LAST seen here back in 2008, Canadian legend Neil Young makes a triumphant return to the Helsinki stage, bringing with him his acclaimed backing band, Crazy Horse to Helsinki’s Kaisaniemi Park on Monday 5 August.

There is little to say about the singer-songwriter that hasn’t been said before, yet with a diverse back catalogue that weaves its way through the past five decades, Young has few contemporaries that still maintain such relevance. Whether it be courting mainstream success as a member of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and a swag of successful solo albums such as Harvest (1972), Freedom (1989) and Harvest Moon (1992), Young has steadfastly done his own thing – always. Interspersed with a great number of critical and commercial successes, Young continually explored new musical territory, from rockabilly and the blues to electronic music, gathering the title of “The Godfather of Grunge” along the way.

An Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse
5 August, 14:00
Tickets €85.50
Kaisaniemi Park

Coming here in support of last years’ double album, the guitar garage stomp of Psychedelic Pill, downtown Helsinki will be reverberating with the sounds of one of the remaining living pioneers of modern music.

Support comes in the shape of J. Karjalainen, Latebirds All Stars featuring Anssi Kela, Jonna Tervomaa, Tuomo Prättälä, Tokela.

James O’Sullivan
Photo: Live Nation