Party information

Welcome to Alternative Party, a digital culture festival and demoparty with alternative ideas and full programme with demo compos, music, special guests and exhibitions.

Participate now: Join us at #altparty @ IRCnet or follow us on Twitter and send tweets with #altparty hastag.


Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, 00180 Helsinki

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Time and services:




Alternative Party is a demoparty and festival of digital culture attended by coders, musicians, designers, hackers, and other digital enthusiasts. In Alternative Party, you can both catch a glimpse of the technology of the future, and experience nostalgic trips with vintage hardware. The immersive and diverse party program guarantees entertainment for casual visitors as well.

This info section contains the practical information for your visit at Alternative Party. It's easy to find the party place, please see the instructions here. You may want to check information of getting to the party place, travelling to Helsinki and services guides. There are several on side services for your maximum party comfort including food available 24h/day, ALT Space Shop, Info, Showers and Cloakroom.

Come and experience first-hand how communal warmth develops in the middle of infinite space!


The Alternative Party is held in 22nd-24th October and the doors are open 24h from Friday 5pm till Sunday 4pm.


In old party tradition we have a PA system which can be described as 'sufficient', a big screen and a top quality video projector. Some other features of the place:

  • Capacity for at least 1000 people - including 100+ computer places (for a computer place buy a Xenon Megablaster ticket and bring your own extension cord & Ethernet cable).
  • LAN and WLAN network connections.
  • Many restaurants on-location and nearby for a variety of tastes.
  • Friendly security staff with a demoscene background.
  • Sleeping areas.
  • Showers available.
  • We accept cash, Finnish debit cards (pankkikortti), VISA, VISA Electron, MasterCard and Maestro.
  • Public parking available around the Cable Factory. See map.