Yle’s Pointti city festival 18 June 2022
The Pointti city festival is an event organised jointly by the Finnish Public Service Media Company Yle and the City of Lappeenranta. Free of charge, the festival offers plenty of experiences for the whole family. The festival is held in Lappeenranta Harbour Square on 18 June at 10:00–17:00.
At the festival, children and young people will see familiar faces from different TV channels, including traffic park constables Maltti and Valtti, Lloyd Libiso from “Kahden tähden reissu” and Aleksi “mental cigarette” Rantamaa as well as members of Galaxi’s youth editorial team. On a speed date for curious people, festival-goers can ask a familiar TV character or city official a question. The most talked about theme of the day is the “Hyvin sanottu” panel discussion, which is broadcast live at Yle Arena.
A special broadcast of the “Puoli Seitsemän” current affairs programme also takes place in the Harbour Square on 17 June at 21:00, touching the core of Lappeenranta with choir singing and rap music. Yle Olohuone’s special broadcast at Lappeenranta’s old vicarage on 18 June at 21:00 includes the celebration of 60 years of the local delicacy Vety with music and food tastings.