2017 – 100 years of Finnish humppa and 100% humppa activity

We have some very good news for you but we will tell them later. So stay tuned. The new year will be happy!

Clic the pic for the calendar file.

And remember the great gigs:

Humppa Aktivität 2017

Our Web Shop
Jokisen Valinta will be in a bit slow motion now but we keep mailing the stuff every second day or so. From 24.1.2017 there will be a break for about one month when Pekka is not shipping any stuff.

December update

We have a new calendar picture available. Download the pdf from  here (or clic the pic).


Our next gig is:

  • 31.3. Finland, Circus, Helsinki with Stam1nan, BUY TICKET
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    Our Web Shop

    Jokisen Valinta have been updated. Now you have to add a flat shipping fee if you order stuff that have to be sent in a packet. Also the prices of the big stuff went down so now the big stuff should be cheaper for you. The shop uses DHL GlobalMail that also is fast (but no tracking numbers).

    Some of the stuff will be sold out and to avoid the rush, please place your order in time.

    There is some nice re-prints and new stuff updated (New x-mas balls!).

    Please remember that the shop is kept very manually and in this rush season it might take some time to reply to your order.


November and humppa!


Download the calendar file from here.

Our web shop is a place to visit. Some special limited offers are not to be announced in social media.

And here are the gigs:

  • 25.11. SF, Pori, Bar Kino
  • 26.11. SF, Turku, Logomo (+ Klamydia) BUY TICKET
  • 9.12. SF, Lahti, Möysä
  • 10.12. SF, TBA

October 2016 news



The calendar page for October is downloadable here.

And here are the last gigs for this year:


And The Humppa Aktivität 2017 tour is like this:

FR 21.04. Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
SA 22.04. Germany, Hannover, Faust
SO 23.04. Germany, Münster, Gleis 22
MO 24.04. Germany, Bochum, BH Langendreer
DI 25.04. Germany, Köln, Underground
MI 26.04. Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage
DO 27.04. Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
FR 28.04. Germany, München, Technikum, BUY TICKET
SA 29.04. Austria, AT – Wien, Szene
SO 30.04. Germany, Bamberg, Live Club
MO 01.05. Germany, Leipzig, Moritzbastei
DI 02.05. Germany, Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei
MI 03.05. Germany, Annaberg Buchholz, Alte Brauerei
DO 04.05. Germany, Jena, F-Haus BUY TICKET
FR 05.05. Germany, Dresden, Beatpol
SA 06.05. Germany, Berlin, Astra BUY TICKET

Last summertime gigs and a legendary bus trip

The last summer season gigs are:

Our merchandise kiosk will be present at Rovaniemi and Somero with small shop so if you have special requests please contact our web shop (indiefilms@indiefilms.fi)


Bus trip from Helsinki to Somero 13.8.

Our web shop Jokisen Valinta have organised a bus tour to our last summer gig where you can also enjoy M.A. Nurminen with his Underground Rock Orchestra

  • Tickets: Use the PayPal button bellow or contact Pekka (indiefilms@indiefilms.fi).
  • Price: The bus trip Helsinki-Esakallio-Helsinki 25 €, bust trip + concert ticket 54 € (incl. VAT 10%,) The last seats might be more expensive!
  • Start: klo 19.00 Helsiki by the  Kamppi subway station in front of SAS blu hotel (tourist bus stop , adress Runeberginkatu 2 ).
  • Return: about. 30 min after the concerts that will be 01.00-01.15 AM. We will pack some gear and musicians in and return to start point in Helsinki.
  • Stops: Veikkola on the both ways and special requests at Helsinki area are welcome. The Bus continues probably to Porvoo from Helsinki.
  • Bus: Bussari will provide us a nice tour with good quality bus wit WC. So you must behave and keep your place clean.
  • The ticket: You will get abroad with your ID and you will get the concert ticket latest when we ar at the venue.
  • More info comes with the payment confirmation.
  • Return and cancelling policy: No cancelling.

Please be welcome and chose your options bellow or contact Pekka indiefilms@indiefilms.fi

Matkalippu = only the bus ticket 25€
matkalippu ja konserttilippu = bus and concert 54 €



Esakallion matka


If you happen to be at Wien, Austria you might be interested of the DotDotDot film event. On Thursday 18th of August there will be screening with a film called Tango Finlandia directed by two guys very active in our band (and also acting small parts in the film). One of the directors will be there presenting the film so if you see someone like our merchandise guy there he probably is the same dude, just with different role and different name. Give him some nice humppa greetings!

May update

Hi! See us 360 degrees from our last Helsinki gig!

More to be come here later. And Apple do not support the format so Safari browser or iOS devices do not rock.

Juha Kiviharjun is releasing an experimentary documentary Humppasin kerran Moskovassa about us and him on his YouTube channel. The teaser is here:

Badges for free


Just to say this natural thing out loud we are giving 300 badges out for free. Most of them are gone on our gigs but there is still some left and if you order just whatever from our web shop you will get one random colour for free as long as the stock lasts.

Summer gigs–only in Finland this year:

2016, they year of humppa monkeys


This year we do not tour abroad but in Finland we have these gigs and more will be announced later.

  • 26.2.2016 SF, Joensuu, Kerubi
  • 27.2.2016 SF, Seinäjoki, Rymikorjaamo
  • 8.4.2016 SF, Heinola, Tukkijätkä
  • 9.4.2016 SF, Kouvola, House of Rock
  • 22.4.2016 SF, Naantali, Kaivohuone
  • 23.4.2016 SF, Helsinki, Nosturi – with Mjölk, and the great humppa merchandise SALE!
  • 23.7.2016 SF, Hämeenlinna, Wanaja festival
  • 12.8.2016 SF, TBA
  • 13.8.2016 SF, Somero, Esakallio
Web shop starting
Jokisen Valinta is up again and mailing all time but 1.-10.3. when Pekka has something else to do somewhere.

December update

All gigs played this year. Thank you all. We love you too.


Great humppa lottery! Unbelievable prizes! 


Make a tweet with tag #elakelaisetband or make a good reply to our Facebook status about this lottery  before 18.12. 12AM and you can win a lifetime ban and Access No Areas pass to all Eläkeläiset concerts ever.

If you order stuff from our web shop before the deadline you can win too. The prizes are:
-1st prize: A ban to all Eläkeläiset gigs for whole last year 2015 with Access No Areas pass
-2nd and 3rd prize: A ban for 6 months to Eläkeläiset gigs played in last year with Access No Areas pass
+ 12 pcs of special monthly bans to Eläkeläiset gigs already played in 2015.
To participate to the lottery please make a note to your order: I want to participate the lottery

So get you free no entry and save money, buy stuff, reply the FB status this or twit wise nonsense with #elakelaisetband

Web shop ad
Jokisen Valinta will serve you until new year before winter break.


Calendar files you find here

November = no gigs

Download your calendar pics from here

Webshop ads

Our shop mails stuff almost every day and there will be some x-mas specials available too.



Dear Friends,

It is time to fly fast and high with the best humppa music on earth. This is our 19th year of touring in Germany so thank you people for your long time strong support.

There is no plans for tours in Europe for 2016 so please come to enjoy our smooth dance music on these venues:

And remember: no stage diving, no rude and bad behaviour. Humppa = love and happiness!

Truly, there will be NO spring or autumn tour in Germany in 2016. Some weekend gigs are possible (venues and festivals, please contact our bookers).


Do not forget to download our fine art calendar pictures from Pekka Jokinen D.I.Y. centre:)


Webshop ad
Our shop will not serve you during the tour but please place your orders. Pekka will take care of shippings after the tour.