Founded in 2008, Blockfest grew in a short period of time from a club environment into Ratina’s open-air milieu and is currently the biggest hiphop festival in Nordic countries. The event has been sold out already in advance twelve times in a row. It is a five-time nominee in the national Industry Awards gala.

In previous years, the following acts have been performing at Blockfest among others: Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Post Malone, Suicideboys, Migos, Lil Wayne, G-Eazy, Juice WRLD, Mobb Deep, Jaden Smith, Ferg, Big Sean, Tyga, T.I, Young Thug, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, Skepta, Bun B, Clipse, Tory Lanez, Talib Kweli and Mac Miller.

Besides the festival, Blockfest has also brought names like Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd to Finland for their very first concert in here.


Blockfest is located right in the heart of Tampere and because of that we don’t organize any own campsite. There is a variety of hotel options in Tampere. The nearest campsite is located in Härmälä, Tampere (see route here).

Rooms for the festival weekend will be filled early in the year.  We recommend that you book your accommodation well in advance, as prices are often at their highest during the Blockfest weekend.


There is a age limit of 18 for festival.


Blockfest mobile app will be updated later on festival season.


Blockfest’s updated line-up can be found from the artists page:


Blockfest is a full cashless festival, which means that you will use your RFID-wristband for paying at the venue. You will get your wristband from wristband exchange during the festival days or you can change it before during the festival week.

Read more later on festival season.


The festival area is located in downtown Tampere, Finland. Tampere Stadium (also known as Ratina Stadium) and the scenic Ratinanniemi festival park will jointly form the surroundings for Blockfest 2021. High-quality restaurant services, versatile outlets and three stages full of live music will entertain you during the weekend.


It’s easy to travel to Tampere and to the festival area. Tampere Stadium serves as a great landmark at the city centre.

By car: There are several parking garages in the center of Tampere. You can find more info from the Finnpark website.

By bus: Tampere bus station is only a few hundred meters from the festival area. Check out the directions from Google Maps.

By train: When you arrive to Tampere and come out of the train station through the main doors, you can easily locate the department store Stockmann along Hämeenkatu. Continue down that street until you arrive at Keskustori and from there turn left and ascend to Laukontori. Check out the directions from Google Maps

By plane: The Tampere-Pirkkala airport is located only fifteen kilometers from the festival area. You can reach the festival area with just one bus.

Local public transport: You can find more information about the public transport system in the Tampere region through here. To order a taxi, call 0100 4131.


Accreditation for Blockfest can be found later on 2022. It is aimed at the media representatives and music industry professionals who’ll be working at the festival.

For the press purposes, please look for the media page.


  • Tickets for 2022 will go on sale in February.
  • Blockfest tickets are sold on Tiketti and  Ticketmaster and.
  • All tickets will be exchanged for wristbands, either by ordering in advance (automatically included in Flex and Exclusive tickets) or by exchanging them in Tampere before arriving at the event.
  • Please note that you will need a ticket for the event (pdf, mobile, paper) and a wristband.
  • The deadline to return tickets was 30 September 2021. Other tickets purchased for summer 2020 and 2021 are good for the 2022 event. More information coming during February 2022. 
  • Tickets cannot be returned, transferred, exchanged or refunded. Tiketti’s tickets can be resold officially at if you are unable to attend the event.

All rights reserved. As a festival, Blockfest is not responsible for any changes to the event’s line-up, schedule or other information caused by third parties. Click here to access the event terms and conditions.


  • All tickets will be exchanged for wristbands prior to the event. More information on wristband exchanges will be updated throughout the summer.
  • Wristbands will be placed directly in your hand – they cannot be collected on behalf of anyone.
  • All special tickets (Flex / Exclusive) purchased include a wristband delivery (in address at Finland) and will not be exchanged separately at the venue. Please contact info(at) if you have a ticket with delivery and you’re not living in Finland.


Blockfest has never accepted racism and will not accept it in the future either. The festival has consistently followed the idea of bringing different kinds of visitors together by showcasing as many different aspects of the hip-hop culture as possible. Thus meaning that the lineup – both locally and globally – has been versatile since the beginning. Blockfest promotes equality, fellowship and appreciation for different cultures.

Enjoyable atmosphere and respect for other visitors are vital elements in a mass event like Blockfest. We have zero tolerance for violence and aggressive behavior. So when you arrive to the festival to have fun, please take all the other visitors into account and make sure they are able to enjoy their stay as well. Hip-hop culture unites people irrespective of age, gender, cultural background, religion or superficial factors. It DOES NOT distinguish or discriminate people.


Enquiries and other questions via email: info(at) or via Facebook Messenger. Instagram is not used for customer service.

We will update this page with more info closer to the event.





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