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Check out a cool party reportage

Alternative Party 2009 reportage by "zuulkuul" at YouTube. Thanks for sharing this! You can still add your pictures to our web 2.0 page.

Compo results at Pouet

Here are the results for all of the compos. Great amount of entries with a lot of variety this year. Congratulations to all the winners!

Thank you for great event

This years event is now over. Alternative Party wants to thank all the visitors, speakers, artists, sceners, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and ALL of you for a warm and lovely event we got.

On-site services


You won't be walking around hungry at Alternative Party! Food is available 24h a day!

2009/tl_files/decorations/dinner.pngCyberpunk Dinner - dinner tickets only available in advance!

A three course dinner will be served on Friday 23rd October at 18 - right after the demoscene seminar and the business seminar - and before the opening show at 20. Begin your party weekend with your friends and the special guests! Remember to buy your dinner tickets now, because they are not available at the party place. Menu and additional information

Breakfasts, lunches and night food

Breakfasts (coffee, tea etc) is served by Cafe Soihtu 24h a day. Check below for more details.

KotiPizza has a 24h service at Alternative Party for pizza and beverages. Code and eat pizza - day and night.

Restaurant Hima&Sali serves lunches both Saturday and Sunday including soups, salads and their superb woks!


Bar - open until 04 Friday and Saturday

Alternative Party proudly presents the ultimate party refreshment center on earth - the Nebula Club - a bar with full sortiment of beverages filled with inspiring music, competitions and other program, lively discussions and the unique feeling of Alternative Party 2009! It is also possible to watch the demo competitions from the bar's own screen and PA. Check the schedule for more information about the bar program.

The bar offers you with a complete sortiment of beverages such as beer, cider, wines, stronger stuff and non-alcoholic beverages. Remember also to taste the Alternative Party signature drink and other specialities. During daytime, lunches are available such as soups, salads and the Hima&Sali's famous woks!

The Nebula Club is located in the "Sali" of Hima&Sali and is open until 04 both on Friday and Saturday. Alternative Party ticket is required.

Please notice, due to the Finnish law, your own alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the party place, in the bar or in the immediately outside the party place. See also: Rules

SoihtuCafé Soihtu

The tea and coffee lovers' paradise is open 24 hours/day during the whole party. A wide sortiment available: speciality coffees, more tea flavors than you probably know, soft drinks, cakes, sandwitches, salads, and much more. We recommend also the original Café Soihtu in Töölö - open around the year.

Other services

  • ALT-Mart - buy yourself some exciting Alt stuff.
  • Info answers all your questions and sometimes generates even more. :)
  • Showers available.
  • Sleeping areas available.
  • Cloakroom.


At the party place

During the party, you can sleep at the party place at the following sleeping areas:

  • Sleeping corner in the party hall.
  • Premium sleeping area in the basement. Completely dark and quiet. (Edgerunner's Party Experience Ticket required)

Showers available. Additional services, such as breakfast, currently under negotiation.

Hotel accommodation - with an Alternative Party discount!

Do you prefer your own room with a comfortable bed, a shower and a breakfast?

Holiday Inn For hotel accomodation we recommend the closely located Holiday Inn - Helsinki City West. A special discount is available for Alternative Party visitors from Thursday 22nd October to Monday 26th October (check-out day):

  • 75 €/night for a single room
  • 80 €/night for a double/twin room

A hotel room The room price includes breakfast, sauna, ADSL Internet connection free of charge, tea & coffee kettles in room, and a sortiment of 5 different pillows. All taxes included. Limited amount of rooms available.

To make the reservation: discount link.

Please notice: At some times there might be even cheaper prices available than the "discount" price to the same hotel, especially if you are a member of Holiday Inn's customer loyalty program:

Distance: The distance to the party place is 500 m (by foot).

Blog posts

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