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What is Instanssi?

Instanssi is a festival of digital creativity in Jyväskylä, Finland. Instanssi is a beginner-friendly event that anyone interested in digital culture can visit and enjoy. Instanssi offers demoscene compos (competitions), workshops, presentations, and a friendly creative environment.

Time and place

Instanssi 2025 is held from February 27. until to March 2., 2025. Event venue will be confirmed later.

What do I need to take with me?

Bring the same necessities as you would to any other LAN-party or demoparty. Here is a small checklist to help you.

  • If you have a ticket with a computer place, bring your computer with all the necessary accessories. Bring a long power cord and your own extension cord. Remember to write your name on your stuff!
  • A sleeping bag and pad
  • Change of clothes
  • Personal toiletries: towel, toothbrush etc. There is a shower and an outdoor sauna on the venue, so you can also bring flip-flops, a small towel to sit on, and a bathrobe.
  • Bank card, cash, or MobilePay for buying your tickets or t-shirts from the door
  • Your own mug or thermos for free coffee and tea
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and utensils. There is a microwave oven, a coffee maker, and a kettle for free use on the venue. Fridge space is limited, so bring your own cooler (Peltier coolers allowed).
  • Demoparty vibes!

What NOT to bring

A list of forbidden items

  • Prescription drugs without a prescription slip and ID
  • Alcohol
  • Narcotics
  • Firearms, edge tools, and other possibly harming objects.
  • Multifunctional tools
  • Fireworks and other explosives
  • Laser pointers and similar objects
  • Own domestic appliances (Fridges, coffee makers, washing machines etc.)



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