ARRIVING BY CAR AND PARKING

We recommend that you arrive by public transport, but there will be a limited number of separate parking areas for the Metallica concert.

On the day of the event in Hämeenlinna, 55,000 concert guests are expected to celebrate with Metallica, so the city walkways and, in particular, the entrance gates to the event will be congested from time to time so please reserve plenty of time and patience and party mood for arrival. On the day of the event, there are several exceptions to traffic arrangements in Hämeenlinna, so please read through the arrival instructions carefully. The concert day will be on Tuesday, which will also congest train traffic from normal commuters. For these reasons, we recommend that you arrive already early in the day to the event area as soon as gates open so you can enjoy the atmosphere of Metallica with other fans!

🔊 Listen to Radio City on the day of the event, follow the official Facebook event, our Twitter, and metallicafinland.fi, for up-to-date information on the filling level and traffic arrangements of the car parks from these channels!

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT IN HÄMEENLINNA AND KANTOLA AREA

The Kantola area will be closed from car traffic on the day of the event, so you cannot drive in the area without a driving permit. There are a number of exceptions to traffic arrangements in the Kantola area, and there is a need to prepare for intermittent congestion, so please reserve good time and patience for moving around the area.

On the day of the event, the temporary traffic arrangements in the Kantola area concern:

Vanajantie: One-way street from the city center southwards on the day of the event, Vanajantie will be closed from traffic in the afternoon
Kantolankatu
Luukkaankatu
Puusepänkatu
Myllärinkatu
There will also be a parking ban on the area.

Please read the arrival instructions below carefully.

Please note the following!

  • Vanajantie will be one-way street on the day of the event, route through the city center

  • Vanajantie will be closed in the afternoon so the drop-off point will not be in use after the event. Please make sure to arrange pick-up to e.g. the city center

  • Highway VT10 near the Kantola area will be closed before the concert ends from on coming traffic to ensure the exiting traffic will go smoother.

PARKING

There is a limited number of parking spaces reserved for vehicles, which will be filled in order of arrival. Parking fees are paid in cash on site. Please check the information below for your primary parking area based on direction of arrival (P1, P2, P3 or PVIP) and the arrival instructions. Please note that it is important to follow these guidelines and roadside signs instead of the navigator's instructions for the smooth flow of traffic and that we can ensure that traffic is redirected in congestion situations. There will be real-time digital signage in the area that will show the occupancy of the parking areas and guide you to the next parking area if the area is full. There are also traffic guides in the area to guide you to parking areas. We are also updating our Facebook event and our Twitter #Metallicafinland when parking lots begin to fill - follow these some channels!

There is a very limited amount of parking space in the center of Hämeenlinna, so we recommend that patrons leave their cars at the parking spaces near stations and arrive to Hämeenlinna by public transport. However, a limited amount of parking space is reserved for concert guests.

🔊 Listen to Radio City on the day of the event, follow the official Facebook event, Twitter, and metallicafinland.fi, as up-to-date information on the filling level and traffic arrangements of the car parks will be updated to these channels!

PARKING AREAS - open at 12PM on the day of the event

P1 Parking (near Vanajan kirkko) 25 € (primarily for people arriving from Helsinki and Lahti directions)

P2 Parking (Visamäki) 20 € (primarily for people arriving from Tampere and Turku directions)

P3 Parking (Kantola Event Camping) - for more information inquiries from Event Camping website (primarily for customers staying at the camping area or arriving from Helsinki and Lahti directions). NOTE! P3 Parking will be closed between 11 PM and 2 AM and patrons can exit this parking around 2 AM after the Kantola area has been cleared of concert patrons.

PVIP (vicinity of Kantola Event Park) 39€ (primarily for people arriving from Helsinki direction, very limited availability)

NOTE!

  • Parking is not included in the VIP packages - parking spaces must be bought separately. Parking areas will be filled in order of arrival
    For more information on parking spaces and directions based on direction of arrival please see below in ARRIVAL BY CAR AND PARKING - please read the instructions carefully

  • Please note that other parking areas other than P3 will not accept camping vans or trailers

  • Parking areas more suitable for motorcycles are P2, PVIP and Kantola Event Camping

LEAVING THE PARKING AREAS AFTER THE CONCERT

The event will end at around 24:00, the event area will serve concert guests about half an hour after the end of the concert. 55,000 concert guests will leave the concert simultaneously, so please reserve enough time, patience and party mood for exiting, as the area will be congested when all the patrons leave the area at the same time. After the concert, please make sure you have plenty of time and patience to move to the parking areas and leave the parking area, as Hämeenlinna has plenty of temporary traffic arrangements in addition to the outgoing audience. Follow the instructions of the traffic controllers to facilitate the flow of traffic.

  • If you have parked in P1 (Vanaja Church) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

  • If you have parked in P2 (Visamäki) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through the same walking route as upon arrival. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

  • If you have parked in PVIP (near Kantola Event Park) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

  • If you have parked in P3 (Kantola Event Camping) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. Note! Patrons will be able to leave P3 only after 2 AM when Kantola area has been cleared of concert guests. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.


ARRIVING FROM HELSINKI DIRECTION (PRIMARY PARKING P1, P3, PVIP)

Download the map “Helsinki” with you by clicking the image! Arriving from Helsinki direction to Hämeenlinna (primary parking P1, P3, PVIP)

Download the map “Helsinki” with you by clicking the image! Arriving from Helsinki direction to Hämeenlinna (primary parking P1, P3, PVIP)

FROM HELSINKI TO P1 PARKING (near Vanajan kirkko)

  • Highway E12 (Tampere-Helsinki)

  • After Riihimäki use exit 22 to Turengintie (road 292) Janakkala/Turenki. Keep straight (approx. 6 km) and turn left from center of Janakkala roundabout to Harvialantie (road 290).

  • Keep straight on Road 290 (approx. 10 km) and turn left on Konepajantie (signage: Huhtamäki). Drive straight approx. 650 m and turn right to Paikkalantie.

  • From Paikkalantie follow the digital signage and traffic personnel to P1 Parking

If you want to use a GPS, please set Paikkalantie as your destination after arriving to Janakkala city center to ensure the right route. From the parking lot, there will be a walking route to Kantola Event Park.

EXITING THE P1 PARKING after the concert

The event will end at around 24:00, the event area will serve concert guests about half an hour after the end of the concert. 55,000 concert guests will leave the concert simultaneously, so please reserve enough time, patience and party mood for exiting, as the area will be congested when all the patrons leave the area at the same time. After the concert, please make sure you have plenty of time and patience to move to the parking areas and leave the parking area, as Hämeenlinna has plenty of temporary traffic arrangements in addition to the outgoing audience. Follow the instructions of the traffic controllers to facilitate the flow of traffic.

  • If you have parked in P1 (Vanaja Church) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

FROM HELSINKI TO PVIP & P3 PARKING (near Kantola Event Park, Kantola Event Camping)

  • Highway E12 (Tampere-Helsinki)

  • After Riihimäki use exit 22 to Turengintie (road 292) Janakkala/Turenki. Keep straight (approx. 6 km) and turn left from center of Janakkala roundabout to Harvialantie (road 290).

  • Keep straight on Road 290 (approx. 10 km) and turn left on Konepajantie (signage: Huhtamäki). Drive straight approx. 650 m and turn right to Paikkalantie.

  • Keep straight on Paikkalantie (approx. 1,4 km) and turn left to Myllärinkatu

If you want to use a GPS, please set Paikkalantie as your destination after arriving to Janakkala city center to ensure the right route. From the parking lot, there will be a walking route to Kantola Event Park.

EXITING THE PVIP & P3 PARKING after the concert

The event will end at around 24:00, the event area will serve concert guests about half an hour after the end of the concert. 55,000 concert guests will leave the concert simultaneously, so please reserve enough time, patience and party mood for exiting, as the area will be congested when all the patrons leave the area at the same time. After the concert, please make sure you have plenty of time and patience to move to the parking areas and leave the parking area, as Hämeenlinna has plenty of temporary traffic arrangements in addition to the outgoing audience. Follow the instructions of the traffic controllers to facilitate the flow of traffic.

  • If you have parked in PVIP (near Kantola Event Park) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

  • If you have parked in P3 (Kantola Event Camping) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. Note! Patrons will be able to leave P3 only after 2 AM when Kantola area has been cleared of concert guests. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

ARRIVING FROM TURKU DIRECTION (PRIMARY PARKING P2)

Download the map “Turku” by clicking on the image! For patrons arriving from Turku direction, primary parking is P2.

Download the map “Turku” by clicking on the image! For patrons arriving from Turku direction, primary parking is P2.

FROM TURKU TO P2 PARKING (VISAMÄKI)

  • Drive along Turku Highway (VT10) towards Hämeenlinna, turn right off the ramp to road 130 towards Hämeenlinna and the right again to Lahdensivuntie.

  • Drive approx. 500 m and Visamäki will be on your right side.

From the parking lot, there will be a walking route to Kantola Event Park from the end of Vankalahti, to the VT10 walkway, Myllärinkatu to the venue entrance.

EXITING THE P2 PARKING after the concert

The event will end at around 24:00, the event area will serve concert guests about half an hour after the end of the concert. 55,000 concert guests will leave the concert simultaneously, so please reserve enough time, patience and party mood for exiting, as the area will be congested when all the patrons leave the area at the same time. After the concert, please make sure you have plenty of time and patience to move to the parking areas and leave the parking area, as Hämeenlinna has plenty of temporary traffic arrangements in addition to the outgoing audience. Follow the instructions of the traffic controllers to facilitate the flow of traffic.

  • If you have parked in P2 (Visamäki) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through the same walking route as upon arrival. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

ARRIVING FROM TAMPERE DIRECTION (PRIMARY PARKING P2)

Download the map “Tampere” by clicking on the image! For patrons arriving from Tampere direction, primary parking is P2.

Download the map “Tampere” by clicking on the image! For patrons arriving from Tampere direction, primary parking is P2.

FROM TAMPERE TO P2 PARKING (VISAMÄKI)

  • Through Highway E12 use exit 25, continue right to Lahdensivuntie (road 130 / Helsinki, Kankaantausta, Myllymäki sign)

  • Drive straight along Lahdensivuntie for approx. 2,2 km and your destination will be on your left. Follow the signage and traffic personnel to the parking area.

From the parking lot, there will be a walking route to Kantola Event Park from the end of Vankalahti, to the VT10 walkway, Myllärinkatu to the venue entrance.

EXITING THE P2 PARKING after the concert

The event will end at around 24:00, the event area will serve concert guests about half an hour after the end of the concert. 55,000 concert guests will leave the concert simultaneously, so please reserve enough time, patience and party mood for exiting, as the area will be congested when all the patrons leave the area at the same time. After the concert, please make sure you have plenty of time and patience to move to the parking areas and leave the parking area, as Hämeenlinna has plenty of temporary traffic arrangements in addition to the outgoing audience. Follow the instructions of the traffic controllers to facilitate the flow of traffic.

  • If you have parked in P2 (Visamäki) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through the same walking route as upon arrival. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

ARRIVING FROM LAHTI DIRECTION (PRIMARY PARKING PVIP, P1, P3)

Download the map “Lahti” by clicking on the image! For patrons arriving from Lahti direction, primary parking is PVIP, P1, P3.

Download the map “Lahti” by clicking on the image! For patrons arriving from Lahti direction, primary parking is PVIP, P1, P3.

FROM LAHTI TO PVIP & P3 PARKING (near Kantola Event Park, Kantola Event Camping)

  • Driving along Highway 10, exit the roundabout to Harvialantie (Route 10) and drive straight (approx. 2,3 km) after which you will arrive at a roundabout again.

  • Exit the roundabout to Turku Highway (Route 10). Drive approx. 200 m and turn right from the exit to Kantola.

  • At the T-crossing turn left to Vanajantie and again left to Myllärinkatu. Follow signage and traffic personnel to the parking area.

  • If PVIP and P3 are full, cars will be re-directed to P1 Parking (near Vanajan kirkko)

From the parking lot, there will be a walking route to Kantola Event Park through Myllärinkatu. NOTE! Patrons will be able to leave P3 Parking only after 2 AM when Kantola area has been cleared of concert guests.

EXITING THE P3 & PVIP PARKING after the concert

The event will end at around 24:00, the event area will serve concert guests about half an hour after the end of the concert. 55,000 concert guests will leave the concert simultaneously, so please reserve enough time, patience and party mood for exiting, as the area will be congested when all the patrons leave the area at the same time. After the concert, please make sure you have plenty of time and patience to move to the parking areas and leave the parking area, as Hämeenlinna has plenty of temporary traffic arrangements in addition to the outgoing audience. Follow the instructions of the traffic controllers to facilitate the flow of traffic.

  • If you have parked in PVIP (near Kantola Event Park) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

  • If you have parked in P3 (Kantola Event Camping) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. Note! Patrons will be able to leave P3 only after 2 AM when Kantola area has been cleared of concert guests. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

FROM LAHTI TO P1 PARKING (near Vanajan kirkko)

  • Driving along Highway 10, exit the roundabout to Harvialantie (Route 10)

  • Drive straight (approx. 2,3 km) after which you will arrive at a roundabout again. Leave the roundabout to Turku Highway (Route 10).

  • Drive approx. 200 m and turn right from the exit to Kantola. At the T-crossing, turn right to Vanajantie and keep straight on Paikkalantie. Follow the digital signage and traffic personnel to the parking area.

From the parking lot, there will be a walking route to Kantola Event Park.

EXITING THE P1 PARKING after the concert

The event will end at around 24:00, the event area will serve concert guests about half an hour after the end of the concert. 55,000 concert guests will leave the concert simultaneously, so please reserve enough time, patience and party mood for exiting, as the area will be congested when all the patrons leave the area at the same time. After the concert, please make sure you have plenty of time and patience to move to the parking areas and leave the parking area, as Hämeenlinna has plenty of temporary traffic arrangements in addition to the outgoing audience. Follow the instructions of the traffic controllers to facilitate the flow of traffic.

  • If you have parked in P1 (Vanaja Church) parking area, you will find your way back to the parking area through Myllärinkatu. Please leave the area through the same entrance as when you arrived, to ensure a smooth exit. The walkway back to the parking lot will be guided by signs. When leaving the parking lot, follow the signage.

If you have any questions, you can email us at kantola(at)livenation.fi or post your question to the Facebook event.