Inclusive and diverse Sideways Festival

Sideways Festival is a true haven of creativity and an absolute must-do for the music aficionado who loves to indulge in diverse food offerings, quality drinks and experiences that are not found everywhere else.

Sideways wants to be as equal event as possible and welcome everyone to the festival just as they are. Everybody should feel included and celebrated – not just accepted. No discrimination of any kind, for example towards gender, a specific ethnic group, skin colour or sexual orientation is allowed.┬áIf you see at the festival or experience behaviour towards yourself, your friends or other festival goers that feels distressing, inappropriate or in some way is against the values of equality, you should always notify the nearest security person.

Picture by Petri Anttila

All the employees, partners and suppliers of the festival must commit to the values mentioned above. When negotiating with the artists and performers we want to make sure that diversity of the music industry is reflected in the program of the Sideways festival. We also want to promote artists equally, not labelling them as female artists or male artists.

As member of the We Speak Gay Community we are also welcoming LGBTQ guests from all over the world to Helsinki, June 6th to June 8th.

Please find more information about the Sideways festival below