The annual “Tango Market” in the town of Seinäjoki is the largest festival of Finnish Tango music in the world. Since 1985, the event takes place in mid-July during the height of the Finnish summer holidays. Over 5 days there is singing and dancing at multiple stages. The event regularly attracts over 100 000 visitors and culminates in the crowning of the new king and queen of Finnish Tango singers. They are selected after an epic sing-off that is closely followed by a huge live, TV and radio audience. The new king and queen become instant celebrities in Finland and often have life-long music careers ahead of them. Over the years, the FINtango festival has hosted several of them on its stage.
A gathering of Tango Queens & Kings in 2020