Den gemensamma terminstarten för Åbo Akademis studerande och personal.

The opening of the academic year for students and staff at Åbo Akademi University.


Where: Arken, Fabriksgatan 2, Åbo
When: 5th September 2019
Why: to together celebrate the new academic year!

Remember to get your ticket to the street festival before the event (more info soon).
Check out the Facebook event here.



Gates open
              Welcome speech
              DJ Feminina starts playing
18:15    Speech by Rector Moira von Wright
18:30    Dance performance by KDC 
19:30    Apollo Orchestra
21:00    Gates close

Official after party at Street Food Bar with the band Groovy Cats




Trio from Helsinki that plays rhythmic and energetic soul, funk, and jazz.
Oscar Gräsbeck – piano and vocals
Oscar Fagerudd – bass
Robin Gustafsson – drums and percussion

Apollo Orchestra

A versatile party band that can play anything from rock, pop, and jazz to ”iskelmä”-music, folk, and funk.
Their repertoire covers over 400 songs, from radio hits to waltz.
Annette Clarissa Lundell – vocalist
Tika Sevón-Liljegren – vocalist
Oscar Gräsbeck – piano and vocalist
Oscar Fagerudd – bass and choir
Robin Gustafsson – drums and percussion
Tomi West – guitar

DJ Feminina

DJ from Turku, now living in Budapest, Hungary.
DJ Feminina plays catchy tunes all evening.



Eat some street food from Kårkaféerna and Street Food Bar.
Challenge your friends in a sumo wrestling match.
Play garden games, such as mölkky and kubb.
Chill on the grass or in the couches and chairs from Ekotori.
Take some photos and print them on the Partyprint by using hashtag #åakärlek.



The event is free of charge for ÅAU students and staff members, but to enter the Street Festival you need a festival passport.
See more information below about how you will get your own passport, whether you’re a student or a staff member.

The festival passport includes:

– One portion of street food
– One drink (0,25 l beer or cider, or 0,5 l soda)

Note: People that take part in the ÅAU inscription don’t need to sign up for the festival passport. More information about the inscription here.
During the inscription these people will automatically get a festival passport.


During week 35 (26.8-1.9) you can register via the form below.
You also have to come and get your festival passport before the event, either 3.9 or 4.9. See schedule below.

Click here for registration!

Pick up your festival passport:

Tuesday September 3, 11-12.30, Gado (Porthaninkatu 3, Turku)

Wednesday September 4, 11-13:00, Arken (Tehtaankatu 2, Turku)


Staff members

The registration for staff members closed Friday 28.8.