Toto at Pori Jazz in July

Renowned American band Toto will perform at Pori Jazz on Saturday, July 20th. Other acts of the 2019 festivals first artist announcement include Beninese world music star Angélique Kidjo and Finnish artists Ville Valo & Agents and J. Karjalainen. Tickets for the 54th Pori Jazz are available for a special price until December 31st at Ticketmaster Finland.

Toto is known for its several hits such as ”Africa”, ”Rosanna” and ”Hold the Line” and has released 17 studio albums over five decades. They’ve sold more than 40 million records worldwide.

Their Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around the Sun including three brand new songs was released in February 2018. The album was followed by vast world tour featuring among others sold-out concerts at the Ziggo Dome (audience capacity 17 000) in Amsterdam and Royal Albert Hall in London.

Recently Toto has gained new fans from younger generations as their practically evergreen hit song “Africa” released back in 1982 has summed up to over 455 million listeners in Spotify. Next summer Toto will tour Europe for a month and the last concert will be at Pori Jazz on Saturday, July 20th.

On July 20th Pori Jazz will also feature one of the most interesting current Finnish collaborations as Ville Valo & Agents will perform at the festival. Ville Valo is internationally known as the lead singer of HIM and he’s joined forces with legendary band Agents whose guitarist Esa Pulliainen has arranged previously unreleased songs by Rauli “Badding” Somerjoki.

Angélique Kidjo interprets Talking Heads

On Friday, July 19th Pori Jazz will feature singer-songwriter, actor and activist Angélique Kidjo, who is indisputably one of the greatest world music stars. Her magnificent career began in the early 90’s and since then this triple Grammy winner has been known for mixing musical genres candidly. Her latest project Remain in Light is an interpretation of Talking Heads classic album bearing the bands name. Kidjo released a critically acclaimed album on Talking Heads last summer and it’s most likely to be found on the best albums of 2018 charts.

On Thursday, July 18th J. Karjalainen, one of Finland’s most popular contemporary singer-songwriter will perform at Pori Jazz. His brand new album Sä kuljetat mua featuring his beloved and unique sound was released in October 2018. Several hits – such as “Tule kesäyö”, “Tummansininen seuralainen” and “Sä kuljetat mua” - from the album can be heard on Finnish radio stations.

Tickets available for a special price until the end of 2018

Tickets for the Pori Jazz main concerts will be available on November 30th at 9 am at Ticketmaster Finland. Tickets are available for a special reduced price until December 31st.

Traditional Free-of-Choice ticket entitles entrance to one of the main concerts on July 18th, 19th and 20th. The price of the ticket is starting from 72 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee). Free-of-Choice ticket is available only until December 31st 2018.

Daily tickets to the main concerts entitling entrance on the specific date of the purchased ticket are available starting from 69 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee) until December 31st 2018. From January 1st 2019 the price will be starting from 79 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee).

Three-Day Ticket entitles entrance to all the main concerts and is available starting from 169 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee) until December 31st 2018. From January 1st 2019 the price will be starting from 179 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee).

For upgraded festival experience please check out our daily Pori Jazz VIP and Lounge tickets for the main concerts.