Kontula Electronic was conceived by Jimi Tenor and friends, whom is a long resident of the neighbourhood in East Helsinki. Tenor saw the potential in staging a celebration of unyielding electronic music in the culturally rich and diverse Kontula. The many venues that were underestimated locally, became revived with new enthusiasm as attendees arrived from across the city to listen to unadulterated forms and genres of electronic music. Artists whom have performed in 2016 were President Bongo, Jori Hulkkonen, Max Lilja, Captain Heroin, Hannu Ikola, Spartan Lover & more.
Electronic music will fill the open-air shopping centre of the Kontula district 21.04–23.04.2017. The festival will be organised for the second time after an extremely successful launch last year. Over the course of the weekend, Kontula Electronic 2017 will offer a selection of both international and Finnish electronic music artists and groups.
Among the first announced international artists are Stylish Nonsense (TH), LCC [Las CasiCasiotone] (ES), Felix Kubin (DE) and Lipelis (RUS). From Finland the festival will feature Tähtiportti, Samuli Kemppi, Sähkö All Star DJs, Draama-Helmi and Jimi Tenor, Kauriinmetsästäjät, NUNUNU, Toimi TyTTi, Visco Dolante (aka Tero Vuorinen), Lackluster among others.