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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Party place

The party place is the Cable factory in Helsinki, Finland. It is a former Nokia cable factory (closed in 1987) and the building is home to many art projects, companies and culture events. Our event is located in the Merikaapelihalli, which is the largest hall in the building and often used for large-scale fairs and techno parties. It used to be the hall where the largest heavy duty cables were manufactured. In other parts of the building, Nokia developed and tested for decades what would become their main product - the mobile phones.

The live music and the location. The cable factory rocks!


Address: Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki.

The main entrance (M2) is located at the inner yard of the Cable Factory. Open 24h/day during the party.

For a more interactive experience, and a pleasant birds-eye view of the eternally sunny Helsinki area, check out Google Maps.

Getting there

  • By foot: The Cable Factory is within walking distance from the Central Railway Station (2,5 km) and Länsisatama ferry terminal (1 km). There are also hotels nearby.
  • Metro: Ruoholahti metro station is about 500 meters from the party place.
  • Tram: Tram 8 stops right next to the party place.
  • Bus: Buses 20 and 15 come near.
  • Own car: Cable factory is surrounded by a parking place which is free of charge after 19:00 on Friday and during weekends.
  • Taxi: Taxi from the Central Railway Station costs ca. 15 €.

How to find your way? Use Reittiopas (Helsinki area public transport journey planner) to plot your course inside Helsinki!

Parking around Cable Factory

When arriving by car, please drop off at Tallberginkatu and use the Parking around Cable Factory tunnel  for bringing your stuff to the party place (main entrance marked with ALT).

Green parking: free from Friday at 19 until Monday morning. Max 4h until Friday at 19.

Pink parking: disc parking - free always, but requires parking disc. Max 2h until Friday 20. Non-limited parking between Friday at 20 and Monday morning.