29. 7. –4. 8. 2024

Oulu, Finland

The Park Festival Shows

We welcome you to the Oulu Pride Park Festival and picnic!

This article includes more detailed information about the Park Festival performers. See also the programme page. The list of collaborator tents can be found on this article (in Finnish).

The Park Festivals begins with a Finnish welcoming speech around 14.00 as the Parade has reached Hollihaka Park.

BACKPAIN DANCE CREW is a group from Oulu specializing in K-pop dance covers. It consists of 28 young dancers in Oulu, Tampere and Helsinki. The trademark and pride of the group are their large compositions. They aim for bringing bold and spectacular shows with their attitude and dance moves.

They have an energetic and compelling set for The Park Festival, with songs Kep1er – WA DA DA and PSY – That That (prod.&feat. SUGA of BTS).

You can follow BACKPAIN DANCE CREW on YouTube and Instagram: @backpain_dc.

14:30 Fully Synthetic Soul & AN-T – DJ

15:00 Yasmine ry – Oriental Dance Show

15:20 Mustikkamaa – Folk Music
Queer folk with an edge! Combining Finnish zither, violin, viola, cello, electric guitar and queerness with traditional Finnish melodies. Band: Kuisma Asikainen, Leino Jylhänniemi, Havu Palviainen and Maria Häkkinen.

15:45 Taika-Petteri and Jakke (in Finnish)
Taika-Petteri and Jakke the polar bear with their new friend Armas the bear. Ventriloquism, juggling and beatboxing.

16:00 House of Auer
Drag Collective inspired by memes, Tarja Halonen and laundromats. They’ve arranged their own Happy Auer and Distoca Auer clubs and performed on stages all around the country. Now they’re bringing their new club concept of Rajudisko, promising camp craziness and sparkling and decadent gay rock.

17:00 Bändi X – Folk Music
Traditional folk music with pride! Energetic and creative take on spelman music. Players: Osmo Hakosalo (violin, Nordic bagpipes), Aale Luusia (violin) and Jani Suvanto (cittern, guitar).

17:20–19:00 House of Auer

The Park Festival ends at 19:00.

Also in the Area:

Park Festival RPD:
Event is held on the skate ramp.
KPOPDANCEOULU is a dance school teaching street dance with tones of Korean pop culture to everyone regardless of age or dance background. The school aims for accessibility, keeping their lessons easy, educational and affordable.

In the Park Festival the school arranges KPOP Random Play Dance. This well-known and easy dance game follows these rules:

At starting point participant stand on the edges of the designated zone. Countdown will be announced through speakers, and after it the chorus of a well-known KPOP song will start playing. If the participant knows the song – even vaguely – they can move to the center of the are to dance. Whent he music abates, participant move back to the starting positions and there will be another count down.

There’s no need to know the dances well and it’s possible to participate in only some of them. Audience and supporters are also welcome! You only need yourself, a water bottle and clothing suitable for weather (hat for sunlight or raincoat for rain). The game will last about 40 minutes.

KPOPDANCEOULU on Instagram: @kpopdanceoulu

Ruffle Army:
Giant bubbles and unicorn maidens conjure soap bubbles around the park at 14:30–15:00. There’s also a shop tent at 14:00–14:30 and 15:00–17:00. Merchandies like jewelry and eco glitter. Also possible to buy an eco glitter makeup or tattoo.

Changes to schedule are possible.