Tuomas Holopainen wrote the sing together with Simo Reunamäki and Cheek, and 18 artists got together for the recording of the song and the video. A five hour long stadium concert will follow on June 6, 2015 in Helsinki Olympic Stadium with all the artists and the choir of musicians of Finnish National opera and the dancers of the national Ballet. This event should push the donations to pass over the needed sum to start building later this year and the new hospital to be ready in 2017.
The list of artists is quite impressive from top selling artists of the past few years like Cheek, Jenni Vartiainen, Chisu, Jesse Kaikuranta to Lauri Ylönen of The Rasmus and Samu Haber of Sunrise Avenua. And Eurovision stars Jari Sillanpää, Riki Sorsa and Vesa-Matti Loiri. Add Eurovision wannabes Johanna Kurkela and Samuli Edelmann, superstars Juha Tapio and Lauri Tähkä, opera singers Lilli Paasikivi and Matti Salminen, dancer-choreographer Jorma Uotinen, violinist Pekka Kuusisto and actor Peter Franzen. The lullaby-like Lohtu traslates to confort.


Anonymous said...

The stadium concert will not take place on June 6, 2014, but on June 6, 2015. So not this year but next year !

Ilkar Blogilkar said...

Oops, thanks! What's another year? ;-p


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