Festival attendees at the Architects of Air exhibition in central Helsinki (Image credit: Lehtikuva)

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FINLAND'S LARGEST MULTI-ARTS FESTIVAL officially kicked off last night, with performances, acts, and openings occurring across the city. The two-week festival is expected to draw close to half a million attendees from across the country and beyond. 

There are a number of high-profile artists and works on display during the 30th Anniversary Helsinki Festival, including New York-based pop artist Ugo Rondinone, Anglo-German composer Max Richter, and Brit Award nominee Anna Calvi. You can see more photos from the opening night's action by scrolling down. 

 

Image Credit: Lehtikuva