London calling! Finland’s Eurovision 2018 act Saara Aalto to headline concert in UK capital


She shared the stage with Sporty Spice at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2018 and will fly the flag for Finland at Eurovision in May. But before that, Saara Aalto will headline a concert in London.

The Finnish star revealed the news across her social media channels after teasing a forthcoming “UK announcement”.

Saara will perform songs from her new album for the first time, share some “Eurovision surprises” and be joined by special guests on the night. Given that she recently nabbed Mel C, we’re keen to see who she draws to her event this time.

Tickets go on sale Friday 16 March at 10am through AEGPresents. The concert is titled “Eurovision Wonderland”, so it seems like Saara superfans can expect her to perform tracks taken from Eurovision and her national final appearances too.

Announcing the news on Instagram, the “Monsters” star gushed, “I’m SO excited for this!”

Serious Saara Aalto fans will be aware London isn’t the only tour date the star has scheduled.

Earlier this month, Saara revealed a 16-date tour of Finland, which will take place later this year. Stops include Helsinki, Tampere and Turka.

She will also open for revived UK popgroup Steps on their summer tour of the UK. She’ll appear at four dates across the country.


Saara was selected to represent Finland back in November 2017, but her song “Monsters” was only selected a few weeks ago.

In a change to the norm, this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu only involved Saara and acted as a selection to decide which song she should sing.

Saara has yet to confirm any appearances at preview parties including Eurovision In Concert and The London Eurovision Party.

In recent years Finnish acts including Norma John and Krista Siegfrids have appeared at Eurovision Preview Parties across the continent.

Finish broadcaster YLE will hope they can make it to the Grand Final this year, after three non-qualifications in a row.